Byron Bay 100 hr Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training
Become accredited as a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher
RPYS (Registered Prenatal Yoga School with Yoga Alliance)
Plus option of one day Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
Thursday 6 - Friday 14 August 2015
9 day intensive $2795 twin share with shared bathroom
9 day intensive $2930 twin share with adjoining bathroom
10 day intensive includes Restorative Yoga teacher training day $3100 twin share with shared bathroom
10 day intensive includes Restorative Yoga teacher training day $3250 twin share with adjoining bathroom
SPECIAL 10 DAY PACKAGE AVAILABLE: 100 hr RPYT Prenatal and Postnatal
Registrations now open
PLUS Level 1 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training. Registrations now open!
This fully residential 10-day intensive held in beautiful Byron Bay certifies you to become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) with Yoga Alliance, and offers the highest qualification currently available in this specialised area.
This course represents the most in-depth immersion course of its kind currently available in Australia and is designed for yoga teachers or women’s health professionals who wish to specialise in the growing field of yoga for pregnant women and new mothers.
This course is the natural follow-on for any students who have previously completed the Bliss Baby Weekend Prenatal/Postnatal Weekend Intensives or Online Courses.
This exciting new niche-course offers the opportunity to explore the theoretical background and practical applications necessary to safely and appropriately conduct pregnancy and post natal yoga classes (including ‘mums and babies’ yoga). Course Director, Ana Davis, is well known in Australia and abroad for her prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher training workshops.
"I loved this training course! I feel enriched and inspired both personally and professionally. All the teachers and team from Bliss Baby & Byron Yoga were fantastic. It was wonderful to spend time with such nurturing, compassionate, knowledgeable and experienced practioners in this field. I treasure this experience and the friends I have made at this course. Thank you!" Penny, Yoga Teacher, Sydney
With a balance between theoretical and practical components, the rich faculty of pre/postnatal yoga teachers and women’s health practitioners will cover course content that is both informative and comprehensive.
Learn the all-important background information on the stages of pregnancy and birth, and post partum physiological and emotional changes, from a team of experienced and qualified experts that include a Midwife and Registered Nurse, Child Birth Educator, Physiotherapist and Psychologist.
The course also aims to give students the practical skills and tools that will result in the development of an extensive teaching repertoire of appropriate and beneficial Asanas and other yoga-techniques for their pregnant and post natal students.
To fulfill the Yoga Alliance Registered Accreditation of RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) students will also be required to complete an additional 15 non-contact hours that will include specialised Case Study assignments.
"I got so much out of the training and feel really confident to teach prenatal/postnatal yoga classes. I also loved doing the course pregnant and feel it has positively impacted my thoughts on pregnancy and in the birthing process." Sally, Yoga Teacher, Melbourne
The course is open to yoga teachers and trainees, or anyone who works with pregnant women and mothers, including midwives, doulas and nurses. Preferably, students will have at least one year’s prior yoga practice experience.
Pregnant women are very welcome to attend, ideally from 14 weeks gestation onwards.
Byron Yoga Centre is a Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS) with Yoga Alliance. This is a new speciality designation with this internationally respected accreditation authority and means that students enrolled in this course can receive a certificate that will enable them to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) - an 85 hour qualification which this course actually exceeds with a total of 100 hours of learning.
Your Teacher Trainers - experience & expertise
The Bliss Baby Yoga team is made up of a range of highly experienced yoga teachers and passionate women's health professionals. These will include Anna Watts, Childbirth Educator, doula and yoga teacher; Emma Grant, Director of Red Tent Yoga and Ayurvedic Practitioner; Lauren Tober, Pyschologist and Yoga Teacher; Lisa Fitzpatrick, Physiotherapist, Anatomy and Physiology Teacher; Maria Kirsten, Yogalates teacher and teacher trainer; Star Rumble, Prenatal and Restorative Yoga specialist; plus Ana Davis, Bliss Baby Yoga Director and Founder, as well as special guest teachers.
“Where do I begin!? The whole experience was open, welcoming, friendly, informative, helpful – particularly feedback on practical sessions. As well as sharing circles and the whole group experience. The way in which the educators revealed their humanity and joined us for meals meant there was more time to chat,” Vicki Thomson, Midwife
The following subjects will be covered:
Pregnancy: the three trimesters, pycho-physiological changes to mum and baby
Birth: stages of labour; supporting a woman in natural/active birth
Anatomy & Physiology: understanding the changes to the pregnant and postnatal body
Applied Anatomy & Physiology/yoga therapy: working with back conditions and other complaints specific to prenatal and postnatal students
Safety guidelines for pre/post natal students (detailed analysis of contraindications)
Practising and teaching of safe and appropriate asanas, pranayama, yoga nidra, savasana, meditation, visualisations, and partner yoga exercises for pregnant and post partum students
Defining and recognising Postnatal Depression and 'Baby Blues'
Establishing and running prenatal yoga classes (including marketing and business management)
Establishing and running postnatal and 'mums 'n' bubs' yoga classes (including marketing and business management)
Introduction to baby yoga and massage
Ayurveda for pregnancy, birth and beyond
Restorative yoga as yoga therapy for prenatal and postnatal yoga students
Working with props (modifying postures for pregnant students and new mothers)
Adjustments and corrections for pre and postnatal students
Nutrition and alternative therapies for pre/postnatal women
Case studies for pre/postnatal yoga students
In this intensive course you’ll start every day with a sample prenatal or postnatal yoga class with one of our experienced Bliss Baby Teachers, allowing you to really feel and experience what the postures and practices would feel like for a pregnant or new mother.
