FAQ

What are the pre-requisites for the program?

In order to received the RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) certification through the Yoga Alliance you must be registered or enrolled in a 200 hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) program.

If you are not currently registered through the Yoga Alliance or do not have a designated 200 hr Teacher Training certification you can apply for certification in the future once you've completed such.

If you're looking to deepen your own practice or interested in looking for other modalities to teach your clients, you'll still receive a certificate stating your completion of the 85 hours.

 

If I'm not a current or professional yoga teacher, am I still able to teach and receive insurance based on this training?

YES! Upon completion of the 85 hours, you'll receive a certification stating you've completed the course under my guidance and that of the reputable and registered school of Mamata Yoga. With the certificate, you'll be eligible to received liability insurance.  Until you complete a 200 hour RYT course you will not be registered with Yoga Alliance.

 

If I take a 200 RYT program in the future, will I be accredited for the prenatal training at that time?

YES! Once you've received your 200 hour certificate, you can upload both of the certificates. Once you've done so you'll hold a 200 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) and RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) designation.

 

If I cannot attend all three weekends at once, can I make-up a missed module at another time?

YES! The modules remain the same throughout all the trainings.  If you cannot make one weekend, you can make-up the module at another time or in another city. It's recommended that you always complete Module #1 before the other two as the focus on Pregnancy and Anatomy is covered during the first weekend.

Please check the Course Description for more information about each specific module!

 

Do you offer a flexible payment plan?

We support and recognize the need to fulfill other obligations and training programs to will work towards a flexible payment program based on ones' financial needs. The entire tuition course is $1,050 + GST and can be broken into three equal payments during the program. Inquire at mamatayoga@shaw.ca for a more specific and personal payment plan.

 

Are there any other requirements for the program?

The program is divided into 70 hours of hand on training with Clare Newman (Program Director).  The other 15 hours to complete the 85 hour total is made of practicum classes and observation. Trainees must attend prenatal or postnatal classes for observation.  Please contact mamatayoga@shaw.ca for classes offered in your area.

These classes can be completed at any time, before or after the training commences.  Once completed and the worksheets handed in, the trainee will receive the final seal for the certificate!

As one of the previous trainees called it, "the golden seal of love".

 

How do I register?

These trainings have a maximum acceptance of 15 trainees and usually fill quickly.  To secure and guarantee your spot, all you need to do is pay the deposit of $250.00 + GST.  The remaining amount of $840.00 owing will be due upon commencement of the course.

You can request a registration form at mamatayoga@shaw.ca

 

What if the program is cancelled? Will I receive a refund?

If the program has been cancelled due to low enrolment and/or cancellation on Mamata Yoga's behalf, than a full tuition reimbursement will be returned.  This process may take a few business days upon confirmation.

If a trainee who paid the deposit can no longer attend the course, the deposit will be held and put towards the program in the future.  The deposit is non-refundable.  If the trainee paid for the course in full, the remainder amount (total – deposit) will be returned.

If you are thinking about Pre-natal Yoga classes, here are some things to think about. These gentle classes are designed to support the anatomical changes and to find comfort in the physical changes that pregnancy bestows on new mothers.  Yoga asana or poses that focus on hip opening stretches, stamina strengthening standing poses to help prepare for labour and delivery, shoulder opening stretches to help prepare for motherhood mixed with gentle and guided breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation is the key focus in pre-natal yoga.  

Refunds?

Refunds for both the 85 hr course and online course are only offered should the course be cancelled by Mamata Yoga.  Refunds and the non-fundable deposists are not returned if the trainee discontiues with the program.  

 

Pre-natal Yoga Benefits:

  • Help build stamina and strength.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Regulates breathing.
  • Helps relieves stress.
  • Harmonizes the triadic relationship and functioning of the body, mind and breath.
  • Reduces fatigue and anxiety.
  • Produces fresh oxgyentated blood to circulate around the abdominal organs and pelvic region.
  • Strengthens the adductors (inner thighs) and abductors (outer thigh) muscles for support during the labour. 
  • Balances hormones. 
  • Promotes proper blood circulation to uterus. 
  • Stabilizes the thyroid, pituitary and pineal glands.
  • Creates a powerful connection and unification with baby.
     

 

When can I start pre-natal yoga classes?

You can start these classes as early as the 6th week but it is recommended to wait until the 12th week to begin a regular practice.  Once energy levels or nausea has subdued and the mother has more energy.  

 

What should I bring to class?

All you ever need is a yoga mat, a water bottle and the mindfulness to honor the many different and sometimes drastic changes that pregnancy has to offer.  

 

If I have a regular practice and want to continue in regular class, what should I be cautious of?

It's best to omit deep backbends, deep forward folds and deep twists.  Stay away from poses that constrict and place a lot of pressure on the belly/abdomen.  It's best to avoid postures where you lie on your stomach, even in the early stages of pregnany, safety first!

 

How long can I practice yoga for during my pregnancy?

However long it continues to feel comfortable.  It's a gentle form of exercise and is safe to do so until one's due date or even a few days after, if there are no complications and your OBGYN has given the ok!

 

Post-Natal Yoga

The focus in a post-natal yoga class is not only to bond with other new mothers, but also to create a supportive, encouraging and non-judgemental environment where babies can thrive in unfamiliar surroundings and connect to each other through yoga asana (postures) pranayama (breathing) and mantras (healing sounds).

Physically, new mothers are plagued with tightness and lack of strength in the lower back and abdominal region as well, stiffness in the shoulders, upper back and chest from nursing.  Overall fatigue and weakness is still prevalent at 6 weeks so it's important to locate an instructor who has the appropriate training in post-natal yoga for a safe practice.  

 

Benefits of post-natal Yoga: 

  • Strengthens the abdominal muscles.
  • Helps the uterus to return to it's normal size.
  • Releases tension in the shoulders.
  • Balances hormonal levels.
  • Promotes better and deeper sleep.
  • Reduces stress, anxiety and fears of being a new mother.
  • Creates a healthy and supported environment.
  • Strenghthens the pelvic floor muscles.
  • Bonding and connecting with babies.

 

When can I start post-natal yoga?

When you're received the ok from your OBGYN, usually after the 6th week (vaginal birth) or 12th week (cesasean birth).  I usually recommend 12 weeks post-partum as mothers are usually more rested and babies have a bit more of a routine.  

What do I need to bring to class?

Your yoga mat, a water bottle, a blanket for baby and small hand toys.  You may wish to bring a baby carrier for some standing poses.  

What age are the babies?

The ages are 6 weeks up to a crawling age.