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Gurukul Yogashala – Yoga for Pregnancy

Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Pregnancy is the most amazing and difficult period in women’s life while experiencing the changes in her body and mind. Throughout the pregnancy journey, women face challenges not only on the physical front but also on emotional, hormonal, psychological, biological along with various fears and doubts in her mind to ensure the health and well-being of child. In our ancient text, Vedas, Pregnancy is considered a Spiritual Journey as the transformation a women go through during nurturing a new life within her are life changing.

Prenatal yoga or Pregnancy yoga is beneficial for all would-be mothers which helps in different kinds of stretching, focused breathing and performing asanas that are modified to benefit the pregnant women. Our prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher training course at Gurukul Yogashala reflects traditional Indian methods of pre and post-pregnancy care, which are rooted in Garbhopanishad, ancient Vedic texts that provide guidance on pregnancy, childbirth, and child-rearing. If you are looking for traditional form of learning 85 hours prenatal yoga teacher training course according to ancient text – Vedas then you have come to right place! Don’t Wait and learn to care for would-be mothers.

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Many expecting mothers wonder if practicing yoga during pregnancy is safe.?

The answer is yes! Prenatal yoga offers numerous benefits for both the body and mind. It includes gentle physical postures, breathwork, meditation, and chanting, creating a holistic practice that promotes relaxation and prepares mothers-to-be for the journey of motherhood. Our prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher training course integrates the ancient Indian Vedic way of life and traditional methods of pre- and post-pregnancy care.

The Prenatal yoga teacher training in Rishikesh at Gurukul Yogashala provides you a perfect opportunity to learn how to conduct prenatal yoga classes effectively. Gurukul Yogashala during the entire course provides an comprehensive training rooted in Garbhopanishad science providing a complete understanding on prenatal postures, breathing techniques, meditation practices, anatomy of the asanas and much more. At the completion of the course, you will find that you have acquired right and authentic knowledge to share the all-inclusive benefits of prenatal yoga with yourself and others.

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Who can do this course?

Our Pre and Postnatal course is open to a diverse range of individuals who are passionate about supporting pregnant individuals and new mothers on their journey. This course is suitable for:

  • Expecting parents: Whether you are in the preconception phase or currently pregnant, this course will provide valuable knowledge and tools to support a healthy pregnancy and prepare for the postnatal period.
  • Yoga teachers: Both female and male yoga teachers are encouraged to join the course to enhance their teaching skills and specialize in prenatal and postnatal yoga. Deepen your understanding of the unique needs of pregnant individuals and new mothers, and learn how to create safe and effective yoga practices for them.
  • Professionals in related fields: If you are a nutritionist, therapist, Ayurveda consultant, or work in a field related to women's health and wellness, this course will complement your existing knowledge and expand your expertise in supporting pre and postnatal individuals.

What sets apart Gurukul Yogashala is our commitment to teach everyone the traditional way to make this loving journey for a mom-to-be as comfortable as possible. Allowing to acknowledge the changes in mom-to-be in appositive way and understanding about various complexities during pregnancy, we offer traditional approach based on ancient text of Vedas to nurture expecting mothers.

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Course Syllabus - Pre & Postnatal

What you will learn in 85 Hour Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh?

Being a Pregnant Mom-to-be or instructing a class filled with would-be- mothers can be over-whelming experience. Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Course is designed specially with care for Pregnant women to assist them a smoother transition from conceiving to child-birth with the different aspects of care post birth also. This course will help you in providing the knowledge of how your body changes during Pregnancy times. Post the completion of the course you can become Professional Yoga Trainer for other Pregnant women to help them in their journey.

85 Hour Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Course Curriculum:

Gurukul Yogashala’s prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher course will help you in understanding why it is important to do Yoga during Pregnancy. How important it is for the expecting mother to relax during this most beautiful journey and what precautions are need to be taken.

What will you learn?

