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Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Testimonials

What participants of the Whole Birth Yoga Teacher Trainings have to say:

"This training truly embodied a 'whole' approach to prenatal education."

"Robin shares a way of teaching that honors each individual."

"The training taught me how to bring mindfulness more fully into yoga, pregnancy and more importantly, my life."

"I loved the mindfulness pain management techniques. I can see how effective they are."

"Robin was a wonderful role model for how to bring safety, respect, and openness into a learning environment. I loved the mindfulness practice and how mindfulness practice supports women and families in pregnancy and parenting."

"I didn't realize I would get so much out of this training for myself. I'm excited to continue bringing mindfulness into all aspects of my life, not just my classes."

"I liked Robin's honesty and humor. I have a new idea of what teaching can be."

"It was a pleasure to learn from someone who practices what she preaches and is following her heart."

"The required reading of Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn has changed my life and this training has fully exemplified that."

"The mindfulness practice permeated the training and I know it will make a world of difference in my classes."

"Actually witnessing that the discussion portion of the class before the asanas was as therapeutic, if not more so, than the yoga itself, was an eye opener for me."

"I'm excited to go home to bring this great gift to the women in my community."

"This training wasn't what I expected. It was much more."

What teachers say about teaching Whole Birth Yoga:

"Since I trained with you two summers ago, i have done classes at a hospital, a yoga center, and a doctor's office I think that the class format is such a blessing for the women to find that support, and we are in such an unsupportive environment here...very split between "natural" and "completely medical model" I try to use the format of the class to overcome that
duality. Thank you again for all you continue to do, you touch
so many!

Blessings, Amy Chavez, Ohio

"I had taken prenatal yoga with my first 2 pregnancies. The 2nd was a Whole Birth Yoga Class. It was a completely different experience. It was a powerful place to be as a pregnant mom. As a childbirth educator and doula the Whole Birth Yoga Teacher Training has completely reframed the way I teach classes. It has informed my work as a doula and CBE as no other training."

Kerry Allen, Washington


"The benefits of participating in prenatal yoga and support classes taught in the style of Whole Birth Yoga are profound. The community and support that blooms within each session, the trust in oneself and each other, and simply taking time for oneself amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday work and life, help to enable and empower women to look deep inside themselves."

Jennifer Penick - Owner of Harmony Birth, Camden, CA.


"I started the prenatal yoga class in 2002, soon after receiving training in the Whole Birth Yoga program in Florida. Before my training I knew very little about pregnancy. I have never had children myself, and so I did not even have any personal experience to draw from. After completing the training, I knew that my intuition was right. This was a path I had to follow.

I met amazing women who were already teaching prenatal yoga, working as doulas, (labor support) and training to be midwives. Suddenly I saw a vast community of women working together to empower each other during one of the most significant times of their lives, and I knew that I was meant to be a part of it.

As I returned home full of hope and excitement to begin offering prenatal yoga classes here in Bloomington/Normal, I wondered if others would share my enthusiasm. I had no idea that I would find such support and encouragement from not only expectant mothers, but also many local OBs, and childbirth educators. The prenatal class in fact was so successful that the mothers encouraged me to begin a class for them and their little ones. "

- Tanya Keach
Read more about Tonya's experience at http://www.mainstreetyoga.com/tonyacomments.htm

"And once again, thank you for the gift you have given to me and so many others. I love my work. I feel so very blessed."

-Sarah Longacre, Minniapolis, MN

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