Prenatal Yoga & Women Teacher Training
Practicing Restorative yoga for women is to have a tool that will accompany us during all the changes we will encounter in life, from pregnancy, to postpartum and including our menstrual , lunar cycle and menopause
Women must learn to adapt their own yoga practice according to their phase of life , this will be help to calm the mind, open the pelvis, balance hormonal changes thus creating a safe environment conducive for introspection and to understand our own lunar process.
we have created an Immersive 85- Hour prenatal Teacher Training and yoga for women Program , which supports becoming a licensed prenatal yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance, this training gives all participants specially those working as a Midwives, Doulas and Childbirth educators committed with a yoga practice, the clear understanding of Restorative Yoga for pregnancy, as a means to work with women . The prenatal yoga teacher training program MA YOGINI of Kashmir Shaivism school of yoga provide this specialization by the hand of Yoga Teacher, Anthropologist and Doula Lina Ma
What you would learn after completion of the course:
- what is Restorative Yoga, particularities, and how to apply it .
- Menstrual cycle and yoga
- Learn and deepen in a clear and precise way the use of props (props: blocks, kuruntas, straps, bolsters, bolsters,blankets) for different cycles of the woman
- Physio- yoga therapy for pelvic floor ( postnatal emphasis)
- Study of the goddesses and the archetypes for a conscious practice of yoga ,benefits of physical and energetic anatomy alignment of women
- Dynamic meditation and sacred symbols
- Mantras for pregnancy & Carnatic chantings for childbirth
- the use of the voice for childbirth
- Understand and synchronized with the lunar cycle
- Essentials of prenatal yoga practice
- fertility yoga
- Placenta wisdom
- complementary knowledge in Energetic diagnosis from indigenous traditions
- Practice of restorative Yoga Postures standing, sitting, recline , cautions with inversions
- learn correct ways of adjustments in a restorative set up, sacred touch consciousness
- Connect with the mother earth
- Creating a prenatal ceremony and art therapy
- Essential herbs & nutrition for pregnancy and postnatal cycle
- Anatomy, physiology and Hormonal changes during pregnancy/childbirth and postpartum
- create awareness in the Childbirth options
Yoga for women covers all ranges, from the lunar cycle, pregnancy stage, postnatal and fertility issues. Learning how to use our energy, the energy of the goddess Shakti in each of its phases is one of the focal points of this training for prenatal yoga teachers. Our job as prenatal & postnatal yoga teachers is to share the appropriate teachings, practices and alignments in order to educate and empower women during each trimester throughout pregnancy and postnatal recovery . Postnatal taught as a component of our teacher training program is Supplement to the 85 hours of required curriculum
General Background in the Specialty Area:
Understand the yoga teacher’s relationship with health care professionals. Knowing when to suggest that the student consult a health care professional regarding pregnancy issues. Understanding of psychological considerations during pregnancy and how to differentiate between high-risk and non-high-risk pregnancy.
Techniques, Training and Practice:
Includes yoga techniques specialized to the needs of the pregnant woman, including practice and teaching skills for trimester-specific yoga techniques. Techniques include: alignment for the expectant mother, appropriate yoga techniques for each trimester, how to practice yoga techniques safely and relaxation and stress management techniques.
Includes design of lesson plans for the beginning and/or advanced student during each trimester
Anatomy and Physiology:
Human anatomy and physiology (both physical and subtle body) related specifically to considerations during pregnancy. overview of what is normal anatomy and physiology during pregnancy, how organs function during pregnancy, overview of the complications, including miscarriage, premature labor, hypertension, preeclampsia and body mechanics.
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Prenatal Yoga Teachers:
Includes traditional yoga philosophy as it may apply to lifestyle and well-being during pregnancy
Our program MA YOGINI is expressing the potential benefits of Yoga in the journey into motherhood. MA is the primordial and powerful mantra for the supreme mother in Sankrit and YOGINI is the name given to the female adept in yoga. With this name we are honouring the divine shakti, the creative and manifested energy. The ancient wisdom of the tantra in India named the earth the great goddess, the mother of all living things. then womens and the earths fertility were combined, as expressed, for example in a archaeological seal found In Harappa showing a women upside down , giving birth to an entire tree, with its trunk and branches, with a emanation coming out of her yoni. it is not a baby, nor a plant—it is energy—that of the life force which brings both babies and vegetation into being, into this world. Her arms are on her knees in an almost meditative position .
Kashmir Shaivism a householder tradition use the shakti force in everything as the main door on entrance to consciousness .our masters has been aware that the most accessible aspect of shakti , of primordial cosmic energy , is women, for every women is a goddesses and Kundalini is that mysterious dynamism which guides the evolution of being from the fertilized ovum onwards. in history and legend the woman is often a source of meditation, vision , excitement, strength, challenge, energy and inspiration to humans and acts as a catalyst in his life, while the role of the goddesses was to guide, direct and give meaning to the lives of the heroes that they choose.
During this course we will recognize the divine first in us healing our feminine aspect and then through daily practice washing away old layers of conditioning that will empower us in how to support other women specially during their journey into motherhood, conscious birthing and postnatal yoga in adequate manner so we can encourage women to experience a confident postnatal transition, joy-filled pregnancy, and empowered birth, menstrual phase and menopause
These hours must be spent observing another teacher lead a prenatal yoga class. A portion of these hours must be spent with Lead Trainers.
These hours must be spent teaching a prenatal yoga class. A portion of these hours must be spent with Lead Trainers and as lead teacher of the class
|7:00 – 7:30 am||Meditation|
|7:30 am- 8:00 am||Chanting, breathing exercises, sukshumas|
|8:00 – 9:00 am||Asanas and pranayama|
|9:00 am – 10:30 am||Break|
|10:30 – 11:15 am||Philosophy Kashmir Shaivism|
|11:15- 11:30 am||Tea|
|11:30 am – 12:30 pm||Teaching Methodology|
|12:30 pm – 2:00 pm||Lunch break|
|2:00pm – 2:45 pm||Anatomy, physiology and Hormonal changes during pregnancy/childbirth and postpartum|
|2:45 pm – 3:15 pm||General Background|
|3:15 pm – 4:15 pm||Practicum|
85 Hours ( 78 contact hours) 2 weeks ( Wednesday free) the remaining 7 non contact hours are to be used to write a report and prepare for a reevaluation test and teaching for a International certification recognize worldwide Yoga Alliance (85 hours)
After completing training with a RPYS, graduates must also teach 30 hours of prenatal yoga before they may register as as RPYT. These hours of prenatal yoga must be taught after graduating from a RPYS. Requisite to register with the Yoga Alliance is to have a 1 level 200 YTTC, in case you are a birth worker you will receive a certificate from KSSOY