Prenatal Training – YOGA VIDA

Prenatal Training


An 85-Hour prenatal teacher training.

Yoga during pregnancy supports conscious movement which cultivates an understanding of the changing body, builds strength & endurance, and helps to alleviate discomfort. This program prepares trainees to safely guide the pregnant student through a yoga class, as well as to support conversations around childbirth education.

Topics covered broadly include:

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • How to address the changing body in everyday life & through movement
  • Sequencing a prenatal yoga class
  • Modifying for the pregnant student in an open-level class
  • Breathwork & meditation
  • The paradigm of birth & our healthcare system
  • The postpartum period

LEAD TEACHERS: Samantha Moriarty & Connie Viglietti


72 In-Studio Contact Hours
Weekend 1: May 2 - May 5, 2019
Weekend 2: May 16 - May 19, 2019
Weekend 3: May 30 - June 2, 2019

Thursdays & Fridays: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 9:00am - 6:30pm

    13 Non-Contact Hours
    8 Class Observations (10 hours)
    3 Homework Assignments (3 hours)

    LOCATION: Noho: 666 Broadway @ Bond St, 3rd Floor

    INFO SESSIONS: Monday, March 4, 2019 and Tuesday, April 2, 2019: 8:00pm @Noho


    EARLY BIRD RATE: $1,400
    Early Bird Deadline – April 25, 2019
    *For the Early Bird Rate, full payment must be made by the Early Bird Deadline.

    TO REGISTER: Fill out an online application and then pay in full*! Training will be capped at 20 students.

    This training is open to ALL interested in the material - birthworkers, those expecting, yoga teachers, and anyone curious about learning more about pregnancy/birth/postpartum.

    *For those planning to teach yoga after program completion, a completed 200-hour yoga teacher training is required.

    * A FREE MONTH OF UNLIMITED YOGA CLASSES begins the day you pay your full tuition! No refunds within 31 days before the program begins, and refunds requested more than 31 days before the program begins lose $150 processing fee only.

    Samantha Moriarty took her first yoga class in 2008 and hasn't left her mat since. Although she loves the physical benefits of yoga, her practice and teachings remain rooted in exploring the emotional and spiritual transformation that comes from yoga. Samantha's teaching is honest and exploratory, challenging yet fun. She has the deepest appreciation for what the body is capable of and the belief that, through yoga, we can rediscover the profound connection between the body and the mind, and how those two aspects work hand in hand to promote healing. The teachers who have inspired & guided her include Heather Lilleston, Magi Pierce, Nikki Costello, Lauren Hannah, Joanna Bell, Raghunath, Colleen Saidman, Rodney Yee, Jamie Lugo, Deb Flashenberg, Caprice Abowitt & Leslie Howard.

    Samantha has been teaching at Yoga Vida since 2013 and although she loves her classes, her favorite part is the community. She has been involved in YV’s 200hr Teacher Training & Mentorship programs and is so excited to be leading the Prenatal Program alongside Connie.

    Samantha loves to travel (she’s taken & led retreats around the globe), she loves her family (she has a husband & daughter), and she loves to stay busy (she also works at Yahoo). 

    Connie Viglietti is a lover of life and connection.  Music and acting brought her to NYC many years ago and this is when yoga found its way into her heart.  Her studies lie in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga.  After a trip to Guatemala in 2011 to study with her teacher, a Mayan shaman read her numbers and asked "why aren't you a midwife?"  This grabbed her attention and pregnant with her first baby she became a doula and began teaching prenatal yoga. Leading pregnant women through yoga and mediation is a precious responsibility that Connie immediately felt a calling towards.  Weekly, she teaches pre and postnatal yoga and inspires women to connect with themselves in a way that will bring forth courage and self love so that we can be the best mothers we can be.  After all, birth is just the beginning.  She has studied with Jo Bell, Lauren Hanna, Will Duprey, Susan Duprey, Juliana Mitchell and Krissy Shields.  Connie is a co-founder of Emaya, empowering women through yoga, meditation and coaching. Emaya offers community, online programs, and in person workshops and retreats.  Connie loves to spend time with her husband, children and pup and she enjoys singing.