Prenatal Yoga Course

This Prenatal Yoga Course (Singapore) is specifically designed for individuals who wish to be certified as a Prenatal Yoga Teacher, including current yoga teachers as well as fitness professionals who want a deeper understanding of pre-natal yoga. Learn how to accommodate pregnant women in your group/private yoga classes with modified poses and sequences and understand the condition of pregnancy within medical and yoga terms.

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Requirements:


  • Participants from all walks of life are welcome.

Disclaimer: Please seek medical clearance from your healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant and intend to pursue this course.

Duration:


4 days, 6 hours daily

Weekday and Weekend batches available

Course hours: 24 hours

Research/Homework: 6 hours

Teaching practice: 10 hours

TOTAL HOURS: 40 hours

Trainers and Course Facilitators:

Andrea McKenna

Andrea, a registered Yoga Alliance instructor, has been practicing yoga for 20+ years and has 19 years professional experience teaching yoga to adults and children of all levels. A former competitive athlete and professional fitness instructor, Andrea discovered the benefits of Hatha, Ashtanga, Bikram and Restorative yoga while training for international and national select-side rugby in the United States.

Making the mind-body connection helped her elevate her game performance, support injury recovery and prevention, as well as maintain general training and conditioning. Yoga also improved her mental health, a huge benefit which Andrea seeks to share with yogis of all backgrounds.

As she moved on from competitive sports and became a Mommy to baby Georgia Grace in 2012,  Andrea sought to expand her yoga experience to include a variety of levels, from beginner to advanced and from children to older practitioners, including practices that feature prenatal yoga for new Mommies and Mommies-to-be.

Andrea has completed Levels 1-5 of training through YogaFit in the United States over the past 10 years. In 2013, she completed the 200-hour Ashtanga Primary Series Teacher Training, as well as Kids Yoga Teacher Training and Pre- and Post-Natal Teacher Training, through Tirisula Yoga in Singapore. Andrea currently teaches Hatha, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Kids and Prenatal Yoga classes.

Curriculum:


1. General Background in the Specialty Area:
  • Understanding importance of informed consent and medical clearance
  • Understanding how pregnancy affects the psyche of the pregnant and postpartum woman
  • Understanding conditions and risk factors that determine high-risk and non-high-risk pregnancy, and how to differentiate between the two
2. Techniques, Training and Practice:
  • Basic Hatha Vinyasa/ Ashtanga asana and sequences, alignment, pranayama and meditation techniques
  • Appropriate asana for each trimester of pregnancy and postpartum
  • Proper alignment and modifications for each trimester and postpartum
  • Sequencing techniques
  • Asana and pranayama contraindications
  • Relaxation techniques for stress management, labour and delivery
3. Teaching Methodology:
  • Learning effective communication skills for special pregnancy population
  • Sequencing and teaching yoga classes for women in each trimester
  • Sequencing and teaching yoga classes for beginner, intermediate, advanced pregnant women
  • Learning modifications for pregnant participants of regular yoga classes
4. Anatomy and Physiology:
  • Discussion of pregnancy and the subtle body
  • In-depth explanation of the female pelvic anatomy—pelvic movement and pelvic floor muscles
  • Anatomical and physiological changes in pregnancy
  • Normal labour and delivery process
  • Pregnancy-related or pregnancy-induced medical conditions and complications
5. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Prenatal Yoga Teachers:
  • Application of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali during pregnancy
  • Application of the Yamas and Niyamas in pregnancy and postpartum
6. Practicum:
  • Practice teaching with Lead Trainer
  • Peer teaching
  • Submission and Lead Trainer review of 30 min teaching video for certificate approval

Course Fee:

SGD 1050

Early bird SGD 950 (register and pay at least 8 weeks before the course starts)

Weekday batch: 8am to 2pm

Weekend batch: 12pm to 6pm

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Location:

Paya Lebar Branch, Singapore

Registration:

Full payment upon registration. Online registration and payment.

Registration deadline: 2 weeks before the start date

Minimum 4 students to start

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Payment mode:

  • Online payment via Stripe (Visa, Mastercard, Amex)
  • Bank Transfer (write to us for details)