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Here you can find the outline of our Online Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training RPYT 85h syllabus.
5 Elements - International School of Yoga and Movement is a place of learning and collaboration for yoga teachers and students from all around the world. We offer courses in Europe and India.
Upon completion of this fully online yoga course, you will be eligible to register as a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) with Yoga Alliance, providing you hold a TTC200 certification already. This opens our graduates the doors to a truly global career as a yoga teacher. This unique course blends yoga styles that will make your own practice more complete and enhance your career by enabling you to offer prenatal yoga to your pregnant students.
Prenatal yoga benefits
Decreases lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, and shortness of breath
Decreases the risk of preterm labour, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and intrauterine growth restriction - a condition that slows a baby's growth
Increases the strength, flexibility, and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
Reduces stress and anxiety
Minimal requirement to join the course: TTC200 certificate from any RYS200 school (or an equivalent education/experience if you do not wish to register with YA).
This is course is for you if you:
prefer to study yoga online and obtain Yoga Alliance-recognized RPYT certificate
teach safely and with confidence yoga to pregnant women
enhance your career by enabling you to offer diverse yoga styles to your students
wish to study advanced yoga anatomy to make sure your teachings are safe and beneficial
are independent and wish to be able to sequence your own classes
love to meet people from different life paths and nationalities who are passionate about yoga
explore non-physical aspects of yoga such as pranayama and meditation
develop an engaging personal practice for a healthy body and peaceful mind
advance your yoga career
What distinguishes our approach to yoga?
We believe in a practice that is adapted to individual needs.
We refrain from an excessive focus on a ‘handbook’ alignment that is based on straight lines, defined angles and rigidity. We encourage adaptive and spontaneous self-adjustments which can be aided by conscious breathing.
We believe that there is no one, ideal version of any posture. Rather, asanas are templates that encourage you to explore the potential of your body, connect to your breath and expand consciousness.
The balance of flexibility and strength is the cornerstone of hatha yoga. Therefore, we do not overly emphasize stretching that places flexibility as the main goal of yoga practice.
We think that yoga props can be of great help, as long as a student is not dependent them entirely and the props don’t overly complicate the practice. We believe everyone should aim at being able to use or forgo props, at any stage of their practice.
We incorporate elements of pranayama and meditation into each yoga class. We think that a yoga practice that is purely physical misses the holistic approach that distinguishes yoga from exercise.
About the Syllabus
This course syllabus exceeds the Yoga Alliance minimal requirements for 85h Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Courses. Graduates will receive certificates which entitle them to register as RPYT at www.yogaaliance.org providing they hold a TTC200 certification already. Teaching language and certificate language is English. This certification is fully equivalent to in-person training and the certificate doesn't mention the online modality.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Yoga Alliance has authorized schools to run all trainings entirely in the online mode for a couple of months. Therefore, we have brought our yoga TTC online. Online classes will be transmitted via the Zoom platform. You would need a smartphone or a computer to run the app, using a camera in your device can be very beneficial but is not required. If you cannot join us at the designated class hours for live streaming, you can still do classes from recordings. Below is the outline of the course syllabus.
You can join the course at any time and follow the content at your own pace from recordings. If you prefer to join live, below are the dates:
Online live schedule: 30 Oct-1 Nov and 13-15 Nov 2020: 7am-4pm CEST (11:30 am - 8:30 pm IST) with breaks
Read our FAQ section to learn more about the courses.
Prenatal Yoga TTC Syllabus Modules
1. Practical: Sun Salutations (modified), Standing poses
Theory: Basics of Pregnancy, Anatomy and Physiology
2. Practical: Side bending Backbends
Theory: Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga, First, Second and Third Trimester Class Planning/ complications in 1st , 2nd and 3rd trimesters
3. Practical: Twists, Hip Opening
Theory: Ayurvedic Perspective of Pregnancy, diet, lifestyle etc.
4. Practical: Forward bends
Theory: Pranayama, Relaxation, Yoga Nidra, Chanting, Ethics, Yoga Philosophy
5. Practical: Inversions
Theory: Teaching Methodology, Lamaze, Post natal yoga,
6. Practical: Students to lead a yoga class,
Theory: Final knowledge check