About this course
Our Online Complete Course (Prenatal & Postnatal) offers a balanced mix of theory and practical exercises providing you with valuable knowledge and tools to teach yoga to pregnant women and new mothers safely and confidently.
- Benefits of yoga for pregnancy and birth
- Safety Guidelines for pregnant students
- Modifying the postures for the various stages of pregnancy
- The three trimesters: overview of physiological changes for mum and baby
- Postural alignment for pregnancy
- Working with props for pregnancy
- Restorative Yoga for pregnancy
- Sequencing and the 5 Prenatal Posture Groups
- Yoga Nidra and Visualisation for pregnancy
- Partner Yoga for pregnancy
- Benefits & applications of squatting and pelvic floor toning during pregnancy
- Sounding/Chanting for pregnancy and birth
- Special sequences for pregnancy: ‘Pregnancy Pawanmuktasana’ & ‘Pregnancy Salute to the Sun’, and sample classes (stabilising & restorative)
- Using a chair in your Prenatal Classes
- Applied Anatomy for prenatal yoga: back or pelvic problems & other common complaints
- Overview of Stages of Labour and Birth
- Yogic tools for labour
- Active Birth and Yoga
- Postnatal Yoga: Needs of the new mother: first 6 weeks and beyond; physiological changes – diastasis rectus
- Postnatal safety guidelines
- Sequencing and the 5 Postnatal Posture Groups
- Restorative yoga for new mothers including sample classes
- Perinatal Mental Health—including an overview of postnatal depression
- ‘Mums n Bubs’ Yoga: benefits and applications, including a sample Mum ‘n Bubs Yoga sample sequence and class
- Establishing and running a ‘mums n bubs’ yoga class
- Incorporating baby in the yoga postures
- A Postnatal Yoga class including baby sample class
We now offer an option to complete an RPYT Certification with Bliss Baby Yoga® – click here for details.
This comprehensive online course contains a multi-media ‘bag of goodies’ including a stimulating mix of video, audio and written materials. (Scroll down for a little ‘preview’ of our course, showing the structure and samples of the content).
We estimate it will take you 65 hours to complete and is broken into the following areas.
Online Complete: Prenatal and Postnatal Course
- Bliss Baby Prenatal & Postnatal Course Manuals (PDF format) – includes detailed diagrams, extensive notes, and references
- Six 1.5-hour audio lectures
- 1.5-hour video lecture: Stages of Labour Demo & Birth Discussion with Anna Watts and Ana Davis
- 1.5 hour Prenatal Yoga Class video (focusing on Group 3 Stablising Postures)
- 1 hr 20 min Prenatal Restorative Yoga Class video
- A prenatal Salute to the Sun video
- 30min Chair Yoga Prenatal Sequence
- A therapeutic Pregnancy Pawamuktasana video
- Yoga Nidra & Birth Visualisation audio (by Childbirth Educator and Bliss Baby Yoga Facilitator, Anna Watts)
- Yoga Nidra – Deep Relaxation For New Mothers Digital Audio (by Childbirth Educator and Bliss Baby Yoga Facilitator, Anna Watts)
- 1 hour Mums n Bubs Yoga Class video
- A Postnatal Mother & Baby Yoga Demo Video
- 50 min Postnatal with Baby Yoga Class video
- 2 Postnatal Restorative Yoga Video Classes (30 mins + 20 mins)
- 2-hour video lecture: Perinatal Mental Health with Dr Lauren Tober
- Bonus: A Yoga for Grown-ups Video – safe home practices suitable for postpartum recovery (by Yogalates / Yoga Therapy specialist and Bliss Baby Yoga Facilitator, Maria Kirsten)
- Access to our senior teachers for any questions about the training or your teaching via e mail
- Your details, should you wish, including your business name and website will be listed on our “Find a Bliss Baby Yoga Teacher” Directory
Please note – the following books are recommended additional reading for this course (but not essential) and are not included in the course fee.