  • What is Yoga? Difference between Yoga and Prenatal Yoga.
  • Why it is important to do Yoga in Pregnancy for expectant mothers?
  • Preparing the women physically, emotionally and spiritually for conception
  • Sankalp or Resolve for Pregnancy

Asana practice during each trimester is important for the expectant women. There will be different asanas during each trimester and also the asana practice will depend on the health of the expectant mothers. You will get the knowledge on which types of Asanas to perform during Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Course with Gurukul Yogashala.

What will you learn?

Standing Asana

  • Tadasana
  • Triyak tadasana
  • Katichakrasana
  • Pelvic Rotation
  • Urdhwahastasana
  • Ardha Uttanasana
  • Uttanasana
  • Trikonasana
  • Parivritta Trikonasana
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • Kaliasana
  • Veerbhadrasana & Variations
  • Reverse Warrior Pose
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Utkatasana
  • Wall Supported Squat
  • Vrikshasana
  • Natarajasana

Sitting / Kneeling Asanas

  • Vajrasana
  • Marjariasana & Variations
  • Vyaghrasana & Variations
  • Uttanashishisana
  • Simhagarjanasana
  • Gomukhasana
  • Ashwasanchalanasana & Variations
  • Ustrasana
  • Shashankasana & Variations
  • Parvatasana & Variations
  • Janusirsana Asdhapurvottasana
  • Chakkichalanasana
  • Upavista Konasana
  • Open Twist Pose
  • Ardhapadmasana Twist
  • Baddhakonasana
  • Malasana
  • Crow Walk

Supine Asanas

  • Matsyendrasana
  • Anantasana
  • Ek Pada Uttanapasasana
  • Pawanmuktasana
  • Anandabalasana
  • Setubandhasana
  • Suptabadhakonasana
  • Supine Twist
  • Reclining Pigeon Stretch
  • Suptavirasana
  • Pelvic Floor Asanas
  • Post-Natal Surya Namaskar
  • Abdominal Stretches
  • Gentle Back Stretches
  • Sitting Twists
  • Kneeling Stretches
  • Kneeling Sun Salutation
  • Standing Sun Salutation
  • Standing Forward Bend
  • Rolling Plough

Cleansing techniques can be very helpful for women during pregnancy. It helps in clearing out the blockages to make it easy for the expectant mothers.

What will you learn?

  • Jal Neti Kriya
  • Vaman Kriya

Relaxation during Pregnancy is the most important not only for the expectant mother but also for the unborn child. Pranayama Sessions during prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher training in Rishikesh with Gurukul Yogashala will help you understand how to perform different Pranayama during each trimester of the Pregnancy.

What you will learn?

  • Deep Breathing or Yogic Breathing
  • Nadi Shodhan Pranayama
  • Ujjayi Pranayama
  • Bhramari Pranayama
  • Sheetali Pranayama

Mudras translate gestures. they are the physical positions of the whole body or parts of the body such as hands.

What will you learn?

  • Dhayana Mudra
  • Hridaya Mudra
  • Jnana Mudra
  • Prana Mudra
  • Yoni Mudra
  • Ashwini Mudra

Meditation during Pregnancy will help you connect with yourself and also with your child creating a beautiful bond between the mother and the baby. Meditation will also help relieve the stress and anxiety if an expectant mother feels because of the changes in her body during the pregnancy.

What you will learn

  • Basics of Meditation
  • Learn how to sit in pregnancy
  • How to breathe in pregnancy
  • How to relax in pregnancy
  • How to meditate in Pregnancy

Types of Meditation

  • Nature Awareness & Nature Walking
  • Mantra Meditation
  • Kaya sthairyam – Body Steadiness Meditation
  • Breath Awareness Meditation
  • Silence Meditation
  • Birth Meditation
  • Welcoming Baby Meditation
  • Baby Connection Meditation
  • Om Walking Meditation

At Gurukul Yogashala, we help you understand why we follow the practices of Garbha Sanskara during our Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh to help you understand the philosophy about why we should practice the traditional practices of Garbhopanishad. You will be able to learn what type of lifestyle you need to follow for healthy expectant mother and child.

