Accreditation

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Bliss Baby Yoga is accredited with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga School (RYS-200) and a Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS).

Our lead trainer, Ana Davis, is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500, RPYT, and YACEP, and Yoga Australia Senior L3 member.

Click here to get to know Ana and our experienced team of Bliss Baby Yoga facilitators. 

What accreditation is offered by the Bliss Baby Yoga Online Courses?

Upon completion of our online training courses, graduates will receive a Completion Certificate noting the hours and content completed, which can be submitted for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points for Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia members. Hours are ‘non-contact’ hours, and the content is ‘core to yoga teaching’ (for the purpose of CPD point classification).

For Yoga Australia members, as our online courses include an assessment component, the course hours are considered ‘contact’ for the purpose of calculating hours for CPD points (1 point per hour of study).

When you graduate from a Bliss Baby Yoga teacher training course you will also be listed on our online directory of qualified prenatal and postnatal yoga teachers.

Do the Bliss Baby Online Courses offer qualification as a Yoga Teacher (RYT)?

Our courses are essentially designed as ‘post-graduate’ study for already qualified yoga teachers, or those who are intending to qualify.

Our specialised courses are not intended to teach you how to teach; instead they are intended to extend upon your knowledge as a yoga teacher so that you feel confident to work with students with special needs—eg: pregnant, new mothers, and those women wishing to enhance their fertility.

If you would like to develop a career around teaching women’s yoga, our recommendation is to complete a general Level 1 (200 hr) Yoga Teacher Training course in addition to our specialised training to gain an in-depth understanding of the basic yoga postures and practices, teaching techniques, and anatomy and physiology, to best be able to apply your specialised knowledge of yoga for pregnancy / post-partum / fertility (etc) in public classes, and also so that you can be insured as a yoga teacher.

If you are reasonably experienced at yoga (ie: minimum 12 months yoga practice background) it doesn’t matter which order you conduct your study—whether you do your 200 hr general Teacher Training (RYT) before you do one of our specialised ‘elective’ courses, or after; or even at the same time!

If you plan to incorporate your chosen specialised area of yoga for women (prenatal / postnatal / fertility yoga) under the umbrella of your current work in a related field (eg: midwifery, massage, physiotherapy, pilates teacher), and you feel confident to do so, we recommend confirming that your current insurance will cover you to do so before offering any public group classes or private sessions.

Unfortunately Yoga Alliance RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) certification cannot be achieved through distance or online education, such as our Online Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course, as there is a requirement of at least 75 contact hours of study (face-to-face training with a certified teacher). Any hours of study completed via distance / online are considered ‘non-contact’ hours.

Upon completion of our online training, graduates are issued with a Completion Certificate- noting the hours and content completed, and bearing our Yoga Alliance RPYS (Registered Prenatal Yoga School) stamp. This certificate can be submitted for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points for your Yoga Alliance / Yoga Australia membership.

Read our responses to further frequently asked questions here.

“This was an absolutely amazing course. Full of practical, useful information and inspiring teachers.” Lee

Ongoing Professional Development for Yoga Australia & Yoga Alliance members

Members of both Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia are required to complete ongoing professional development to keep their membership current.

By undertaking the yoga courses offered by Bliss Baby Yoga including the weekend prenatal teacher trainings, the online prenatal courses, or any of our workshops, yoga teachers are able to accrue these necessary professional development hours as well as to gain the all-important knowledge and skills to launch them into this specialised area of women’s health.

(The following information re: Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance requirements for CPD was true at the time of publishing – please check the Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance websites via links below to confirm their requirements).

Yoga Alliance

For Yoga Alliance members,  according to their Continuing Education Requirements, every 3 years starting from your initial date of registration, each RYT and E-RYT must complete and log a minimum of:

  1. 45 hours teaching yoga, and
  2. 30 hours of yoga related training that is directly related to one of the Educational Categories, of which:

The Bliss Baby Yoga weekend in-person trainings fulfil the requirement for Yoga Alliance ‘contact’ hours, whilst our online courses can count towards ‘non-contact’ hours allotment for Continuing Professional Development.

