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Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Prenatal yoga celebrates the mom and baby connection and the beauty and power of a woman’s changing body.  The ChildLight Yoga 85-Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training prepares trainees to guide yoga students through the new motherhood year, from conception through postpartum. We cover best practices for safety, sequencing and teaching techniques for prenatal and postnatal yoga.

As a physical practice, yoga during pregnancy supports strength, endurance, and flexibility. Many expecting mothers find that regular practice improves circulation, combats fatigue, and reduces tension and stiffness in muscles and joints. As a mental discipline, yoga cultivates focus and emotional stability. Breathing exercises during prenatal yoga help mom relax deeply and connect with baby. ChildLight Yoga’s well-rounded training addresses the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga for pregnancy as well as important background information on health, anatomy, nutrition, Ayurveda and more.

Our three module training format allows participants to customize their learning based on their own needs. Alternatively, when offered, the nine-day intensive allows for complete immersion in the topic with over 75 contact hours with our lead trainer.

This training is open to anyone who has taken a 200-hour yoga teacher training.

Module 1: Prenatal Yoga Foundations (25 contact hours):

  • Essential Components of a Prenatal Yoga Class
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy
  • Asana (Poses) and Variations/Modifications for Stages of Pregnancy
  • Basic Sequencing for Prenatal Yoga
  • Teaching Beginners
  • Theming and Philosophy of Yoga for Pregnancy and Parenting
  • Visualizations / Meditations / Chants / Poems for Prenatal Yoga
  • Breathing techniques
  • Vocal Toning
  • Managing expectations around pregnancy and birth
  • The Power and Importance of Sharing Birth Stories
  • Common Pregnancy Symptoms, Concerns and Implications for Yoga Practice
  • Common Pregnancy Questions & Myths
  • Three full yoga practices
  • Practice Teaching

Module 2: Advanced Concepts in Prenatal Yoga (25 contact hours):


  • Therapeutics for Common Pregnancy Conditions
  • Childbirth Education for Yoga Instructors
  • How to teach Mixed Levels / Mixed Bellies / No props / etc.
  • Restorative Yoga for Pregnancy
  • Adaptations for Pregnant Students In a Non-Prenatal Class
  • Advanced sequencing for Prenatal Yoga
  • Demonstrating in Prenatal Yoga
  • Hands on Adjustments in Prenatal Yoga
  • Adapting Asana and Considerations for the Experienced Pregnant Yogi
  • Short, themed sequences to incorporate into a student’s day
  • Trainee Presentations
  • Three full yoga practices
  • Practice Teaching
  • Live Prenatal Demo Class

Module 3: Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certification (RPYT) (25 contact hours/10 non-contact hours):

PREREQUISITE: Modules 1 & 2

  • Yoga for Fertility
  • Prenatal Partner Yoga
  • How to Teach a Combination Prenatal / Postnatal class
  • Essential Components of a Prenatal / Postnatal combo Class
  • Conditioning for Labor and Delivery in a Prenatal Yoga Class
  • How Prenatal Yoga can help with postpartum recovery
  • Nutrition for Pregnancy
  • Ayurveda for Pregnancy and new motherhood
  • Essential Oils for Pregnancy and new motherhood
  • Three full yoga practices
  • Advanced Practice Teaching Exercises
  • Live Prenatal Demo Class
  • The Business of Teaching Prenatal Yoga
  • RPYT Certification Discussion

Teachers can register as a RPYT if they have successfully completed both a 200-hour yoga teacher training program and an 85-hour prenatal yoga training—in either order—that are registered with Yoga Alliance. Applicants must submit 30 teaching hours in prenatal yoga which must be performed after completing a program with a RPYS (Registered Prenatal Yoga School). Anyone who completes the certification process for Module 1: Prenatal Yoga Foundations will be listed as a Certified ChildLight Prenatal Yoga Instructor on our website.


Friday, September 08 to Sunday, September 10
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Modo Yoga Nky
2428 High Street
Crescent Springs, KY 41017 United States

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