What will you learn?

  • Understanding the true meaning of Yoga in Pregnancy
  • Yogic culture and spirituality during pregnancy
  • Garbha Samskara Philosophy
  • Ethics of a Prenatal Yoga Teacher
  • The mind of a mother
  • Relationship of wife and husband during pregnancy

There will be numerous changes during each stage of Pregnancy and also after the child birth. And Ayurveda and proper food intake will help the expectant mothers and new mothers to balance their body by giving the proper nutrition that will help in right nutrients for the body.

What will you learn?

  • Ayurveda tips
  • Basics of Ayurveda
  • Herbs and nutrition
  • Ayurveda medicines
  • Food to balance bata, pitta, and Kapha during labour
  • Ayurveda before, during, and after pregnancy

A woman’s body undergoes multiple changes during and post-pregnancy. During the anatomy classes, you will be able to understand how different organs function during each stage of pregnancy.

What will you learn?

  • Introduction of stages of life
  • Menstrual cycle
  • How to make Healthy menstrual cycle
  • Abnormal menstrual cycle
  • Female infertility
  • Male infertility
  • Anatomical and physical changes during the Pregnancy
  • Physical, Mental & Foetus changes during First, Second & Third Trimester

Yoga helps us to prepare physically, mentally and spiritually for birthing.

What will you learn?

  • Different types of breathing during the labour
  • Mantra chanting during the labour
  • Different Positions to make it easier during the birthing

Motherhood is a special experience worldwide. After the birth of child, women feel a lot of different emotions. Yoga practices can help her to overcome these emotions.

What will you learn?

  • Yoga and pranayama for normal delivery
  • Yoga and pranayama for c- section.
  • Post-partum depression.
  • Baby and mother care.
  • Nutrition for post pregnancy mother.
  • Position during feeding.

Pregnancy changes the nutrient requirements of a woman, in particular, the needs of specific micronutrients increase to a large extent.

What will you learn?

  • Nutrition of mother before, during, after pregnancy
  • Food for lactating mother
  • Food for weight reduction after pregnancy.
  • Food for the baby

Caring for expectant mothers as a Certified Yoga Teacher is a great responsibility. During the sessions of Teaching Methodology, you will understand various factors to deal with the stress of new would-be parents.

What will you learn?

  • Important factors about pregnancy
  • What should the student and teacher know
  • How to prepare a Pregnancy yoga class
  • Different hormonal stages of expectant mothers during the class
  • How to make sequence a prenatal class
  • How to talk calmly with the expectant mothers
  • Proper guidance to be connected with inner self as well as with the baby inside
  • Emotion and fear management

You will get the certification at the end of the course after proper evaluation. The evaluation will be based on:

What will you learn?

  • Performance throughout the course
  • Attendance
  • Conduct
  • Practical demonstration of the postures (test)

Pre & Postnatal Sample Daily Schedule

Gurukul Yogashala follows a schedule prescribed by Yoga Alliance regulations.

05:30 AM

Wake Up

06:30 AM


08:15 AM

Shatkarma Kriya

08:30 AM


10:15 AM


11:30 AM


12:15 PM


02:00 PM

Tea Break

02:15 PM


03:30 PM


05:00 PM


06:30 PM


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Accommodation at Gurukul Yogashala

Our lodging offers comfortable rooms with stunning mountain views, invigorating showers, spacious closets, and free Wi-Fi. Guests can choose between shared or private rooms, both with private bathrooms that have hot and cold running water. Nearby shops cater to all needs within walking distance. Our management team ensures a tidy atmosphere throughout your stay. You'll get to relish the aroma of nature and experience the essence of divinity while practicing yoga outdoors with a breathtaking view of the Himalayas and the Ganges. It's an idyllic setting to call home during your stay.

