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Prenatal & Postnatal Teacher Training

This course is appropriate for expectant mothers, personal trainers, yoga teachers, midwives, doulas and birth coaches. The content of this course is drawn both from scientific knowledge and the personal experiences of pregnant yoga practitioners.
Qualifies for YA RPYT.


55/20-24 Moo 4, Tambon Namuang,, Koh Samui Surathani, TH 84140

Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

Yoga Styles



Jun 3 to
Jun 16
17:00 pmto11:00 am

Mornings are breath work and asana 7:00 am -10 am
Afternoon theory and teaching techniques 3-6pm
Saturdays are off.



Full Description


Preparing for pregnancy:

Understanding the menstrual cycle and fertility
The stress response and hormone regulation
Psychological preparation
The physiology of conception
What it means to grow a baby
Practices to increase fertility

The Anatomy & physiology of a woman’s body during pregnancy:

Pregnancy hormonal shifts
The biomechanics of the expectant mother
How the body changes during pregnancy
Organ function
Pregnancy “symptoms”
Pregnancy after age 35
Energy conservation and expenditure
The psychology of miscarriage

The Pregnancy Journey:

The mental shifts during pregnancy
Stages of Fetal development and the effects on the expectant mother
Partner Yoga during pregnancy
Diet & Nutrition during Pregnancy
Relaxation and Meditation Techniques for pregnant women
Injury during pregnancy

Trimester Specific Practice Considerations:

Anatomy and Alignment
General Precautions
Pranayama during pregnancy
Do’s and don’ts for each Trimester
Exercise outside of practice (other activities)
Connecting with baby
Abdominal and Pelvic awareness
Asana for alleviating symptoms
Sequencing and adjusting
Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha practice for each trimester
Teaching a Prenatal Restorative Class

Yoga and the High Risk Pregnancy:

Preeclampsia and hypertension
Multiples pregnancy (carrying twins or more)
Early or advanced age pregnancy
Gestational diabetes
Other health considerations
Assisting an Expectant Mother in Preparing for Childbirth
Signs and stages of labor
Birthing Options
Premature labour
Working with health care practitioners
Breathwork and Pain Management
Mental preparation

The 4th Trimester:

Becoming “mom”
The early days post-partum
C-Section and Vaginal birth recovery
Post partum depression
Nutrition for breast feeding
Relationship management
When to start practicing yoga after having a baby
A woman’s body after children
Mom & Baby yoga

The Ethics of Teaching Pregnant Women:

When to consult her health care practitioner
Building a network of allied health professionals
How to appropriately hold space for the mother to be