- “New Active Birth”, Janet Balaskas, Thorsons, 1989 (all about active natural birthing but also a substantial instructional section on prenatal yoga)
- “Relax & Renew, Restful Yoga for Stressful Times”, Judith Lasater, Rodmell Press, 1995 (particularly chapter on Restorative Yoga for pregnancy)
- “Baby Om – Yoga for Mothers and Babies”, Laura Staton & Sarah Perron, Newleaf, 2002
Course Preview with content samples (click play button to view):
A Completion Certificate (PDF electronic file) is provided once you’ve completed the course. The total course hours on this completion certificate is 65 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 the Bliss Baby Yoga Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga 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.
(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 course is made up of non-contact hours of study, however as our course includes an assessment component (final case study 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 Complete Course is 65 hours, so Yoga Australia members will accrue at least 65 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:
- At least 10 training hours must be Contact Hours.
- No more than 20 training hours may be Non-Contact Hours.
Our 65 hour Online Complete Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course (non-contact hours) can therefore meet the 20 non-contact hours requirement.
At the end of the course we will also include you on our online directory of qualified pre/postnatal yoga teachers.
FAQ: Can I get RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) registration with Yoga Alliance by completing the Online Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course?
Our 65 hour Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course gives you all the training you need to teach confidently and safely. However, should you want accreditation under Yoga Alliance, we have put together a special RPYT Certification Stream Package that includes a new RPYT Extension Module. See the ‘RPYT Certification’ tab on this page for more information and enrolment.
FAQ: Is this course registered with Yoga Alliance?
Our standard 65 hour course is not registered with Yoga Alliance as an RPYT course although it is certainly a thorough course that gives you the knowledge and skills to teach Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga safely.
Our Bliss Baby Yoga school and teachers are registered with Yoga Alliance so as a Yoga Alliance RPYS (Registered Prenatal Yoga School), and our lead teacher Ana Davis is a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider), as well as an E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with minimum 500 hrs training) and RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher). The certificate of completion presented upon completion of this course will include our RPYS and YACEP registration stamps, as well as a breakdown of the hours per Educational Category for Yoga Alliance continuing education so that you can use them for continuing education points.
However if you are looking for a course that is specifically registered with Yoga Alliance, we also have that option. Please see the RPYT tab to the right for more information.
FAQ: If I want to be able to teach Prenatal / Postnatal Yoga classes, do I have to already be a qualified yoga teacher to enrol in your online course?
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 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 prerequisite 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.
FAQ: Do the Bliss Baby Yoga online courses certify me to be able to teach in the USA/UK?
Bliss Baby Yoga is registered with the international yoga body, Yoga Alliance, as a RPYS (Registered Prenatal Yoga School) and RYS-200 (Registered Yoga School).
We have had yoga teachers from all over the world complete our online training courses.
Upon completion of our Online training courses, graduates receive a certificate of completion, noting the content, hours, and date of completion, which can be submitted for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points for Yoga Alliance / Yoga Australia registered teachers.
If you are registered with a particular local or international registration body you may like to contact your association or insurance provider directly to confirm if they recognise internationally based online teacher training – for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points or otherwise.
Read our responses to further frequently asked questions here.
Read more about accreditation here.
In 2021, due to Covid-19, Yoga Alliance has instituted an ‘online exemption’ permitting RPYS (Registered Prenatal Yoga Schools) to offer the RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) certification through an online platform.
We’re excited to announce that Bliss Baby Yoga is now registered for this special exemption with Yoga Alliance and can offer a special RPYT Certification Stream Package to allow students to certify as RPYT 85 hr teachers with Yoga Alliance from the convenience of their own homes.