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Sattvic Food for Every Yoga Aspirant

Meals of a yogic diet have been served at the Gurukul Yogashala in Rishikesh. Getting started with yoga is easier with the help of our gluten-free, yogic diet. The meal, together with the detox tea and juices, contains a good balance of nutrients such as vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, calcium, and other minerals. We believe that Meditation loses its efficacy when consumed alongside unhealthy eating. Meditation is unnecessary when the diet is healthy. What we eat has a significant impact on our ability to meditate and practice yoga.

Gurukul Yogashala is located in the Holy City of Rishikesh in the foothills of Mighty Himalayas near the Ganga River. Rishikesh is the home to various rishis and yogis who have come to start their spiritual journey of ultimate liberation to connect with supreme conscious. The same connection you will be able to feel when you step for the first time here.

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Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Cultural Excursion


Vashisht Cave

Connect with the divine energy of the Vashistha cave


Water Fall

Enjoy a peaceful hike in the woods up to the waterfall.


Ganga Aarti

Let the energy of the holy Ganga bring you inner peace



Witness the breathtaking views of the greater Himalayas

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Course Duration : 7 Days

Pre & Postnatal YTTC FEES

Triple Sharing (Female)

USD 449   599

Twin Sharing

USD 499   666

Private Room

USD 599   799

Without Accommodation

USD 299   399

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Inclusive - Prenatal & Postnatal

  • Course manual for teacher training program.
  • Savor two delicious and nutritious meals with afternoon tea and snacks to keep you energised.
  • Stay refreshed with 24*7 purified RO Water, Herbal Tea & Ayurvedic Drink.
  • Stay connected with WiFi access.
  • Yoga Sessions 6 days a week.
  • Enhance your practice with provided yoga mats, blocks, straps, and bolsters.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture through engaging in cultural evening activities, kirtan, and movie nights.
  • Obtain certification as a yoga teacher recognized by Yoga Alliance.
  • Enjoy a 6 night stay in our comfortable accommodations and choose between private and shared accommodations to suit your preference.
  • Make the most of off-days with leisurely off-days, featuring guided excursions with Gurukul Yogashala.

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Exclusive - Prenatal & Postnatal

  • Room heater also available upon request for an additional fee of $50.
  • Air conditioning is not included unless specifically requested, with an additional cost of $50.
  • Course fees do not cover expenses such as airfare, visas, or insurance. Please make the necessary arrangements beforehand.
  • Transportation to the airport can be arranged upon request, with the cost of a taxi ride from New Delhi Airport to Rishikesh School covered ($80).
  • Any Ayurvedic Massage or treatment is not included in the course fees.
  • Personal Sessions of Emotional Healing or Reiki Healing will be charged Separately.


Why Gurukul Yogashala should be your final choice to start you Yoga Journey?

Gurukul Yogashala, Traditional Yoga School in Rishikesh, shares knowledge of yoga that is based on our ancient scriptures – the Vedas. Rishikesh, known as the Yoga Capital of the world, has always been blessed with true knowledge of yoga gurus and sages since ancient times. At Gurukul Yogashala, we believe that yoga is not just a physical practice but a holistic way of life that can be included in our daily lives to make it better. We stand by our traditional values but are determined to nurture transformation for modern needs. With the philosophy of "You Become What You Believe", we open the doors of self-discovery through our yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh to empower you with the skills and knowledge to become a certified yoga teacher.

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Key Takeaways: Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Certification Program in Rishikesh

  • Authentic Tradition: Gurukul Yogashala follows the authentic tradition of yoga, providing a deep and immersive learning experience.
  • Experienced Teachers: Our program is led by experienced and certified yoga teachers who bring their expertise and passion to guide you on your yoga journey.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: The curriculum covers all aspects of yoga, including asanas, philosophy, anatomy, pranayama, meditation, and teaching methodology.
  • Holistic Approach: We believe in a holistic approach to yoga, nurturing not only the physical body but also the mind, emotions, and spirit.
  • Yoga Alliance Certification: Upon completion, you'll receive a Yoga Alliance certification, internationally recognized and respected in the yoga community.

