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All About a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Course

All About a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Course

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting phases in an adult woman’s life. For those lucky to go through this intense period, there are many factors to consider especially when it comes to maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle

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YogaBellies

June 23, 2022
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  1. All About a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Course

  2. Introduction Pregnancy is one of the most exciting phases in

    an adult woman’s life. For those lucky to go through this intense period, there are many factors to consider especially when it comes to maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle. One of the emerging trends in pre-natal care is pregnancy yoga, which is fast becoming a go-to trend amongst many Western women. You have probably seen advertisements for pregnancy yoga, detailing all the wonderful benefits of yoga during pregnancy. 2
  3. 3 Table of Contents

  4.  Health Benefits of Pregnancy Yoga  What are Pregnancy

    Yoga Teaching Courses?  What You Can Expect To Learn In a Pregnancy Yoga Training Course  How to Identify the Right Institution for Pregnancy yoga Training Course  Common Courses and Topic Covered in Pregnancy Yoga Training Course 4
  5. Health Benefits of Pregnancy Yoga 5

  6. Yoga affects the mind positively, and any pregnant woman can

    attest to the fact that a calm mind is necessary when their bodies are going through extreme changes. Apart from keeping the body limber and stress free, yoga also helps pregnant women by maintaining their pelvic floor to handle the extra pressure and weight of the pregnancy. Having a strong pelvic floor can be the difference between a smooth birth or a tumultuous one that might result in grave complications. 6
  7. Yoga also helps to keep the spine and back strong

    and straight, to enable the woman support the extra weight and pressure from their pregnancy. Finally, with yoga, breathing exercises are key and pregnancy yoga helps the woman to learn how to breathe to increase their oxygen intake and to avoid any difficulties when the time comes. 7
  8. 8 What are Pregnancy Yoga Teaching Courses?

  9. 9 A pregnancy yoga trainer is a certified professional who

    takes pregnant women through the yogic process. This means that apart from simply knowing about yoga and its practices, the teacher has to understand how the body changes during pregnancy and to create lessons and postures that will enable a smooth pregnancy. A pregnancy yoga teaching course is therefore a course designed by a recognized and certified institution that trains prospective yoga practitioners to handle pregnant women through a yoga session designed for pregnant women only.
  10. There are unique exercises that pregnant women need and it

    is the institution’s responsibility to train prospective yoga teachers how to impart such training and the advantages of each unique pose, exercise and technique. This means that different institutions may conduct research in different techniques and may come up with unique training exercises that they can then impart to its students. The students then replicate the exercises to their clients. Talented students who become trainers may come up with their own unique techniques thereby earning them a better marketing edge over others. 10
  11. What You Can Expect To Learn In a Pregnancy Yoga

    Training Course 11
  12. A key differential between basic yoga and pregnancy yoga, is

    that in the latter, you get to understand in detail the female physiology and womb anatomy. A pregnant body undergoes immense changes that make it necessary to change the nature of yogic exercises to fit the special circumstances of a pregnant body. 12
  13. You can also expect to learn about the different hormones

    and hormonal changes taking place in a pregnant woman’s body. This knowledge is essential because certain exercises may be designed to elicit production of a particular hormone to both sooth aches and pains, and these hormones may not be present in a non-pregnant person. 13
  14. A yoga exercise for pregnant women doesn’t just affect the

    lady, since there is a growing human being inside her. Therefore, a pregnancy yoga trainer must understand how each exercise and pose will affect the baby and its comfort. A pregnancy course will therefore also cover the growth and development of a fetus and how these developments may affect the woman’s body. Some institutions offer teachings on sonic baby massages and certain dances meant to spur positive exercise in the pregnant woman and the baby. 14
  15. How to Identify the Right Institution for Pregnancy yoga Training

    Course 15
  16. There is no defined syllabus for pregnancy yoga that is

    internationally recognized and therefore any individual can start a training course so long as the institution meets the basic threshold for a wellness company. This means that the trainers must at least have a certification in the field they are teaching. 16
  17. A certified medical practitioner also has to be present to

    ensure the right information is shared to the learners. It is advantageous to learn about female anatomy and pregnancy cycles from a certified medical practitioner than someone who lacks any such certifications. 17
  18. Common Courses and Topic Covered in Pregnancy Yoga Training Course

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  19. Apart from learning about the female physiology and womb anatomy,

    a pregnancy yoga course will likely also include spiritual aspects of pregnancy and conception, meditation exercises in pregnancy, optimal exercises for baby positioning, bonding exercises for the mother and child, philosophy of tantra and many others. It is not imperative that you inculcate all the aspects of Buddhism and spirituality into your practice, but a yoga teacher training course may have spiritual elements depending on the nature of the institution. If it’s a religious, Buddhist or Hindu institution, then elements of spirituality will feature. 19
  20. The yoga industry remains unregulated in most countries, but there

    are smaller groups that seek to streamline the industry by sensitizing the public on what to expect from a Yoga institution. A yoga training course must teach students and prospective Yoga teacher on the following:  Data Protection  Music Licensing  Public Liability Insurance 20
  21. These three are very essential in running a yoga studio

    because every client will need data protection in whichever form. A pregnant client may expect a higher threshold of privacy and it is upon you as the yoga teacher to provide the highest level of data protection and privacy. Since music is an essential part of the yogic process, you’ll need a music license if you intend to play any music in your studio. This license will offer a layer of protection against any infringement suits. 21
  22. Finally, you will need public liability insurance. A yoga training

    course in your area will likely take you through the essential steps you’ll need to ensure you are fully covered before you start your business. 22
  23. THANKS! Any questions? Contact Cheryl MacDonald https://yogabellies.com/about-cheryl/ 23