Accessible Prenatal Yoga TT

Teach mindful pregnancy for different abilities and health conditions

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What you get from joining this training:

Ability to balance different abilities and trimesters.

You will learn how to balance the needs of flexible students together with students who can barely get up off the floor. Be able to give students with limited mobility the attention they need without ignoring the needs of more advanced students throughout the five stages of pregnancy. Save yourself the frustration.

Be knowledgable and ready for students who come to you with pregnancy-specific health conditions and challenges.

Be that teacher who can accommodate the student in class with a health condition or challenge. Know how to include students who may need to practice in a chair. If a student has to go on bed rest, know which tools and teachings of yoga to share with them so that they feel included and empowered to look after their physical and mental wellbeing throughout pregnancy.

Learn how to work with marginalised communities
This course is designed to help prenatal yoga teachers address the need for a more accessible style of yoga for pregnant women through the five stages of pregnancy, and how to work with women whose pregnancies may not be planned or are the result of violation or abuse.

Course Curriculum

  • Theory and techniques of Accessible Yoga for Pregnancy
  • The five stages of pregnancy
  • Special considerations for prenatal yoga
  • The unique role of a prenatal yoga instructor as a faciliator, listener and information resource and community builder.
  • How to adapt yoga postures for different abilities while maintaining a smooth class flow
  • Using yoga tools to address higher risk pregnancies, trauma and mental health
  • Addressing the needs of women during the postnatal period
  • Comprehensive introduction to Raja Yoga and meditation
  • Complete anatomy and physiology of prenatal yoga - theory and function
  • Sample classes, guided meditations, resources and much more...

This online training provides you with 30 hours of CE credits. You can also combine the online training with with Hersha Yoga's LIVE trainings to get a complete 85-hours required to be a certified prenatal yoga instructor. Please email Hersha to find a LIVE trainer near you.

Who can take this course?

  • Yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour teacher training program from any tradition
  • Prenatal yoga teachers who are looking for continuing education opportunities
  • Regular yoga practitioners who want to learn more about prenatal yoga for self-care.
  • Midwives, doulas, massage therapists or anyone who work with pregnant women on a regular basis.

Your Instructor

Hersha Chellaram (C-IYT & RPYT)
Hersha Chellaram (C-IYT & RPYT)

Hersha has studied Yoga under the guidance of Sri Swami Satchidananda and his system of Integral Yoga since she was a child. She is an authorised trainer for Integral Yoga, an Accessible Yoga Trainer and Ambassador and Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Trainer as well. Hersha created her Prenatal Yoga program out of a need for Prenatal Yoga classes to come away from the fitness side and more into the therapeutic side. She developed this program based on demands from students and friends.

Hersha runs Hersha Yoga: School of Teacher Training which donates its profits to YAMA Foundation, a unique non-profit she co-founded (which brings yoga, arts and meditation to underserved and vulnerable communities in the poorest parts of Hong Kong).

She has taught in Hong Kong, New York, Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal, and India and has been featured publications including in South China Morning Post (SCMP), Asia Tatler, Global Health & Travel, Liv Magazine and Green Queen. Hersha has been pregnant herself, twice and her experience was not ideal or glamorous and she boldly shares her journey through pregnancy, labour and delivery and postnatal recovery. She shares all the mistakes she made during her time practicing prenatal yoga and hopes that by educating yoga teachers and pregnant women, they can all have easeful, peaceful and useful prenatal yoga experiences.

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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