Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, Level 1 + 2 (Xiamen, China)


Jane Austin is heading to China to lead her signature Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Trainings (Level 1: April 14 – 18, 2018, Level 2: April 23 – 27, 2018). During her trip Jane will also be leading several workshops for women at a yoga festival in Xiamen (Yonoin).

The details for each event are listed below.

Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (Level 1) in Xiamen, China: April 14 – 18, 2018

Immerse yourself in the study of yoga for the childbearing year with Jane Austin, who is one of the most well known and established experts from the San Francisco Bay Area in the prenatal and postnatal fields! This 45-hour comprehensive training provides the tools so you can confidently learn how to teach yoga to women in all stages of pregnancy and throughout the early stages of postpartum.

Whether or not you have the goal to teach this training is also a fit for you if you work with women in any capacity (doula, midwife, obstetrician + gynecologists, massage therapists, etc.). Also, mamas looking for ways to deepen their own practice will find a lot of benefit in this immersion as will yoga teachers from every discipline.

This Training will include:

• The effects of pregnancy on the body
• The benefits of yoga in pregnancy and beyond
• Postures to aid common discomforts
• What poses are contraindicated (what to avoid)
• Appropriate pranayama practices
• Prenatal bonding
• Physiology of childbirth
• Yoga for labor
• Mom and baby yoga
• Postpartum issues
• Observation of classes

All participants will receive a link to view a copy of a class online – Prenatal Yoga with Jane Austin as well a training manual with additional materials and resources.

A certificate of completion will be awarded upon completion of the training.


Women’s Workshops at Yonoin Festival in Xiamen!

Yoga for Pregnant Women/The Power and Wisdom of Pregnancy  

This workshop is for Yoga Teachers and pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time of great transition. Learn yoga tools that will support the many changes that occur in a woman’s body, and the basics of what you need to know about modifying a yoga practice. We will go over the do’s and the dont’s for a safe and supportive practice for a woman’s entire pregnancy.

Learn the effects of pregnancy on the body and how yoga can aid in common discomforts. Lecture and asana practice.

Your True Core + Yoga for the Pelvic Floor

Go beyond abdominal core work and discover the true core. The foundation of a yoga asana practice is at the center of the body, the seat being the pelvis. This understanding allows a practitioner to move from a place that is both stable (Sthira) and supple (Sukha). Workshop for women of all ages.

Beginners and seasoned practitioners welcome.

Yoga for New Mothers/Understanding the Changes in the Postpartum Body

This workshop is for yoga teachers and new mothers. It is important to know about the issues and changes that affect a woman’s body postpartum. The traditional yoga practices need to be modified in order to accommodate these changes. Learn tips and tool to help safely guide women at this time. Lecture and asana practice.


Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (Level 2) in Xiamen, China: April 23 – 27, 2018

This training is appropriate for those who have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training and Mama Tree Level One. Level Two is designed for those who are looking to further explore the art of teaching yoga to mamas. This rich training invites participants to dive deeper into themselves to discover their authentic voices. Upon successful completion of both Level One and Two trainings, students will be eligible to apply 90 hours toward a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) designation with the Yoga Alliance.

This Training will include:

•Improving teaching skills/finding your authentic voice
•Sequencing prenatal classes
•Understanding the role of a teacher
•Working with advanced students/modification
•Advanced prenatal + restorative yoga
•Life in the womb: understanding fetal development
•Pathologies of pregnancy: yoga therapeutic and alternative healing options
•Birth choices/empowered birth
•Yoga for labor, partner yoga and massage
•Infant massage and developmental movement of babies

All participants will receive a training binder with additional materials and resources.

This training qualifies as continuing education if you are registered with Yoga Alliance OR hours can be applied to registered prenatal yoga teacher designation (RPYT) with Yoga Alliance.

+++ BONUS Material: Sequencing for postnatal classes, Advanced sequencing for postnatal classes and the 4th trimester for mom and babe.


janeaustin_newheadshotFor two decades Jane Austin has worked with mamas, not only as a yoga teacher but also as a midwife, doula (labor assistant) and childbirth educator. She weaves her experience as a midwife, doula, childbirth educator, and mother into her work.

Jane is the founder and director of Mama Tree, a Yoga Alliance registered school dedicated to training yoga teachers, birth professionals and other health professionals interested in teaching prenatal and postnatal yoga. Jane’s teacher training program attracts students from all over the world interested in learning how to utilize the practice of yoga to support pre- and postnatal women physically, mentally and emotionally.

It is Jane’s mission to offer women a mindful, supportive and nourishing yoga practice that empowers them not only in pregnancy and childbirth but for all the years of motherhood that follow. It is her vision to bring yoga to all pregnant women.

Although her teaching is influenced by many teachers and traditions (including Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Anusara), Jane’s most inspirational teachers remain her own children and the many mamas and couples she has worked with over the years.