Pregnancy (prenatal) 80h Yoga Teacher Training (RPYT)
Yoga Alliance Accredited Teacher Training Course, 85h. Apart from yoga, this course will also teach you to perform simple Thai massage routine suitable and beneficial to pregnant women (depending on students' demand). Study in a small group with our international faculty.
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
Accommodation in shared beach huts with bathrooms included in course fee.
Gain US Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) certification, learning yoga from Indian and European teachers. This teacher training will give you the knowledge and skills you need to teach yoga to pregnant women in a safe and effective way.
Use of props
Prenatal yoga postures
Anatomy, physiology, and psychology
All yoga training sessions and training materials
Thai massage routine that can be given to pregnant women
The doshas, koshas, vayus, and chakras practices
All necessary workshops for certification
Breathing and relaxation practices
Prenatal yoga benefits
Decrease lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, and shortness of breath
Decrease the risk of preterm labor, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and intrauterine growth restriction - a condition that slows a baby's growth
Increase the strength, flexibility, and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
Reduce stress and anxiety
Prenatal Thai massage benefits
Induce deep relaxation
Promotes more restful sleep
Reduce back and neck pain
Reduce stress hormones levels
Reduce swelling in legs
Yoga offers special gifts to women who are pregnant. The spiritual rewards can only be told by those who have experienced them. But modern clinical trials have also confirmed objective medical benefits of prenatal yoga. This evidence suggests that yoga can ():
• Improve sleep
• Reduce stress and anxiety
• Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
• Decrease lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and shortness of breath
• Decrease the risk of preterm labour, pregnancy-induced hypertension and intrauterine growth restriction — a condition that slows a baby's growth
Other research suggests that any regular physical activity during uncomplicated pregnancy has advantages that outweigh risks. Thirty minutes of exercise daily benefits both the mother and baby. Clinical trials on low-impact yoga taught by qualified teachers concluded that such practice is safe. However, expectant women should get doctor's approval before beginning yoga practice.
Why joining a prenatal yoga teacher course?
To be successful, yoga instructors need to develop trustworthy relationships with their clients. Appropriate teaching skills are a cornerstone of such relations. Teachers who are secure about their abilities gain confidence in the eyes of their clients.
But pregnancy is that special time in the life of a woman. She and her family want the reassurance that they are providing only the best available for the awaited child. You may have read the literature and watched videos about prenatal yoga. But how confident are you that you can handle a real session?
Designing speciality yoga classes involves the knowledge of yoga postures, breathing and relaxation practices, but also many auxiliary disciplines. A responsible yoga teacher combines the ancient and modern understanding of the human being. The doshas, koshas, vayus and chakras blend with anatomy, physiology and psychology. Conception, pregnancy and early-motherhood (postpartum) involve changes in all these dimensions.
Speciality teacher training programs in prenatal yoga focus on the needs of women in these three phases of life. They emphasize a different approach for each of the trimesters of pregnancy. Such course will equip you with the knowledge and experience necessary to establish trusted relationships with clients expecting a child.
Vinay Jesta, E-RYT500 - Director of International Teacher Training Courses
Vinay is an experienced yoga teacher (500RYT) with over 7500 instruction hours. He is trained in various Yoga traditions and teaches Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa flow (Power), Ashtanga Vinyasa, Acro Yoga and others.
In India, he led personal and group classes, as well as mass yoga events (with over 100 participants). He also organised workshops and outstation yoga retreats.
Szymon Jarosławski, PhD, E-RYT500, RPYT
Szymon has a PhD in Life Sciences and work experience in the healthcare sector, but his passion for work with people and for Global Health led him to India, where he worked as a researcher and volunteer for four years, from 2010. During that time he also deepened his knowledge and practice of yoga, dance therapy and Thai massage.
He studied with several teachers from various traditions for over 1,500 hours and he obtained diplomas of yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Thai massage therapist. Szymon has led over 6,500 hours of private and group classes for people with various needs, including the blind and people with mental disability, as well as yoga therapy and prenatal yoga sessions. His students ranged from yoga lovers and people with health problems to senior managers of multinational corporations looking to cope with stress more effectively. Prior to his stay in India, he practised various meditation methods for 14 years.