Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training

85-Hour Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training
Embark on an immersive exploration into pregnancy, birth, and postpartum
Course Overview
Join our globally renowned prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher training designed to support healing, transformation and growth during pregnancy and the early postpartum phase.

Earn your Yoga Alliance-certified RPYT and Advanced Postnatal Yoga Certificate from the comfort and convenience of your own home, and uplevel your professional journey.

Drawing from deep roots in Northern India, our methodology seamlessly integrates traditional Hatha and Vinyasa practices with a therapeutic framework. This holistic approach is tailored to nurture empowered pregnancy and parenthood.

Embark on an 85-hour immersive exploration into pregnancy, birth, and postpartum:

  • Gain Insights and Tools to Transform Your Birthing Stories.
  • Acquire knowledge and resources to navigate and heal your own birthing narratives, fostering personal growth and empowerment.
  • Practical Applications of Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine.
  • Dive into the principles of Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine tailored for birth and postpartum, integrating ancient wisdom into modern practices.
  • Explore the multifaceted dimensions of birth, including its physiological, psychological, sociological, historical, political, and spiritual aspects, fostering a holistic understanding.

Recommended for:

  • Yogis passionate about women’s health, pregnancy, and conscious birthing.
  • Expectant parents seeking deeper connections through yoga and holistic birth support during their pregnancy journey.
  • Yoga instructors looking to enhance their teaching abilities across various levels.
  • Pregnant individuals interested in mindful practices and skills for a conscious pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
  • Educators, counselors, midwives, and healthcare professionals invested in reproductive health and women-centered yoga.
  • Those dedicated to supporting women’s well-being through yoga practice and holistic approaches.

Duration and Effort:

105 hours (85 hours for Prenatal, 20 hours for Postnatal)

Completion Time: 1-8 months (depending on enrollment choice)

Certifications:

85 HR Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance)

20 HR Postnatal Yoga Teacher Certificate

Mentorship:

Up to two 30-minute Zoom consultations with facilitator

Live support on Zoom (available with Start-Together & Live-Virtual Course)

Enrollment Options:

Fully Self-Paced (start anytime!)

Live-Virtual Course meeting over four weekends

Flexible Learning Options:

Customize your learning journey with our diverse enrollment options: Fully Self-Paced or Live-Virtual Course.

We cater to diverse learning preferences and schedules.

Self-Paced Program

Join Anytime!
$880 USD*
  • Two 30-minute sessions of 1-on-1 mentorship with your dedicated mentor
  • Immediate on-demand access to 85-hour Prenatal Videos + 20-hour Postnatal Videos
  • Asana tutorials for each trimester
  • 15 full-length yoga classes
  • 2 course workbook / manuals for prenatal & postnatal
  • Reading and assignments to deepen your learning

Live Virtual Program

Get The Most!
$1250 USD*
  • Live Lectures with our Prenatal & Postnatal Facilitators and International Experts via Zoom, featuring group support, community building, engaging Q&A sessions, and interactive discussions (56 hr total)
  • Two 30-minute sessions of 1-on-1 mentorship with your dedicated mentor
  • Immediate on-demand access to Prenatal & Postnatal videos
  • Asana tutorials for each trimester
  • 15 full-length yoga classes
  • 2 course workbook / manuals for prenatal and postnatal
  • Reading and assignments to deepen your learning
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doula training

Discover yoga practices for positive and relaxed birth

Asanas for Each Trimester
Explore yoga poses specifically curated for each trimester of pregnancy, promoting strength, flexibility, and comfort.

Breathwork for Birthing
Engage in pranayama techniques designed to enhance relaxation, reduce stress, and cultivate mindfulness during childbirth.

Tools for an Empowered Birth Experience
Acquire effective strategies and tools for managing discomfort, reducing pain, and maintaining a sense of empowerment throughout the birthing process.

Yoga for Postpartum Recovery
Embrace yoga practices aimed at supporting postpartum recovery, nurturing themes of healing, restoration, and rejuvenation after childbirth.

In this course, you will:
  • Attain an Internationally Recognized Certification Obtain certification in prenatal yoga teaching and holistic birth support, acknowledged worldwide for its comprehensive approach.

  • Master the Fundamentals of Holistic Yoga Learn the foundational principles of our holistic and interdisciplinary approach to yoga, integrating mind, body, and spirit.

  • Nurture Your Well-Being Experience daily yoga and meditation practices designed to nourish your mind, body, and spirit, fostering holistic rejuvenation.

