Level One

Yoga is a gift to the pregnant mother, her child and her family as well as a gift to the yoga teacher. In this Basic Level training students will learn the anatomy and physiology of the growing fetus and the resulting changes in the mother’s body during each trimester. Topics covered include fetal development, physiological and hormonal changes in the mother’s body as well as possible body responses to these changes. Appropriate asana, assisting, pranayama, sounding and meditation will be covered for each trimester, including post natal. Pregnancy discomforts during each stage will be explored along with ways to use yoga, non-traditional methods and traditional techniques to help alleviate these discomforts. Each day begins with a prenatal yoga class during which participants wear “pregnant bellies” for each trimester to simulate the experience of moving in a prenatal body. Class will be followed by theory, practical application and practice teaching. In addition, the course will provide tips for labor and birth, partner prenatal yoga and marketing oneself. Students will leave confident, qualified and comfortable to teach prenatal yoga.

Topics Covered

  • Class Outline and Format

  • Anatomy and physiology of fetal development and pregnancy

  • Stages of labor and birth

  • Discussion, practice and leading of over 35 asanas and asana modifications for pregnancy and birth

  • Discussion, practice and leading of 8 pranayamas appropriate for pregnancy and birth

  • Sounding techniques for pregnancy and birth

  • Leading and sequencing a prenatal yoga class including language, visualization and hands-on assisting

  • How’s and why’s of strengthening the pelvic floor

  • Overview of pregnancy discomforts and use of asana and pranayama for relief

  • Partner prenatal yoga

  • Gentle massage techniques for pregnancy and labor

  • Belly casting

  • Marketing the prenatal yoga class

  • Client management



This Training requires no prerequisites - Yoga Instructors, Nurses, Midwives, Doulas, etc. are all encouraged to join! However, it's important to note that a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is required in order to teacher group Prenatal Classes.

CEUs/YA Certification

This Level One Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training provides 32 Continuing Education hours for Yoga Alliance. 


Alongside your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, the Level One Training will provide you with the education and certification needed in order to teach Group Prenatal Yoga classes. 


However, if you wish to become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance, you must go on to complete Level 2 of the Pranakriya Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, as well as the teaching/observation and reading requirements. In addition, once the 85 hours have been completed, participants must teach 30 hours of prenatal yoga. After all the work is completed, participant may submit paperwork to Yoga Alliance to become registered as a RPYT. 

Training Cost

Total cost including $50 materials fee:

  • $550 if paid in full by July 27, 2019

  • $625 if paid in full by August 27, 2019

  • $700 after August 27, 2019

Program Dates:

Friday September 27th 2019 - Monday September 30th, 2019. Daily, 9:00am-6:30pm.

Non refundable. Non transferable.

92 N Summit Street Southington, CT 06489 | 860-620-4530 |


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