Yoga Alliance® Prenatal Yoga Specialization
There are currently no prenatal trainings scheduled.
Mindy Goodman, Prenatal Specialization Director & Lead Teacher, E-RYT 500, ERPYT has been practicing yoga since 1996. She completed her first teacher’s training, Let It Go Yoga, with Jim Parsons at the Santa Barbara Yoga Studio in 1997. Shortly after relocating to Boise in 1998, she began to practice Iyengar yoga, becoming very interested in the precision of alignment and form for which Iyengar is known. She studied, apprenticed, and later taught for Vickie Aldridge at the Boise Yoga Center during which time she had the opportunity to study with several other prominent Iyengar Instructors. Mindy began teaching prenatal yoga in 2001 and has taught ongoing classes ever since. In 2003, she studied with renowned prenatal yoga instructor Collette Crawford at the Seattle Holistic Center. Afterwards, Mindy completed the ICEA (International Childbirth Educators Association) in-depth perinatal fitness program. Mindy earned her RYT500 designation through Shanti Yoga School. A former doula and HypnoBirthing® instructor, Mindy has also completed trainings in Bodywork for the Childbearing Year® and Dancing for Birth®. Having taught over 4,000 prenatal yoga classes, she has discovered that her best teachers have been her students. In addition to teaching prenatal yoga, Mindy has developed a workshop for couples: A Yoga- based approach for Childbirth.
Testimonial from one of Mindy’s students:
“I’m convinced the flexibility, breathing, and relaxation exercises and techniques you taught were the only reason I survived both pregnancy and natural labor and delivery. As a first-time mom who had never tried yoga, I was definitely intimidated in the beginning. But you have such an easy way of making things understandable yet challenging and making everyone feel welcome. The best thing I did during pregnancy was attend your classes and I cannot express how truly grateful I am.”
Holly Lammer, RNC, PPNE, RYT500, RPYT believes in teaching yoga as a tool for better health, increased mind/body awareness and a deeper connection to self. She has a strong foundation in body mechanics with a background as a fitness instructor since 1999 and a mind-body practitioner for many years. Holly received her 500 hour teacher training through Shanti Yoga School, along with her Prenatal Yoga teacher certification. As full time Labor and Delivery nurse since 2000, she has been focusing on bringing the benefits of mindfulness practices to women and families through her various roles as mentor, teacher, and childbirth instructor. Over the years she has helped hundreds of women through the birth process and has worked consistently to support the idea of childbirth as a normal physiological process. This has led her to develop training programs for pregnant women and for the health care professionals that care for them, speaking at professional conferences, doula trainings, medical resident trainings and more. Holly believes that yoga is the best way to prepare the body for birth….physically, spiritually and mentally. Creator of Intuitive Birth, a Mindfulness-Based Childbirth Education program, Holly brings the insight of firsthand experience with transformation through mindfulness to her teachings. What makes her Prenatal Yoga classes unique is her background as a labor nurse, extensive knowledge of the birth process and hormones, balanced with her attention to anatomical detail … all while maintaining a playful light-hearted attitude.
Testimonial from a student in one of Holly’s Prenatal Classes:
“I loved this class. It was exactly what I needed and, to be honest, what I could probably continually use even past birth. I so love your style of mixing a deep spiritual part of yoga to the physical practice. I especially liked exploring the chakras. I really liked your laid back style and your way of mixing in fun at random during classes. I loved how you were always trying to cultivate connection with our babies and with each other during this practice. The last class was just perfect!“