To receive your 85 hr RPYT certificate from Bliss Baby Yoga you need to complete all of the following components:
- This Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Course (63.5 hours of pre-recorded lectures to do at your own pace)
- RPYT Extension Module (4 live online hours consisting of two x one on one live zoom teaching prac sessions (booked at a time that works for you), plus 7 hours of assignments & membership of a private Facebook group allowing you to interact with other RPYT Extension Module trainees and course mentors)
- Prenatal & Postnatal Anatomy & Physiology Extension Module (5 hours of a pre-recorded course to do at your own pace)
- Live Online Small Group Special Mentoring Package (4 hours of live small group zoom sessions + private Facebook Group)
If you’ve already enrolled in or graduated from our Prenatal & Postnatal Course since Feb 1 2020, you can upgrade your qualification to RPYT eligible status by enrolling in the following Upgrade Package:
- RPYT Extension Module (4 hours consisting of two x one on one live zoom teaching prac sessions and 7 hours of assignment work)
- Prenatal & Postnatal Anatomy & Physiology Extension Module (5 hours of a pre-recorded course to do at your own pace)
- Live Online Small Group Special Mentoring Package (4 hours of live small group zoom sessions + private Facebook Group)
If you’ve also previously completed our Prenatal & Postnatal Anatomy and Physiology Extension Module and/or our Special Mentoring Package, you need only enrol in the components you have not yet completed.
Please see Yoga Alliance’s requirements for being awarded RPYT 85 hr certification, stating that you require the following prerequisites before submitting your Bliss Baby Yoga RPYT certificate to them:
- 200 hr RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)
- Have completed 30 hours of prenatal yoga teaching experience since completing your RPYT training.
Time to Complete
The beauty of this online option of our Bliss Baby Yoga Prenatal & 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 65 hours—this is what we estimate it will take you to complete this course, including the homework tasks, background reading and completing your final assignments.
Because we understand that you’re fitting this course around other commitments that may include yoga teaching, working, or being a mother, you have 12 months to complete this course, and the information and resources in this course downloadable (yours to keep forever). How you pace your study-load, that’s up to you, and what works best for your lifestyle.
Logistics of Enrolment
Once you’ve enrolled and your payment is confirmed, you’ll be sent an email with your log-in details to log in to our special student section of the website where you can get started with your course.
The Online Complete (Pre & 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 prenatal modules and 2 postnatal (and mums n bubs) modules. Each module consists of a varied and stimulating mix of audio lectures, video-lectures, sample video classes, and accompanying reading from the course manuals. Have your yoga mat (and sometimes other props like bolster, brick) at the ready as there will be practical segments to some of the lectures. The focus of this course is on ‘experiential learning’ so that you can experience many of the recommended practices yourself.
At the end of each module there are short quizzes (see below under “Course Assessment Requirements”) and homework tasks to keep you engaged and ensure you’re integrating the information we’re giving you, and to help you prepare for the learning to come in the next module.
Course Assessment Requirements
At the end of each module 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 two ‘case study’ written assignments—one prenatal case study and one postnatal case study. Upload these to the website (very easy) and one of our Bliss Baby Yoga Facilitators will mark it and return it to you.
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).
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about our Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course delivery and accreditation, including the following, please click here.
- Why might I want RPYT Certification?
Yoga Alliance are a world recognised body that sets the ethical and educational framework for yoga teachers and schools in order to ensure high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable yoga teaching in communities around the world.
They offer differing types of yoga profession credentials, which serve as markers of high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable yoga teaching.
Their Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) status is seen as the ‘gold standard’ in the world of teaching Prenatal Yoga with some yoga studios requesting it as a pre-requisite of their teachers.
While our core Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training is sufficient by itself to become a highly competent and safe Pre and Postnatal Yoga Teacher, an RPYT certification gives you the highest possible credentials.
- What is the difference between the standard 65 hour core Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Course and the RPYT Certification Stream Course?
Our standard 65 hr core Prenatal and Postnatal YTT Course qualifies you to become a highly confident, safe and knowledgeable teacher. This course allows you to register the hours as Continuing Education hours under Yoga Alliance.
Our RPYT Certification Stream invites you to go deeper into your training. Not only does it include the core course above, but also includes our Anatomy & Physiology Module, our Live Mentoring Sessions and RPYT Extension giving you 4 hours face to face with one of our (very approachable) senior teachers. This course comprises of 85 hours total and gives your registration as a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher under Yoga Alliance. If you’d like to know the benefits of this registration please refer to the question above.
- Do the Bliss Baby Yoga online courses certify me to be able to teach in the USA/UK?
