Pre and postnatal yoga teacher training

Become a specialist pre and postnatal yoga teacher and discover how to safely and effectively tailor yogic activities for mums to be, or those who have recently given birth.

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The most advanced yoga for pre and postnatal clients course

A fully immersive and flexible yoga for pregnancy and postnatal clients course that can be completed as a fully regulated qualification (designed for exercise and yoga professionals) or an online workshop (designed for yoga enthusiasts and teachers without a regulated yoga qualification).

  • Flexible course structure:

    Study from home - no attendance required

  • Internationally recognised:

    YMCA Awards certified and CIMSPA endorsed

  • Self-paced learning:

    Achieve in as little as 2-4 weeks

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Book your place for only £100 deposit

Book your place for only £145

Choose Your Study Method

Online Exam

For those with a computer and internet access

Test Centre Exam

For those nearby to one of our venues

Once you've completed your booking you'll be sent an email to arrange your online exam



Payment Options

  • Pay in full

    Total payable £403.75 5% discount £21.25
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £55 and 5 x £54 Minimum deposit £100 Total payable £425

Course overview: Level 3 pre and postnatal yoga teacher training

There are abundant benefits for pre and postnatal clients to take part in yoga, discover how to adapt your classes to make them inclusive, safe and beneficial for new and expectant mothers.

Yoga is an incredibly inclusive form of exercise used to develop flexibility, improve posture and aide relaxation, among many other notable benefits. Today, there are few limitations as to how yoga is used and who can participate in classes. One such group who is able to reap the many physical and emotionally benefits of this holistic practice is pre and postnatal women, although there are a number of key safety considerations that must be carefully considered. This is what this qualification will teach you.

In order to work effectively with special population groups, like pre and postnatal clients for example, then it’s essential that you are appropriately qualified. Our Level 3 Adapting Yoga for Pre and Postnatal Clients combined the YMCA Awards Level 3 Adapting Exercise for Ante and Postnatal Women with a bespoke online learning solution focusing specifically on adapting yoga for this population. Although separate, these programmes function seamlessly together to provide a comprehensive insight into everything you need to know and be able to do to teach yoga to pregnant and new mothers.

This course provides a great opportunity for current yoga teachers to enhance their career, or newly qualified professionals to widen their client base.

  • Qualification vs. workshop

    There are two pathways that you can complete this yoga for pre and postnatal clients training course; a full qualification or an online workshop.

    The fully regulated qualification combines the online workshop with the Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Pre and Postnatal clients to provide the most comprehensive and immersive learning journey. It’s designed for those exercise professionals that already have a regulated fitness instructor qualification at level 2 or above, as is common in the fitness industry.

    The online workshop is suitable for yoga professionals who hold a non-regulated teacher training certificate, like the Yoga Alliance Professionals RYT programme for example. The workshop may also be suitable for yoga enthusiasts keen to learn how to adapt their own yoga practice for pregnancy or postnatally.

  • Entry requirements

    Ideally, you'll already hold a a recognised yoga teacher training qualification , like the Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga for example. This will ensure that you are familiar with the rich history and philosophy of yoga, and that you have sufficient knowledge and experience of different yoga asana and breathing practices.

    The Pre and Postnatal qualification actually only requires you to hold a valid Level 2 Fitness Instructor certificate and so if you feel you have sufficient background and experience in yoga, you'd be eligible to enrol also.

    Please note: If you don't already hold a regulated yoga teacher training qualification, or you haven't got at least a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction, then you should select the workshop option above when booking.

  • Learning materials

    On enrolment, we'll supply you with all the learning resources and content that you need to achieve.

    If you're taking the full qualification, you'll receive a comprehensive training manual focusing on the specific pre and postnatal qualification, and interactive eLearning that will guide you through how to plan and adapt specific yoga activities to make the more suitable to pregnant women and those that have recently had a baby.

    You'll also get a detailed study guide breaking down all the course content into a logical and easy to follow plan. All you need to do is follow it. There's also lots of mock assessments, and templates for all the coursework that you need to complete.

