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Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training


NEXT TRAINING DATES: Sat/Sun April 2,3 (9-5pm NT), April 9,10,16,17 (2-6pm NT)

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Attend two full lecture days & four half days. Read Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth & submit book review. Submit prenatal yoga class plan, peer observation forms, practicum class video, and do one peer class exchange to be scheduled at own convience.)

LOCATION: Interactive Live Stream Program (from anywhere) Times are NT. 

INVESTMENT: $600+hst ($690) CAD. $200 deposit required upon registration.

INCLUDES: 4 full days of lecture, comprehensive prenatal yoga instruction manual, prenatal yoga nidra scripts & MP3s, and ongoing access to instructor for mentorship questions.

REGISTRATION: Next training dates TBA 

This Training is For

  • Childbirth professionals working with pregnant women who wish to complement their professional work. This would include doulas, midwives, nurses, doctors, childbirth educators, acupuncturists, physiotherapists, massage therapists, therapists, etc.
  • Pregnant women who would like to deepen their understanding of prenatal wellness, optimize their experience of pregnancy and develop skills to create a peaceful and yes, even Enjoyable birth experience.
  • Anyone looking to deepen their knowledge of prenatal yoga & birth preparation.
  • Teachers of yoga who want to deepen their understanding of the prenatal experience and develop confidence teaching prenatal classes.
  • Those who want to become a RPYT Those interested in registering with Yoga Alliance as a RPYT may enroll in the  Shakti Yoga Nidra Teacher Training and two practical teaching modules to reach the 85 hour requirements. Contact for more details.

About this Training

The Shakti prenatal  Teacher Training presents a teaching philosophy that recognizes the multifaceted needs of expectant mothers. Participants learn to utilize asana, pranayama, meditation, visualization, birth education topics, and birth stories to prepare mothers physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for pregnancy, birth and motherhood.  This training provides:

  • Comprehensive Manual
  • Prenatal Yoga Nidra Scripts and MP3s
  • Prenatal yoga benefits and precautions
  • Anatomy & physiology of pregnancy
  • Approaches for supporting emotional changes during pregnancy
  • Considerations for each trimester
  • Common prenatal conditions
  • Asana for specific pregnancy discomforts and birth preparation
  • Asana for early labour and to promote optimal baby position
  • Vinyasa, gentle, and restorative approaches.
  • Using props and modifications in a prenatal class
  • Chakras; Pregnancy and the energetic body
  • Sequences for prenatal yoga classes & how to create your own
  • Practical teaching and assisting experience
  • Ongoing mentoring support
  • Pranayama for pregnancy and birth.
  • Visualization and meditations for expectant mothers
  • Mantra and affirmations for prenatal mothers
  • Language analysis and usage for prenatal classes
  • Specific cues, breaths, and movement to direct the nervous system.
  • Incorporating birth education into prenatal yoga classes
  • Using birth stories to prepare and empower
  • Prenatal partner yoga.
  • Birth education for couples
  • Teaching comfort techniques for labor
  • Stages of labour and delivery
  • Pelvic floor anatomy
  • Postnatal core and diastasis recti considerations
  • Pelvic floor recovery exercises and myths
  • Postnatal recovery asana and precautions
  • Approaches to support physical, mental, emotional postpartum needs
  • Mantra, affirmations and nidras for postpartum coping and healing
  • Incorporating baby into yoga recovery
  • Class sequences for mom and baby classes

About the Instructor

Bobby Bessey, B.Sc., E-RYT 500, RPYT, Doula CD(DONA), HBCE (HypnoBirthing Educator) is the creator and director of Shakti Yoga Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training and co-director of Yoga Teacher Training Newfoundland & Labrador, both Yoga Alliance registered teacher trainings. The Shakti Prenatal Yoga Method is a proven method that Bobby now trains teachers to instruct worldwide. 

Bobby specializes in prenatal yoga classes and birth education. After years of yoga study and instruction Bobby became pregnant with her first son and immediately recognized the profound impact that a yoga practice can have on prenatal health and well-being. In addition to over a decade of instructing prenatal and postnatal yoga classes, Bobby is a birth doula, HypnoBirthing instructor, registered prenatal yoga instructor (RYPT), and a mother of two. Bobby  draws on a background of yoga instruction, birth support, and hypnosis-based birth education to create a training that provides participants with a multi-faceted approach to supporting mothers-to-be. She enjoys combining her love of anatomy and physiology with the spiritual aspects of pregnancy and birth for an informational and balanced prenatal perspective. Her passion for making pregnancy and birth the enjoyable and sacred experience it is meant to be is conveyed in her joyous approach to teaching prenatal, birth and motherhood related classes.