Advanced Prenatal Yoga Continuing Education
with Lara Kohn Thompson + Beth Donnelly Caban

Join long-time prenatal and postpartum yoga teachers Beth Donnelly Cabán and Lara Kohn Thompson for a weekend of in-depth exploration of the anatomy, physiology and Yoga practice well-suited to the needs of pregnant women. We will cover a broad range of topics, including:

  • how to support women in making embodies choices in their yoga practice and in their life

  • how to safely sequence and teach a flowing class that relieves the common discomforts and restores energy to pregnant mamas

  • building a bridge from pregnancy to labor and the early weeks postpartum

  • explore ways that the various aspects of yoga provide support to women and families through this journey

  • partner work as a way to connect

  • rebozo work to support comfort, ease and therapeutic techniques such as additional stability and fetal positioning

  • working with high risk pregnant population

  • the appropriate use of touch and safe hands-on tools for teachers

  • self-care practices such as massage and acupressure

We will have time to discuss any challenges and questions participants have encountered in their teaching.

This training is for Yoga teachers who have completed a basic prenatal training. After you register you will be contacted by Lara or Beth to review your qualifications for the program. If it is determined that you are not ready for the training your payment will be fully refunded. You will be eligible to register for 17 continuing education credits from Yoga Alliance upon completion of this program.

Schedule: TBA

Please email to be notified of upcoming dates.

Lara Kohn Thompson is a licensed massage therapist, certified yoga teacher (ERYT- 500/ PRYT), perinatal trainer, educator and mentor. Building on a successful dance career in her native France, Lara brings her extensive experience with movement and bodywork, as well as French expertise in perinatal care, to both her teaching and her bodywork practice. While maintaining a vibrant private practice, Lara also offers weekly Yoga classes, Yoga teacher trainings and continuing education workshops for both movement and health professionals. She is co-founder of the perinatal program at Bend and Bloom Yoga. Additionally she is a contributor and trainer for the Integral Yoga Institute, Kula Yoga Project, Wanderlust and most recently, Shakti Yoga in Brooklyn and the Yoga du Marais in Paris, France.

Beth Donnelly Cabán began her yoga training at the Integral Yoga Institute in NYC in 1997 studying with Sri Swami Satchidananda, Swami Ramananda and Kali Morse. She has been teaching prenatal yoga since 1998 and has been attending births at homes, hospitals and birthing centers since 2001. Beth is certified as a midwife assistant & labor doula through The Farm in Tennessee and has trained with Janet Balaskas and Michel Odent at the Active Birth Centre in London. She served on the Board of Directors of the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York (CEAMNY), where she is a certified educator. She has a degree from Johns Hopkins University in cultural anthropology and public health and a nursing degree from UMASS Amherst