  • Rediscover Purpose and Passion Rekindle your sense of purpose and passion as you immerse yourself in a supportive community, finding heartfelt inspiration along your journey.
Preview the Course (Video link here)

Explore the Beyond Birth Bonus – Dive into our Postnatal Yoga Curriculum

  • Discover the foundations of postnatal yoga
  • Learn self-care and healing techniques through yoga practice
  • Explore partner yoga and sequencing for postnatal sessions

Cynthia

50+ hours I think this is a wonderful and much needed program. I see this specialty really helping so many lives. Even as a trained midwife I learned so much! I was personally guided and mentored through this entire journey and was provided with honest and constructive feedback that I greatly appreciate.

Rachelle Stimac

50+ hours I must say, I enrolled for the holistic program and I’ve listened to the first audio introduction and OH MY I am excited! This course is what my dreams are made of. Cannot waaaait to have these tools under my belt. Doula School is incredible. I am so grateful for you!

Johanna

Johanna The videos on these modules for the dual stream are SO GOOD. First of all it’s great to be able to see/hear you guys especially as a home-study person and secondly so much of the content is covering stuff I was really wondering about (e.g what is meant by emotional support, and the nuances of relationship building with primary care folks). Loving it!!

Nadia

50+ hours Training with DTC to become a Birth Doula has been an amazing positive experience in my life. I feel so blessed to have joined a sensational group of women pushing the bar to educate, encourage and empower women during the most incredible journey of their life.

What’s Included:

Gain access to over 100 videos consisting of lectures, movement practices, lesson notes, and a supportive community of mothers throughout your journey.

Permanent Access:
Enjoy unlimited access to the course content indefinitely, providing you with a valuable ongoing resource that you can revisit whenever you need to.

In-App Viewing:
Watch videos offline, curate custom playlists, and stream content to your TV for added convenience.

Expanded Learning Options:
Review transcripts, print out notes, and listen to audio-only versions of the lectures to suit your preferred learning style.

Mentorship:
Benefit from guidance and support with access to a live mentor throughout your course experience.

We’re Here For You – Schedule a Call Today
Have questions or need clarification about the course? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to help and happy to address any inquiries you may have.

Meet your Instructors

Julia Forest – Founder and Lead Course Facilitator

Julia is an international yoga teacher, birth doula, women’s health advocate, and closet artist with a deep passion for health, environmentalism, and empowered birth. She co-created Sacred Birth Yoga & Doula Training and is the founding director of Awakened Spirit Yoga. Julia is also the co-founder of the Wellkind Foundation, a non-profit organization focusing on community empowerment and wellbeing through permaculture principles. Her innovative Sacred Earth Yoga Training integrates yoga, mindfulness, permaculture, and leadership to catalyze transformation in individuals and communities.

Hannah Deriemeaker – Certified Midwife

Hannah, a passionate certified midwife from Belgium, found her calling in Guatemala. After completing her training, she worked in the labor and delivery ward in Nyakibale, Uganda. Later, she served as the medical director of Vivir en Amor, a Belgian-Guatemalan joint venture NGO in Huehuetenango. As part of the Belgian Board of Directors of Vivir en Amor, Hannah provides international midwifery services and education, offering guidance and assistance for home births.

Stefanie Antunes – Doula & Lamaze® Educator

Stefanie has been a Lamaze® Educator and doula since 2002.  Driven by her own childbirth experiences, she learned firsthand how valuable it is to have a strong support network around you and to understand how to be prepared for birth. She leads Discover Birth organization, offering services to expectant parents and training for childbirth professionals. Stefanie is a visionary in the childbirth field, advocating for preparedness and support during birth experiences.

Curriculum

Module 1: New Beginnings
  • Explore prenatal postural alignment and considerations for asana during pregnancy.
  • Practice teaching beneficial pranayama for prenatal yoga and childbirth.
  • Consists of 9 lessons.
Module 2: Rediscovering the Foundation
  • Delve into prenatal postural alignment and considerations for asana during pregnancy.
  • Practice teaching beneficial pranayama for prenatal yoga and childbirth.
  • Consists of 9 lessons.
Module 3: The Miracle of Birth
  • Understand the stages of labor and our bodies’ innate, holistic, and physiological response.
  • Explore the role of the yoga teacher in birth work.
  • Comprises 13 lessons.
Module 4: Intuition & Inner Wisdom
  • Learn about the traditional midwife vs. the postmodern midwife.
  • Examine the history and evolution of birth to better understand our current context.
  • Consists of 13 lessons.
Module 5: Sacred Space
  • Sacred Space isn’t just a theoretical concept. It is an ongoing practice of tending, mending and co-creating an environment where it is safe and inspiring to grow. Learn how to deliberately cultivate Sacred Space to serve your clients and their families. 

