100-hours Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Course

Anahata Yoga’s Accredited 100HRs Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Course is a comprehensive prenatal yoga certification programme designed to equip aspiring prenatal yoga instructors with a strong foundational knowledge of physiology and anatomy in pregnancy.
Students of the course will learn to support women in every stage of pregnancy, through delivery, and even into the early days of motherhood.

 Date

27 November 2017 - 17 January 2018 Christmas break (21 December - 7 January)

Objective:

At the end of this course, students will be able to deliver specific pre- and post-natal classes for pregnant women.

Structure:

The 100HRs Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Course is a specialised programme for yoga practitioners aspiring to teach yoga to pregnant women. Students are taught how yoga may be practiced during various stages of pregnancy and early motherhood. Highly qualified and experienced instructors will teach the anatomical, hormonal, and muscular changes that occur normally in a pregnant body, and how yoga can help promote a smooth pregnancy.

Who we are

Anahata Yoga is a premiere yoga centre based in the heart of the Central district. It is best known for offering the most authentic yoga experience available in Hong Kong, with classes led by Indian instructors hailing from different lineages devoted to the practice and study of yoga. As a centre, Anahata Yoga is fully committed to fostering a community of yoga practitioners who are not only equipped with the skills to perform yoga as a daily activity, but as well as the knowledge to live out yoga as a lifestyle.

Why us?

We recognise that yoga is a popular pursuit in Hong Kong. People seek it out for its health benefits and often incorporate it into their active lifestyles. However, yoga instruction is not equal among the various yoga centres in Hong Kong. This is where our accredited Teacher Training Courses make all the difference. Our courses are accredited by, and offered in conjunction with, Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre in India. This is the first time outside of India that such a programme is being offered. Our classes are designed and taught in the same way as our instructors are taught. Predominantly from India, our instructors are fully learned not only in the practice of their discipline, but also in the history and philosophy behind the practice. The resulting combination of grassroots knowledge both practical and theoretical in our programmes gives students more in-depth learning than they may be able to find elsewhere in Hong Kong.

Class Schedule

Course Duration: 6 weeks
Day Time Timing
Monday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Theory and Practical
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Theory and Practical

Andiappan Yoga Self Practice Classes (Optional)

Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Sunday
15:30 pm - 17:30 pm
All students can attend two Andiappan Yoga classes per week.

Eligibility:

Students need not be advanced yoga practitioners or a practicing instructor to enroll in this course. However, having a regular yoga practice is recommended and an added advantage. Anahata Yoga’s 200HRs Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Course or 300HRs Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Course are suitable courses to study before or after the 100HRs Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Course.

What to expect:

  • Practical tools for teaching a safe and comprehensive prenatal yoga class
  • A thorough understanding of yoga for application in various pregnancy-related physical and mental conditions

Study materials (provided):

  • Prenatal Yoga Study
  • Prenatal Yoga Manual

Syllabus

Module 1: Fundamentals of Pregnancy
  • General Anatomy & the Anatomy of a Pregnant Woman
  • Physiological Changes in Pregnancy
  • Trimesters: An Anatomical & Yogic Point of View
  • Stages of Labour
Module 2: Complications in Pregnancy
  • Common Aches & Pains During Pregnancy
  • Complications in Pregnancy
    • Miscarriages
    • Premature labour
    • Hypertension
    • Diabetes
    • Other complications
  • Precautions, Postures to Avoid & Alignment Modifications
  • Prenatal Yoga: Setting Up the Classroom
  • Sequencing of Asanas During Pregnancy (based on individual needs & limitations)
Module 3: Structuring A Comprehensive Prenatal Yoga Class
  • Prenatal Yoga in the Classroom: Asanas, Pranayamas, and Relaxation Techniques
  • Usage of Props During Pregnancy
  • Therapeutic Benefits of Postures, Breathing, Meditation & Relaxation
  • Asanas for Late Pregnancy & Delivery
  • Post-natal Yoga Advice

Accreditation / Affiliation

Yoga Alliance-Accredited organisation International Yoga Academy is a registered prenatal yoga school (RPYS) with Yoga Alliance USA and Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre, Chennai, India (www.andiappanyoga.com). Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training courses around the globe. We offer assistance to students interested in applying for a Yoga Alliance Registration after completing a teacher training course.
Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre - Chennai, South India Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre is known throughout the world for its contribution to Yogic Science. Founded by Guruji Dr. Asana Andiappan in 1950, it is meticulously run by Dr. Asana Andiappan and Trust members, all of whom have over 50 years of experience in Yogasanas and Naturopathy. It is the only yoga college and research centre recognized by the government as well as two universities in India. Located in Chennai, South India, the centre runs various yoga programmes as well as free awareness camps that are aided and supported by various government and private organisations. It has been collaborating with various medical universities, hospitals and organisations that run research programmes on yoga and its therapeutic benefits. The centre is also home to the widely read Asana International Yoga Journal, which has a readership of 200,000 and growing, in India and around the world. Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre also has accredited franchisee centres in over 30 countries that run yoga programmes and accredited teacher training courses.

Venue

The Teacher Training will be held at 18/F, Anahata Yoga, One Lyndhurst Tower, No. 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Hong Kong