85-Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training FAQ
What makes Bloom's prenatal teacher training program different?
Our curriculum provides trainees with a well-rounded understanding of the childbearing year that goes beyond how to modify yoga poses for each of the three trimesters of pregnancy. Our training will give you the in-depth knowledge of the anatomical, physiological, and psychological changes of pregnancy, as well as how to skillfully create themes and sequences that honor the pregnant woman's experience while weaving in yoga philosophy.
Do I have to have had a baby to apply?
Definitely not! You don't have to have been pregnant to be a great prenatal yoga teacher, and our training will provide you all the knowledge and experience you need to understand the changes of pregnancy and the early postpartum period so you can skillfully, safely, and effectively teach pregnant women. All you need is an interest in working with women during this amazing time of life - we'll teach you what you need to know!
Why is Bloom's program longer than some of the other options?
While it is possible to squeeze 85 hours of training into a shorter time frame, we consciously chose to make our training longer to allow for greater retention of the information and plenty of time to practice. There is so much to learn about the changes that come during the childbearing year (even if you've been pregnant before!), so by allowing for more time between sessions you will better retain the information and have time to practice and apply what you've learned in the training.
What do I need to do to get my Yoga Alliance RPYT designation?
After completing Bloom's 85-hour prenatal yoga teacher training program, Yoga Alliance requires that you teach 30 hours of prenatal yoga classes prior to submitting your registration for the Registered Prenatal Yoga (RPYT) designation. That's it!
What can I expect after graduation?
Upon completing Bloom's program, you will be well-equipped with the knowledge and experience you need to safely and effectively teach yoga to women during the childbearing year. Not only will you be prepared to teach prenatal yoga classes, you will also learn how to teach specialty workshops such as Prenatal Partner Yoga and Prenatal Balance Ball Yoga, making you a more versatile and desirable teacher. Additionally, you will learn how to work with women during the early postpartum period and to teach Mom & Baby Yoga. 85 hours has become the new standard for prenatal yoga trainings, and by graduating from a Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS), you have a credential that is respected nationally and internationally. By completing Bloom's 85-hour prenatal teacher training program, you will also have a credential that will distinguish you from other teachers and will give you a competitive advantage whether you're looking to teach in Chicago or elsewhere.
Prenatal Teacher Training Tuition
Tuition for 2020 program:
$1800, or $1600 if paid in full by January 13th, tuition deadline January 31st
Bloom Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Handbook
All required modules for the 85-hour certification program
7 complimentary classes to be applied towards required observations at Bloom
(remaining 3 observations to be paid for by trainee)
20% discount on class cards, massage, workshops & store items from January 31st - May 30, 2020
Individual feedback and mentoring on teaching
The tuition deadline is January 31st. Tuition checks may be made out to Bloom Yoga Studio. Payment may also be made via credit card (we accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express).
Trainees have the option of paying tuition via a payment plan. There is an additional charge of $150 for the payment plan option, bringing the total payment to $1950. Terms are as follows:
The first payment of $650 due by January 31 to initiate payment plan ($250 application deposit will be applied towards this payment)
4 additional monthly payments of $325 from February - May. Tuition must be paid in full by May 31
Payments to be automatically charged to the credit card on file on the 15th of every month
Payment plan must be set up by January 31
Please contact us with questions or to set up a payment plan.
If we receive written notice of your need to withdraw from the program by January 31st, you may receive a refund minus the $250 non-refundable deposit. Credit card refunds will be subject to an additional 4% processing fee. There will be no refunds after January 31st. If you withdraw from the program for any reason afterward, you will be responsible for paying the full tuition, regardless of any partial payments that have been made to date.
Prenatal Teacher Training Application
How to Apply
We are currently accepting applications for the 2020 85-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training program.
Apply before January 13th to be eligible for a $200 discount on tuition.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status within two weeks of receipt of their application.
Applicants must have completed (or be in the process of completing) a 200-hour or 500-hour yoga teacher training certification in order to enroll in the program. Exceptions may be made for applicants with significant experience in the yoga, pregnancy, and birth fields.
To apply, please submit the following:
Photograph (so we can put a face to your name!)
$250 non-refundable deposit, to be applied towards tuition payment
*Note: Certification is not automatic upon completion of teacher training program modules. Receipt of the certificate will be based on successful completion of all required modules and assignments, attendance requirements, and lead trainer's assessment of trainee's teaching competence. Trainees must complete all required work within one year of the end date of the program in order to be eligible to receive a certificate.