Pre and Post Natal Yoga Program
Friday 15th July—Sunday 7th August 2022
Online on Zoom, Online Events
A child is the gift of the universe to a woman. A woman is the carrier of mankind for a little over 9 months then for many years for its growth and upbringing. She is the creator of future inhabitants of this planet.
In India, we actually pray for a child. In that crucial period while she creates him or her, she shapes his intellect, his mind, his thought processing, even his decision table ability, his body, whether he will be physically strong or weak, in short a lot of aspects through her state of physical being and through her thoughts.
Who does not wish to give birth to a healthy child? Or an intelligent, understanding child who is useful to himself, his family, and the society he lives in, country and the world? But do we know how to go about it? How many of us know that a healthy, intelligent, beautiful child can be conceived? Or that such a conception can be planned?
Here comes the concept of “Pregnancy Yoga and Garbhasanskaar” – How to shape yourself and your child?
To be able to give birth to such a child, a woman’s body has to be healthy, free of diseases, her mind calm, accepting, receiving and thought processing. During the period of pregnancy her state of mind to a large extent, decides or forms the mind of the child. She should know how to take care of her body and mind – her emotions, her thoughts, her physical body all undergo enormous changes, she will never be the same woman.
She should also receive guidance about nutrition. What to eat, what not to eat, how to think, how to manage thoughts, emotions, fatigue etc.
Pregnancy yoga develops your physical strength, mental calmness, self awareness, pelvic floor and back strengthening, chest opening, breathing and using the capacity of the lungs to maximum, better weight management during pregnancy, and easy labour, all these while being on a WFPB lifestyle. During pregnancy it increases the Prana (energy) in the body, helps improve sleep patterns, helps you relax, and create positive feelings in a woman. Pregnancy Yoga decreases stress and anxiety levels in your body. Teaches a woman to connect with herself and her unborn child.
Welcome to the Pre and Post Natal Yoga programme by our Certified Pregnancy Yoga Teacher, Sharmila Kannan.
Beginning from 6 months prior to pregnancy up to 9 1/2 months of pregnancy this programme will take you through yogic practices before conception, during pregnancy and post delivery. This program will help you remain centred and maintain harmony within and guide you, hand holding you through your journey of motherhood. You will also be given nutritional tips to cover your dietary requirements as per a WFPB (Whole Food Plant Based) lifestyle.
After delivery, it would help you remain stress free, remain in control, tone your muscles and keep you in a positive frame of mind. The programme is divided into 4 parts. The host can speak in both Hindi and English.
A Whatsapp group will be formed to handhold all trimesters throughout this program.
This programme does not include cooking demos.
Preconception – Future mothers may join 6 months prior to conception, that is, when they are planning a pregnancy. Attending for one month is a minimum requirement. However, participants may continue for as many months as they like. If conception does not happen within 6 months of joining, the participant may continue on her own and re-join once conception is achieved.
This programme prepares the body for plantation called as “Garbhadaanam”. Like a farmer prepares the soil prior to sowing so does this programme take you through Sukshma yogic practices (gentle yoga), so that your body develops the balance required for sailing through the pregnancy, guides you towards good eating habits, positive affirmations, raagas/music to listen to and meditation so that values are imparted to the soul when the woman conceives as the baby is most receptive when in womb.
1st Trimester of Pregnancy – Gentle exercises suitable to this trimester, yoga nidra and meditation along with nutritional support.
2nd & 3rd Trimester of Pregnancy – Yoga asanas, Yoga nidra, Garbh Sanskaar, meditation and soothing music to listen to and nutritional guidance.
Post Delivery – After delivery yoga helps in weight management, strengthens the pelvic floor, helps bring centeredness to a woman’s mind, and body strength builds up, may reduce postpartum depression, anxiety, and facilitates the involution process. Guidance on how to raise a child as a vegan.
- Those who have had a normal delivery may join 15 days after delivery.
- Those who have had a normal delivery with episiotomy may join 45 days after delivery.
- Those who have had a C section may join 60 days after delivery.
In all cases a green signal from the respective gynaecologist is necessary to join the yoga program.
Please obtain a yoga mat, 2 yoga blocks, 1 yoga belt, and 1 yoga bolster pillow.
Summing up: What will you learn?
- Yoga suited to different Trimesters of Pregnancy
- Diet and Nutrition
- Why no dairy/non-veg
- Garbh Sanskaar
- How to manage thoughts during pregnancy
- Vegan body butter recipe to apply on your stomach from 2nd Trimester onwards
- After delivery Harira / “Pillai Marundu” (one north Indian and one south Indian) recipe to be given to the new mother.
Dates: Friday 15th July to Sunday 7th August 2022
Timings: All 4 sections have different timings
Preconception (total 8 sessions. Minimum 1 hour each) –
(Please note that being a nutrition cum Yoga session, each session may extend by another half hour after considering the convenience of participants)
Fridays – 15th & 22nd July + 29th July & 5th August 2022 6 pm to 7 pm IST
(8.30 am USA, 1.30 am UK, 4.30 pm UAE, 8.30 pm Hong Kong, Singapore & AWST)
Saturdays – 16th & 23rd July + 30th July & 6th August 2022 7 pm to 8 pm IST
(9.30 am USA, 2.30 am UK, 5.30 pm UAE, 9.30 pm Hong Kong, Singapore & AWST)
1st Trimester (total 8 sessions. Minimum 1 hour each) –
Fridays – 15th & 22nd July + 29th July & 5th August 2022 5.30 am to 6.30 am IST
Sundays – 17th & 24th July + 31st July & 7th August 2022 5.30 am to 6.30 am IST
(8.00 am Hong Kong, Singapore & AWST, 10.00 am AET)
2nd & 3rd Trimester (total 8 sessions. Minimum1 hour each) –
Saturday – 16th & 23rd July + 30th July & 6th August 2022 8.30 am to 9.30 am IST
Sundays – 17th & 24th July + 31st July & 7th August 2022 8.30 am to 9.30 am IST
(7.00 am UAE, 11.00 am Hong Kong, Singapore & AWST, 1.00 pm AET)
Post Delivery (total 8 sessions. Minimum 1 hour each) –
Saturdays – 16th & 23rd July + 30thJuly & 6th August 2022 7 am to 8 am IST
Sundays – 17th & 24th July + 31st July & 7th August 2022 7 am to 8 am IST
(5.30 am UAE, 9.30 am Hong Kong, Singapore & AWST, 11.30 am AET)
Contribution: Rs. 3000/- + 18% GST (per participant for all 8 sessions)
Discounted Rate: Rs.2800 / month + 18% GST if paid for 3 months
Registrations for the live event will close at 2 pm on Friday, 15th July 2022
Note: You will receive an automated confirmation message and if the payment is made you will also receive a Google form to be filled up along with an acknowledgement email.
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A WhatsApp group will be formed one day prior to the program. Kindly provide your correct whatsapp numbers during registrations.
In case you are not added to the group on Friday, 15th July, kindly contact –firstname.lastname@example.org or call / whatsapp +91 9769117747 or call +91 7499417038
Please note that no recording will be available for this program.