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: Application of Yoga for various conditions during Pregnancy

  • Common Aches & Pains During Pregnancy
  • Complications in Pregnancy
  • Miscarriages
  • Premature labour
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Other common conditions

Module 3: Structuring and teaching A Comprehensive Prenatal Yoga Class

  • Prenatal Yoga in the Classroom: Asanas, Pranayamas, Meditation and Relaxation Techniques
  • Usage of Props During Pregnancy
  • Therapeutic Benefits of Postures, Breathing, Meditation & Relaxation
  • Precautions, Postures to Avoid & Modifications for certain conditions
  • Prenatal Yoga Teaching preparation
  • Setting Up the Classroom
  • Sequencing of Asanas During Pregnancy (based on individual needs & limitations)
  • Asanas for Late Pregnancy & Delivery
  • Post-natal Yoga poses and general Advice

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
  • Learn how to tailor make a sequence for various stages of pregnancy and how to adapt the poses for each individual as per the daily needs and limits.
  •  Practice the poses with a dummy pregnant belly to experience the real challenges of the pregnant women during the class.

Study materials (provided):

  • Prenatal Yoga sequence Poster
  • Prenatal Yoga Practice Manual