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YTT Pregnancy Yoga

 

Become A Qualified And Confident Pregnancy Yoga Teacher

 

 

1 - 7 July 2018

 

 

We are delighted to offer this Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training which has been designed for a variety of participants: existing yoga teachers, health care professionals, midwives, doulas, expectant mothers, and anyone who plans to have a baby in the future.

This fully certified course covers yoga therapy for fertility, pregnancy yoga, teaching yoga prenatally and postnatally, how to prepare for labour and birth, self-practice, as well as mother and baby yoga.

You will gain the skills to offer safe, appropriate and deeply enjoyable yoga classes to pregnant women, with expertise and confidence.

 

Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a special time of embodying unconditional love and it offers a unique opportunity to experience the very goal of yoga – a profound sense of unity with all of creation. It is also a time to deeply reconnect with the power of feminine wisdom. Our approach to pregnancy yoga aspires to revive the ancient wisdom of the cycles of Mother Nature and the primordial wisdom of the creative feminine power.

It is imperative to create a positive and nurturing environment for the mother-to-be and her child. Yoga can help a woman deeply connect with the new life growing within her body – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. With your expertise and knowledge you will be able to create yoga classes that will help a woman deal with the physical and mental challenges of pregnancy while at the same time preparing for labour and birth into motherhood.

 

The Female and Male Divine

The philosophy of Tantra offers insight into the basis of creation – the union of Shiva and Shakti and how this informs conception and the creation of embodied life. The divine feminine is supported by and embedded in the divine masculine. Both play a vital role in the cosmic creation as well as the creation of a human child. When both are fully acknowledged and empowered an optimum environment for the growing child is established.

The role of the father will be addressed too, and we will explore ways to include fathers in the process of bonding with the unborn child.

 

Rajadhiraja Yoga for Pregnancy



You will develop an understanding of womb anatomy and female physiology, the hormonal changes of pregnancy, learn how to use asana modifications, breathing techniques and pranayama, sonic baby massage, self-massage, mudras (both fully body mudras and hand mudras) and deep relaxation techniques. A special dance for women, particularly designed to ease childbirth will be taught on this course, which is unique to the practice of Rajadhiraja yoga and not taught on other pregnancy yoga teacher training courses.

 

Topics covered:

You will develop an understanding of womb anatomy and female physiology, the hormonal changes of pregnancy, learn how to use asana modifications, breathing techniques and pranayama, sonic baby massage, self-massage, mudras (both fully body mudras and hand mudras) and deep relaxation techniques. A special dance for women, particularly designed to ease childbirth will be taught on this course, which is unique to the practice of Rajadhiraja yoga and not taught on other pregnancy yoga teacher training courses.

  • The five layers of the mind and the relevant techniques to nurture them during pregnancy
  • A simple, yet powerful yogic dance technique for pregnancy and easy childbirth
  • The spiritual aspects of conception and pregnancy
  • Yoga for each trimester and how to alleviate common conditions during pregnancy
  • How to include pregnant students into a regular yoga class
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy
  • Anatomy and physiology specific to pregnancy
  • Labour and Birth
  • The use of props in pregnancy yoga
  • The use of bandhas and mudras in pregnancy
  • The use of breathing, visualization and relaxation techniques
  • Meditation in pregnancy
  • Bonding of the mother, father and child; partner practices
  • Postures for optimal foetal positioning
  • Mother and baby yoga – best practice
  • Yoga and Pilates-based movements for postnatal recovery


  



 

Curriculum

 


Understanding pregnancy and birth

  • Yoga for fertility
  • Psychology and physiology of pregnancy and birth
  • Ayurveda before, during and after pregnancy
  • Acupressure for pre-natal and post-natal care, for mother and baby


Techniques and practice

  • Trimester specific adaptations
  • Sun and moon salutations adapted to pregnancy
  • Asanas and modifications
  • Pilates based movements for postnatal recovery
  • Deep relaxation and stress management
  • Breathing techniques
  • Mudra - how and when to use them
  • Mula bandha
  • Use of sound and mantra
  • Adapted self-massage
  • Yogic dance for easy childbirth
  • Meditation techniques


Teaching methodology

  • Trimester specific lesson plans
  • General sequencing
  • Asana adaptations for common discomforts
  • Guidelines for asanas, modifications, and contraindications
  • Practice teaching class

Anatomy and physiology

  • Anatomy of the womb - the sacred yoni
  • Foetal development
  • Ailments and discomforts of pregnancy
  • Nutrition for pregnancy and beyond
  • Guidelines for optimal foetal positioning

Philosophy and ethics

  • The spiritual aspects of conception and pregnancy
  • The five layers of the mind in pregnancy yoga
  • Yamas and Niyamas during pregnancy

Birth and delivery

  • Medical and holistic models of care
  • Birth choices/empowered birth
  • Stages of labour and yoga for birthing

Postnatal principles and practices

  • Postpartum
  • Postnatal yoga, mother and baby yoga

Practicum

  • Observation and class appraisals

Recommended reading list

  • "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth" by Gaskin, Ina May
  • "Birth And Beyond: The Definitive Guide to Your Pregnancy, Your Birth, Your Family" by Gordon, Yehudi
  • "Spiritual Midwifery and Guide to Childbirth" by Gaskin, Ina May
  • "The Female Pelvis: Anatomy and Exercises" by Blandine Calais-Germain
  • "Birthing from Within" by Pam England
  • "Conscious Birthing" by Theresa Jamieson
 

About your teacher – Ganga Devi

Ganga has been introduced to yoga in 1988 and has ever since been fascinated by the spiritual, physical and emotional effects of this ancient science.  She has taught yoga since 1989 and has been conducting teacher training courses since 2007. Over the years she has taught a variety of yoga styles, always based on a classical school of yoga called Rajadhiraja yoga. Rajadhiraja yoga is the most complete system known today aimed at developing our highest potential physically, mentally and spiritually.

She is a senior yoga instructor of the highest level registered with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500) and is the principal teacher of the Himalayan Yoga Institute.

As a yoga therapist she has helped hundreds of people to overcome their emotional, mental and physical problems and illnesses. She is an IAYT certified yoga therapist.

Ganga Devi has been sharing her wealth of knowledge on yoga teacher training courses for many years, guiding yoga students who desire to take the next step and assisting them in becoming well-rounded, competent, knowledgeable, intuitive and confident yoga teachers themselves. She also organises yoga retreat vacations, in beautiful, natural settings, in India, Croatia, France and the UK providing opportunities to regenerate and immerse oneself in the life-transforming practices of yoga and meditation

She has been teaching yoga to pregnant women since 1998 and has helped women overcome infertility by therapeutically applying the practices and techniques of Rajadhiraja yoga.

Venue: Manor Grove, Handsworth, Birmingham, UK



There is limited accommodation available at the teacher’s private residence. Please email us at info@himalayanyogainstitute.com for information on availability of accommodation. Additionally we can advise you on accommodation in the area.

Email:  info@himalayanyogainstitute.com

Call: 07969157994

International callers: 0044 7969157994

What's included?

  • Yoga Teacher Manual
  • Yoga Teacher Certificate
  • A rare Rajadhiraja yoga learning program
  • All training and classes
  • Mats, straps, blocks, bolsters, blankets
  • Optional: 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Optional: Indian vegetarian yogic diet

£595 – accommodation and meals excluded

With accommodation and 3 meals a day: an additional £260 (a total of £855)

Only lunch for five days: an additional £60 (a total of £655)




 
 

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Himalayan Yoga Institute. Mount Pleasant Road, London N7 6JQ, UK. Phone: +44-7969-157994 Email: info@himalayanyogainstitute.com