Yoga of Birth: Teaching Prenatal Yoga: Graduate Certificate

Prenatal Yoga

Post-Grad Training Courses

Post-Grad Training Courses



27 Mar 2020

29 Mar 2020


9.30 am - 5.30 pm



Cost covers comprehensive training over 3 days, written feedback on all assessments, 100+ page manual, morning and afternoon teas.


Anahata Giri

Learn the art of teaching prenatal yoga and empower women for birthing

The Yoga of Birth Training is comprehensive 50 hour training designed to give yoga teachers the practical skills, resources and confidence to meet the unique needs of pregnant women.
Participants will gain a comprehensive teaching repertoire tailored to the needs of pregnant women including safe and deeply relevant practices for each trimester. We will explore how yoga and the natural birthing approach both draw on the inner tools of movement, sound, breath and awareness and how this, combined with the crucial ingredient of aligned professional support, provides a powerful and wonderful way for women to prepare for birth. This training is readily applied to all styles of yoga.
The Yoga of Birth Graduate Certificate is registered with Yoga Australia.

“The Yoga of Birth training was wonderful, informative and inspiring. Anahata provided a perfect blend of practice and theory with enthusiasm and encouragement to bring my own style to my teaching.”

– Belinda Blackburn, 2012 participant

Training Objectives

The Yoga of Birth Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training will help participants to:

  • Gain a comprehensive teaching repertoire tailored to the needs of pregnant women

  • Adapt the tools of yoga – asana, vinyasa, pranayama, meditation, restorative yoga, chanting, partner work – to help pregnant women develop strength and flexibility in body, mind and spirit

  • Develop safe, empowering and deeply relevant asana and vinyasa sequences adapted to all stages of pregnancy and all levels of yoga experience

  • Skillfully address the therapeutic needs of pregnant women including contraindications, common complaints and supporting optimal foetal positioning

  • Support, educate and empower women to give birth the way they want to

  • Develop a holistic framework that combines yoga, natural birthing principles and drawing on the medical approach as needed

  • Understand the physical and physiological changes of pregnancy and birth

  • Explore the role of the breath and meditation in the process of embracing the intensity of birth and in natural pain management

  • Understand the current cultural context of birth to help orient and empower women in their birth choices

  • Develop resources and referral networks with other health practitioners in the birthing field

  • Learn the professional practices required to run prenatal yoga classes

  • Learn the foundations of an effective postnatal practice

  • Have access to ongoing support and mentoring by email, skype, phone or in person

Training Structure

This is a comprehensive 50 Hour Training, consisting of training over 3 days and guided self-study and assessment completed at home. The training will be engaging and participatory, drawing on the input of all participants. Varied teaching methods will be used including yoga practice, participatory exercises, small group work, discussion and self-reflection. There will be a balance of experiential and theoretical work in a supportive and fun learning environment.
Students will also complete practical written assessments that will be relevant to establishing themselves as prenatal yoga teachers. The assessments are due approximately 6 weeks after the completion of the contact hours (but this date is negotiable).
Students will receive an extensive (100+ pages) training manual and a certificate of completion once the assessments are completed. This training earns 50 CPD points for Yoga Australia members.

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