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Changing Lives One Birth at a Time: Prenatal Workshop Oct. 13-15, 2017 (4 modules)

Pre-Natal Yoga Workshop with Deb Flashenberg, Founder of The Prenatal Yoga Center of NYC

“Let's empower women to take an active role in their birth so they can emerge feeling heard, seen, understood and supported.” Deb Flashenberg

Join Deb Flashenberg, Founder and Director of the Prenatal Yoga Center of NYC, for a three-day workshop in Whitefish, Montana.  This weekend offers four different workshops and is geared for expectant & postpartum mothers, yoga teachers, birth workers, and physical therapists interested in embracing the pregnant body from a yogic perspective.
You are welcome to take any of the four workshops individually or attend them all!
We will cover a wide variety of topics including The Prenatal Yoga Center (PYC) methodology, understanding the anatomical and physiological changes of pregnancy, postpartum care, childbirth practice in the US, and have the opportunity to participate in a prenatal and postnatal yoga class. No yoga experience required.

Friday, Oct. 13th  6 - 9 PM $45     


Our weekend together starts with an informal meet-and- greet and an explanation of the PYC methodology.  The evening practice that follows will start to demonstrate the PYC approach to prenatal yoga and will end with pregnancy-appropriate restorative poses. Yoga teachers, prenatal students, women’s healthcare practitioners, and physical therapists welcome.



Saturday, Oct. 14th9 am – 2 pm $135(5 units of Yoga Alliance CEU)


Learn why certain poses are and are not appropriate for the pregnant body. This 5-hour workshop is geared toward certified yoga teachers, curious practitioners, birth workers and physical therapists who want to both deepen their knowledge of attending to the needs of pregnant women and enhance their skills at modifying poses appropriate for pregnancy.

 A brief explanation of the anatomical and physiological changes of the pregnant body and information the yoga teacher should consider
 Hormonal changes, spinal alignment, pelvic changes, abdominal changes, and the pelvic floor
 How to apply this information and adapt poses so they are appropriate for the pregnant mother
 How to incorporate props into yoga class
 Poses to avoid


Sunday, Oct. 15th  9-11 am $40

Explore the special needs and modifications of the postnatal body. Learn how to check for abdominal diastasis.  Use this knowledge and apply it to the postnatal body. This class is designed for postpartum moms, physical therapists, birth workers, yoga teachers and those interested in learning about the postnatal body.                                                  
Pregnant students are welcome to observe, however, this practice is not appropriate for pregnancy.

Sunday, Oct. 15th  12 - 3 pm $80


The PYC methodology relays evidence-based information to students in a non-biased manner and supports students in discovering the birth that is right for them. Explore the role fear plays in birth and methods to best support a functional birth. Learn how many of the tools integrated into a prenatal yoga class can aid a mother in labor.



Please note, refunds will be given for cancellation within 15 days of workshop.

Deb Flashenberg CD(DONA), LCCE, E-RYT 500, RPYT, is the founder of the Prenatal Yoga Center of New York City.  Deb studied with renowned prenatal yoga teacher Colette Crawford, R.N., at the Seattle Holistic Center. She has received certification for Vinyasa Yoga from Shiva Rea, completed the OM Yoga advanced teacher training with Cyndi Lee, and has studied the Maternal Fitness Method with Julie Tupler.  Deb currently studies with Cyndi Lee, Genevieve Kapular, and Carrie Owerko.

After being witness to several “typical” hospital births, she felt it was important to move beyond the yoga room and be present in the birthing room. Deb attended her first birth as a DONA certified labor support doula in 2003. She received her certification as a Lamaze® Certified Childbirth Educator in 2006 and completed a Midwife Assistant Program with Ina May Gaskin, Pamela Hunt and many of the other Farm Midwives at The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee in 2007. She has attended over 100 births and is continuously in awe of the brilliance of birth. 

Drawing on her experience as a prenatal yoga teacher, labor support doula, childbirth educator and mother, Deb looks to establish a safe, effective and empowering class for pregnancy and beyond. She is a regular contributor to New York Family Magazine and Mommybites as Birth and Prenatal Yoga Expert and has been published in the book, Doulas (chapter 7!) Midwifery Today, Doula International, The Lamaze International Blog, Birthing With Confidence among many others.  In April 2016, Deb had the honor of being a presenter at the Yoga Journal Live New York Conference.  Deb’s most recent undertaking is her podcast, Yoga, Birth & Babies.  Deb is the proud (and tired!) mother of her son Shay and daughter Sage.

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