85 Hour Certified RPYT Training Course, Accredited with Yoga Alliance

Pre & Post Natal Teacher Training Course for yoga teachers and also open to non-yoga teachers – gain skills and knowledge in this meaningful area

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2019 dates to be announced

Price from $2550 (includes tuition, all meals and 7 nights in quad (4) share room with shared bathroom, other accommodation options subject to cost and availability)

Earlybird price from $2300*

*Earlybird – offer only available for bookings made more than 8 weeks prior to course commencement.

Byron Yoga Centre’s Pre & Post Natal 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. Please note: this course will only qualify those with a Level 1 200 hour RYT (or higher) certification to teach prenatal / post natal yoga.

Modular Training Courses

50 hour Yin Yoga  4-9 November 2018

25 hour Restorative Yoga 15-18 November 2018

50 hour Yin Yoga  4-9 March 2019

60 hour Meditation Teacher Training 25-31 March 2019

25 hour Restorative Yoga 31 May-3 June 2019

50 hour Remedial Yoga 10-15 June 2019

Course Overview

Delve into the fascinating and rewarding area of pre and post natal yoga. Explore the theoretical and the practical aspects of offering yoga classes to expecting mothers and ‘mum and bubs’. Those who already have at least a 200 hour RYT certification will become qualified to teach pre and post natal yoga.

You will learn from experienced trainers and specialists in the fields of pregnancy, birthing and post natal care. The course will cover key asana to benefit pre and post natal women along with how to modify postures, the use of props and also adjustments and corrections for pregnant women. You will learn how to sequence specialized 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 20 hour practical teaching experience on completion of the residential course.

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

This course is primarily designed for yoga teachers and health professionals wishing to add pre and post natal teaching to their repertoire. It is also open to yoga practitioners and particularly pregnant women 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.


Course Structure

Part A: pre-course preparation: approx 5 hours
Includes online study, practising asana and some Skype supervised sessions with our trainers. It is recommended you allow 1-3 weeks to complete this Part A.

Part B: the 8 day residential intensive (see Course Content below).

Part C: post residential intensive component: approx 10 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 20 hours of teaching.

Residential Course Content

  • Take part in sample pre and post natal yoga classes
  • Safety guidelines for pre natal and post natal yoga
  • Learn to teach appropriate pre and post natal asana
  • Explore safe variations and adjustments for pregnancy
  • Gain experience in the use of props for pregnant women
  • Study the applied anatomy and physiology of the field
  • Detailed look at specific issues such as lower back pain
  • Understanding and recognising post natal depression
  • In depth look at the key developments of each trimester
  • How to support women in planning for a natural childbirth
  • Learn to successfully structure a ‘mums and bubs’ class
  • Practical teaching opportunities and constructive feedback

Course Accreditation


You will receive a certificate of completion for 85 Hours once you have completed the residential course plus the online elements and post residential components.

To attain accreditation with Yoga Alliance as a RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) you need to have a Yoga Alliance approved Level 1 200 Hour before you join this Pre and post natal course. To certify as a RPYT Yoga Alliance requires you undertake a 85 hour training and also complete an additional 20 hours of teaching experience. Yoga Australia registration in this field requires 50 hours of training.

Both Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia require members to complete CPD (Continuing Processional Development) each year. This course can count as 80 CPD points.

Your Teachers Trainers

The course will be facilitated by Senior Byron Yoga Centre teachers who have professional (and personal) skills and experience in pre and post natal yoga. There will also be sessions from specialist teachers and experts in the fields of pre natal, birthing and post natal care.

Teacher will include:

Kara GoodsellElise DussansJade Abbott | Tabata Ogilvie

Sample Program – 8 Day Pre and Post Natal Training

Day 1:

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

Day 2-7:

6:30am - Sample pre or post natal 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 8:

6:30am - Sample pre or post natal 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

Course Venue

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

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