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5 Days Motherhood Yoga Retreat in USA

  • Pointe Plaza Hotel, 2 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11249, USA

5 Days Motherhood Yoga Retreat in USA

  • Pointe Plaza Hotel, 2 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11249, USA

Yoga Retreat New York

This motherhood yoga course combines Pregnancy, Birth, Postnatal, and Baby yoga in one exciting and complete program that is tailored for yoga teachers, doulas, and anyone interested in holistic birth. The course offers a wide range of resources for creating flexible lesson plans and offering classes that are both professional and enjoyable.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Birthlight philosophy and practice classes
  • Demonstration classes with pregnant women and babies
  • 30-hour Yoga Alliance Continuing Education certification
  • Complete Birthlight Motherhood yoga training
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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For this retreat, Birthlight On Tour has partnered with Pointe Plaza Hotel to offer you relaxing accommodation near to Sacred Brooklyn yoga studio. Pointe Plaza Hotel is located in the bustling and vibrant Williamsburg neighborhood and just minutes from the Brooklyn Bridge.

Birthlight On Tour is the perfect blend of theory, practice, and teaching methods with the aim of imparting practical proficiency and confidence to students over a relatively short time. Upon completion, students will be certified (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education) to teach each aspect of Motherhood yoga - to integrate these principles into an existing class or introduce a new class to their schedules.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

13:00 - 15:30

  • Introduction to Birthlight philosophy
  • Spirals of joy - a holistic approach
  • Overview of the course
  • Principles of yoga relation to Birthlight practices
  • Warm up and sequences to focus of alignment
  • Transitions
  • Rhythm and flow of Birthlight yoga
  • Micro moves
  • Breathe awareness
  • Introduction to yoga for maternity
  • Demonstration class (visiting pregnant women)
  • Feedback and questions

15:45 - 17:45

  • Yoga foundations for maternity
  • The aims and benefits of the practices
  • Overview of the trimesters of pregnancy
  • The female pelvis - movements to facilitate birth
  • The advantages of upright positions
  • The principle of relaxed stretching
  • Teaching and practice of basic moves
  • Pelvic centering
  • Seated positions
  • All fours
  • Standing
  • Breathing techniques
  • Practices to bond with baby
  • Relaxation

Friday, March 24, 2017

09:00 - 12:00

  • Warm up and revision of moves
  • Wall practices
  • Adaptations and use of props
  • Walks
  • Sound practices
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Partner work
  • Practice session in small groups (visiting pregnant women)
  • Feedback and discussion

13:30 - 17:45

  • Birthing lightly
  • Focus to the birth journey
  • Pelvis and pelvic floor in relation to birth
  • The birthing breath
  • Psychological aspects of giving birth
  • Relaxation
  • Lesson planning in small groups
  • Flowing sequences
  • Practical aspects of teaching
  • The qualities of a great teacher
  • Closing yoga practice
  • Nuggets of Birthlight yoga

Saturday, March 25, 2017

09:00 - 12:00

  • Introduction to Birthlight practices for the fourth trimester
  • The aims of Postnatal yoga
  • Basic principles of alignment and core strength
  • Pelvic floor
  • Reverse breathing
  • Yoga for early postpartum recovery
  • Teaching and practice session
  • Demonstration class (visiting women over eight weeks postpartum)
  • Feedback and questions

13:30 - 17:45

  • Practice with focus to teaching points
  • Standing practices
  • All fours, seated positions
  • Demonstration class (visiting babies three to six months)
  • Feedback and questions
  • Teaching and practice session
  • Prone positions
  • Shoulder and arm sequences
  • Diagonals
  • Teaching points and benefits
  • Relaxation for parents and babies together

Sunday, March 26, 2017

09:00 - 12:00

  • Introduction to Birthlight baby yoga
  • The benefits for babies
  • Communication and bonding
  • Sensory integration
  • Baby cues
  • A mutual practice
  • Singing with babies
  • First contact
  • Introduction to the hip sequences
  • Incorporating yoga for parents
  • Demonstration class (visiting babies three to six months)
  • Feedback and questions

13:30 - 17:45

  • Motor development in the first year
  • Physical and cognitive milestones
  • Reflex to voluntary movements
  • Teaching and practice session
  • Relaxed holds swings and dips
  • Teaching and practice session
  • Prone positions, diagonals
  • Shoulder and arm sequences
  • Teaching points and benefits
  • Relaxation for parents and babies together

Monday, March 27, 2017

09:00 - 12:00

  • Teaching and practice
  • Lesson planning in small groups
  • Revision of moves
  • Consolidation of learning
  • Revision of knowledge
  • Planning for assessments, Visiting Pregnant Women

13:30 - 16:00

  • Debrief and feedback
  • Birthlight nuggets of wisdom
  • Closing
  • Sally Lomas

    RPYT and YACEP Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga)

    Yoga Alliance USA (Yoga)

    Sally is an active birth teacher trained in the Active Birth Center in London. She continued her training with Françoise Freedman in Cambridge and qualified as a Birthlight teacher in Antenatal, Postnatal, and Baby yoga. Her Birthlight classes have been running successfully for many years in Cambridge. Sally is now a director of Birthlight Teaching, Joyful Babies, Joyful Dolphin Swim, and Dolphin Baby Swim. She is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 and Yoga Alliance in the US. Sally is also a qualified Montessori teacher and counselor with many working experiences.

