Workshopping Warrior Two
The empathy belly is used to help decifer which poses are best suited to the pregnant body.
Prenatal Partner Workshop
Prenatal Yoga teacher training students monitoring the couples in the prenatal partner workshop.
Behind the Scenes
Jennifer films Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga for My Yoga Online
Partner Shoulder Stretch
Prenatal yoga teacher training students in Mexico City use props such as blankets and bolsters to achieve a supportive shoulder stretch.
Extended Side Angle
Jennifer uses the empathy belly to help students, many of whom have never been pregnant themselves, get a glimpse into how the pregnant body moves in the yoga practice.
Optimal Fetal Positioning
Students in Colombia learn about the importance of how babies engage in the pelvis during labor, and how yoga can helps babies gain an optimal position.
Prenatal Yoga for Men!
Jake, Jennifer’s husband and PVY’s man behind the scenes bares the empathy belly.
A student (left) demonstrates a first trimester modification, while Jennifer (right) shows a variation for creating more space.
Jennifer teaches students the deep hip opener, seated squat and how it affects the biomechanics of the pelvis.
Prenatal Partner Poses
Both prenatal teacher training students and practicing prenatal women (and their partners) learn how to support each other in this workshop.
As part of the prenatal partner workshop, partners learn how to safely and effectively offer counter pressure to laboring women.
Emotional and Physical Support
Partners learn how to aid laboring women, helping them feel supported both physically and emotionally.
Seated Squats for Dads too!
This dad-to-be takes seated squat with his partner.
Partner Triangle Pose
Students practice partner triangle pose.
Creating a Comfortable Seat
Jennifer guides couples to lengthen their spine helping to find a comfortable seat.
Jennifer and a student demonstrate partner squat for the class.
Supported Reclined Bound Angle
Prenatal yoga teacher training students use this supported pose for a savasana.
Practice Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga Class
Jennifer leads her trainees through a full prenatal yoga class.
Jennifer and a prenatal student demonstrate some options for the cool down period at the end of a prenatal vinyasa yoga class.
Half Moon at the Wall
One of many poses at the wall, a student demonstrates half moon while Jennifer breaks down important alignment.
Variations of the wall squats are instructed to help demonstrate the power of the mind, and its ability to focus in one positive sensations.
Modifications for Carpal Tunnel
Jennifer teaches students how to check for diastsis recti in post natal students.
Students in China practice teaching half moon at the wall.
Breaking Down Sequences
A Chinese student draws out a sequence for a prenatal vinyasa yoga class.
Turning Breech Babies
Jennifer offers yoga positions that may help babies find a more favorable orientation in utero.
Lecture and Practice
Students in China take notes during a lecture.
Students in China practice squats at the wall.
Prenatal vinyasa yoga teacher trainees take child’s pose during a practice class.
Jennifer demonstrates a belly lift with rebozo, a woven scarf used by midwives in Mexico.
Two students in Peru exemplify the use of blocks in half moon at the wall.
Alignment for Prenatal Yoga
To accommodate for the growing belly, students learn how to safely align poses for prenatal practitioners.
Workshopping Plank Pose
A student demonstrates for Jennifer how plank may be unsafe for a prenatal practitioner.
Stages of Labor
One of the many lectures in the prenatal yoga teacher training is on the progression of the stages of labor.