Our Yoga Teachers

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Sikha Sharma

Shikha Sharma, a native of Delhi, began her journey into the world of yoga at the tender age of five under...Read More


Bharti Chauhan

Bharti Chauhan is a dedicated and certified yoga teacher, driven by a profound passion for sharing her knowledge ...Read More


Pragati Tyagi

Pragati Tyagi is an experienced Yoga Teacher holds a Level 3 certification from the Ayush Ministry...Read More


Maria Viosca

Maria Viosca is a skilled Iyengar yoga teacher and sound healing practitioner based in Valencia, Spain. She first...Read More


Arvind Negi

Yogi Arvind Negi, an experienced and dedicated yoga teacher, hails from the Yoga Capital of the World, Rishikesh...Read More


Guru Keshav JI

Keshav Dav Ji, a distinguished spiritual teacher and practitioner, hails from the tranquil region of...Read More


Dr. Shubham Sharma

Dr. Shubham Sharma, a dedicated Ayurveda teacher with a strong educational background. He holds a Bachelor's degree...Read More


Ritesh Sharma

Ritesh Bhatt is a yoga teacher for last 6 years. He was born and raised in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand...Read More


Abhishek Negi

Abhishek Negi is a highly skilled yoga teacher with a Master's degree in Yoga from the Sanskrit University...Read More

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Dedication and self-motivation are essential for the success of our course. The practice and teaching of yoga require a profound level of self-discipline and purity. To uphold the integrity of the program, participants must actively participate in all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures, and asana classes.

In alignment with the principles of yoga, certain lifestyle choices are prohibited during the course. These include the consumption of meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and any form of nudity. Such practices are counterproductive to the path of yoga. Participants who fail to adhere to these guidelines may be dismissed from the course to maintain the sanctity of the learning environment.

Nudity is strictly prohibited.


An advance payment of course fees is non-refundable, except in cases of emergencies where students can reschedule to join us on other available schedules.

If a student chooses to cancel the course after joining, the course fees will not be refunded. However, there is no additional charge for the cancellation itself.

We encourage students to carefully consider their commitment to the course before making any payments.

Rules for Students

  • Smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited within the school premises.
  • If you are observing a fast on any day, kindly inform the kitchen manager to avoid food wastage.
  • It is important to maintain discipline, show respect to teachers, and adhere to all rules and regulations.
  • Punctuality is valued greatly. Latecomers will not be permitted to join the class.
  • Prior to your departure from Gurukul Yogashala, settle any outstanding dues or payments.
  • Please return any borrowed books, maps, or other items before leaving.
  • Accommodation is provided exclusively for students enrolled in the yoga course. Friends or relatives can arrange separate accommodation nearby.
  • Students are expected to participate in all scheduled programs and activities at Gurukul Yogashala.

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I recently completed the prenatal yoga teacher training, and it was nothing short of transformative. The curriculum was comprehensive, covering everything from anatomy to the emotional journey of pregnancy. Our instructor was deeply knowledgeable and incredibly supportive, creating a warm and inclusive learning environment.

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Participating in this prenatal yoga teacher training was one of the best decisions I've ever made. The course was meticulously structured, balancing theory with practical sessions. The hands-on experience with expectant mothers was invaluable.

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Completing the prenatal yoga teacher training was a profoundly rewarding experience. The course content was thorough and well-organized, covering the needs and challenges of pregnant women in great detail. The instructor was not only knowledgeable but also incredibly approachable, always ready to offer guidance and support.

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I am so glad I chose this prenatal yoga teacher training. The program was expertly designed to cover every aspect of prenatal yoga, from safe practice guidelines to the psychological aspects of pregnancy. The practical sessions were particularly beneficial, allowing us to apply our knowledge with real clients.

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This prenatal yoga teacher training exceeded all my expectations. The depth of information provided on prenatal anatomy, safe modifications, and the physiological changes during pregnancy was outstanding. Our teacher was exceptionally skilled and attentive, ensuring we understood and felt comfortable with every concept.

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