Yoga Australia

For Yoga Australia members, 12 CPD points (Continuing Professional Development) must be accrued each year to keep your membership active. These can be accrued through contact or non-contact hours of study.

Our online courses are made up of  non-contact hours of study, however as our Online Courses include an assessment component (final written assignment and/or online quizzes), for Yoga Australia members (as per their Continuing Education Policy) the hours spent completing our online or in-person weekend courses are counted as contact hours, core to yoga teaching (1 point per hour).

Specific information about accreditation can be found on each course information page under the Accreditation tab.

For further information on accreditation please see our FAQs page.

what others are saying
"I feel blessed to have experienced this holistic approach to teaching women's yoga.” Amanda, Women’s Yoga Teacher Training graduate, 2016
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“The course was exactly what I needed. I liked the emphasis on safety and the therapeutic recommendations for the various pregnancy related ailments. Ana’s style of teaching offers a practical approach, whilst being centred, empathetic and nurturing. The flexibility of being able to do the course in my own time was very much appreciated. I have a busy teaching schedule and I’m a mum so it was good to be able to take the time I needed to complete the course properly. I really liked the structure of the course, very clear and easy to follow.” Julia (UK), Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga TT graduate, 2015
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“This course is so wholistic - I love how it truly focuses on the body and spirit of a new mama, and her growing/new babe. It’s not just asana. The course addresses the WHOLE mama, and I think that is invaluable. It’s exactly what I was looking for when researching online courses. It would’ve made more sense for me to do a course in the USA but I was really drawn to this one for the spiritual and emotional elements." Amber (USA), Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training graduate, 2017
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"I found your Online L1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course to be tremendously worthwhile and very enjoyable. The course was very practical and accessible. I was able to apply what I was learning right away since everything was laid out very clearly. I have a personal journey with infertility so the material was both personally and professionally valuable to me. Since it is a subject so close to me I was really able to feel the benefits of the various sequences." Prairie (NZ), Online L1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training graduate, 2017
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“I loved that I could do this course at my own pace. I’m 27 weeks pregnant and loved doing this course whilst pregnant! This has reignited my desire to teach, in a different way than I used to - softer and more feminine.” Casey (QLD, AUS), Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training graduate, 2017
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"Thank you so much for an amazing online course. I was so blown away by all the beautiful content and felt like I received such a deep level of learning from it. I have been craving more knowledge and depth into Yoga for Fertility and you well and truly delivered. I ran a small workshop from my home on Sunday to put what i had learnt to practice. It was an intimate group of 3 women and it was just so beautiful! Thank you again. I'm so so grateful!" Jenny (NSW, AUS), Online L1 Yoga for Fertility TT graduate, 2017
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"Such an incredible amount of resources were provided for my own personal life and yoga teaching. I would definitely recommend this course. I think many women are disillusioned by some yoga today. This course brings it back to what it really is about." Danielle, Women’s Yoga Teacher Training graduate, 2016
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“This course was packed full of valuable information to help support a pregnant mom through her entire pregnancy and into the first several months of motherhood. It gave me an abundance of tangible material that is available to refer back to. I am completely satisfied with the contents of this course, which is accessible to anyone, anywhere, interested in developing their skills for prenatal and postnatal yoga. I have already recommended it to other teachers at our studio.” Mary (USA), Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training graduate
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"This training was well put together and researched. Professional but still personal. What the mind / body needed, and relevant for the next stage in my yoga journey." Restorative Yoga Teacher Training graduate
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"I am loving this online fertility course that you (Rosie and Ana) have created. It is brilliant and so professional. It will be wonderfully supportive for me as I care for my clients. Thank you for the time and effort that must have gone into it." Amanda (SA, AUS), Online L1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Trainee, 2017