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.
For Yoga Alliance members, registered yoga teachers must complete continuing education hours every three years to maintain their registration. A minimum of 30 hours of yoga training is required every three years with at least 10 of these hours being contact hours. No more than 20 hours may be non-contact hours. One non-contact hour is achieved by completing 5 hours of any of the activities listed on their site.
The Bliss Baby Yoga weekend trainings fulfill the requirement for Yoga Alliance contact hours, whilst our online courses can be accrued as ‘non-contact’ hours.
For Yoga Australia members, 36 CPD points (Continuing Professional Development) must be accrued to keep your membership active. These can be accrued through contact or non-contact courses. For a face-to-face course such as our weekend intensive teacher training, one hour is equivalent to one point. So, the 20 hour weekend gives you 20 CPD points. For online courses, two hours are equal to 1 CPD point.
For further information on accreditation please see our FAQs page.