Yoga for a Healthy Pregnancy

Level: Professional Development/Personal Achievement

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

There are many reasons to practise Yoga during pregnancy – it might be for stress relief, relaxation, to keep in shape, preparation for labour, or perhaps someone recommended you take up Yoga whilst pregnant; whatever your reason, it is a good one.  Whether you are a beginner who simply wants to enhance your experience of pregnancy, or advanced and you are planning to add this knowledge to your Yoga practice, this course is suitable for you. It will provide you with a Yoga practice that will support and guide you from conception through to post-natal in a nurturing, safe and effective way.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • Background to Yoga
      • Different Branches of Hatha Yoga
      • The Journey Begins
      • After Fertilisation
      • Multiple Births
      • Asanas Recommended to Aid Conception
  • Lesson Two
    • Pregnancy
      • Some Changes that may Occur during Pregnancy
      • The Pelvic Floor
      • First Trimester Yoga Practice 1
      • First Trimester Yoga Practice 2
      • Postures Not to be Included during Pregnancy
  • Lesson Three
    • Adapted Sun Salutation
    • Pranayama
      • Useful Pranayamas to Practise
    • Meditation
      • Techniques
      • Visualisation
    • The Second Trimester
      • Second Trimester Yoga Practice 1
      • Second Trimester Yoga Practice 2
  • Lesson Four
    • The Third Trimester
      • Third Trimester Yoga Practice 1
      • Third Trimester Yoga Practice 2
      • Vinyasas (Flowing Sequences)
      • A Relaxation Technique
      • Yoga Nidra (Deep Relaxation)
    • Labour and Birth
      • The Stages of Labour
      • Pranayama during Labour
      • Meditating during Labour
      • Birth Choices
  • Lesson Five
    • Further Considerations
      • Diet and Nutrition
      • Required Nutrients
      • Foods to be Avoided
      • The Baby’s Lifeline
      • Alcohol, Caffeine and Smoking
      • Massage during Pregnancy
      • Other Forms of Exercise
      • The Chakra System
    • Post-natal
      • First Post-natal Practice
      • Post-natal (6 Weeks) Practice
      • Post-natal (12 Weeks) Practice

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.