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.
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.
Prenatal Yoga Teacher's manual
200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate
Pre readings and completion of online courses
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 HighlightsVisit 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.
AccommodationsWe 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
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineBreakfast 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).
DirectionsYou 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.
Reviews To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).
Kelly Anne Butera June 13, 2020
This was a great workshop. I really enjoyed the online format and the use of the breakout rooms to meet and have discussion of the experiential techniques with other attendees. Yogrishi Vishvketu is such a brilliant teacher! I love his easy nature, sense of humor and his openness to answering questions. The various breathing practices ( pranayama ) that he presented during this class serve as excellent tools to promote overall better health and a peaceful, calm receptive mind. Looking forward to attending more offerings this summer and fall.
Géraldine Soares January 03, 2020
I came 3 times at Anand Prakash Ashram and each time i could feel i just came back home. The energy of this place is amazing, the community of teachers, students and the ashram office is so supportive and welcoming. You can practice a daily routine from 5.20am with meditation, yoga, fire puja, until a delicioux breakfast. It is just the perfect way to start any day. Then i came back to experience the yoga teacher training, (200 hours and 300 hours) in 2017 and 2019. They are the most powerful experiences i have ever had. Yogrishi Vishvketu and the teachers team guide us into deep teachings of vedic wisdom, anatomy, technical asanas and pranayama... But for me this more than a training, this is a transformational experience that helps me to know more about my true nature, to bring more consciousness on my samskaras, to heal my mind and release my body, to share intense moment with people from all over the world and to be just surrounded by so much joy, so much love, so much support. I am so grateful to life that she brought me there, at the Anand Prakash Ashram and made me meet the one i now call Guruji. Thank so much to every person of the Akhanda Family !
Jaana Kokkonen November 10, 2019
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.