Detailed Class Schedule for the upcoming teacher training batches.
|Course Dates||Classes||CLASS TIMINGS||Detailed Class Schedule|
|07 November 2023 - 14 December 2023||Every Tuesday, Thursday||
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
(Hong Kong Standard Time)
|21st May 2024 - 27th June 2024||Every Tuesday, Thursday||
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
(Hong Kong Standard Time)
Anahata Yoga’s Accredited 100 hours Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Course (RPYT) is a comprehensive prenatal yoga certification programme designed to equip aspiring yoga instructors with a strong foundational knowledge of physiology and anatomy in pregnancy. Students of the course will learn to support women in every stage of pregnancy, through delivery, and even into the early days of motherhood.
The 100 hours Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Course is a specialised programme for yoga practitioners aspiring to teach yoga to pregnant women. Students are taught how various yogic practices are adapted and modified during various stages of pregnancy and early motherhood. Highly qualified and experienced instructors will teach the physical and mental changes that occur normally in a pregnant body, and how yoga can help promote a smooth pregnancy.
At the end of this course, students will be able to deliver specific pre- and post-natal classes for pregnant women.
Busy Hong Kong professionals now have the option of undergoing yoga teacher training at their own pace and in their own schedule. Available for the first time in Hong Kong, Anahata Yoga now applies a modular system to all its yoga teacher training programme. This will allow yoga practitioners with busy schedules to enroll only in one (or more) of the series of classes of their choice - without having to enroll in the teacher training in one go. Students will receive a participation certificate after completing a module. Those who have completed the total number of modules within a two-year period and have successfully completed the practical assessment and assignment may then obtain the 100hrs Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Certificate, which signifies their completion of the entire course.
We recognize that yoga is a popular pursuit in Hong Kong. People seek it out for its health benefits and often incorporate it into their active lifestyles. However, yoga instruction is not equal among the various yoga centers in Hong Kong. This is where our accredited Teacher Training Courses make all the difference.
Our courses are accredited by, and offered in conjunction with, Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre in India. This is the first time outside of India that such a programme is being offered.
Our classes are designed and taught in the same way as our instructors are taught. Predominantly from India, our instructors are fully learned not only in the practice of their discipline, but also in the history and philosophy behind the practice. The resulting combination of grassroots knowledge both practical and theoretical in our programmes give students more in-depth learning than they may able to find elsewhere in Hong Kong.
|Monday||6.30 - 9.30 pm|
|Tuesday||7.00 - 9.00 am|
|Wednesday||7.00 - 9.00 am|
|Thursday||7.00 - 9.00 am|
|Friday||4.30 - 6.30 pm|
|Sunday||3.30 - 5.30 pm|
All YTT students can attend up to 30 Andiappan Yoga classes as part of the teacher training learning. There are also exclusive Andiappan Yoga classes conducted for ongoing YTT students where they get to interact with the teachers and ask questions from the syllabus about their practice and improve on their limitations.
This class will equip students with the knowledge to develop a sequence for self-practice which they can do at home or while traveling. The ability to put together a sequence to meet one's goals while taking into consideration one's limitations will be very important when one start to teach.
Please note classes and schedule may change without prior notice.
Yoga Alliance Accredited Organisation, International Yoga Academy is a registered Prenatal Yoga school with Yoga Alliance and Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre, Chennai, India (www.andiappanyoga.com).
Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training courses around the globe. Upon completion of this course, students can apply for RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) with yoga alliance by fulfilling the requirements of Yoga Alliance registration standards. We offer assistance to students interested in applying for a Yoga Alliance Registration after completing a teacher training course.
About Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre - Chennai, South India is known throughout the world for its contribution to Yogic Science. Founded by Guruji Dr. Asana Andiappan in 1950, it is meticulously run by Dr. Asana Andiappan and Trust Members, all of whom have over 50 years of experience in Yogasanas and Naturopathy. It is the only yoga college and research centre recognized by the government as well as two universities in India.
Located in Chennai, South India, the centre runs various yoga programmes as well as free awareness camps that are aided and supported by various government and private organisations. It has been collabourating with various medical universities, hospitals and organisations that run research programmes on yoga and its therapeutic benefits. The centre is also home to the widely read Asana International Yoga Journal(www.asanajournal.com) , which has a readership of 200,000 and growing, in India and around the world.
Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre also has accredited franchisee centres in over 30 countries that run yoga programmes, and teacher training courses.
1. Students interested in enrolling in the Teacher Training Certificate Course may do so by filling up the Online Application Form and by accepting the course terms and conditions.
2. Applications will then be assessed by our Programme Directors. Successful applicants will be informed of their admission within two working days of their application.
