Are you prepared for all the abilities, health risks and challenges that your pregnant yoga students bring to your class?
So many prenatal yoga teachers struggle to balance the needs of flexible students together with students who can barely get up off the floor. Yoga teachers struggle to give students with limited mobility the attention they need without ignoring the needs of more advanced students. The whole experience can be frustrating.
Further more, when a student has pain, or a health condition, the most usual response is to stop doing yoga altogether because the teacher simply does not know how to accommodate that student in her class. Sound familiar? You've come to the right place.
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. Here you will learn:
This online training provides you with 20 hours of CE credits. If you bundle this with the Prenatal Yoga Anatomy training, you gain an additional 10 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?
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.