About this course
In this Level 1 Online Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training Course, two highly experienced and passionate women’s health yoga teachers, Ana Davis and Rosie Matheson, share the basics to get you started in confidently supporting a woman in maximising her health and fertility on her journey towards conception.
- Physiology of the menstrual cycle
- Overview of the four energetic phases of the cycle – “Moving with the Moon”
- Honouring the menstrual cycle for optimal menstrual health
- Effects of stress on the hormonal system
- Benefits of Yoga for Fertility
- Principles of Yoga for Fertility
- Contraindications for Yoga for Fertility (what to avoid)
- Appropriate and beneficial yoga postures for fertility
- Meditation and visualisation practices for Yoga for Fertility
- Pranayama (breathing practises), Mudra (gesture) & Chanting for fertility
- Sample Yoga for Fertility sequences (for various phases of your menstrual cycle)
- Health and lifestyle tips for fertility
- Benefits of Yoga for Menstruation – why adapt your practice when you menstruate
- Principles of Yoga for Menstruation
- Postures and practices to avoid for menstruation
- Meditations, visualisations and relaxation practices for healthy, positive menstruation
- Appropriate and beneficial yoga postures for menstruation
- Sample Yoga for Menstruation sequences
- Guidelines for healing Yoga for Miscarriage practices
- Sample Yoga for Miscarriage & Pregnancy Loss sequence
What’s included your Level 1 Yoga for Fertility Online Training Course:
- 2-hr Online Lecture with Rosie Matheson – “Yoga & Meditations for Fertility”.
This lecture includes key guidelines and safety points for fertility yoga, clear illustrations and takes you through two of Rosie’s most beautiful fertility meditation practices.
- 2-hr Online Lecture with Ana Davis – “Yoga for Healthy Menstruation”
Ana introduces you to how our menstrual cycle works, including her concept of “moving with the moon” – the four phases of the cycle. She also covers the all-important “dos and don’ts” for practising yoga safely and appropriately during menstruation and explains how a sensitive, “Dark Moon –Menstrual” practice can boost a woman’s menstrual health and her fertility.Bliss Baby Yoga Fertility Yoga
- 106 page E-book – “The Dark Moon: Nurturing Yoga for Healthy Menstruation” by Ana Davis .
This popular e-book and training manual includes fascinating and detailed information on why and how to practise yoga safely and appropriately during menstruation, and includes 4 x illustrated and comprehensive menstrual sequences to try at home or offer to your students.
- 8 x Audio Meditations and Breathing Practices for healthy menstruation by Ana Davis
These beautiful, feminine-yoga audio practices can be practised in conjunction with the information covered in Ana’s “Dark Moon” e-book
- Bonus 40 min Yoga for Miscarriage Video Sequence with Ana Davis
Practise along with Ana with this nurturing, restorative yoga practice for healing from miscarriage.
- 2 x beautifully illustrated Yoga for Fertility sequences by Rosie Matheson
- 2 x beautifully illustrated Yoga for Fertility sequences by Ana Davis
- 1 x bonus beautifully illustrated Yoga for Miscarriage Sequence by Ana Davis
- 3 x sumptuous fertility meditation scripts by Rosie Matheson & Ana Davis
- Detailed instructions on the principles, guidelines & benefits of Yoga for Fertility, including safe and appropriate Pranayama (breathing) and Mudra (gesture) practices for fertility
- Bonus information on diet and lifestyle for enhancing both a woman and her partner’s fertility
- Bonus notes on yoga for miscarriage and pregnancy loss by Ana Davis, including two beautiful meditation scripts for healing from miscarriage
- A short written assignment to test that you’ve integrated the knowledge we offer in this special, Level 1 course.
- 1 x 45 minute Skype session with a Bliss Baby Course Facilitator to discuss any questions you may have on yoga for fertility or healthy menstruation.
A Completion Certificate (PDF electronic file) is provided once you’ve completed this course. The total course hours on this certificate are 24.25 non-contact hours and 0.75 contact hours (25 hours total).
Members of both Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia are required to complete ongoing professional development to keep their membership current. By completing the Bliss Baby Yoga Online L1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course, teachers are able to accrue some of 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 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 Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course is predominantly non-contact study, however as our course includes an assessment component (final written assignment), 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). The Bliss Baby Yoga Online L1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course is 25 hours (0.75 contact hours and 24.25 non-contact hours), so Yoga Australia members will accrue at least 25 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:
- 45 hours teaching yoga, and
- 30 hours of yoga related training that is directly related to one of the Educational Categories, of which:
Our 25 hour Online L1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course (24.25 non-contact hours and 0.75 contact hours) can therefore meet the 20 non-contact hours requirement and 0.75 of the required 10 contact hours.