Who is this course for
The Online Complete course provides you the flexibility of studying from your own home, at your own pace. It is ideal for qualified yoga teachers, recent teacher training graduates or those still completing their yoga teacher training who want to specialise in the growing field of prenatal and postnatal yoga.
The course is also beneficial for keen yoga practitioners who are pregnant or new mothers. It will help to deepen your knowledge of how yoga can support you during these new and exciting stages in your life.
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’s first book “Moving with the Moon: Nurturing Yoga, Movement and Meditation for Every Phase of your Menstrual Cycle” was released in late-2018 and is now available in both print-book and E-book formats.
The online courses have been written and recorded by Ana Davis. Online course students will experience the core audio lectures with Ana, as well as see Ana teaching a real Prenatal Yoga class and Mums n Bubs Yoga class, demonstrating how to incorporate baby in yoga postures, and can practise along with Ana’s prenatal Pawanmuktasana sequence, Sun Salutations, and pre & postnatal restorative video classes. Ana is also a facilitator on our Online Level 1 Fertility Yoga Teacher Training Course and Online Level 1 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training course.
Kind words about Ana from our Online Course graduates:
“Ana – you are such an amazing and gifted person and teacher. We’re all lucky you discovered your calling and can share your knowledge with us. Your communication is really clear, and your voice is so pleasant and easy to listen to that the audio lectures were a real pleasure.”
“I loved Ana and the way she taught and how knowledgeable she is. I looked at a lot of online classes for this and was very happy I decided to take this one.”
Nadine O’Mara (E-RYT 200, RPYT, YACEP, Yoga Australia Lvl 3 Teacher, DONA Certified Doula, B. App. Sc.) is an experienced Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga teacher, doula and our Bliss Baby Yoga Managing Director, who is passionate about supporting women’s health, especially around birth.
In addition to sharing her knowledge via our Bliss Baby Yoga online courses and content, Nadine also runs her own business, Conscious Birth. Nadine provides doula support and yoga for women and their partners around Bellingen on the NSW Mid-North Coast. She also offers birth education, self care and restorative yoga workshops for mothers, facilitates mother’s circles, family yoga and retreats for women and/or families. She believes that a gentle birth and the creation of a positive family life helps shape a more peaceful planet.
“Nadine is clearly passionate about women’s health. You can tell has many years of practise and teaching under her belt as she was professional but so relatable. I look up to her and I love her style – it was an absolute pleasure to be in the session with her and guided by her through the practise” Simone
Anna Watts has been a beloved guest teacher for Bliss Baby Yoga courses throughout Australia for some years now. Anna, a mother to two beautiful, adult daughters, is a professional Childbirth Educator and Doula Trainer who has been working with pregnant women and couples for over 25 years. Her wide experience includes a Diploma in Childbirth Education, Diploma in Counseling, Cert IV Training & Assessment, training prenatal yoga teachers, facilitating birth classes, prenatal yoga and supporting many births as a doula.
Anna shares her wisdom on birth through the the video lecture “Stages of Labour” as well as the “Celebration of Birth” yoga nidra and birth visualisation audio as part of our Online Complete: Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course.
Kind words about Anna from our Online Course graduates:
“I liked the info on stages of labour by Anna Watts, as I’m currently pregnant myself and have been avoiding research on this area (I thought it might freak me out!). But session 5 has actually reassured, rather than frightened me. I am feeling better about my own impending labour.”
“Anna Watts is the warmest and most gentle person and that really comes across in the video! Anyone who has her as a doula would be so lucky.”
“Anna – you are also wonderful. Watching and listening to you in the video lecture was one of the most memorable parts of the course for me, your explanations and commentary throughout was really gentle, nurturing and accessible. (I was watching it through the eyes of a newish mum who had a very difficult birth). I feel if I am ever pregnant again, I will be more confident about the birth process, and a lot of this has to do with seeing that video and hearing your commentary and input.”
Star Despres is a devoted yogini, practising since she was 19 and teaching since 2006. She is a Senior Byron Yoga Centre qualified Teacher and Teacher Trainer, and has been facilitating Bliss Baby Yoga teacher training courses since 2010. Star’s passions rest in empowering women to reconnect with the divine feminine, no matter what stage of life they are in, and assisting them to find a more nurturing and sacred approach to life. She especially loves to support women through pregnancy, the postnatal period, perimenopause, menopause and times of exhaustion and depletion via the practise of Restorative Yoga and daily self care rituals.