The remainder of your day will consist of a balanced combination of practical and theoretical sessions with a variety of specialist teachers. There will also time for practice-teaching and integration of the vast amounts of knowledge you’ll be learning.
Students need to arrive between 10am-12pm on the first day to settle into their accommodation. Course introduction and orientation will begin at 12pm. The course finishes after dinner on the final day, with trainees departing the following morning.
“Thank you for providing such an inspiring course with well-informed teachers - specialists in their field - that made me want to be in this field for the rest of my life!" Minerva, Yoga Teacher, Sydney.
This fully residential training will be held at the Byron Yoga Retreat Centre, Byron Bay. The retreat and training centre is about a 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk from the town centre and beaches.
This eco-friendly training venue houses comfortable and fully equipped yoga studios, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a mineral salt heated pool, edible gardens and shared laundry facilities.
This is a fully-residential training includes comfortable, clean twin-share rooms (2 single beds) with everything conveniently on site: accommodation, yoga studios and dining areas.
Shared bathroom or ensuite bathroom accommodation options available.
All meals are provided as part of this residential training course. The food prepared at Byron Yoga Centre is market-fresh and a real highlight for our trainees. Enjoy healthy and delicious vegetarian cuisine, organic wherever possible, designed along Ayurvedic principles to be light and cleansing.
Bookings & Enquiries
All bookings are made through the Bliss Baby Yoga Online Shop. Payments can be made via Credit Card through PayPal or Direct Bank Deposit. A minimum deposit is required to secure your place. Payment plan options available.
RPYT Upgrade Packages for 20 hour graduates
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries.
Have you already completed a 20 hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training weekend intensive with Bliss Baby Yoga?
An Upgrade Package is now available - attend the final 6 days of this 9 day intensive (Sunday 9th August - Friday 14th August) to upgrade your qualification to 85 hours to be eligable to apply for registration as RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance.
This training will expand upon your knowledge and practical experience in the area of teaching Prenatal Yoga, and cover Birth, Postnatal Yoga and Mums n Bubs Yoga in depth, with a strong focus on practical application.
The 1 day Level 1 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training add-on is also available with this package.
What past participants of the Byron Bay 100hr Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training have to say about the course:
"It was a wonderful experience with such a diverse group of presenters - very holistic. Thank you for the organisation of these different speakers and for allowing enough 'down' time for it to sink in. Namaste." - Mel
"This course was factual and spiritual in the right way. I really enjoyed the bonding with other women and the femininity. I now feel that I can safely teach pre/postnatal classes with confidence." - Roisin
"This was an absolutely amazing course. Full of practical, useful information and inspiring teachers." - Lee
“I just wanted to let you know that your beautiful yoga techniques are being shared up here in Saudi Arabia with a lovely group of mum's & babies. I love seeing the interactions between mother & baby as well as seeing mum's connect with each other. Such a great space! I did a one on one prenatal yoga with a woman I doula'd for (she now has a gorgeous baby boy) & she said it really helped with her pregnancy & birth. I do a Wednesday morning class which so far has been all women. I love the energy of the class - reminds me of the energy shared in our training. Thank you! Namaste x” - Andrea Brailsford, Yoga Teacher
Byron Bay - General Information
Cape Byron is Australia's most easterly point, located on the North Coast of New South Wales. With its numerous beaches, unspoilt hinterland and relaxed lifestyle, Byron Bay is a popular tourist destination. It is also a place where artists, musicians, dancers, writers, surfers, healers and of course yogis express their diversity and individuality.
The town has all major facilities: a hospital, cinema, supermarket, health food stores and great restaurants, as well as a flourishing alternative health industry. Bicycle is the easiest way to get around town and easily organised through Byron Yoga Centre.
The average summer temperature is 21C - 28C, and average winter temperature is 15C - 21C, There are also periods of heavy rainfall, especially in summer. The area has a total annual rainfall of 1734mm.
Byron Shire has a population of close to 30,000, while the town of Byron Bay has a population of about 9,000.
Byron Bay is located just off the Pacific Highway, 800km north of Sydney, 175km south of Brisbane. Airports are located in Ballina (30mins south) or Coolangatta (60mins north) and buses and trains arrive regularly.
The following websites provide information about Byron Bay and the surrounding area: