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Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training in India

The phase of pregnancy is the beautiful time of a women's life. She goes through an awesome transformation. Pregnancy brings an entirely new set of adjustments and challenges. Your body and soul wish to manage up with the non-stop adjustments taking place at physical, emotional, biological and mental levels.

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Yogi
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Highlights

  • Daily prenatal and postnatal yoga classes
  • Daily asana and meditation classes
  • Teaching methodology, prenatal anatomy, nutrition, and philosophy
  • Yoga Alliance Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Certification
  • Enjoy nature walks and temple visits
  • Airport pick-up from Dehradun Airport (DED)
  • 3 nutritious vegetarian meals and teas every day
  • 5 nights accommodation in a private or shared room

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$ 80 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

You will feel like staying at home while studying at The Sun YTTC. The rooms at their yoga center offer a scenic view of the green hills from balconies. From the school, you will witness the beauty of Mother Nature surrounding the majestic Garhwal Himalayas and greenery all around.

During the yoga teacher training course, you will be staying in clean rooms at The Sun YTTC school. They offer private and shared rooms according to the student’s requirement. You will get a clean bedsheet, pillows, bath towels, toilet papers, blankets, and bath soaps.

A true yogic practice includes proper and clean accommodation with herbal and sattvic food. At The Sun YTTC school, you will get the right environment wherein you can gain the divine knowledge of yoga and spirituality.

This yoga school was designed as per the ancient yogic living and principles of the Yoga Alliance. It will give you an experience and understanding to live in harmony with nature and surroundings.

Their accommodation is equipped with all the necessary amenities, ensuring a comfortable living for all their beloved students:

  • Attached bathrooms
  • Clean bedsheets, pillows, and blankets
  • Hot and cold water available for shower
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Essential toiletries
  • Personal wardrobe for safekeeping

Program

Certifications

The course / hours count as Continuing Education hours for Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®) only.

Overview

The Sun YTTC Rishikesh's prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher training course will help the yoga teachers not only to guide their prenatal students to a healthy pregnancy; but also help their students with issues like infertility, pre, and post-pregnancy complications.

Prenatal yoga is meant for ensuring health of mother and baby during pregnancy and facilitating smooth childbirth process for women. This is a specialized yoga teacher training course designed for pregnant women. The course includes following:

  • Understanding the specific benefits of postures during pregnancy
  • Prenatal yoga
  • Applying different styles of yoga
  • Specialized alignment and adjustment
  • Specialized pranayama for pregnancy
  • Preparing for motherhood
  • Anatomy and physiology in each stage of pregnancy
  • How to have a natural labor
  • Yogic motherhood
  • Specialized care for mother and baby
  • Specialized yoga Nidra technique for the growth of the fetus
  • Specific diet for pregnancy
  • Ayurvedic lifestyle for the pregnant women
  • How to conceive a baby
  • Divine and conscious parenting
  • Role of parents
  • Special Vedic mantras for natural labor
  • Using props for the postures

Prenatal course syllabus

  • Importance of yoga in pregnancy
  • Different stages of pregnancy
  • Creating a foundation for yoga practice
  • Sun salutations
  • Holistic approach

First trimester (first 3 months)

  • Thunderbolt pose
  • Triangle pose
  • Shoulder stand pose
  • Shoulder stretches
  • Sitting stretches
  • Breath and awareness
  • Basic pelvic alignment
  • Spinal rolls

Second trimester (mid 3 months)

  • Sun salutations
  • Advanced triangle to moon
  • Easy archer to warrior
  • Tree pose
  • Standing hip openers
  • Strong centering poses
  • Easy kneeling stretches
  • Dynamic kneeling stretches
  • Standing twists
  • Easy triangle to moon
  • Advanced kneeling stretches
  • Alignment of the spine
  • Sitting stretches
  • Sitting stretches with chair
  • Wide-open stretches
  • Pelvic floor stretches
  • Breath awareness
  • Pranayama
  • Relaxation

Third trimester (last 3 months)

  • Sitting stretches
  • Wide kneeling stretches
  • Yoga for better sleep
  • Alignment of the spine
  • Sun salutations
  • Circular stretches
  • Warrior to wall
  • Yoga for labor

Postnatal yoga

  • Postnatal sun salutations
  • Abdominal stretches
  • Gentle back stretches
  • Sitting twists
  • Kneeling stretches
  • Kneeling sun salutation
  • Standing sun salutation
  • Standing forward bend
  • Rolling plough

Care for new-born baby

  • Baby massage
  • Feeding milk
  • Food after six months
  • Mantras for baby
  • Specialized care

Meditation

  • Basics of meditation
  • Nadabramha (humming meditation)
  • Om meditation
  • So ham
  • Mantra meditation
  • Pregnancy mantra meditation