This retreat will take place in Sacred Brooklyn, New York, USA.

  • Fitness center
  • Shopping
  • Dining area
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

Included in your retreat package is daily breakfast.

  • Dining in nearby restaurants
  • Museum visit
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Course manual
  • Daily breakfast
  • Training

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

Arrival by train

From John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), hop on an AirTrain to the J Train at Sutphin Boulevard. Take the J Train to Myrtle Avenue and Transfer to an M Train on the same platform. Take the M Train 2 stops to Lorimer Street. From Lorimer Street, you can walk down Lorimer, and veer right on Wallabout Street. Pointe Plaza is two blocks from there. If you don’t want to walk, you can hop on the B48 Bus and get off at Wallabout Street and Franklin Avenue.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 15 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Verified reviews

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    Review by Alexandra Klouse-farjas from United States

    Semaine inoubliable

    CONS Cons: Il manque une journée à la fin pour retomber en douceur et profiter un peu du site d'accueil situé dans un endroit exceptionnel!

    PROS Pros: La chaleur de l'encadrement, les organisatrices sont d'une grande gentillesse et écoute.

    2017-Sep-03 07:30:54


  • Review by Varsha Naik

    "What an incredible experience! Birthlight On Tour encompassed so many different aspects of learning, sharing and bonding. Everyone of the ladies that came for this retreat, left with a promise to return and a yearning to learn more! Sally is the perfect teacher, with her vast knowledge, experience and her creative presentation, in teaching pregnancy yoga, postnatal and baby yoga. each one of us left feeling that we could go out and teach comfortably. This has been the most amazing and unique experience in so many ways, it wasn’t just a teacher training, it was a bonding and sisterhood for all of us that attended."

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  • Review by Yvonne Dawson

    "I can’t recommend this experience enough. It inspired me in so many ways and most importantly as a mother. I didn’t need to go back to ‘the old me’ - I am the better me thanks to Birthlight On Tour and all the wonderful women I met - what’s more - the course gave me enough confidence and skills to teach my first ever yoga class just one week later!"

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  • Review by Radha Bharj
    10 out of 10

    "I did pregnancy yoga and then baby yoga with Mina Mehta. Both classes were brilliant. A very positive and caring environment. Thank you and keep up the great work!"

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  • Review by Sal Whitson
    10 out of 10

    "Birthlight Yoga compliments my midwifery practice so beautifully. They both enrich and challenge my practice. I feel more connected to my work and I look forward to completing more Birthlight courses. Thank you Birthlight for the opportunities you have created for me and the women I serve."

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  • Review by Laura McCullough from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I have not long returned home after completing my level 1 baby swimming course today. It was incredible. The knowledge and advice given is like gold dust. There is no better way to teach babies than the Birthlight way."

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  • Review by Susan
    10 out of 10

    "This five-day course was a fantastic opportunity to train with a leader in the field of yoga for motherhood (Pregnancy, Postnatal, and Babies). Our whole group benefited from Sally’s breadth of knowledge and experience and her warm and welcoming personality created a spirit of inclusivity fostered in our very diverse group a desire to share personal insights and experiences of working with mothers and babies during the amazing transition to parenthood. We all gained so much from Sally’s nuggets of wisdom."

    "Katey’s friendliness and organisational skills made us all feel like VIPs!"

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Everything has been explained to me in such a beautiful relaxing way and enhanced my passion in my teaching. I have had the most wonderful experience and enjoyed every single minute of my course. I have learned so much."

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  • Review by Georgie King
    10 out of 10

    "Cannot wait to do this beautiful training in Berlin! Anyone who would like to learn about Prenatal, Postnatal, and Baby yoga this course is a must. Whether you want to teach it, just use it for your own family, or do it for the benefit of your own understanding and connection it’s a very special five days. I have done it once before and it changed everything for me. So naturally doing it again."

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "I really feel the Baby yoga, and all that goes with it, has given me the most valuable wherewithal to help parents help themselves in this challenging role of parenting in our society. I think that as parents and teachers we are pioneering creative ways of enabling our children to be happy and to grow and learn to take our world forward."

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  • Review by Linda McInnes Barrack from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I've just completed toddler yoga training with Sally. My third Birthlight qualification. Such a wonderful experience. Head and shoulders above the rest. Thank you Sally and thank you Birthlight."

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  • Review by Daniel Zylberberg from France
    10 out of 10

    "C'est dans le regard des parents que le nouveau né se construit, mais c'est dans le sourire et le premier cri de son enfant u'il devient parent. Ainsi nait de ce double échange le lien qui les uni."

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