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.
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).
Study from home - no attendance required
YMCA Awards certified and CIMSPA endorsed
Achieve in as little as 2-4 weeks
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.