Episode 3: Yoga Therapy and Motherhood

Rebecca Hackett, C-IAYT, YTRx-800C, RYT-500, RPYT, founded Joyful Path Yoga Therapy in 2013.  She has been practicing yoga since 2000 and turned to yoga to strengthen her body following back surgery in 1998. She was compelled to share the many benefits that yoga can provide, by teaching people who have gone through similar health issues.

Rebecca is a member of Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). She is a graduate of the accredited Yoga Therapy (YTRx) program at Loyola Marymount University, a four year training, including an internship year working with chronic pain patients at Venice Family Clinic. Rebecca teaches Mom & Baby Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Toddler Yoga, Senior Yoga Rebecca also sees clients privately for either yoga or yoga therapy, creating individual programs based on the person’s immediate needs, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.


What We’ll Learn

  • Clarification of pre and post natal mood disorders and what symptoms typically accompany these challenges
  • Why it’s important for pregnant and postpartum women to work with someone who has specific training in pre/post natal yoga therapy and what common issues are typically present.
  • How yoga therapy specifically addresses pre/postpartum depression and anxiety. How yoga can help the entire family system.
  • Where people can go to obtain specialized training in yoga therapy with pre/postpartum women.