Byron Yoga Centre’s Prenatal Teacher Training Course is for yoga teachers, current trainees and those working in related fields such as midwives, doulas and health professionals. Also open to yoga practitioners with at least 2 years’ experience and pregnant women at 14 weeks or more. Gain the skills and knowledge to teach pregnant women and new mothers safely, whether it is in a specific prenatal class, within a general yoga class or a Mums & Bubs class.

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Dates

85 Hours | 6 Day Residential at Byron Yoga Centre

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Price from $2,790 (includes tuition, all meals and 8 nights in quad (4) share room with shared bathroom, other accommodation options subject to cost and availability). Earlybird discount of 10% (saving up to $464) – available for bookings made more than 8 weeks prior to course commencement.

Course Overview

Delve into the fascinating and rewarding area of prenatal and postnatal yoga. Explore the theoretical and the practical aspects of offering yoga classes to expecting mothers. Those who already have at least a 200 hour Level 1 RYT certification can become qualified to teach prenatal yoga.

You will learn from experienced trainers and specialists in the fields of pregnancy yoga and women’s health. The training will enables you to teach pregnant women and new mothers safely, whether it is in a specific prenatal class or teaching pregnant, or new mothers, within a general yoga class.

The training will cover key asana to benefit prenatal and postnatal women along with how to modify postures, the use of props and also adjustments and corrections for pregnant women.  You will learn the contra-indications and safety guidelines for both a pregnancy and post birth yoga practice. The course will provide you will a large repertoire of suitable and safe postures and practices to integrate into your classes. You will learn how to sequence specialised classes and also how and when to provide variations and modifications for pregnant women during general classes.

You will participate in yoga classes that demonstrate correct teaching methodology and you will also have the opportunity for practical teaching experience. To become registered with Yoga Alliance as an accredited RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) you will need to complete an additional 30 hour practical teaching experience on completion of the residential course and online hours.

The theoretical sessions will cover applied anatomy and physiology specific to prenatal and postnatal women, safety guidelines and also the practical and business aspects of establishing and running prenatal and ‘mums and bubs’ classes.

This course is primarily designed for yoga teachers and health professionals wishing to add prenatal teaching to their repertoire. It is also open to yoga practitioners and particularly pregnant women in the second and third trimesters looking to design their own practice for pregnancy and to spend time on the mat with their baby. A rewarding course with a myriad of practical benefits to share with others.

The course will be facilitated by Senior Byron Yoga Centre teachers who have professional (and personal) skills and experience in prenatal/postnatal yoga and women’s health including Emma Louise Roger and Jade Abbott.

Course Content

  • Take part in sample prenatal yoga classes for experiential learning
  • Important safety guidelines for prenatal and postnatal yoga
  • Learn the contra-indications for a pregnancy/ postnatal practice
  • Learn to teach appropriate asana for prenatal and postnatal women
  • Explore variations, essential modifications and safe adjustments for pregnancy
  • Gain experience in the use of props for pregnant women and new mums
  • How to structure prenatal classes and sequence sessions
  • How to support pregnant women in general yoga classes
  • Study the applied anatomy and physiology of the field
  • Detailed look at specific issues such as lower back pain
  • Understanding and recognising postnatal mental health issues
  • In depth look at the key developments of each trimester
  • How yoga can support women in preparing for a natural childbirth
  • Learn to successfully structure a ‘mums and bubs’ class
  • Practical teaching opportunities and constructive feedback

Training Inclusions

  • Shared accommodation in quad-share cabin (ensuite and/or private rooms at an additional cost subject to availability)
  • All meals – 3 meals each day, light and delicious sattvic vegetarian cuisine
  • Herbal teas and fruit available all day (sweet treats and cold drinks on sale)
  • Daily Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training & instruction (varied styles), philosophy talks
  • Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training manual
  • Twice daily yoga – morning and afternoon
  • Evening sessions
  • Use of the mineral salt swimming pool

Pre-course preparation (approximately 35 hours)
You complete your pre-course hours in your own time. The manual will be emailed to you following registration, allowing you to begin straight away. Access to online lectures, classes and quizzes will open 6 weeks before the residential course.

6 day On-Site Training: the 6 day residential intensive (approximately 50 hours)

Includes e-learning units and journaling of practical teaching experience. To register with Yoga Alliance as a RPYT you also need to complete an additional 30 hours of teaching.

If you attend all the sessions in the 6 days course you will receive the certificate for 85 Hours once you have completed the online elements and/or post residential components. 

To attain accreditation with Yoga Alliance as a RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) you need to have a Yoga Alliance approved 200 Hour Level 1 certification before you join this course. Yoga Alliance also requires you undertake an additional 30 hours of teaching experience in addition to the 85 hour training. Yoga Australia registration in this field requires 50 hours of training.

Both Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia require members to complete CPD (Continuing Professional Development) each year. This course can count as 85 CPD points.
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The path to becoming a certified yoga teacher can be life-changing, and choosing the right yoga course is a big decision. One decision you will need to make is whether to complete your yoga teacher training course in person or opt for the online route.

At Byron Yoga Centre, we firmly believe in the transformative power of in-person YTT.  We’ve put together just four advantages to completing a YTT course face-to-face. Read more.