Star is also the founder of Divine Star, an Online sanctuary honouring the feminine and offering private mentoring, retreats, workshops and circles to inspire women to reclaim their power and reconnect to their authentic selves. Her greatest role is as a mama of 2 daughters (17 years apart), and continues to fine tune the balance of work and Mamahood whilst also honouring her own needs.
Star is a Senior Course Facilitator for our Bliss Baby Yoga Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course, and also offers Online 1:1 Mentoring for yoga teachers and personalised yoga classes.
Our Online Prenatal and Postnatal course trainees will have the opportunity to meet Star (or Rosie / Kanako / Mari) face-to-face during the final one-on-one Skype session.
Kind words about Star from our course graduates:
“I loved my Skype session with Star! It was great to talk to someone so passionate. I liked her useful suggestions and it was good to know that what I’m doing is ‘right’.”
“I loved Star’s gentleness and genuine interest in women’s wellbeing.”
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.
Our Online Prenatal and Postnatal course trainees will have the opportunity to meet Rosie (or Star / Kanako / Mari) face-to-face during the final one-on-one Skype session.
Kind words about Rosie from our Online Course graduates:
“I had my final Skype session with Rosie and her energy was definitely felt even though it was via Skype. She gave me some great suggestions for my teaching and clarified a few points. More than anything I felt that she was a supportive mentor, and as a teacher sometimes it is hard to let our guard down and open ourselves up to vulnerability since it is usually us people are coming to for guidance and learning. I am thinking of booking more Skype sessions with her – it was a true blessing to find this training, for so many reasons: the resources, the cost is so reasonable, the lecture format is timed on our own schedule which is perfect if you have a scattered schedule with teaching, etc and also for the personal growth and development. I do feel a part of the Bliss Baby community now…thank you.”
Kanako Yajima has been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2006. She has been trained in various styles of yoga including Solomon Yogalates, Ishta System with Rachel Zinman, and Vini Yoga & the Five Element Form with Peter Clifford. She has completed a number of Pre & Postnatal Yoga trainings and has been working with pregnant women and new moms since 2010.
Kanako has also worked internationally in many teacher trainings, retreats and workshops as both interpreter (for Japanese groups) and as a teacher trainer.
Thanks to her experience as a yoga translator/interpreter and her dedication to knowledge and growth, she has been immersed in various teachings including yoga philosophy, anatomy & physiology, pranayama and meditation and her versatile and unique teaching styles reflect that extensive knowledge and experience.
She is grateful everyday for being a mother to her daughter as it has been the most challenging yet beautiful and transformational yoga sadhana in life and she loves sharing the magic of yoga practices with students from that heart-felt space.
Kanako is a Senior Course Facilitator for our Bliss Baby Yoga Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training courses, and works as a translator for our Japan-based Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training courses.
Our Online Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course trainees will have the opportunity to meet Kanako (or Rosie / Star / Mari) face-to-face during the final one-on-one Skype session.
Kind words about Kanako from our Course graduates:
“I found the Skype session enormously helpful. Kanako was super thorough, precise and very thoughtful. Clearly she cares about this work and that too was inspiring.”
“I loved my Skype call with Kanako! She went through my assignment thoroughly, with great explanations, examples and alternate options. Even though only 1 hour, I really enjoyed and benefited from it.”
“The Skype might have been my favourite part! Kanako was so helpful, and demonstrated her favourite postures and explained reasons for everything. She was very knowledgeable and experienced.”
Maria Kirsten (MA, ERYT-500, YACEP) has been practicing yoga since 1989 and began teaching in 2000. Maria, a mother of two, is an Occupational Therapist, Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer, and specialist in Applied Anatomy & Physiology for yoga teachers.
Maria facilitates workshops for teachers throughout Australia and internationally, and is driven by a passion to make yoga safe and accessible for everyone. Her style of teaching is dynamic and fun, making anatomy come to life in movement.