At the end of the course we will also include you on our online directory of qualified pre/postnatal yoga teachers.
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 fertility 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.
Read more about accreditation here.
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 Online Postnatal course 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 course consists of 5 ‘Topics’. Each ‘Topic’, or section of the course, consists of a varied and stimulating mix of video-lectures, sample video classes and audio meditations, and accompanying reading from the course manuals. Have your yoga mat (and yoga props like bolster, brick and blankets) at the ready so you can practise along to the video classes. The focus of this course is on ‘experiential learning’ so that you can experience many of the recommended practices yourself.
Course Assessment Requirements
At the end of each Topic you will be required to complete a short quiz that helps you solidify the learning. An 80% pass mark is required, but don’t worry, the quizzes are multiple choice/ true-false and you can re-do the quiz as many times as you need to.
At the end of the course content you will be required to complete a written sequencing assignment. Upload your completed assignment to the website (very easy) and one of our Bliss Baby Yoga Facilitators will mark it and be in contact to arrange the final step—your one-on-one Skype session.
In your Skype session your Facilitator will give you valuable constructive feedback on your assignment and it’s also a great opportunity for you to ask any questions about the course content.
Then, all you need to do is complete our Online Feedback Form (your feedback is soooo important to us!) and you will 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 beauty of this Online Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training is that you can complete it in your own time, to fit around your other commitments. The total course hours that will be recorded on your Completion Certificate are 25 hours—this is what we estimate it will take you to complete this course, including the background reading and completing your final assignment.
Because we understand that you’re fitting this course around other commitments that may include yoga teaching, working, or being a mother, there is no time limit on when you must complete the course, and the information and resources in this course are yours to keep forever. How you pace your study-load, that’s up to you, and what works best for your lifestyle.
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about our Online Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course delivery and accreditation, including the following, please click here.
What past course participants say
“I am loving the course! I am actually writing this with happy tears. I recently had a miscarriage and ever since I have had extreme coccyx and sacrum pain. My root chakra is in definite need of healing and your miscarriage section has healed me just by reading it, completely opened my heart and the movements have helped with the pain astronomically! Last night was the first night I slept through without being woken by my numbing pain. Oh I love you Ana!” – Nadia, South Australia
“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, South Australia
“Thank you so much for an amazing course. I was so blown away by all the beautiful content and felt like i received such a deep level of learning from it. Ever since Rosie’s lecture at the Yoga for Women training last year I have been craving more knowledge and depth into Yoga for Fertility and you well and truly delivered. I actually ran a small workshop from my home on Sunday to put what i had learnt to practice. It was a small and intimate group of 3 women and it was just so beautiful! I can’t wait to run more and of course continue to learn and understand more so that i can continue to provide a really beautiful experience for women. Thank you again. I’m so so grateful!” – Jenny, NSW
“The course was refreshing, and incredible valuable. It was a perfect balance, between yoga (physical asana) for difference stages in the cycle but also most importantly the emotional effects (and importance) on a woman’s fertility. The course has easily given me the confidence to share the knowledge with those who need it” – Dani, VIC
Who is this course for
This course is for yoga teachers or women’s health workers who would like more information and tools in supporting their students or clients with yoga on their journey to conceiving a baby.
It’s also appropriate for any woman who would like to use yoga and meditation to help boost their own health and wellbeing, by learning to honour her menstrual cycle and engage these practical tools to prepare for conception.
Rosie Matheson is a passionate women’s health and wellbeing educator. She has trained extensively in Hatha Yoga, and is a also a qualified Doula. Rosie’s many offerings for women include classes, workshops, and teacher training courses in yoga for fertility, healthy menstruation, women’s life cycles, and both the prenatal and postnatal phases of life.
Rosie’s foundational work in women’s yoga was conducted during a three year residency on Koh Phangan, Thailand. There she participated in over 700 hours of Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher Training courses in addition to attending Yoga Therapy workshops, meditation courses, and a variety of women’s retreats and classes.
Teaching women close to home and across the globe, Rosie regularly leads trainings for students in the USA, Japan, Italy, and Australia. Rosie’s passion is in educating women on the power of their bodies, and the undeniable correlation between celebrating your feminine form and living an empowered and vital life. Her genius is in presenting these ideas in a way that is accessible, nurturing, and inspiring to women everywhere.