  • Consists of 12 lessons.

Module 6: Building Resilience
  • Explore complex birthing scenarios and their implications.

  • Master the principles of trauma-informed teaching and care.

  • Encompasses 15 in-depth lessons.

Module 7: Equanimity: Embracing Radical Permission to Feel
  • Discover yoga strategies to address diverse pregnancy concerns.

     

  • Understand the nuances of cesarean sections, including their advantages and risks for birthing individuals.

  • Contains 13 comprehensive lessons.

Module 8: Cultivating Inner Strength
  •  Gain insights into the pelvic floor anatomy during pregnancy.

  • Learn techniques to help students relax or engage the pelvis throughout different pregnancy phases.

  • Consists of 11 detailed lessons.

Module 8: Cultivating Inner Strength
  •  Gain insights into the pelvic floor anatomy during pregnancy.

  • Learn techniques to help students relax or engage the pelvis throughout different pregnancy phases.

  • Consists of 11 detailed lessons.

BONUS Module 1: Essential Postnatal Yoga Foundations
  • Access a 15-page Baby & Me yoga manual along with comprehensive lessons on fourth-trimester yoga and meditation.

  • Comprises 7 informative lessons.



BONUS Module 2: Self-Care & Recovery Through Yoga
  • Explore wellness practices and recovery stages guided by Dr. Aviance Rhome-Boroff.
  • Opening the Lotus to Prana Shakti with Julia Forest.
  • Includes 9 enriching lessons.
BONUS Module 3: Partner Yoga and Sequence Development
  • Learn about infant developmental stages with insights from Michelle O’Brien PT.

  • Explore techniques for play, tummy time, and infant massage.

  • Consists of 7 engaging lessons.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the prerequisites for this course?
To enroll in our online yoga teacher training, you simply need to be passionate and inspired to build a supportive community for mothers safely through the power of yoga. We only ask that you are dedicated and feel compelled to answer this very sacred call.

Do I need a 200-hour certification to take the course?
While prior teaching experience is beneficial, it’s not mandatory. Familiarity and previous experience with yoga terminology in Sanskrit and English is recommended to facilitate understanding. Having a background in yoga practice enhances the assimilation of course content.

Is this a Yoga Alliance certified program?
Yes, our program is Yoga Alliance certified.
Upon completion, you’ll be eligible to register as a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) with Yoga Alliance.
We are a registered yoga school (rys) for the 200 hour, 300 hour, and 85 hour prenatal levels. Upon successful completion of one of the previously mentioned programs, you are eligible to register with the yoga alliance as a registered yoga teacher (RYT), and will be certified to teach yoga internationally. Once you’ve met all the requirements of the 85 hour prenatal yoga teacher training you’ll receive the designation of RPYT (registered prenatal yoga teacher) with eligibility to register with yoga alliance.

Will I be eligible and qualified to teach prenatal and postnatal yoga after the course?
Upon meeting all requirements and completing the 1-hour practicum video, you’ll receive a certificate enabling you to obtain liability insurance and employment opportunities. Our internationally recognized certification signifies completion of the training under Julia Forest’s guidance.

Is the curriculum the same for the self-paced and live virtual programs?
Yes, the prenatal yoga teacher training content is identical for both programs. Postnatal training is included in the self-paced program and available as an add-on for the live virtual program.

We recognize the significant demands of family life, especially when balancing the care of small children with work and daily responsibilities. Our online yoga teacher training courses offer the flexibility to accommodate your busy schedule. You can progress at your own pace by reviewing videos and navigating through the course manual and workbook according to your availability. While we encourage completing the self-paced course within one year, our start-together option typically spans about 7 months.

What is your refund policy?
We do not offer refunds for our online courses due to the substantial investment in course development. However, if you encounter health concerns preventing course completion, please contact us for assistance.

What if I can’t attend the live sessions?
Live sessions are recorded for your reference after each session. If you are on the dona accredited track and you must miss due to an emergency or unexpected conflict, you must write to us for approval. If you miss a session, you must watch it before our following live session to keep up with the pace of the program. Unapproved absences will result in a certificate of participation in lieu of the dona doula workshop certification.

What is the general schedule?
We offer various course itineraries. Please refer to our schedule for detailed information. If I am already completing my 200-hour YTT, does this count towards my Continuing Education requirements?
Yes! Our course fulfills Continuing Education requirements with the Yoga Alliance. You can also upgrade your membership to become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT).

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