Prenatal and Reproductive Health Master Course
All About This Master Course
All About Our Course Instructors
Kelly Morales, MD, FACOG
A caring and compassionate OB/GYN, Kelly Morales, MD, FACOG is dedicated to providing patient-centered care to women in and around San Antonio, Texas. By staying current on the latest evidence-based medical trends and listening thoroughly to the needs of every patient, Dr. Morales proudly promotes women’s health in her home community. Dr. Morales served as an OB/GYN in the United States Army Medical Corps, and has earned international recognition for her research in pelvic scar tissue prevention. As a pioneer in women’s health, Dr. Morales is the first OB/GYN in San Antonio to offer Votiva FormaV and FractoraV noninvasive treatment for sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and many other pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Morales practices holistic, progressive obstetrics and goes above and beyond to offer her patients the birth experience they envision in a safe and unbiased environment. Dr, Morales fully understands the need for holistic care in pregnancy and reproductive health and has been a champion for including prenatal yoga and other holistic non-invasive care in and out of the hospital. She owns House of RhythOm yoga studio, where prenatal yoga is one of the many quality services offered by experienced teachers.
Lauren Mason, R-PYT, C-IAYT
Co-owner of Unbound Collective School of Yoga & Wellness, Lauren has over 15 years of experience teaching dance and yoga, and has been teaching continuing education and yoga teacher training programs since 2015. She draws on her background in education, curriculum writing, theatre, and dance to create and teach programs that are comprehensive, unique, and inclusive. Lauren is a Certified Yoga Therapist with IAYT (the International Association of Yoga Therapists), and a Continuing Education Provider, an E-RYT 500 (registered experienced yoga teacher) and R-PYT (registered prenatal yoga teacher) with Yoga Alliance. Her specializations include Aerial Yoga, Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga, Yoga for Reproductive Health, Tantric Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Adaptive Yoga, Yogic Philosophy, Pranayama, Mantra, Mudra, and Prenatal & Infant Loss. Lauren is known in the yoga training community to be a skilled educator with high ethical and educational standards. She believes that practice of yoga should be a respected part of holistic health and wellness, taught by teachers with excellent comprehensive training. Lauren knows that teaching yoga is a skilled profession that should be approached with humility, understanding the individual needs of each student and how yoga practices can support them on their unique path.
Harini Srinivasan, R-PYT, C-IAYT
Harini is an E-RYT 500 and R-PYT with Yoga Alliance and Certified Yoga Therapist through the IAYT. Harini’s yoga journey began in childhood and she grew to love the practice. Originating from in Southern India, yoga grew to be Harini’s passion and part tradition. She has had the blessing of having walked the path of all four aspects of yoga: Bhakti, Gnyana, Karma and Raja, and her personal practice includes chanting, pranayama and meditation. Harini has a wide background of education, including a masters degree in microbiology and wide variety of yoga training. She completed her first yoga training in India in 2005, and a second in the US in 2013. She continued her yoga education in the traditional method of yoga through the Krishnamacharya lineage. She has specialized training in prenatal yoga and yoga therapy, and draws on her cultural traditions as she supports women through pregnancy and postpartum with yogic and Ayurvedic practices.
Angela Van Wagoner Moore, C-IAYT
Founder of Concrete Yoga and co-owner of Unbound Collective School of Yoga & Wellness, Angie is a Certified Yoga Therapist through IAYT, she is both a Yoga Alliance approved Continuing Education Provider & Lead Yoga Teacher Trainer, an E-RYT 500, and a passionate, alignment focused instructor. Angela has taught throughout the United States and Europe. Most recently, she has been working in Texas with military and civilians who have high levels of stress and have experienced mental, emotional and physical trauma. Many of her teachings are centered around belonging, decreasing physical and emotional injury and uncovering empowerment through the strength, peace and connectedness that yoga can provide. Angela will be joining us in this training to speak specifically in the areas of sexual and reproductive trauma. She has special training and expertise in these fields through multiple trauma-informed trainings, including Pregnancy and Infant Loss training from The Center for Birth, Breath, and Death.
Master Course Details
Meeting over 5 weekends starting in November 2021, this course will prepare you to care for students through the whole reproductive process, from fertility to pregnancy to postpartum and beyond. We will also study preparation and recovery and yoga practice to support health around reproductive surgeries, such as hysterectomy, and complications, such as endometriosis or prolonged postpartum issues.
Week 1 - November 5-7: Fertility, Cycles, and the Pelvic Floor
Week 2 - December 10-12: Prenatal Yoga: Beginner, Gentle, and the First Trimester
Week 3 - January 7-9: Prenatal Yoga: Strengthening, Flow, and the Second Trimester
Week 4 - February 4-6: Prenatal Yoga: Adapting, Yoga for Labor, and the Third Trimester
Week 5 - March 2021 TBD: Postpartum Yoga and Reproductive Recovery
Schedule each week:
Friday 6-9 pm | Saturday 12-8 pm | Sunday 10:30-5:30 pm
The therapeutic aspects of this course come from our expertise as yoga therapists, and this training is not intended to teach teachers to diagnose or treat medical issues. The tools and techniques learned in this training will give you insight into how these issues manifest in the body and how we as teachers can help support our students health and wellness.
Webinar with Lauren Mason, Prenatal Yoga Therapist
Learn more about why reproductive health is so important, why yoga teachers might want additional training in this area, and more about the master course. This webinar includes a yoga practice for reproductive health.