Supporting IVF with Fertility Yoga

Bliss Baby Yoga Yoga for Fertility and ART Assisted Reproductive Techology
About this course

More than one in four couples worldwide experience infertility and of those a large majority experience the challenging journey of using IVF and other Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).

Many women are beginning to realise that practicing yoga during this time provides them with physical and emotional support and can even enhance their reproductive health. 

As a fertility yoga teacher, it is important to have an understanding of the various types, terminology, treatments and possible side effects of ART that women will have experienced. By the time women come to a fertility yoga class they will most likely have been on a rollercoaster of emotions, stress and physical challenges and will require sensitivity and understanding.

This advance release module from our Online Level 2 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course (due to be released in 2020) is presented by experienced fertility yoga teacher Tanya Neate and will provide you with the knowledge you need to confidently guide women in a fertility yoga class. Having had to overcome her own fertility challenges, Tanya is a source of inspiration and experience. She brings light to whom a potential client is, what they may have already experienced and what they will be looking for in a fertility yoga class.

In this module Tanya details the specifics of tests and treatments women may be offered including IVF, IUI, medications and surgery and how yoga can support ART outcomes. You will find out which asanas are particularly beneficial for fertility as well as sample class plans, an audio visualisation and led pranayama.

This module will help you understand the journey of women undergoing ART, both from a medical and an emotional perspective, and how you can best support them during a fertility yoga class.

  • 1 x 45 minute Online Video Lecture with Fertility Yoga Specialist, Tanya Neate: “Helping your clients through the challenges of ART” with accompanying powerpoint handout.
  • 1 x 30minute Online Video Lecture with Fertility Yoga Specialist, Tanya Neate: “Understanding ART – Treatments & Possible Side Effects” with accompanying powerpoint handout.
  • 1 x 23 minute Online Video Lecture with Fertility Yoga Specialist, Tanya Neate: “Yoga for Fertility & ART – Case Studies” with accompanying powerpoint handout.
  • 2 x beautifully illustrated sample sequences
  • 7 minute Audio Recording & Script – Belly Breath practice
  • 7 minute Audio Recording & Script – Ovarian and Womb Cleansing Visualisation
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge of the content included in the course

Course comprises 5 non-contact hours in total, which can count towards required CPD (Continuing Professional Development) hours for Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia members (certificate of completion issued upon completion of the course content and quizzes).

This special professional development module provides important guidelines for teaching yoga for students who are undergoing ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) treatment for fertility. It covers the following content:

  • What you need to know about IVF and ART to teach Yoga for Fertility
  • Who your client is, and what they are looking for from a Yoga for Fertility class
  • Yoga and its relationship to ART outcomes
  • The effect of ART on women and couples
  • Therapeutic principles and tools for Fertility Yoga for ART
  • ART Treatments and Possible Side Effects

Once you’ve enrolled and your payment is confirmed, you’ll be sent an email with your log-in details to log into our special student section of the website where you can get started with your course. 

Our Supporting IVF with Fertility Yoga Module is easy to navigate – it’s all clearly laid out and you don’t have to be a ‘techy’ person to figure it out!

This extension module consists of 3 modules, with a short quiz included at the end of the each module.  The quizzes are designed to help you consolidate the knowledge we share with you. An 80% pass mark is required, but don’t worry, the quizzes are multiple choice/ true-false and you can re-do them as many times as you need to.

Once you’ve reviewed all the content and passed the quizzes, you just need to give us your feedback (your feedback is sooo important to us!) and then you’ll receive your Completion Certificate that you can either print out or keep digitally to send to registration bodies (eg: Yoga Alliance / Yoga Australia) to gain all-important CPD (Continuing Professional Development Points).  The hours on your Completion Certificate for which you’ll be able claim CPDs are 5 non-contact hours.

A Completion Certificate (PDF electronic file) is provided once you’ve completed the course. The total course hours on this completion certificate is 5 non-contact hours.

Members of both Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia are required to complete ongoing professional development to keep their membership current. By completing our Bliss Baby Yoga Online Extension Modules, teachers are able to accrue some of these necessary professional development hours as well as enhance their knowledge and skills in 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).

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 Fertility Yoga & ART Module is non-contact study, however as our course includes an assessment component (online quizzes), for Yoga Australia members (as per their Continuing Education Policy) the hours spent completing our course are counted as contact hours, core to yoga teaching (1 point per hour). This Online Extension Module is 5 hours, so Yoga Australia members will accrue 5 CPD points.

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:

Our Online Supporting IVF with Fertility Yoga Module (5 non-contact hours) can therefore cover 5 of the 20 non-contact hours of study and contribute to these CPD requirements.

PLEASE NOTE that our Bliss Baby Yoga training courses are designed as post-graduate study for qualified yoga teachers, and are not alone designed to qualify graduates to teach prenatal / postnatal / fertility / restorative yoga classes to the public if they are not yet a qualified yoga teacher (having completed a minimum Level 1 / 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training).

The pre-requisite to enrol in our courses is at least 6-12 months consistent prior yoga practice experience – so that you are familiar with the basic postures / practices / terminology and can therefore gain the most from this training. We strongly recommend undertaking a 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training in addition to our specialised teaching before teaching any public classes, so that you can be insured as a qualified yoga teacher. We highly recommended undertaking this module in conjunction with or following completion of our Bliss Baby Yoga Online Level 1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course or equivalent study.

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Who is this course for

This module offers valuable professional development for yoga teachers and associated health professionals who would like to deepen their understanding of IVF and other Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) including the terminology, treatments and possible side effects. You’ll learn the guidelines for teaching Fertility Yoga classes with consideration of the possible emotional and physical states class participants undergoing ART treatment may be experiencing.

