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.
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.
Can I get RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) registration with Yoga Alliance by completing the Online Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course?
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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).
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:
- 45 hours teaching yoga, and
- 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.
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.