Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training

About this course

Our Online Complete Course (Prenatal & Postnatal) offers a balanced mix of theory and practical exercises providing you with valuable knowledge and tools to teach yoga to pregnant women and new mothers safely and confidently.

Course Content

  • Benefits of yoga for pregnancy and birth
  • Safety Guidelines for pregnant students
  • Modifying the postures for the various stages of pregnancy
  • The three trimesters: overview of physiological changes for mum and baby
  • Postural alignment for pregnancy
  • Working with props for pregnancy
  • Restorative Yoga for pregnancy
  • Sequencing and the 5 Prenatal Posture Groups
  • Yoga Nidra and Visualisation for pregnancy
  • Partner Yoga for pregnancy
  • Benefits & applications of squatting and pelvic floor toning during pregnancy
  • Sounding/Chanting for pregnancy and birth
  • Special sequences for pregnancy: ‘Pregnancy Pawanmuktasana’ & ‘Pregnancy Salute to the Sun’, and sample classes (stabilising & restorative)
  • Using a chair in your Prenatal Classes
  • Applied Anatomy for prenatal yoga: back or pelvic problems & other common complaints
  • Overview of Stages of Labour and Birth
  • Yogic tools for labour
  • Active Birth and Yoga
  • Postnatal Yoga: Needs of the new mother: first 6 weeks and beyond; physiological changes
  • Postnatal safety guidelines
  • Sequencing and the 5 Postnatal Posture Groups
  • Restorative yoga for new mothers including sample classes
  • Perinatal Mental Health—including an overview of postnatal depression
  • Diastasis Recti, diagnosing and how to support
  • ‘Mums n Bubs’ Yoga: benefits and applications, including a sample Mum ‘n Bubs Yoga sample sequence and class
  • Establishing and running a ‘mums n bubs’ yoga class
  • Incorporating baby in the yoga postures
  • A Postnatal Yoga class including baby sample class


We now offer an option to complete an RPYT Certification with Bliss Baby Yoga® – click here for details.

This comprehensive online course contains a multi-media ‘bag of goodies’ including a stimulating mix of video, audio and written materials. (Scroll down for a little ‘preview’ of our course, showing the structure and samples of the content).

We estimate it will take you 65 hours to complete and is broken into the following areas.

Online Complete: Prenatal and Postnatal Course

  • Bliss Baby Prenatal & Postnatal Course Manuals (PDF format) – includes detailed diagrams, extensive notes, and references
  • 3 x video lectures on the trimesters of pregnancy (total 1 hr)
  • 5 x additional audio lectures breaking down the 5 Prenatal Posture groups (total 45 min)
  • Prenatal Restorative Yoga Class video (1 hr 20 min )
  • Savasana demonstration video (10 min)
  • Video lecture on the Female Pelvic Floor (22 min)
  • Pelvic floor toning audio recording (9min) & Demystifying the Breath & the Pelvic Floor (9min)
  • Video lecture: Stages of Labour Demo & Birth Discussion with Anna Watts and Ana Davis (55 min)
  • Intervention during Labour Video Lecture with Anna Watts (1 hr)
  • Prenatal Yoga Class video (focusing on Group 3 Stablising Postures) (75 min)
  • Partner Yoga video (30 min)
  • A Prenatal Salute to the Sun video (17 min)
  • Chair Yoga Prenatal Sequence (30 min)
  • Prenatal Yoga Therapy Video (42 min)
  • “Contraction Practice” video (15 min)
  • Mixed Prenatal Yoga Group Class Video (75 min)
  • A therapeutic Pregnancy Pawamuktasana video (35 min)
  • Yoga Nidra & Birth Visualisation audio (by Childbirth Educator and Bliss Baby Yoga Facilitator, Anna Watts)
  • Yoga Nidra – Deep Relaxation For New Mothers Digital Audio (by Childbirth Educator and Bliss Baby Yoga Facilitator, Anna Watts)
  • Other audio lectures/recordings (total 3.5 hours)