Maria’s video”Yoga for Grownups”, which offers safe home practices suitable for postpartum recovery, is a bonus included in our Online Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course.
Kind words about Maria and her “Yoga for Grownups” DVD:
“Thank you so much for the DVD – it is fantastic and I have been doing part of it nearly every day – my back and hips are so much better already.”
“My wife has been using your DVD quite regularly finding it helpful in recovering from the operation she had last year.”
“I would love to study more with Maria. I thought her teaching style was fantastic!”
Dr Lauren Tober is a mother of two, yoga teacher and clinical psychologist, who has also trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, iRest Yoga Nidra™ and Life Force Yoga. Her passion is in bridging the gap between Western and yogic psychology to help people to heal and to live full and wholehearted lives. She is also the founder of “Capturing Gratitude” and “A Daily Dose of Bliss“.
Lauren is a specialty guest contributor for our Bliss Baby Yoga Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course in the area of Perinatal Mental Health. Get to know Lauren at www.laurentober.com.
Lauren’s lecture on “Perinatal Mental Health” is included in our Online Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course, and Lauren has also made some valuable contributions to our Postnatal Yoga training manual in this area of study.
Kind words about Lauren:
“Lauren has a thoughtful and compassionate approach to teaching and caring for people. As a yoga teacher she taught me to be respectful and mindful of my body, mindful of others and how to deal with physical injury as well as mental fatigue. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to share in her joy of yoga. An inspiring teacher, source of much advice and friend.”
“This course was such a wonderfully comprehensive guide to working with pregnant and postnatal women in a really holistic way. I especially enjoyed the emphasis on meeting women wherever they are at, and being aware of where they are energetically and spiritually at this time in their life. I feel like that is something that so few courses cover but is so very important.”
– Lilly, South Australia
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Choose from purchase options below — stand-alone or course bundle options
All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST for Australian residents.
Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training:
ONLINE COMPLETE PRENATAL & POSTNATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE
Please note – hours for this 65 hour online course can be used towards required Continuing Education hours for Yoga Alliance registered teachers. This course alone does not meet requirements for RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) registration with Yoga Alliance however it offers all you need to teach Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga safely & confidently.
This course above provides the base for our RPYT certification so you can always upgrade to gain RPYT certification at a later time (on the basis that Yoga Alliance continues to allow online-only certification).
If you would like to enrol now in our full RPYT certification course follow this link.
Prenatal & Postnatal YTT + Professional Development Modules:
In this bundle you receive:
Online Complete Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course (AU$585)
Prenatal and Postnatal Anatomy & Physiology Extension Module (AU$50 – special bundle price).
Pelvic Floor Anatomy & Physiology for Women’s Health Module (AU$60 – special bundle price).
Perinatal Nutrition and Ayurveda Extension Module (AU$40 – special bundle price).
Prenatal & Postnatal YTT + Mentoring Membership Bundle:
ONLINE COMPLETE PRENATAL AND POSTNATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE (AU$585)
12 MONTHS MEMBERSHIP LIVE MENTORING FOR PRENATAL & POSTNATAL YOGA TEACHERS (AU$110 – special bundle price)
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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 and audio lectures, video demonstration classes, and a slew of informative and inspiring reading and notes!
You can work at your own pace, and because we appreciate that you may be busy juggling teaching, parenting, and/or other work with your study, you have one full year from your date of enrolment to access and complete our courses and download all resources included within the course to keep forever for future reference. Our courses 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!
In addition to homework tasks and extension reading / viewing, after each module of the course you will be required to complete a short quiz that helps you consolidate your learning.
4: Case Study Assignments
Once you’ve completed all of the course modules, you’ll reach the Case Study Assignment section of the course. This is a fun, rewarding exercise that helps you pull all the key knowledge together about safely teaching pregnant and postnatal students with specific therapeutic needs.
Complete each Case Study in your own time (there are two—one prenatal, one postnatal) and then simply upload your assignments through the website.
5: Completion Certificate
After receiving your marked assignment back, 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 teach prenatal and postnatal yoga students.