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85 HR Sacred Birth Prenatal Yoga & Doula Training- Virtual




SPRING IMMERSION: May 31-June 2, June 7-9, June 14-16, 2024 – 7:30am – 2:30pm PST


SEPTEMBER IMMERSION: September 28-29, Oct. 5-6, 11-13, 19-20 : 7:30am – 2:30pm PST


NOVEMBER IMMERSION: Nov. 2-3, 9-10, 15-17, 2024: 7:30am – 2:30pm


Course description Strengthen your passion for supporting health and transformation during pregnancy and beyond with our internationally-recognized prenatal yoga online training program. Learn from the comfort and convenience of home. Sacred Birth – Prenatal Yoga + Doula Training is an 85+ hour dual certificate training and in-home retreat that will provide you with a framework to support your pregnant yoga students, launch a career in the field of birth work, and deepen your connection to your own body and practice. This training will equip you with tools to empower and support pregnant women throughout their pregnancies and labor.

Yoga + Sacred Birth

Sacred Birth – Prenatal Yoga + Doula Training is an 85+ hour dual certificate training and in-home retreat that will provide you with a framework to support your pregnant yoga students, launch a career in the field of birth work, and deepen your connection to your own body and practice.


Doula School International and The Yoga Alliance are offering the unique opportunity to complete your certification online. With more than 85 hours of content, this training will equip you with tools to empower and support pregnant people throughout their pregnancies and labor.


Julia Forest

ASY Founder and 500 E-RYT Lead Trainer

Stefanie Antunes

Lead Doula Facilitator

Course details

Duration and effort




Recommended for

Our program is holistically designed for those who are interested in learning a mind-body approach to pregnancy, childbirth and parenting preparation with a therapeutic focus.



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"Between Julia's gentle, compassionate teaching style and Stefanie's robust knowledge and ability to engage, I learned so much and feel more empowered than ever to work in this field, and inspired to continue learning and expanding my offerings! They both have such clear mastery of their fields that I felt so confident learning from them. They covered so many topics and provided us with many tools for capably moving forward in this line of work. I loved every guest speaker, and even working behind the scenes with Frank was a delight! I can't wait to work with this team again. ❤️"
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"Awakened Sacred Birth sets a high standard of online learning. The program exceeded my expectations by far. Stefanie, Julia, and other instructors provide content and facilitate discussions that create a fun learning space that is relative to anyone's with pregnancy/prenatal/postnatal interests. The instructors bring passion and enthusiasm to their work that is contagious. I have no regrets on this investment."

Goals of this course

What’s unique about our approach?

Sacred Birth focuses on nurturing conscious pregnancy and parenthood while addressing the medical, political and spiritual considerations of birthing. Our approach blends traditional Hatha and Vinyasa yoga with the therapeutic tools such as mindfulness and holistic birth support to nurture an empowered pregnancy and birth.



Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certification


We will explore the healing potential of yoga and holistic support to assist the journey from pregnancy to parenthood. You will gain confidence guiding pregnant people in their regular classes, and teaching prenatal, couples’ workshops and postnatal yoga classes


Birth Doula Certification

The BIRTH DOULA Certification portion of this program, taught by Stefanie Antunes— a Lamaze® Educator and doula since 2002, will provide a well-rounded approach to yoga teaching. Whether you decide to attend births or not, the knowledge and hands-on experience you gain will help support pregnant people and their families.


In the 18 hours dedicated to this topic, you will deepen your knowledge of the emotional, physical, and psychological aspects of pregnancy, birth, and the early parenting experience so you will feel prepared to answer common questions accurately and knowledgeably.

Doula Certification Topics

What Students Are Saying...

“Stephanie and Julia are amazing teachers. They both have a vast wealth of knowledge and what they offer together covers all the requirements of the course, and then some! I really appreciated the various workshop hosts that came to talk with the class. Even though it was an online training, they kept the class time interactive, interesting, and entertaining!”



“This class was so informative and the instructors were wonderful. Julia and Stephanie were so knowledgeable and all the guest teachers were inspiring to listen too. The class was held at a great pace and I never felt rushed. Can’t wait to put everything I learned into practice.”


- Megan

“This was such an incredible experience, spiritually and personally! So much gratitude. Great to feel that diversity, justice, and inclusion were included in the curriculum.”