    If you're completing the workshop, the course is completely digital and everything you need to learn is available in your online learner engagement system account.

  • Acreditations

    The regulated YMCA Awards Pre and Postnatal Exercise qualification is fully Ofqual regulated and is endorsed by CIMSPA. This ensures that all employers, insurance providers and industry regulators will recognise your achievements. If you're completing the qualification pathway, this is what you'll get as well as the workshop certificate below.

    If you're completing the workshop, you'll receive the our Adapting Yoga for Pre and Postnatal Clients digital certificate, which is also endorsed by YMCA Awards.

Payment Options

With a reputation for training excellence, we are proud to offer courses which not only uphold the highest standards of quality but are also accessible and varied.

Our many years of experience mean that we can offer a pre and post-natal qualification which is abundant in content and which doesn’t break the bank.

Special Offers, Discounts and Deals

We are committed to quality, fairness and transparency, which is why we openly list our course prices on our website for all to see. We don’t engage in discounting, bargaining or deal-making and our price promise ensures that all our students pay the same fair price for their training and qualifications.


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With you every step...

Graduates of our training courses and qualifications continually rate our support team as 'excellent' and they're usually the first thing that's mentioned in our hundreds of 5-star online reviews.

When you enrol on a course with HFE, you'll be supported by a dedicated, passionate and experienced team of support tutors who will be there for you when you need them.

Some of the more common ways we support our students includes:

  • Phone

  • Email

  • Video call

  • Webinar

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What you'll learn

Our level 3 yoga for ante and postnatal clients is literally packed with technically rich information to give you the knowledge, confidence and credibility to stand out as a specialist pre and postnatal yoga teacher. While the subjects may be technically rich, they’re presented in a simple to understand format, maximising the impact of your learning experience.

Here are just some of the topics you’ll cover in this course.

  • Benefits and risks of exercise in pregnancy

    Physical, emotional and mental benefits
    Risks of exercise in pregnancy
    Implications and links with miscarriage
    Thermoregulation and overheating
    Hypoxia and pregnancy
    Supine hypotensive syndrome
    Premature membrane ruptures
    Common myths about exercise

  • Anatomical and physiological changes in pregnancy

    Stages of pregnancy
    Musculoskeletal changes
    Hormone and endocrine changes
    Cardiovascular changes
    Respiratory changes
    Metabolic changes
    The pelvic floor
    Emotional changes

  • Physical conditions associated with pregnancy

    Diastasis recti
    Symphysis pubis dysfunction
    Lower back pain
    Round ligament pain
    Carpal tunnel syndrome
    Stress incontinence
    Varicose veins
    Gestational diabetes

  • Childbirth and postnatal recovery

    Hormones and labour
    Stages of labour
    Complications of labour
    Caesarean section
    Post-birth recovery
    Pelvic floor adaptations
    Child birthing procedures

  • Planning and teaching yoga to ante/postnatal clients

    Screening and risk stratification
    Warning signs and red flags
    Postural issues in pregnancy
    Adapting yoga asana for pre and postnatal clients
    Adapting yogic breathing for pregnancy
    Contraindicated yoga exercises in pregnancy
    Using yoga to prepare for birth

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A yoga career without limits

Since we first opened our doors back in 2007, we've trained over 40,000 exercise professionals across a variety of disciplines. Many of them have gone on to do amazing things in the health and fitness industry and we're proud to be part of their journey. Where will your yoga journey take you?

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How you'll be assessed

Our Level 3 Adapting Yoga for Ante and Postnatal Clients course includes a multitude of assessments, formal and informal, to ensure that you develop the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to effectively support new and expectant mothers in the field of yoga.

In this section we've provided a breakdown of the different assessments you'll need to complete, and you can also watch our assessment video to get a better understanding of what's involved.

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  • Multiple-choice
  • Informal knowledge checks
  • Embedded into learning


  • Pre and postnatal case-study
  • Exercise modifications worksheet
  • Unlimited submissions


  • Complete online or at a venue
  • Multiple-choice
  • 70% pass mark

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