Yoga Alliance

Bliss Baby Yoga® is accredited with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga School (RYS-200) and a Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS).

Our lead trainer, Ana Davis, is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500, RPYT, and YACEP, and Yoga Australia Senior L3 member.

Click here to get to know Ana and our experienced team of Bliss Baby Yoga facilitators. 

What accreditation is offered by the Bliss Baby Yoga® Online Courses?

Upon completion of our online training courses, graduates will receive a Completion Certificate noting the hours and content completed, which can be submitted for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points for Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia members. Hours are ‘non-contact’ hours, and the content is ‘core to yoga teaching’ (for the purpose of CPD point classification).

For Yoga Australia members, as our online courses include an assessment component, the course hours are considered ‘contact’ for the purpose of calculating hours for CPD points (1 point per hour of study).

When you graduate from a Bliss Baby Yoga teacher training course you will also be listed on our online directory of qualified prenatal and postnatal yoga teachers.

Do the Bliss Baby Online Courses offer qualification as a Yoga Teacher (RYT)?

Our courses are essentially designed as ‘post-graduate’ study for already qualified yoga teachers, or those who are intending to qualify.

Our specialised courses are not intended to teach you how to teach; instead they are intended to extend upon your knowledge as a yoga teacher so that you feel confident to work with students with special needs—eg: pregnant, new mothers, and those women wishing to enhance their fertility.

If you would like to develop a career around teaching women’s yoga, our recommendation is to complete a general Level 1 (200 hr) Yoga Teacher Training course in addition to our specialised training to gain an in-depth understanding of the basic yoga postures and practices, teaching techniques, and anatomy and physiology, to best be able to apply your specialised knowledge of yoga for pregnancy / post-partum / fertility (etc) in public classes, and also so that you can be insured as a yoga teacher.

If you are reasonably experienced at yoga (ie: minimum 12 months yoga practice background) it doesn’t matter which order you conduct your study—whether you do your 200 hr general Teacher Training (RYT) before you do one of our specialised ‘elective’ courses, or after; or even at the same time!

If you plan to incorporate your chosen specialised area of yoga for women (prenatal / postnatal / fertility yoga) under the umbrella of your current work in a related field (eg: midwifery, massage, physiotherapy, pilates teacher), and you feel confident to do so, we recommend confirming that your current insurance will cover you to do so before offering any public group classes or private sessions.

Yes, you can!

Please refer to our RPYT Certification Stream here.

Why RPYT Certification under Yoga Alliance?

Yoga Alliance are a world recognised body that sets the ethical and educational framework for yoga teachers and schools in order to ensure high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable yoga teaching in communities around the world.

They offer differing types of yoga profession credentials, which serve as markers of high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable yoga teaching.

Their Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) status is seen as the ‘gold standard’ in the world of teaching Prenatal Yoga with some yoga studios requesting it as a pre-requisite of their teachers.

While our core Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training is sufficient by itself to become a highly competent and safe Pre and Postnatal Yoga Teacher, an RPYT certification gives you the highest possible credentials.

Read our responses to further frequently asked questions here.

“This was an absolutely amazing course. Full of practical, useful information and inspiring teachers.” Lee

Ongoing Professional Development for Yoga Australia & Yoga Alliance members

Members of both Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia are required to complete ongoing professional development to keep their membership current.

By undertaking the yoga courses offered by Bliss Baby Yoga including the weekend prenatal teacher trainings, the online prenatal courses, or any of our workshops, yoga teachers are able to accrue these necessary professional development hours as well as to gain the all-important knowledge and skills to launch them into this specialised area of women’s health.

(The following information re: Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance requirements for CPD was true at the time of publishing – please check the Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance websites via links below to confirm their requirements).

Yoga Alliance

For Yoga Alliance members,  according to their Continuing Education Requirements, every 3 years starting from your initial date of registration, each RYT and E-RYT must complete and log a minimum of:

  1. 45 hours teaching yoga, and
  2. 30 hours of yoga related training that is directly related to one of the Educational Categories, of which:

The Bliss Baby Yoga weekend in-person trainings fulfil the requirement for Yoga Alliance ‘contact’ hours, whilst our online courses can count towards ‘non-contact’ hours allotment for Continuing Professional Development.

Yoga Australia

For Yoga Australia members, 12 CPD points (Continuing Professional Development) must be accrued each year to keep your membership active. These can be accrued through contact or non-contact hours of study.