- Jenny

“Loved my course with Awakened Spirit so much that I have signed on for several more since. Thanks for the great work you’re putting out there into the world :)”

- Avani Gilbert

In this course you will...


Module 1

Prenatal Yoga

  1. History Of Birth 
  2. Stages of Labour
  3. Benefits of Prenatal Yoga & Role of the Yoga Teacher in Birthwork
  4. Pregnancy Discomfort 
  5. Prenatal Anatomy & The Pelvis
  6. Trimesters & Yoga Considerations
  7. Pranayama (Breath work) for Prenatal Yogis 
  8. Prenatal Alignment in Posture Clinics
  9. Prenatal Sequencing 
  10. Integrating Standing Poses
  11. Assisting for Prenatal Yoga (Hands-on Skill)
  12. 8+ Prenatal Yoga Classes (wall sequences, energizing flows)
  13. 8+ Prenatal Meditations & Visualisations 

Module 2

Doula Topics

  1. Role of the Doula
  2. Diversity & Inclusion
  3. History of Birth
  4. Difficult Births
  5. Orgasmic Birth
  6. Hormones of Labour 
  7. Birth Art & Facilitation 
  8. Prenatal Contact & Support
  9. Hands-on Skills 
  10. Pain, Gate Control Theory
  11. 3 Rs, Fight or Flight, Pain & Coping
  12. Scope of Practice/Code of Ethics
  13. Birth Plans
  14. Safety & PPE
  15. Informed Consent
  16. Cesarean
  17. Spinning Babies
  18. Lactation Class
  19. Newborn & Postpartum Support 
  20. Infant Massage
  21. Certifications and Business 
  22. Additional Content: Trauma-Informed Care 
  23. Additional Content: Navigating Perinatal Loss
prenatal yoga and doula training online

This program includes

Talk to us

Any questions or regarding the course? Do not hesitate to contact us and speak with one of our facilitators.

Frequently asked questions

The prerequisites for the online yoga teacher trainings is only that you must be passionate and inspired to create a community of likeminded women who want to help support and guide other mothers safely through the practice of yoga. We only ask that you are dedicated and feel compelled to answer this very sacred call.


It is helpful to have prior teaching experience but isnt necessary. Much of the course and the postures are referred to in sanskrit and english terminology. It’s certainly recommended to have a previous practice of the asana or postures as the course content will flow with more ease and understanding and be able to assimilate the information more quickly.


Upon successful completion, 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 hr prenatal yoga teacher training you’ll receive the designation of rpyt (registered prenatal yoga teacher) with eligibility to register with yoga alliance.


The prenatal yoga teacher training content is the same for the online training and the 85 hour self-paced training. The sacred birth prenatal yoga + doula program is a dual certificate program (prenatal yoga curriculum + dona doula curriculum), for this course you will receive two certificates.


We understand completely the demands and importance of family, tending to small children while juggling work and day-to-day demands. The online yoga teacher training courses allow you to work at your own pace by reviewing the videos and moving through the course manual and workbook at your own time. The live virtual covers most of what you need to know during class hours.


We do not offer funds for our online courses because we’ve invested a lot of time and energy into creating the course content and videos. Once you’ve had access to these files, as in all information, it holds value. Should you have a health concern and are otherwise unable to complete the program, please contact


Yes, we offer the sacred birth prenatal yoga as a stand alone in a live virtual and also self-paced program. The yoga and conscious birthing curriculum is the same in both programs.


It does! If you finish the course requirements before the end of september you can qualify as a registered prenatal yoga teacher with the yoga alliance.


Yes you can! Once you are done our program you can call yourself a doula. As you complete the program requirements to become certified, we guide you through the whole process during the program.

It really is up to you. Both of our programs are filled with practical tools to support conscious pregnancy and empowered birth. In our experience the doula certificate can help deepen your knowledge of the birthing journey and provide tools to support birthing families. The dual certification also opens many doors as a birth professional.


The sessions will also be recorded and available for you to reference after the session via teachable. If you are on the dona accredited track and you must miss due to an emergency or unexpected conflict, you must write 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 doula workshop certification.

We run different iteneraries for this course. Please check our schedule for more details.


Yes 🙂 our course counts for continuing education with the yoga alliance and also you can upgrade your yoga alliance membership to registered prenatal yoga teacher (rpyt)



Online via Zoom & Online self Paced


85 hours. (60 live hours + 25 hours self-paced content)

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