About This Course

Understanding injuries and prenatal considerations helps us create a supportive environment for all students to feel safe, welcome, and supported. By understanding a few anatomical concepts around injuries, we can support students to modify their practices and support their healing process. By understanding the typical physiological changes of pregnancy, we can empower our expectant students to modify their practices to support their individual needs. Also, understanding our scope of practice as yoga teachers helps us to embrace the limits of our own knowledge and create healthy boundaries with our students.

Course Curriculum

213: Anatomy - Pregnancy And Injuries

  • 1
    WELCOME AND COURSE ORIENTATION
    • START HERE
    • HOW TO TAKE THIS COURSE
    • SYLLABUS
    • ABOUT YOUR FACULTY
    • COURSE MATERIALS
    • Q&A
  • 2
    LESSON ONE: SCOPE OF PRACTICE
    • LESSON OVERVIEW AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #1
    • SCOPE OF PRACTICE AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #2
    • COMMUNICATION FOR INJURY
    • COMMUNICATION FOR PREGNANCY
    • ACUTE VS. CHRONIC INJURY AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #3
    • EXAMPLES OF ACUTE VS. CHRONIC INJURY
    • ARITA
    • QUIZ
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 3
    LESSON TWO: COMMON INJURIES
    • LESSON OVERVIEW
    • SPINAL ISSUES
    • SPINE-PELVIS RELATIONSHIP AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #4:
    • JOURNAL REFLECTION #4 DEBRIEF
    • SCIATICA
    • SPRAIN AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #5
    • JOURNAL REFLECTION #5 DEBRIEF
    • WHIPLASH
    • KNEE PAIN
    • STRAINS
    • INFLAMMATION AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #6
    • JOURNAL REFLECTION #6 DEBRIEF
    • PRESSURE ISSUES: HERNIAS
    • PRESSURE ISSUES: FLUID
    • QUIZ: LESSON TWO
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 4
    LESSON THREE: PRENATAL CONSIDERATIONS
    • LESSON OVERVIEW
    • OVERVIEW OF PREGNANCY
    • OVERVIEW: TRIMESTER ONE AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #7
    • TRIMESTER ONE MODIFICATIONS
    • OVERVIEW: TRIMESTER TWO
    • TRIMESTER TWO MODIFICATIONS FOR RELAXIN
    • TRIMESTER TWO MODIFICATIONS FOR FLUID CHANGES
    • OVERVIEW: TRIMESTER THREE
    • TRIMESTER 2-3: UTERINE SIZE AND ACTIVITY #1
    • ACTIVITY #1 DEBRIEF
    • THE VENA CAVA AND ACTIVITY #2
    • ACTIVITY #2 DEBRIEF
    • ACTIVITY #3
    • QUIZ: LESSON THREE
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 5
    CONCLUSION
    • FINAL ASSESSMENT
    • ACADEMIC HONOR
    • CONCLUSION & OUTSIDE PRACTICE

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

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    Confidently create a safe and nourishing environment for injured and prenatal students.

  • Describe the major physiological changes affecting a prenatal student and create common-sense modifications for students at all stages of pregnancy.

  • Describe the impact of common injuries and create common-sense modifications based on yoru appropriate scope of practice.

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Meet Your Instructor

  • Fiji McAlpine

    Senior Instructor

    Fiji McAlpine

    Fiji McAlpine is an ERYT 500 yoga instructor and is one of the founding yoga teachers featured on DoYogaWithMe.com. Fiji’s personal practice and classes focus on vinyasa flow, infused with power, strength and precision. Having trained extensively in California, Costa Rica, and Canada, her classes are often described as a strong practice that allows students to face challenges with support and guidance, inspiring them to move forward fearlessly and more consciously. Over the past decade, yoga has helped Fiji through personal transformation, she openly shares about finding yoga to be a vital tool of healing as she overcame an eating disorder.