The information offered in this course can also be helpful for yoga practitioners who are on a journey to conceive, or undergoing ART treatment themselves.

This module is an advance release module from our Bliss Baby Yoga Online Level 2 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course (due out mid 2020) and complements and extends on the information included in our Online Level 1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course.

We highly recommend to study this module in conjunction with (or after) our Online L1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course, and also compliments our Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course and Online L1 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training course.

Course Teacher
Tanya Neate

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Tanya Neate has spent over 10 years passionately pursuing knowledge of how to employ the power of yoga to support the fertility health of women. The journey began as a personal quest to find a way to overcome her own fertility challenges. What she discovered was so empowering and transformative, she wondered why fertility yoga classes were nowhere to be found!

It was this experience that inspired her dream to become a yoga teacher and share these practices with other women dealing with infertility. Tanya’s mission is to make fertility yoga classes as accessible as prenatal yoga now is.

Tanya has undertaken extensive hatha yoga teacher training and many specialised trainings in yoga for women’s health, including our Bliss Baby Yoga 100 hour Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training. She is a qualified and registered counsellor and is currently studying and working under mentorship in the field of yoga therapy.

Tanya runs weekly fertility yoga, prenatal yoga and postnatal mums and bubs yoga classes, as well as yoga for women’s health classes from her Melbourne-based studio Moon Tribe Yoga.

Tanya is a Skype facilitator for our Online L1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course, and lead presenter for our Yoga for Fertility and A.R.T online module (an advance module from our L2 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course).

“The sessions with Tanya were informative, inspiring, and so lovingly presented, thank you.”

— Annie, VIC, Australia

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What past course participants say
'I loved this module. It was very informative, specifically regarding poses and meditations. I have listened to the meditations a few times now and, combined with the poses, I feel confident and restored. Tanya is wonderfully aware of what ART parents are going through. Having gone through IVF 6 times, I can tell you, she GETS it.'- Heidi, USA
'I really enjoyed this course. I loved the combination of yogic philosophy, nurturing and science. I really liked the case studies – it gave me a much greater understanding of what women undergoing ART may be experiencing and how yoga can support that. Thank you for a beautiful course and for sharing your knowledge.'- Kimberley, NSW, Australia
'I very much enjoyed this specific part of the Fertility Yoga training as it gave me a better idea of what my students might be going through, helping me understand the importance of addressing their current physical and emotional state in order to offer them the most tailored yoga practice and answer their needs for each step of the ART process. It was just the right amount of information, without going into too much medical details, yet proving enough to have an idea of what the different ART routes are. Tanya is great, and I can tell by the softness of her voice that she cares a lot about the topic.'- Perrine, France
'I found this module very easy reading, extremely informative, clearly heartfelt and beautifully delivered. I feel confident in supporting women who are on their journey with fertility and ART. Thank you so much for creating this online program.'- Fiona, QLD, Australia
'As a woman and yoga teacher who is undergoing fertility treatment, it was an insight into how to teach and encourage my students to keep a positive mindset to allow them opportunities for a healthy retrieval and pregnancy. Tanya – you are very informative and speak clearly. Thank you for a great training.'- Larrelle, UK
'I am going through IVF myself and found the asana, pranayama, and meditation exercises very helpful in handling the stress of our recently failed implantation round. It also helped my husband juggle IVF and his highly stressful job as lawyer. The lectures have excellent content and are easy to understand. I am already applying almost everything that I have learnt because I can see its benefits immediately. Each round of IVF failure is getting easier to handle because of all the yoga tools taught in this course. Tanya is very knowledgeable and up to date with her information. ART is constantly changing as there are new studies coming out every day resulting in regular updates in IVF protocols. Tanya has done a wonderful job in explaining the complex language of ART.'- Ritcha, Sydney, Australia / Singapore
'I am a yoga teacher, but I am also someone who has been through fertility struggles, and IVF. I really enjoyed learning how to modify my teaching for different stages of treatment. I also love the visualisations and guided meditations, which I am excited to incorporate into my teaching. Tanya was great. I felt like she was clear and easy to understand. I also very much appreciate that she has deep experience with IVF/infertility. It makes it much easier to learn from someone who has actually been through these experiences themself.'- Abigail, Norway

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All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST for Australian residents.

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Level 1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course
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Level 1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course
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Supporting IVF with Fertility Yoga Module (AU$59 – special bundle price)
Pelvic Floor Anatomy & Physiology for Women’s Health Module (AU$49 – special bundle price)
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Level 1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course (AU$199)
Level 1 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training course (AU$201 – special bundle price)
Supporting IVF with Fertility Yoga Module (AU$59 – special bundle price)
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1: Register

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2: Access

Once your payment has been confirmed, you’ll receive an email with your log-in details and a direct link to go ahead and log-in. (You can also always log in directly on our website using the “Log In” link in the top right hand corner.)

If this is not your first purchase on our site, you’ll receive a reminder email with your log in details for the account you already have with us. Once you log in to the site, you’ll be directed to your member page where you can access your course and get started!

(Note: if you have previously purchased other courses or classes with us, you’ll be able to conveniently see and access all of your courses here in the member section of the website)

3: Learn

Enjoy the learning!

Navigating your way through the course is simple and easy, but if you have any questions or issues at any time, we are only an email away!

4: Certificate

After completing the final quiz you’ll be prompted to complete a Feedback Form on the website and then, congratulations! You’re done! You will receive your course Completion Certificate that you can either print out or keep digitally to send to registration bodies (eg: Yoga Alliance / Yoga Australia) to gain all-important CPD (Continuing Professional Development Points).

what others are saying
“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 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
what others are saying
“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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"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 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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"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
what others are saying
"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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"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