Akhanda Prenatal Yoga 100-hour Teacher Training

About This Event

This 100-hour residential training course at Anand Prakash Ashram in Rishikesh, India will ignite your passion and give you the confidence and tools to support, empower, and embolden women on their childbearing journey. This immersive course offers a rare blend of ancient yogic philosophy and practices and research-based findings that uphold sacred wisdom, all while incorporating a modern, feminine approach.


This Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training goes far beyond just adapting the postures for pregnant bodies – it offers a holistic, comprehensive, and revolutionary system to support mothers in all stages of pregnancy and postpartum. Developed and guided by Akhanda teacher trainer, full spectrum doula and holistic nutritionist Usha Anandi, this program is offered from a place of presence and embodied experience with the field of prenatal health. Usha will be assisted by the graceful wisdom of Jyanti Anandi, Akhanda teacher and prenatal Yoga specialist.


This course is ideal for Yoga teachers, doulas, midwives, women’s health enthusiasts, nurses, and those who feel the call to enhance their skills and ability to support pregnant mothers through asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation, and yogic wisdom. The course instills in you the presence and clarity to hold space for a woman's own self-empowerment, creating greater, deeper connection with her own body for the sacred rite of passage that is pregnancy and birth.

Course Overview


During this course, we will explore the following:

Over 25 asanas for all trimesters of pregnancy

Pranayama and breathing techniques for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum

The wisdom of the yoga sutras as applied to pregnancy

An overview of the physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation throughout the trimesters of pregnancy and into postpartum

Anatomy: An in depth look at the major muscles of pregnancy and birth, including the pelvic floor

Anatomy of breath and its relationship to birth

Anatomy of the subtle energy body as it relates to conception, pregnancy and birth

Specific sequencing and practices for each trimester

Restorative postures for pregnancy

Mantra, vocal toning and kirtan: an exploration of the relationship between the voice and the womb, as well as vibrational healing during pregnancy, birth and postpartum


Graduates of this training will get a certificate for 100+ CEU hours (90 contact hours). This program exceeds the expectations of 85 hours for registration as a Prenatal Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance.


Included Materials

Prenatal Yoga Teacher's manual


Course Requirement

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate

Pre readings and completion of online courses


Daily Schedule

This is designed to be an intensive Ashram residential experience

5:15 - 5:45       Meditation

6:00 - 7:45       Prenatal Yoga Class

8:00 - 8:30       Fire Puja

8:30 - 9:00       Breakfast

9:15 - 12:15     Program Session

12:30 - 1:00     Lunch

2:30 - 5:45       Program Session

6:00 - 6:45       Dinner

7:00 - 8:00       Evening program (certain evenings will be free)

The course takes place over 11 days, so there is a day off on Saturday with just morning practice and meditation on that day.

Venue Highlights

Visit us in Rishikesh – City of Yoga! Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the north end of Rishikesh Village is a special place for Yoga and Meditation. Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram hosts the Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training programs with three to four YTT 200, one YTT 300 and several advanced 100-hour modules each year. The Ashram has ongoing self-styled retreats available all year when spots are available.


We have shared double occupancy rooms with two single beds, an attached bathroom and shelves and night tables for your convenience. All guests have access to two yoga classes a day, morning fire puja and evening kirtan 2 - 3 times a week. We also have bright common spaces, a garden, rooftop terrace and two sofa sitting rooms for your use.


  • Free Wifi
  • Yoga Studio
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Breakfast may be oatmeal, apple samosa or parantha with apple, banana, papaya and other seasonal fruits. Herbal tea is also served and there is the option of milk. Lunch and dinner consist of rice and/or chapatti, dal (moong, kidney beans, chick peas or pinto) and vegetable stew (pumpkin, cauliflower, carrot and pea, okra or mixed vegetables).


You can get to the Ashram most easily by flying into Dehradun Airport. The Ashram can arrange for a car to pick you up, or just take a taxi.

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  • Jaana Kokkonen   November 10, 2019

      Beautiful prenatal YTT100

    One of the best course i’v ever done. Teachers who know what they are talking about and teach from their heart. Loving, accepting and nurturing athmosphere trough out the course. Time to integrate, time to rest, time to learn. Rest, digest, reproduce.

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