Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

White Crow Yoga's Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training is available as distance study option. Trainers may also hold the workshop at local studios, so please check our schedule.

If you are ready to enroll in our Prenatal Yoga Program, please go to our registration page.

This course counts as 8 hours of continuing education for Yoga Alliance RYT renewal!

Our Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training will empower you to lead prenatal and postnatal students through a safe, effective yoga practice, whether in a specialty class or incorporated into your general yoga class. You'll learn about the stages of pregnancy, movements and positions that should be avoided during pregnancy and the most essential offerings in a prenatal yoga class. You'll learn 24 Yoga Asanas and Breath Practices, including steps, alignment and modifications for each pose, with photos.

Additionally, a 68-minute online video will guide you through ways to modify several poses you currently use in your non-prenatal classes for moms-to-be. You'll learn how to modify forward folds, twists, chest openers, warrior poses and balancing asanas using the wall and/or a chair. We'll discuss ways to modify poses typically done on the belly, such as Frog, and how to keep the rhythm of your non-prenatal class going smoothly when a pregnant student opts to attend.

White Crow Yoga's Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training course is designed to prepare you to teach a yoga class to prenatal and postnatal students. We want you to leave this course with the knowledge to teach a specialty class to this population and to be able to incorporate these students into your general population classes.

You'll leave this course with a good understanding of what happens to a woman's body during each trimester of pregnancy and how we can meet her yoga needs (physically, emotionally and spiritually) during each trimester. Learn how to help moms-to-be feel empowered during this special time and help them develop a deeper connection to their baby.

In this course, you will:

  1. Learn about the stages of pregnancy
  2. Understand the benefits of prenatal and postnatal yoga
  3. Describe contraindicated movements for prenatal students
  4. Gain insight into the most beneficial parts of a prenatal practice
  5. Learn how to design a prenatal class
  6. Understand how to incorporate safe, effective postures for our prenatal students into our regular (non-prenatal) classes
  7. Learn appropriate prenatal postures, including alignment and modifications

Course Completion Process – Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

You will have 12 months from the date of your enrollment to complete the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training program.  AFTER THIS TIME, you will not have access to the materials. (This is no different than college courses or other yoga/fitness providers, such as Human Kinetics - we do this to manage space. If having the materials available longer is important to you, we will offer the course in a hard copy version soon.)

To complete the distance study Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training:

  • Read the material (a 34+ page PDF)
  • View the online video (68 minute online video)
  • Practice teaching and complete all activities in the manual
  • Pass an open book exam

This program is currently offered as an online option only, which means there is no printed manual. Everything is 100% digital. We may make the course available as a home study (hard copy) option in the future, but at this time, the material will be delivered to you on our website. You'll be given a userid and password, which you will login to view the pdf materials, take the exam, gain access to the online video, and leave any correspondence for us you'd like. If you have taken an online college class, the format of our online courses will probably look familiar to you, as it is similar to those types of software.

To find pricing info or get started today on your Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, please visit our registration page.

Note: This program is not a certification; it is a continuing education program. While it is a teacher training, some yoga background is expected. If you are inexperienced in yoga, we suggest you complete one of our 200-Hour Land-Based Yoga Trainings first.

(Note: For an explanation of the word “Certification” as it relates to the fitness and Yoga industries, please view our Aqua Yoga page.)

If you are ready to register, please visit our prenatal yoga teacher training registration page.