Get Certified to Teach Prenatal Yoga
Option for 100% Virtual or Hybrid
May - July 2022
Stay tuned for 2023 details!
Are you ready to expand your reach to serve expectant moms and become more marketable as a yoga teacher?
Prenatal Yoga is now routinely recommended by doctors and midwives, and our 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.
With our new Hybrid format, you can attend the entire training remotely from anywhere in the world, or attend weekend intensives in-person and the remaining sessions virtually. See schedule for details.
Join us for our next round of this fabulous training and see what all the buzz is about!
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.
"Bloom's Prenatal Teacher Training program was an AMAZING way to prepare myself for prenatal yoga instruction. The instructors were all experienced, knowledgeable and accommodating. I had an amazing experience and this course would be valuable for those choosing to teach exclusively prenatal or those looking to learn more about the prenatal population that may step into their yoga class one day. I would highly recommend this program!"
—85-hour Prenatal Teacher Training Graduate Class of 2016
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 moms and babies happy and healthy, and are a wonderful opportunity for pregnant women to connect and celebrate their changing bodies and growing babies.
Bloom’s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum includes the following modules:
Pregnancy 101: Introduction to the Childbearing Year
Risk and the Prenatal Mindset
Psychological Considerations of Pregnancy and Early Postpartum Period
Meditation, Breathing, Mudras, and Savasana
Yogic Philosophy for the Pregnant Student
Posture Clinic and How to Modify for Pregnant Students in a regular class
Asana for Pregnancy: Modifications for all three trimesters
Pelvic Floor Clinic
Demonstration, Verbal Cues, and Appropriate use of Touch for Prenatal Yoga Classes
Sequencing Principles for Prenatal Yoga
Prenatal Partner Yoga
Prenatal Yoga using a Balance Ball
All about Childbirth
Teaching Practicum: Comparing the 3 Trimesters in Asana Practice
Teaching Private Sessions to Pregnant Students
Teaching Practicum: Sequencing Scenarios
Ethics of Teaching Prenatal Yoga
"Bloom Yoga Studio master teachers have a wealth of experience teaching best prenatal yoga practices in terms of safety, sequencing, and teaching techniques. Because Bloom offers more prenatal classes per week than any studio in the city, it offers a great environment for prenatal yoga teacher trainees to learn."
– Emily Anderson
85 hour Prenatal Teacher Training class of 2015