Massage of pregnant women

  • Feet massage
  • Head massage
  • Womb / Belly care
  • Postnatal Ayurvedic massage

Healing practices

  • Yoga Nidra

Breathing practices for pregnant women

  • Kapalabhati
  • Nadi Shodhana
  • Brahmari
  • Healing pranayama
  • Surya and Chandra Bhedi
  • Ujjayi
  • How to prepare body for labor through breath awareness

Pelvic floor awareness

  • Cautions and conditions
  • Pelvic floor awareness

Videos to watch

  • Functions of the womb
  • Stages of pregnancy

Yoga anatomy and physiology during pregnancy

  • Anatomical and physiological changes during pregnancy
  • How organs function
  • Complications (miscarriage, premature labor, pre-eclampsia)

Mantra for pregnancy

  • For normal delivery
  • Removing pain
  • Forming good environment at home
  • Good health

Sex during pregnancy

  • Allowed or not
  • Special care during the relationship

Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics

  • Based on the yoga sutras of Patanjali
  • Loving what they do as yoga teachers
  • Ethics and boundaries between teachers and students

Yogic and Ayurvedic diet in pregnancy

  • Foods to avoid
  • Healthy foods
  • Nutrients that help during pregnancy

Assessments are based on:

  • Written test
  • Oral test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behavior

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 07:00 - Prenatal asana
  • 07:00 - 08:00 - Prenatal anatomy
  • 08:15 - 09:15 - Prayanama
  • 09:15 - Yoga therapy
  • 11:00 - 12:00 - Brunch
  • 12:15 - 13:15 - Yoga alignment
  • 13:30 - Self study
  • 16:00 - 17:00 - Philosophy, yoga Nidra, and healing
  • 17:15 - 18:30 - Asana practice
  • 19:00 - Dinner
  • 21:00 - Light off

Included excursions

  • Experience Holy Ganga Aarti Session, Kirtan
  • Embrace the spiritual heritage of Rishikesh with temple and ashram visits
  • Enjoy nature walks in the Himalayan foothills

Instructors

Yogi Naveen

Location

This yoga teacher training course will be held in Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttrakhand, India. The Sun YTTC is located near the local market, making it easy for you to visit and buy things for your daily needs.

Food

The Sun YTTC Rishikesh will provide you with three meals a day. These will mainly consist of vegetables and fruits that are organic, lactose-free, yogic, and Ayurvedic.

Yoga needs positive energy, hard work, and dedication. To get this, one should eat the right food. Now, you might be thinking about what the right food is. In the Hindu Vedas, it is said that food is Brahma - that is, god. If food is taken in a good mood-inducing, energetic, clean, and peaceful place, then it is like nectar.

Yoga is completely related to diet. There is an old proverb, "What you eat, so becomes your mind." This means that what type of food one takes, their mind will become like that.

The real meaning of yoga is the regulation or control of the mind. Thus, it is clear that to control the mind, it is necessary to practice both diet and yoga.

  • Tamasic diet - Undercooked, juiceless, foul-smelling, stale, and spoiled food comes in the category of tamasic diet
  • Rajasic diet - Bitter, sour, salty, very hot, spicy food comes under the category of Rajasic diet
  • Sattvic diet - juicy, smooth, and stable food comes under the category of the sattvic diet

It is clear that those who love concentration, peace, and health of mind must make their diet sattvic, balanced, and natural.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Lactose Free
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

Ayurvedic sessions

The Sun YTTC Rishikesh can make the bookings for the following sessions at the extra cost to help you relax and connect with yourself more deeper:

  • Ayurvedic massage
  • Ayurvedic consultancy
  • Panchakarma treatment

What's included

  • Daily yoga, asana, and meditation sessions
  • Course module
  • Yoga bag and T-shirt
  • Yoga Alliance Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Certification
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Cleansing kit
  • 3 vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Airport pick-up from Dehradun Airport (DED)
  • Yoga mat

What's not included

  • Room heaters / Air condition
  • Airfare, visas, or insurance (please make the necessary arrangements beforehand)
  • Taxi pick-up from Delhi, Haridwar

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

If your flight arrives at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), transfer from and to this airport is available upon request for 160 USD, two ways. Please let The Sun YTTC know if you would like to take this option.

If your flight arrives at Jolly Grant Airport (DED), free pickup will be arranged upon informing The Sun YTTC in advance about your arrival.

Arrival by train

From Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), another good option is to travel by train. You can reach the train station by car. Then, you can take the train to Haridwar. From Haridwar, you will reach Rishikesh by taxi.

Arrival by bus

From Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), another convenient option is to take bus, preferably overnight bus, to Rishikesh from Delhi. The bus stand is 15 minutes away from Tapovan.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$ 80 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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