ChildLight Yoga
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

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


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 hours):

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
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: Advanced Concepts in Prenatal Yoga (25 contact hours / 10 non-contact hours):

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
Adaptations for Pregnant Students In a Non-Prenatal Class
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 hours):

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





TUITION PER MODULE: $495

Sign up for all three modules at once and save $100! 


CEUs, PDPs, and Yoga Alliance credit hours:
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).

Registered yoga teachers are eligible for continuing education contact hours through Yoga Alliance.Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and/or Professional Development Points (PDPs) may also be available through your employer. As each credentialing organization has their own requirements, you should confirm with them that your training hours will apply toward your degree or continuing education requirements. Application for accreditation from these organizations is your responsibility. Additional fees may be required. 


Meet the Trainer:

​Megan Ridge Morris, E-RYT® 500, RPYT®, YACEP®, CD, coauthor of ChildLight's Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training manual and trainer, Megan discovered yoga in 2006 as an acting intern after graduating from Bloomsburg University with a degree in Theatre Arts. She's been studying yoga for over a decade and teaching as a full-time, professional yoga teacher since 2008. Megan completed a 500-hour teacher training through The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem and has been a co-teacher of their 200-hour teacher training program since 2009. Megan's focus is on teaching yoga to beginners, pregnant women, new moms, and babies six weeks - two years old, dedicated to making yoga accessible to all. She brings her expertise off the mat as a certified doula. She also does administrative work for ChildLight Yoga in their Bethlehem office as Sally's right-hand woman! Outside of teaching yoga she enjoys writing, hiking, theatre and spending quality time with her loving husband and beautiful son.


 

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