Day 1

2:00pm - Arrive and settle in to your accommodation
3:00pm - Welcome Circle
4:00pm - Restorative yoga class (example of prenatal class)
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Yoga Nidra

Day 2-5

6:30am - Sample prenatal asana, meditation and pranayama class
8:00am - Breakfast
9:00am - Theoretical and Methodology session
10:30am - Break
11:00am - Practical workshop
12:30pm - Lunch
2:00pm - Theory and Practical workshop
4:00pm - Practical teaching
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Yoga Nidra / meditation / pranayama

Day 6

6:30am - Sample prenatal asana, meditation and pranayama class
8:00am - Breakfast, check out of rooms
9:00am - Final session and closing circle
11:00am - Departure (you are welcome to stay on to use the facilities and have lunch)

* Daily program may vary slightly

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This fully residential training will be held at the Byron Yoga Retreat Centre, Byron Bay.
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About Byron Yoga Teacher Trainings

Byron Yoga Centre is one of the oldest Yoga Teacher Training Centres in Australia, with over 30 years experience, offering accredited yoga training in both the practice and philosophy of yoga.

Byron Yoga Centre’s 50 and 25 hour Specialty Trainings are designed to be stand alone courses as well as being applicable to part of your 200 or 300 certificates. They fit particularly well as part of a Level 2 300 hour course. To be counted as part of a Level 1 or Level 2 the modular course must be undertaken after the residential intensive not before. These modular course hours can also be used for the ongoing professional development required each year by Yoga Alliance and other professional bodies. Or you could just do one because you want to learn more. Click on the links below to learn more and see upcoming training courses.

All our Level 1 courses, both in Australia and overseas, are registered with the Yoga Alliance 200-hour Accreditation.

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June 24 - July 13, 2024 Level 1 Intensive – 20 day – June 2024
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March 31 - April 19, 2025 Level 1 Intensive – 20 day – April 2025

This course integrates Part A and Part B of the above Level 1 Intensive course, within a do-able, 20 day time frame. Immerse yourself in yoga in beautiful Byron Bay for three, transformational weeks…read more

12 Day

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June 24 - July 5, 2024 Level 1 Intensive – 12 day – June 2024
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January 6 - 17, 2025 Level 1 Intensive – 12 day – January 2025
March 31 - April 11, 2025 Level 1 Intensive – 12 day – April 2025

A flexible option for busy people. Part A is a fully residential, immersion course. Eat, sleep and deepen your passion for yoga, for 12 days straight! Part B is completed by correspondence, at your own pace…read more

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This residential Level 1 course caters specifically for Japanese students with all content taught in both English and Japanese. Held at our Byron Bay Training Centre this course is designed for Japanese yoga students wishing to be teachers and also for those who want to just deepen their own knowledge of all aspects of yoga. There is however a strong focus on teaching skills and opportunities to practice teaching in class situations…read more

More info on our: Level 2 Intensive Courses | Conversion Course

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September 9 - 20, 2024 Level 2 Intensive – 12 day – September 2024

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August 2 - 6, 2024 5 Day Teacher’s Retreat – August 2024
August 29 - September 1, 2024 4 Day Restorative Yoga Teacher Training – September 2024
August 29 - September 7, 2024 10 Day Restorative & Yin Yoga Teacher Training – September 2024
September 2 - 7, 2024 6 Day Yin Yoga Teacher Training – September 2024
November 21 - 24, 2024 4 Day Trauma-Aware Yoga Teacher Training – November 2024
March 17 - 22, 2025 6 Day Meditation Retreat – March 2025
March 17 - 25, 2025 9 Day Meditation Retreat – March 2025
March 22 - 25, 2025 4 Day Meditation Retreat – March 2025

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10865NAT Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching is accredited as a ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority) nationally recognised course.

In order to be able to offer this high standard of teacher training, Byron Yoga Centre is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in Australia, and our trainers are nationally recognised Training and Assessment trainers and assessors.

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Ideal for international students as participants can apply for a 12 month student visa. An opportunity to apply to study yoga, work and live in beautiful Byron Bay or Melbourne. This course is run over a 50 week period …read more

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10865NAT Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching. Course code: 102571E

I did my 200 HR teacher training here and it was seriously life changing. It is something I had wanted to tick off my bucket list as I have been doing yoga for years now. I finally took the plunge and am so proud of myself. It was a massive challenge, physically and mentally but so worth it. I couldn’t have done it without the support of the teachers and my fellow students. The centre is on the outskirts of town, making it feel removed from the buzz of Byron, but it is only a 10 min walk to town if we did want to grab a coffee, have a swim or explore. The food at the centre was awesome and I really feel like I took my yoga to the next level. Hats off to Byron Yoga Centre… just brilliant.

T. Bolton

Pure love and gratitude for this sacred place.

I did my L1 Yoga Teacher Training , Yin Yoga, Certificate (current study) and weekend retreat with Byron Yoga Center. I couldn’t imagine a better place to deepen my understanding of yoga and my yoga path.

The teaching quality is outstanding, the whole place blends well into the nature, best vegan food in maybe Australia (I am biased?), and the pool really helps you relax, recharge and reset.

Recommendation to this divine plant with gorgeous people and lovely nature!

Yanyan Y.

The instructors and retreat staff are what make this place on top off beautiful surrounds and an amazing Permaculture Garden. Whilst undertaking my yoga training and dealing with issues connected to my military service I was supported to ensure I met the requirements and also contributed substantially to my personal growth and resilience. The support from a number of the teachers was skilled and compassionate. Awesome 🙂 🙂 🙂

My wife did her level 1 yoga training here, loved the experience.
Found the fresh vegetables and salads grown in their own garden amazing.Magnesium saltwater pool very refreshing after a big day of yoga. Accomodation was pleasant and overall experience life changing, highly recommended.

Brian W.

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