3. Students can choose to confirm their admission by making secure online payment or may call or visit our studio and speak to one of our membership consultants or faculty members for any questions or concerns that they may have about the course.
4. Your admission is only confirmed when the course fee is fully paid. If for any unavoidable circumstances if you would like to change to the next available course dates you can do so within 7 days from the course fee payment.
The market for yoga teacher training courses has become more lucrative as yoga has grown more popular in recent years. Without an official governing body regulating these courses, it is not difficult to set up short courses and create certifications on paper. At Anahata Yoga, we don’t compromise on quality. We want to ensure that students graduating from our programme have interacted with teachers, attended actual prenatal yoga teacher training classes in our studio, and received a first-hand experience of teaching prenatal yoga classes structured specifically for pregnant women.
Students of our programme attend a minimum of 10 prenatal yoga teacher training classes as part of the requirements for certification, ensuring they are able to confidently teach and guide pregnant women upon completion.
Post-teacher training, we also offer reorientation classes through the Andiappan Yoga Community (www.yogacommunity.org), where students can learn about the latest developments in prenatal yoga, health and pregnancy, and related research, findings, and teaching methodologies.
Support for our students does not stop after completion of the programme. The same experience cannot be guaranteed in an online class or a short-term weekend course.
Yoga students who have studied and trained in traditional yoga learning settings such as ours should be able to tailor-make yoga classes for various body types, including women in the middle of their pregnancy. However, as most teacher training programmes offered today focus on one style – often based on the lineage of the instructor – the classes tend to teach a fixed set of poses.
At Anahata Yoga, we refrain from labeling our yoga ‘styles’. Our courses do not represent any one lineage. We teach students the basics of yoga, its origin and philosophy, and the various traditions of yoga so that they may understand the essence of the practice – and how ‘prenatal yoga’ came to be what it is today.
Our 100 hours Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Course is designed in a such a way that students will be able to customize yoga practices based on an individual’s physical and mental states, increasing its effectiveness and therapeutic value, including that for pregnant women.
Ultimately, we teach yoga for the general well-being of the mind and body, as well as its unique benefits during pregnancy.
The course has an elaborate focus on the pregnancy anatomy, its yogic view, and how yoga contributes to the labour process. We teach basic and practical knowledge required to apply tools in yoga that benefit the mother’s, as well as the child’s, well-being. Students also receive a lot of interactive, practical sessions with the faculty. You learn the poses, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation techniques that are specifically modified for pregnancy.
Please read our 10 Reasons to Join Our Teacher Training Course. That aside, there are three main advantages to joining our Teacher Training Courses:
The Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Course is a beginner's course and does not involve intensive yoga practice. If you don’t have any pregnancy complications, this can be a perfect opportunity to learn and experience the prenatal yoga. We have had pregnant women take up and successfully complete the course before.
We call the last week of the course Revision Week. During Revision Week, students who have missed classes or who have questions may request to go over those topics once again.
Yes, of course, You don’t have to be a female teacher to teach a pregnant woman. Anyone can learn the knowledge and apply it safely to pregnant women.
Assessments are conducted in two parts, theory and practical. For the theory part, you will be given a prenatal yoga topic from the syllabus, where you need to write on that topic and submit it online.
For the practical assessments, we will conduct a teaching practice session by forming a group and the course faculty teachers will assess the teaching methods and give you inputs on what you need to do to improve teaching techniques in the long term. Upon successful completion of both, you will receive the Course Graduation Certificate.
Upon completion of this course, students can apply for RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) with yoga alliance by fulfilling the requirements of Yoga Alliance registration standards. We offer assistance to students interested in applying for a Yoga Alliance Registration after completing a teacher training course.
Yes, you can. Most of our Teacher Training graduates are now full-time yoga teachers in Hong Kong as well as volunteer teachers in charity organisations, such as the Andiappan Yoga Community,(www.yogacommunity.org) where we offer opportunities to teach yoga in various places in Hong Kong. The Andiappan Yoga Community is a non-profit organisation that aims to share the joy and health benefits of Andiappan Yoga teachings with as many people as possible. We organise social community events such as free yoga classes to the public in places with little access to yoga centre memberships. Our volunteers are all qualified yoga teachers with specializations to teach different groups of individuals, such as those with specific illnesses, disabilities, and the underprivileged. As of today, our graduates have been volunteering for the Andiappan Yoga Community in partnership with the following organisations:
To join how to join the community and our activities you can visit www.yogacommunity.org
We have many TT graduates currently teaching full time and part time in many yoga studios in Hong Kong and other parts of the world. Some of our graduates are successfully running their own yoga studios in many part of the world including;
You can find more references in our teacher directory https://iya-asia.com/teacher-directory/