Prenatal Yoga Teacher Trainings + Yonion Yoga Festival (Xiamen, China)


Jane Austin is heading to China to lead her signature Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Trainings in Xiamen, China. 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.

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (Mama Tree 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.

This training also features a guest teacher my twin sister Ann Austin on the yoga sutras.

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.


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


Level two is designed for those who are looking to continue to study the art of teaching yoga to mamas. This rich training invites participants to dive deeper into themselves to discover their authentic voices.

This training also features a guest teacher my twin sister Ann Austin on the yoga sutras.

Upon successful completions of both Mama Tree’s Level One and Two trainings, students will be eligible to register 85 hours toward a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) designation with the Yoga Alliance.

Training Includes:
• Improving teaching skills/finding your authentic voice
• Practice teaching and assisting
• Sequencing classes Prenatal and Postnatal
• Working with Advanced students/modification
• Life in the Womb, understanding fetal development
• Ayurvedic perspective on the childbearing year
• Birth choices/empowered birth
• Yoga for Labor, partner yoga and massage
• Intro to Yoga Sutra
•Understanding Pelvic floor function
• Postnatal Yoga and birth recovery
• The 4th trimester, for mom and babe
• Infant massage and developmental movement of babies


+++ Women’s Workshops at Yonoin Festival in Xiamen: April 19 – 22 (details coming soon!)


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.