Ayurveda for Pregnancy with Irina Verwer

Self-care tools for before, during and after pregnancy




4-hour online course


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Downloadable course material


Preparing for conception

Ayurvedic advice to prepare your body and mind for pregnancy.

During pregnancy

Tips to help you find more ease during pregnancy and prepare for birth.

Giving birth

Techniques to bring your mind and body back in balance after giving birth.

Course structure

Self-care is one of the most important aspects of Ayurveda. It is even more important during pregnancy or while trying to conceive.

In this course Irina guides you through some practical steps so you can best support, nourish and balance yourself and your baby before, during and after pregnancy.


What you will learn:

  • The fundamentals of Ayurveda

  • How to prepare yourself for pregnancy

  • How to find balance during pregnancy

  • A pregnancy self-massage technique

  • Advice and nourishing practices for you and your baby, after birth

  • A yoga practice suitable for all stages of pregnancy

NB: This course is intended for educational purposes only, and is suitable for pregnancies without complications. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Course outline

Welcome to the first class of the Ayurveda for Pregnancy course. In this class, you'll learn about the basics of Ayurveda and how it can work for you before, during and after pregnancy. We'll explore what Ayurveda is, where it comes from, the role the five elements play in this philosophy, and of course we'll explore the doshas.

Ayurvedic recommendations, such as food and herbs to prepare your body for pregnancy and giving birth, but also to ensure the best conditions for your baby’s development.

Ayurvedic recommendations for pregnancy and to ease the process of giving birth.

Ayurvedic recommendations to nourish the body postpartum, and tools and practices for your baby’s wellness.

Irina explains why a self-massage routine is important before, during and after pregnancy, and demonstrates a belly and foot massage.

You'll be guided through a yoga class that is suitable for all stages of pregnancy.

Meet your teacher:

Irina Verwer

Irina Verwer is a yoga teacher, an Ayurvedic practitioner,  holistic coach, vegan chef and writer of two yogic cookbooks.

Irina suffered from menstrual problems (endometriosis) starting at an early age and was confronted with a genetically determined and hormone-related type of cancer. This led her to study everything related to cycles - in particular, Ayurveda, nutrition and herbal medicine for women.

For more information on her one-on-one sessions, please visit Irina’s website.