Comfort & Strength
If your heart is ready to be immersed in yoga for pregnancy in an awe-inspiring location
and be empowered with restorative, energizing and mindful techniques to share with expectant Mamas
while earning 85 accredited training hours to become a Prenatal Yoga Teacher –
then join Jennica & Lanita for a week in wonder filled Joshua Tree for this amazing experience!
A Joshua Tree 7-Day 85-Hour
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
Breathing exercises and beneficial poses to direct, prepare and relax pregnant mamas.
Insight from experts in the prenatal field to help you inform and support choices around pregnancy and birth.
Practice teaching from your heart to genuinely and safely guide prenatal yoga students in your community.
Holistic Nourishment including delicious pescatarian food, daily prenatal yoga and a serene desert location.
Expand your offerings when you gain 85 Yoga Alliance® Prenatal Yoga Teacher training hours.
Explore your Intuition
Delicious Healthful Meals
You will experience Joshua Tree's natural healing vibes by savoring wholesome gourmet vegetarian and pescatarian meals ... yum.
Most of your colorful and abundant dishes will be served buffet style by local private chefs who gladly cater to most dietary preferences as long as you let me know ahead of time.
You will gather around a large table during mealtimes and be given an entire hour to enjoy each meal, recharge and relax. On your first day we will be served a tasty health-giving dinner with dessert.
To start each full day, you will be fueled with fruit, toast, and oatmeal as well as at least one nutritious hot dish. Mid-day you will be served a large meal with plenty of vegetables including soup or salad. Your dinners are delightful and sometimes include flavorful fish but always a dessert.
Refreshing drinking water, coffee and tea are available throughout.
It is our pleasure to share the wisdom gained from our teachers and experiences with you.
Lead Trainer: Lanita Ugstad
E-RYT®, RPYT®, Mindfulness Educator,
Reiki Master, Birth/Labor Doula
I was blessed to obtain my 200hr certification through the teachings of Cassandra Wallick/Nischala at Gilbert Yoga in 2012. Since my full immersion into teaching in 2013, I have obtained certifications in Prenatal Yoga, Senior/ Chair (Rewind program) Yoga, practiced as birth educator/doula, ordained as a Reiki Master and most recently expanded my education and certifications into the practice of Mindfulness (Jon Kabat Zinn). Life changing events in 2015 brought me to the depths of my practice and spirituality that I did not yet know existed. In this the lesson of “We can handle anything life may bring to us, if we just breathe”.. No truer words have ever been spoken and they now lead me through life, my practice and all that I teach and share.
Trainer & Hostess: Jennica Joyce
Masters in Public Health,
I love sharing, learning and community building. I graduated with a B.A. in Human Development and Masters in Public Health to find myself as a data analyst in the healthcare industry. I wanted more meaning from my career so became a registered Yoga Teacher in 2015 under Marianne Wells. After experiencing the power of yoga during and following my first pregnancy, I started teaching prenatal baby yoga at Desert Birth & Wellness in Joshua Tree. I became certified to teach prenatal yoga under Krissy Shields, founder of Maha Mama and continue to grow my invaluable high desert yoga community. I enjoy hiking, laughing, and spending time my family. I am especially relishing in a newborn as I recently gave birth to my second son February 2019. I am humbled to co-teach with Lanita and organize this retreat for you!
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Jaclyn is passionate about working with new parents and soon to be parents to help prepare them for the journey of pregnancy and postpartum and has a certification of completion in the Maternal Mental Health course through Postpartum Support International. She is currently the Facilitator for the Birth Stories Support Group at Desert Birth & Wellness in Joshua Tree. In her free time Jaclyn enjoys rock climbing and reading books/listening to podcasts about pregnancy, parenting, health and wellness.
Doctor of Physical Therapy, RYT®
Casie is a Physical Therapist specializing in the Pelvic Floor and a Registered Yoga Teacher. She owns a private physical therapy practice in Los Angeles and has been teaching workshops on the Pelvic Floor and Yoga for Pelvic Health both nationally and abroad for several years. She believes that the pelvic floor and pelvic health should no longer live in mystery, hideout in shame, be a source of torture, or be taboo conversation!
What Students Say
Blogger, Grateful Mindful Mommy
"As a pregnant woman, 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. I am so blessed to have met and forged such close bonds with so many amazing yoga instructors from around the country. We all met in Joshua Tree for a reason - to grow not only as individuals, but also as a community."
"I was incredibly nervous investing this money into a completely unknown studio and instructors.
It was the best leap of faith in my yoga journey.
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."
"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"