Rosie is a Senior Course Facilitator for our Bliss Baby Yoga Prenatal & Postnatal and Fertility Yoga Teacher Training courses, online, throughout Australia and internationally, and also offers Online 1:1 Mentoring for yoga teachers and personalised yoga classes.
Kind words about Rosie from our Online Course graduates:
“Rosie truly embodies the divine feminine. She is passionate, articulate, empathetic, and empowering. A truly gifted teacher” – Lauren
“It was a wonderfully gentle and very informative course that has helped me to think about my connection to my womb and womanhood in general. Rosie is just lovely. She creates such an open and gentle, supportive environment. She listened to everyone, gave positive feedback and responses to any comments made and was very authentic in her manner.” – Julia
Ana Davis (E-RYT 500, RPYT, Yoga Australia Registered Level 3 Senior teacher, qualified Doula, Dip. Remedial Massage, B.A. Honours) has long been passionate about exploring the benefits of yoga and meditation for women’s monthly and life cycles.
Ana has been a keen yoga practitioner since 1990, teaching yoga since 1996, and in 2005 founded Bliss Baby Yoga – offering specialised yoga teacher training courses in the areas of Prenatal, Postnatal, Restorative and Women’s Yoga. In 2013, Ana also founded Moving with the Moon which offers workshops and classes on yoga for the menstrual cycle, menopause and fertility.
Ana is currently writing her first book, “Moving with the Moon: Nurturing Yoga, Movement and Meditation for Every Phase of your Menstrual Cycle”, due for release in 2018.
Ana, a mother-of-one, is passionate about sharing the benefits and joys of yoga for every stage of one’s life journey.
Kind words about Ana from our Online Course graduates:
“Ana is a beautiful, well-rounded and knowledgeable teacher who is generous with her knowledge and understanding of the divine feminine and yoga” – Melissa
“I have been blessed to partake in Ana’s series of classes which directly address the phases of the moon and tailors the yoga sequence to suit the needs that we have during different times of our cycle. It has been so nourishing and nurturing and insightful for me to track my body this way and to really understand when to let myself activate and when to pull back in my practice according to where my cycle is at.” – Lisa, yoga teacher and physiotherapist
Tanya Neate has spent the past eight 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 the Bliss Baby Yoga 100 hour RPYT Prenatal and Postnatal training. She is also studying counselling to further support her work with women experiencing infertility.
Tanya runs weekly fertility yoga, prenatal and women’s health yoga classes from her Melbourne-based studio Moon Tribe Yoga, and is a Senior Course Facilitator for our Bliss Baby Yoga Online Fertility Yoga Teacher Training courses.
Kind words about Tanya:
“Tanya knows exactly how to bring you into your femininity and your inner power.” – Erlinda
“Tanya is a warm and approachable teacher. Being on a fertility journey can make the body a hard place to live, and Tanya’s class has been an anchor point in my week. I looked forward to the class as it approached, and I enjoyed the benefits for days afterwards. The gentle support of other women in the class has also been fostered beautifully by Tanya – never intrusive but always gentle and kind. Tanya has remarkable skills in devising classes which target the needs of women on a fertility journey. Now, however, I think that all women would benefit from her classes.” – Felicity
All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST for Australian residents.
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HOW DO I ENROLL & GET STARTED?
Register and pay the full course fee. You can pay securely online with credit card via PayPal. (Note: that you don’t need your own Paypal account, you can pay via ‘guest checkout’)
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)
Enjoy the learning— a juicy mix of video lectures, sample video class and audio meditations, and sequences, and a slew of informative and inspiring reading and notes!
You can work entirely at your own pace, and because we appreciate that you may be a busy mother and/or yoga teacher there are no time limits on completing our courses; they are designed to fit around your busy life.
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!
Once you’ve completed all of the course modules, you’ll reach the Assignment section of the course. This is a fun, rewarding exercise that helps you pull all the key knowledge together about offering a beneficial, healing fertility-boosting yoga sequence.
5: Personalised Skype Session
Once you’ve uploaded your assignment, one of our Senior Bliss Baby Facilitators will mark it and will be in contact (usually within 7 – 10 days) to schedule your personal Skype session.
In your 45 minute Skype session with your Bliss Baby Yoga Facilitator, she will share her constructive feedback on your assignment and this is also your opportunity to field any questions you may have about any of the content in the course.
Our online students report that they get so much out this time one-on-one with their course Facilitator.
6: Completion Certificate
After finishing your Skype session 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). And you will then be ready to confidently and safely support women who are hoping to conceive with yoga.