ChildLight Yoga Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

An 85-Hour Registered Prenatal Yoga School through Yoga Alliance (RPYS)


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Prenatal yoga celebrates the mom and baby connection and the beauty and power of a woman’s changing body.  The ChildLight Yoga 85-Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training prepares trainees to guide yoga students through the new motherhood year, from conception through postpartum. We cover best practices for safety, sequencing and teaching techniques for prenatal and postnatal yoga.  

As a physical practice, yoga during pregnancy supports strength, endurance, and flexibility. Many expecting mothers find that regular practice improves circulation, combats fatigue, and reduces tension and stiffness in muscles and joints. As a mental discipline, yoga cultivates focus and emotional stability. Breathing exercises during prenatal yoga help mom relax deeply and connect with baby. ChildLight Yoga’s well-rounded training addresses the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga for pregnancy as well as important background information on health, anatomy, nutrition, Ayurveda and more.  

Our three module training format allows participants to customize their learning based on their own needs. Alternatively, when offered, the nine-day intensive allows for complete immersion in the topic with over 75 contact hours with our lead trainer. 

This training is open to anyone who has taken a 200-hour yoga teacher training. 


Module 1: Prenatal Yoga Foundations (25 contact / 10 non-contact hrs):

  • Essential Components of a Prenatal Yoga Class
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy
  • Asana (Poses) and Variations/Modifications for Stages of Pregnancy
  • Basic Sequencing for Prenatal Yoga
  • Teaching Beginners
  • Adaptations for Pregnant Students In a Non-Prenatal Class
  • Theming and Philosophy of Yoga for Pregnancy and Parenting
  • Visualizations / Meditations / Chants / Poems for Prenatal Yoga
  • Breathing techniques
  • Vocal Toning
  • Managing expectations around pregnancy and birth
  • The Power and Importance of Sharing Birth Stories
  • Common Pregnancy Symptoms, Concerns and Implications for Yoga Practice
  • Common Pregnancy Questions & Myths 
  • Three full yoga practices
  • Practice Teaching


Module 2: Prenatal Yoga Advanced Teaching Concepts (25 contact hrs):

PREREQUISITE: Module 1


  • Therapeutics for Common Pregnancy Conditions
  • Childbirth Education for Yoga Instructors
  • How to teach Mixed Levels / Mixed Bellies / No props / etc.
  • Restorative Yoga for Pregnancy
  • Advanced sequencing for Prenatal Yoga
  • Demonstrating in Prenatal Yoga
  • Hands on Adjustments in Prenatal Yoga
  • Adapting Asana and Considerations for the Experienced Pregnant Yogi
  • Short, themed sequences to incorporate into a student's day
  • Trainee Presentations
  • Three full yoga practices
  • Practice Teaching
  • Live Prenatal Demo Class


Module 3: Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certification (RPYT) (25 contact hrs):

PREREQUISITE: Modules 1 & 2

  • Yoga for Fertility
  • Prenatal Partner Yoga
  • How to Teach a Combination Prenatal / Postnatal class
  • Essential Components of a Prenatal / Postnatal combo Class
  • Conditioning for Labor and Delivery in a Prenatal Yoga Class
  • How Prenatal Yoga can help with postpartum recovery
  • Nutrition for Pregnancy
  • Ayurveda for Pregnancy and new motherhood
  • Essential Oils for Pregnancy and new motherhood
  • Three full yoga practices
  • Advanced Practice Teaching Exercises
  • Live Prenatal Demo Class
  • The Business of Teaching Prenatal Yoga
  • RPYT Certification Discussion



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CERTIFICATION
Teachers can register as a RPYT if they have successfully completed both a 200-hour yoga teacher training program and an 85-hour prenatal yoga training—in either order—that are registered with Yoga Alliance. Applicants must submit 30 teaching hours in prenatal yoga which must be performed after completing a program with a RPYS (Registered Prenatal Yoga School).

 

Anyone who completes all required training hours and successfully completes the certification process for Module 1: Prenatal Yoga Foundations will be listed as a "Certified ChildLight Yoga Prenatal Foundations Instructor (25hr)" on our website.

 

Anyone who completes all required training hours and successfully completes the certification process for Module 2: Prenatal Yoga Advanced Teaching Concepts will be listed as a "Certified ChildLight Yoga Prenatal Advanced Instructor (50hr)" on our website. 

 

Anyone who completes all required training hours and successfully completes the certification process for Module 3: Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certification (RPYT) will be listed as a "Certified ChildLight Yoga Prenatal Experienced Instructor (85hr)" on our website. 

 


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TRAINING FEEDBACK:
"The instructor is such a joy; she is calming and present, thorough. I love her teaching and instruction and look forward to it." ~ L.N.

 

"I LOVE the materials CLY provides -- they're comprehensive, thorough and so valuable as teaching tools. I use them all of the time for a variety of teachings." ~ L.N.

 

"This training exceeded my expectations! I feel comfortable going out and creating a well-rounded prenatal sequence and teaching it." ~ N.P.

 

"I love the sample classes we were given, how much we moved through them and felt them in our bodies (using our "bellies" too!). The binder is very thorough." ~ N.P.

 

"The written material alone is such a great collection of information and the classes and teacher practices were an added bonus." ~ S.M.

 

"Practice teaching is always the most intimidating aspect of a teacher training for me. Though, I loved getting to do it in small groups or with partners. We got the practice but without the stress!" ~ S.M.

 

"Participants consistently say that they don't want a training to end and it makes me smile. This time I experienced that feeling and definitely could have continued on for the immersion." ~ S.D.

 

 

 

 

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TUITION PER MODULE:
$465, includes fully-illustrated manual and letter of attendance 

 

*Please review our Terms & Conditions before making your purchase.

Please Note:
All three modules must be attended in order to register for your 85-hour RPYT certification. 

 

 

BETHLEHEM, PA
The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem

 

Module 1:
Prenatal Yoga Foundations
Dates: March 29-31, 2019
Times: Fri 8am-6pm,
Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 8am-4pm

 

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Module 2:
Prenatal Yoga Advanced Teaching Concepts
Dates:
April 26-28, 2019
Times:
Fri 8am-6pm,
Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 8am-4pm

 

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Module 3:
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certification (RPYT)
Dates: 
May 17-19, 2019
Times:
Fri 8am-6pm,
Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 8am-4pm

 

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AKRON, OH
Akron Yoga and Wellness

 

Module 1:
Prenatal Yoga Foundations
Dates: October 18-20, 2019
Times: Fri 8am-6pm,
Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 8am-4pm

 

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