• GLOW™ Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

    GLOW™ Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

    GLOW™ Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Amy Hopkins, RN, LMT, CCCE, E-RYT and Nickie Bolger, RYT-200, RPYT, is an educational, inspirational, and professionally transformational journey.

    A unique and interactive training designed to educate, challenge, and inspire – mind, body, and maternal-spirit! This private, home-study intensive is designed for yoga teachers or teachers-in-training who wish to teach prenatal yoga classes. It is also appropriate for teachers who wish to have greater confidence teaching to pregnant students in general yoga classes. In addition, it will provide valuable continuing education for birthing professionals who wish to complement their career with yoga.

    Upon completion of this training, students will receive a certificate from GLOW Prenatal Yoga School. Yoga Teachers will be qualified to teach safe and appropriate private or group prenatal yoga classes.
    PLEASE NOTE: teaching qualification policies may vary among yoga studios.

    Topics include:
    -Research on benefits and contraindications of prenatal exercise
    -Anatomical, Physiological, and Psychological changes in pregnancy
    -Dispelling of myths and decreasing fear around working with pregnant population
    -Safe and therapeutic asanas, and sequencing
    -Yoga as Childbirth Education
    -Appropriate pranayama (breath) practices
    -Therapeutic hands-on adjustments/enhancements
    -Ethics and Teaching: e.g. conflicting birthing values among students/ handling high-risk conditions/etc.
    -Advising students on when and how to vary their yoga practice
    -Teaching of, observation of, and participation in a prenatal or mock-prenatal yoga class
    -Self-assessment of your own teaching
    GLOW’s Prenatal Yoga Video (free digital download) is also required for this training.

    Please contact Amy for more info: 207-541-7353 or amy@glowbodywork.com

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    • Nickie Bolger</br><div class="credentials">RYT-200, RPYT </div>

      Nickie Bolger

      RYT-200, RPYT

      “Center your heart…Cultivate spirit.”

      Nickie completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga on York in 2012. She then went on to study Prenatal and Mom & Baby Yoga at GLOW. Nickie is grateful to be part of the wonderful GLOW team where she currently teaches prenatal yoga and mom & baby yoga, as well as private and semi-­private yoga classes by appointment.

      Nickie passionately believes in the endless benefits of yoga both during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and it shows in her teaching! With the birth of her daughter, an even greater passion blossomed to support and nurture women through their very personal journey into motherhood.

      When Nickie is not on her yoga mat you’ll find her walking the beaches with her husband Martin, their daughter Aoife, and dog Apple.

      direct phone #: 802-922-3003

    • Amy Hopkins</br><div class="credentials">RN, LMT, CCCE, E-RYT</div>

      Amy Hopkins

      RN, LMT, CCCE, E-RYT

      “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
      ~Mahatma Gandhi

      Amy Hopkins is an advocate for wellness – plain and simple. Since earning her nursing degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1997 and her massage certification from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 2001, she has spent years creating a body of professional wellness work.

      During her early years working in Maternal/Child nursing in various hospital settings, Amy’s interest in holistic medicine was reinforced as she saw first-hand the need for it in her patients and in herself. In 1998, an adventurous move to Colorado stimulated her passion for all-things-healthy, mind, body, and spirit. It was here that Amy realized that wellness would be her life’s work.

      In 2009, Amy opened GLOW, LLC – an innovative studio that is the culmination of Amy’s unique blend of expertise, commitment to wellness and desire to develop and share this holistic perspective with her community and beyond. Amy loves being “the face of GLOW” and promoting wellness through her teaching of massage and yoga, collaborating with her colleagues to create the best wellness plan for GLOW clients and students, building lasting professional relationships within her community, and with travel near and dear to her heart, Amy especially thrives on taking her professional trainings “on the road.”

      email: amy@glowbodywork.com
      direct phone #: 207-641-7353

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