The Ultimate Yoga Mom Experience
Go deep into pregnancy, center with maternal energy and further strengthen your yoga teaching career without sacrificing time with your baby.
7-day 85-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Immersion Retreat in Joshua Tree, California
Awaken inner wisdom to create a healing environment that helps balance body, mind, and spirit so you can easily pass your learning on to mothers.
Appreciate each person's unique gifts to our growing global community.
Deepen knowledge in a tranquil place through a combination of study, discourse, and experience.
What we offer
RENEWAL UNDER THE CALIFORNIA DESERT SUN
Recharge for 7-days, 6 nights in one of the most unique and magical villages in the Western United States.
Take study-breaks in nature, enjoy the clean fresh air and spend your nights stargazing far from major cities.
Savor delicious meals buffet style prepared by a private chef and her team who cater to you.
YOGA ALLIANCE® PRENATAL YOGA CERTIFICATION
Graduate empowered with breathing exercises, beneficial poses, and mindfulness techniques for pregnancy.
Appreciate common pregnancy issues & dive into anatomy, labor progression, pre-parent bonding, and meditation under the direction of a Yoga Alliance® Registered Prenatal School.
Plus, get hands-on experience and practice teaching to further develop your prenatal yoga teaching skills.
INSIGHT FROM BIRTH PROFESSIONALS
Help inform and adapt your private and group classes with:
An experienced doula and childbirth educator.
A Physical Therapist specializing in the pelvic floor.
A practicing Licensed Midwife.
And your experience, skills, and background. Together, we grow.
Can I really bring my baby?
Of course, this is a Mom and Baby retreat just as much as its Prenatal Yoga Teacher immersion. Babies are most welcome.
If your baby is pre-crawling, he or she can join you for every session. We'll also make sure you have plenty of time to rest and get exactly what you need to grow closer to your baby and your goals.
If your baby is older and maybe even a big kid, they can still come as long as you bring a non-student adult caregiver so your primary focus can be learning tools to put to use when you return home.
While this is an immersion program with days starting as early as 6 am and ending as late as 9 pm to make sure we cover all the material, there is also rest and relaxation built-in. Most meals are an hour-long to recharge and there will be optional daily nature walks, time to just be, and at least one excursion to our otherworldly Joshua Tree National Park.
Do I have to be pregnant?
While this retreat enhances your pregnancy health and experience, you do not have to be pregnant yourself to be of service during pregnancy.
If you have a desire to dive deep into the prenatal baby yoga world with like-minded people in a very special desert location, then this retreat is for you.
Do I need my 200-hr first?
While no prior credentials are required, students are expected to be able to teach basic yoga poses and have a basic understanding of yoga philosophy before enrolling.
For those with your 200 hour RYT® credential, this program fulfills the 85-hour Yoga Alliance training requirement to be a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT®).
Please note: Before officially becoming an RPYT®, 30 additional prenatal yoga teaching hours are required post-training to encourage you to put to use all this wisdom in your hometown.
What else do I need to go?
Heart, Body, and Soul ready to be immersed in a prenatal yoga teaching training and baby bonding transformational experience.
This prenatal yoga teacher training will expand upon your unique yoga and pregnancy background providing a practical understanding of the art and science of teaching prenatal yoga.
There is still room and we would love for you to attend. It is definitely a perfect time for your prenatal yoga teacher training:) I am expecting a small group of between 6 and 10 students total so we can grow close and have deep discussions. As for flights, you would need to arrive at the retreat center between 3 pm and 5 pm on the first day Sunday and check-out from your room no earlier than 11 am. You might have more questions. I am a Kapha-Pitta so I totally get it :) Just ask! I'd love to connect.
Immersion yoga teacher training is different. Weekend training sessions typically meet 3 or 4 weekends at one or a few locations. The immersion-style is intensive. The student usually lives with other students and the teacher(s) during their training.
Daily practice of yoga, meditation, instruction, and practicum is the norm.
During immersion trainings, the location plays an essential part of the learning experience. Joshua Tree was chosen to host due to its proximity to Southern California nature, safety, gourmet vegetarian options, and vibrant yoga lineage.
This training will take place at a spacious Joshua Tree homestead in Southern California.
The home is nestled next to mountains and includes multiple trails that will take you right into nature. The home itself includes open spaces, serene vistas, and lots of room to relax and learn- all with views of our beautiful desert flora.
Our closest airport is Palm Springs (PSP), a 45 minute drive.
The next nearest airport is Ontario (ONT), a 1 hour, 20 minute drive.
Surrounding major cities include LA, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Phoenix.
What our alumnae say
"I loved the inclusion of 'real' people sharing their experiences on certain topics. This made the learning so visceral as well as intellectual. I also loved the food, the accepting warm atmosphere and the free time to walk, think, read, and write."
-Eira Glover, Class of 2019
"This experience gave me so much more than just education. It was the wealth of knowledge, the spiritual evoking, the self-discovery, and most importantly, the supportive community."
- Mitzi Yue, Class of 2018
"I can't say enough how grateful I am to Jennica and the people she pulled together to create this experience for us. I will never forget her generous heart and loving hospitality. The learning environment she created is amazing. Jennica is providing a much-needed service and it was beautiful to get to be a part of it."
- Lindsey McDermott, Class of 2019
"This was the best leap of faith in my yoga journey. Thank you! This training and the coordination for all the specialists was phenomenal. The food was great. (I liked) all of the content and living with 14 powerful women from all walks of life."
- Michelle Little, Class of 2018
"I never would have thought, a decade ago, that I would finish having my own children and then be so inspired to dedicate my time and energy again to pregnancy and childbirth! ...This prenatal training has given me a greater depth of knowledge and a wealth of resources that I look forward to sharing in Northeastern Pa. I hope to help build communities of women, by women, and for women"
- Emily Karam, Class of 2018
"I am BLOWN AWAY by this experience. Jennica and her beautiful family have created such an unforgettable time. There was so much information packed in without it ever seeming overwhelming. All my expectations were exceeded!"
- Alexandra Muller, Class of 2019
Ready to Discover, Grow and Renew?
We want every teacher we connect with to enjoy their time with us from the moment they arrive, which is why we offer an experience unlike any other. By connecting you with goodness, relaxation, and knowledge we give you everything you need to truly grow while studying the art and science of prenatal yoga. All you have to do is decide when you’re getting started…
So are you ready?