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Hybrid 85-Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Overview

Get Certified to Teach Prenatal Yoga
2024 Dates coming soon.


Are you ready to expand your reach to serve people that are pregnant and become more marketable as a yoga teacher?

Prenatal Yoga is now routinely recommended by doctors and midwives, and Bloom's 85-hour Prenatal Yoga Alliance Registered program will give you the skills, confidence, and credentials you need to get out there and start teaching prenatal classes. Come study at Chicago’s top studio for prenatal yoga and learn from the best.

Bloom's comprehensive 85-hour training draws on our instructors' 40+ years of combined experience teaching prenatal yoga to bring you best practices in terms of safety, sequencing, and teaching techniques. Our well-respected, established program has a 100% satisfaction rating from graduates.


Our training's hybrid format, allows you flexibility with virtual sessions and in-person intensives. See schedule for details.

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Best Prenatal Yoga in Chicago


Bloom has been dedicated to teaching prenatal yoga in Chicago since opening in 2004 and we’ve taught thousands of prenatal students in the years since. Bloom offers more prenatal classes per week than any studio in the city and we’re honored to have been selected as the Best Yoga Studio offering prenatal classes in the 2013 Chicago Magazine “Best of” issue.

Yoga Alliance Registration


Bloom is a Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS) through Yoga Alliance. Graduates of Bloom's 85-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training program will be eligible to receive the Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) designation.

Note: Upon completion of the required coursework, graduates are required by Yoga Alliance to teach 30 hours of prenatal yoga classes in order to be eligible for the RPYT designation.

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“I was blown away by the quality of instruction and authenticity of each instructor who supported this hybrid training. Their extensive education and personal experience both helped to crystallize our new knowledge, making dense information “stick” during virtual sessions and ultimately giving us a well-rounded, in-depth understanding of the birthing year and birthing body."

Abi Humber

85 hour Prenatal Teacher Training class of 2022

Prenatal Training Curriculum
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Prenatal Teacher Training Curriculum

Prenatal Yoga classes help to prepare pregnant students for the birth of their baby and to work to alleviate pregnancy-related discomforts by practicing gentle, modified yoga poses and breathing exercises. These classes keep students happy and healthy, and are a wonderful opportunity for people that are pregnant to connect and celebrate their changing bodies and growing babies.

Bloom’s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum includes the following modules:

  • Pregnancy 101

  • Risk and the Prenatal Mindset

  • Asana for Pregnancy:

    • Neutral and Internally-Rotated Standing Poses

    • Kneeling and Side-Lying Poses

    • Externally-Rotated Standing Poses

    • Seated Poses

  • Yogic Philosophy for the Pregnant Student + Psychological Considerations of Pregnancy

  • Posture Clinic and How to Modify for Pregnant Students in a Non-Prenatal Class

  • Meditation, Affirmations, Pranayama, Mudras and Savasana

  • Cultural Competency for Prenatal Teachers

  • Pelvic Floor Clinic

  • Demonstration, Verbal Cues, and Use of Consent-Based Touch

  • Sequencing Principles for Prenatal Yoga

  • Prenatal Partner Yoga

  • Prenatal Yoga using a Balance Ball

  • Sequencing and Scenarios: Thinking Critically to Synthesize your Knowledge

  • Childbirth and the Early Postpartum Period

  • Teaching Practicum: Comparing the 3 Trimesters in Asana Practice & Private Prenatal Sessions

  • Ethics of Teaching Prenatal Yoga

"As a studio owner/teacher, my schedule is crazy, and I was able to participate fully with this program. I feel competent to teach prenatal students, and am currently building this community of students in my own studio.”

- Pat Perrier

85 Hour Prenatal Teacher Training class of 2022

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