85-Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Schedule
February - May 2020 Program
Bloom's Prenatal program has two main components:
1) Discussion and Practice Sessions, which include time practicing teaching, and
2) Community Class Teaching, in which each trainee teaches one free prenatal yoga community class at Bloom, followed by in-depth faculty feedback.
Friday Discussion and Practice Sessions
Saturday Discussion and Practice Session
February 7/ 8 & 21/22
May 1/2 & 15/16
Saturday, May 16th 2020
Community Class Teaching
Meets one additional day (Wednesdays at 6:30pm), to be scheduled at the trainee's convenience.
We believe the best learning takes place over time with repeated exposure to key concepts and plenty of time for hands-on experiential work. By dedicating five months to the study of how to work with women in the childbearing year, you will come away from our program with confidence and a solid understanding of how to serve this specialty population.
"Prenatal yoga may prove a game-changer for me. The training was so extensive that I feel prepared to bring it to the community. There is a real need for prenatal yoga and, thanks to Bloom, I feel qualified to do so."
—85-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Graduate class of 2016
The only additional requirement beyond the above is for each trainee to observe 10 prenatal yoga classes. Four of the prenatal classes must be taught by Lead Trainers, three may be observed with other Bloom instructors (or your lead trainers, whichever you prefer), while the remaining 3 classes may be observed elsewhere in the community (fee for attendance will vary based on class location chosen). 7 Complimentary Classes are included in the cost of tuition for the Bloom observations. Following the observations, trainees submit a written response noting sequencing details, prop usage, theme, and other observations from the teacher trainee’s perspective. This is a wonderful and very helpful assignment, and always a favorite with our graduates!
Trainees are expected to attend all scheduled training sessions as detailed above. Trainees may miss one session without requiring a make-up, and will still be eligible to receive a certificate of completion. Any additional sessions missed must be made up hour-for-hour. Trainee needing to make up hours must register for an approved workshop at an additional cost. The trainee may also schedule a private make-up session to receive a condensed version of missed content at a rate of $100/hour. Should the trainee miss more than 3 scheduled sessions, he/she may not be eligible to receive a certificate.
Yoga Alliance Requirements
Bloom is a Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS) through Yoga Alliance. Graduates of Bloom's 85-hour Prenatal Teacher Training program will be eligible to receive the Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) designation.
Note: Upon completion of the required coursework, Prenatal Teacher Training graduates are required by Yoga Alliance to teach 30 hours of prenatal yoga classes in order to be eligible for the RPYT designation.