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Where do we come from? What are we made of? Everything is Ma! #jaima thanks @tasharothyoga
#yonishakti with @umadinsmoretuli at Grateful Yoga! #wombyoga
Mandala of sisterhood @umadinsmoretuli
#yonishakti #wombwings @umadinsmoretuli Creating the sacred mandala of womanhood with our sisters at Grateful Yoga this morning. @yantrawisdom
As we connected more with Dr. Catherine Lewan @dr.catlewanpt, we were so excited to hear about her current and future projects. Catherine has been busy and we look forward to continue to offer support and growth to our Amala School of Prenatal Yoga trainees, graduates and women. Here is what Catherine has been up to:
Catherine: I'm really excited to have just been Certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists as a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist. I'm looking forward to growing my yoga therapist practice and supporting yoga teachers and therapists who want to better understand how to use yoga in women's health.
I met with Lela and Cassie recently to brainstorm ideas for Amala Continuing Education for trainees and grads who want to further their growth in women's health. Starting in 2018 I will be hosting workshops on Diastasis Recti Abdominis (DRA,) Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP,) and incontinence, and how to use yoga therapeutically to empower women to improve these issues.
I was invited to create a pelvic floor program for a group of nursing homes with the goal of reducing incontinence in their residents-- a population that is truly in need. I'm hoping to pull in a "chair yoga" component that could be taught by nursing home staff or by specialty-trained yoga teachers/therapists who could bring yoga to seniors living in long-term care facilities. I'm hoping to include a module on chair yoga for seniors with incontinence as part of a weekend training and certification, and maybe even publish a research paper on the results. Let me know if you are interested in joining me in this mission!
For more, visit Catherine's website at www.catherinlewan.com and www.amalaprenatalyoga.com
This week, Amala Prenatal School of Yoga would like to highlight Dr. Catherine Lewan @dr.catlewanpt as our faculty feature. Catherine, an Orthopedic and Pelvic Physical Therapist, has collaborated on may projects in the past with Cassie Rodgers @cassieyoga79 and Lela Beem, as well as being an essential part to the 95 hour RPYT Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training at Amala. Here is the first part of her interview... Q: How have you felt teaching for us at Amala over the past 5 years? What stands out to you about our trainees and our programs?
Catherine: It has been such an awesome journey and I'm so grateful to be a part of it! Amala trainees get such a good variety of perspectives and experiences throughout the training that inspires and nourishes their passion for this work. This really is a community of women supporting one another, and I love to see how all the Amala grads are growing and shining their light in the world.
Stay tuned to hear about Catherine's current and future projects later on this week. For more on our prenatal training and to fill out an application, visit www.amalaprenatalyoga.com
Amala grad @tanyasana_ offering #babyyoga at @sodroom in Chicago’s South Loop!
This Saturday, Cassie Rodgers @cassieyoga79 is offering The Pregnant Practice at @yogasix Yoga Six Gold Coast. This is a primer for yoga teachers and practitioners who want the basics of adapting yoga for pregnancy. It's also a preview to what our 95 hour program at Amala School or Prenatal Yoga offers yearly - next training begins January 25, 2018. Reserve your spot for either today at www.amalaprenatalyoga.com