Our online courses are made up of  non-contact hours of study, however as our Online Courses include an assessment component (final written assignment and/or online quizzes), for Yoga Australia members (as per their Continuing Education Policy) the hours spent completing our online or in-person weekend courses are counted as contact hours, core to yoga teaching (1 point per hour).

Specific information about accreditation can be found on each course information page under the Accreditation tab.

For further information on accreditation please see our FAQs page.

'The course was exactly what I needed. I liked the emphasis on safety and the therapeutic recommendations for the various pregnancy related ailments. Ana’s style of teaching offers a practical approach, whilst being centred, empathetic and nurturing. The flexibility of being able to do the course in my own time was very much appreciated. I have a busy teaching schedule and I’m a mum so it was good to be able to take the time I needed to complete the course properly. I really liked the structure of the course, very clear and easy to follow.' Julia (UK), Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga TT graduate
'I loved that I could do this course at my own pace. I’m 27 weeks pregnant and loved doing this course whilst pregnant! This has reignited my desire to teach, in a different way than I used to - softer and more feminine.' Casey (QLD, AUS), Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training graduate
'The Bliss Baby Yoga Level 2 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training is a woven together in a synergistic balance of theory and practical. The deeply feminine approach is clearly offered from a place of deep knowing as each of the facilitators draw on their wisdom and knowledge, sharing this information in an easily relatable and digestible way. Not only aesthetically pleasing, the platform is easy and seamless to navigate. It truly is fabulous! The final video call mentoring session phenomenal. Star held space so beautifully and offered supportive guidance which really landed in my bones. I loved this connection as the culmination of our studies, thank you. I feel really spoilt!' Kirstie (VIC, AUS), Online L1 & L2 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training graduate
'I am loving this online fertility course that you (Rosie and Ana) have created. It is brilliant and so professional. It will be wonderfully supportive for me as I care for my clients. Thank you for the time and effort that must have gone into it.' Amanda (SA, AUS), Online L1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training graduate
'This course is so wholistic - I love how it truly focuses on the body and spirit of a new mama, and her growing/new babe. It’s not just asana. The course addresses the WHOLE mama, and I think that is invaluable. It’s exactly what I was looking for when researching online courses. It would’ve made more sense for me to do a course in the USA but I was really drawn to this one for the spiritual and emotional elements.' Amber (USA), Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training graduate
'I benefited from the Bliss Baby Yoga Online L1 Restorative Yoga TT course on both a personal and professional level. Personally, it worked as an anchor, it helped me through difficult times and I keep coming back to it every week to cultivate it's grounding effect. Professionally, I fell in love with the teaching of Restorative Yoga, it's my favorite Yoga style to teach, and I am very passionate about it and how I want to give it to my students. With the whole course and all the references you gave I feel comfortable about applying the knowledge and techniques I learned.' Anna (France), Online L1 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training graduate
'Both of the courses I have completed with Bliss Bay Yoga were so well done. It has been a truly invaluable learning experience for me. I must say that I have learnt more during your online course then during my residential 200h teacher training - I honestly couldn't expect that a remote training would be so helpful and constructive. Everything was perfect; the atmosphere, all of the knowledge. The course was very informative, useful and inspiring. I engaged in this course during a lockdown and with my newborn at home, and I couldn't be happier. The Baby Bliss Yoga team is very professional and thanks to this course I feel confident to start my teaching career.' Marica (Italy), Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training graduate
'This course was packed full of valuable information to help support a pregnant mom through her entire pregnancy and into the first several months of motherhood. It gave me an abundance of tangible material that is available to refer back to. I am completely satisfied with the contents of this course, which is accessible to anyone, anywhere, interested in developing their skills for prenatal and postnatal yoga. I have already recommended it to other teachers at our studio.' Mary (USA), Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training graduate
'Thank you so much for an amazing online course. I was so blown away by all the beautiful content and felt like I received such a deep level of learning from it. I have been craving more knowledge and depth into Yoga for Fertility and you well and truly delivered. I ran a small workshop from my home on Sunday to put what i had learnt to practice. It was an intimate group of 3 women and it was just so beautiful! Thank you again. I'm so so grateful!' Jenny (NSW, AUS), Online L1 Yoga for Fertility TT graduate
'I found your Online L1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course to be tremendously worthwhile and very enjoyable. The course was very practical and accessible. I was able to apply what I was learning right away since everything was laid out very clearly. I have a personal journey with infertility so the material was both personally and professionally valuable to me. Since it is a subject so close to me I was really able to feel the benefits of the various sequences.' Prairie (New Zealand), Online L1 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training graduate