  • Abdominal awareness practice video (25 min)
  • The Fourth Trimester video lecture (26 min)
  • Strength & Stability practice video (28 min)
  • Stability & Restoration practice video (31 min)
  • Audio lectures including the 5 Postnatal Posture groups (1 hr)
  • 1 hour Mums n Bubs Yoga Class video
  • 2 Postnatal Restorative Yoga Video Classes (30 mins + 20 mins)
  • Diastasis Recti and how to support video lecture + “Rec check” video (18 min)
  • 2-hour video lecture: Perinatal Mental Health with Dr Lauren Tober
  • Incorporating Baby in a Postnatal Class video (20 min)
  • A Postnatal Mother & Baby Yoga Demo Video (1 hr)
  • Postnatal with Baby Yoga Class video (50 min)
  • Tools and Marketing a Mums & Bubs class audio (15 min)
  • Access to our senior teachers for any questions about the training or your teaching via e mail
  • Your details, should you wish, including your business name and website will be listed on our “Find a Bliss Baby Yoga Teacher” Directory

Please note – the following books are recommended additional reading for this course (but not essential) and are not included in the course fee.

  • “New Active Birth”, Janet Balaskas, Thorsons, 1989 (all about active natural birthing but also a substantial instructional section on prenatal yoga)
  • “Relax & Renew, Restful Yoga for Stressful Times”, Judith Lasater, Rodmell Press, 1995 (particularly chapter on Restorative Yoga for pregnancy)
  • “Baby Om – Yoga for Mothers and Babies”, Laura Staton & Sarah Perron, Newleaf, 2002
Course Preview with content samples (click play button to view):

A Completion Certificate (PDF electronic file) is provided once you’ve completed the course. The total course hours on this completion certificate is 65 non-contact hours.

Members of both Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia are required to complete ongoing professional development to keep their membership current. By completing the Bliss Baby Yoga Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course, teachers are able to accrue some of 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).

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 course is made up of  non-contact hours of study, however as our course includes an assessment component (final case study assignment), for Yoga Australia members (as per their Continuing Education Policy) the hours spent completing our course are counted as contact hours, core to yoga teaching (1 point per hour). The Bliss Baby Yoga Online Complete Course is 65 hours, so Yoga Australia members will accrue at least 65 CPD points.

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:

Our 65 hour Online Complete Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course (non-contact hours) can therefore meet the 20 non-contact hours requirement.

At the end of the course we will also include you on our online directory of qualified pre/postnatal yoga teachers.

FAQ: Can I get RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) registration with Yoga Alliance by completing the Online Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course?

Our 65 hour Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course gives you all the training you need to teach confidently and safely. However, should you want accreditation under Yoga Alliance, we have put together a special RPYT Certification Stream Package that includes a new RPYT Extension Module. See the ‘RPYT Certification’ tab on this page for more information and enrolment.

FAQ: Is this course registered with Yoga Alliance?

Our standard 65 hour course is not registered with Yoga Alliance as an RPYT course although it is certainly a thorough course that gives you the knowledge and skills to teach Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga safely.

Our Bliss Baby Yoga school and teachers are registered with Yoga Alliance so as a Yoga Alliance RPYS (Registered Prenatal Yoga School), and our lead teacher Ana Davis is a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider), as well as an E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with minimum 500 hrs training) and RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher). The certificate of completion presented upon completion of this course will include our RPYS and YACEP registration stamps, as well as a breakdown of the hours per Educational Category for Yoga Alliance continuing education so that you can use them for continuing education points.

However if you are looking for a course that is specifically registered with Yoga Alliance, we also have that option. Please see the RPYT tab to the right for more information.

FAQ: If I want to be able to teach Prenatal / Postnatal Yoga classes, do I have to already be a qualified yoga teacher to enrol in your online course?

Our Bliss Baby Yoga training courses are designed as post-graduate study for qualified yoga teachers, and are not alone designed to qualify graduates to teach prenatal / postnatal yoga classes to the public if they are not yet a qualified yoga teacher (having completed a minimum Level 1 / 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training).

The prerequisite to enrol in our courses is at least 6-12 months consistent prior yoga practice experience – so that you are familiar with the basic postures / practices / terminology and can therefore gain the most from this training. We strongly recommend undertaking a 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training in addition to our specialised teaching before teaching any public classes, so that you can be insured as a qualified yoga teacher.

FAQ: Do the Bliss Baby Yoga online courses certify me to be able to teach in the USA/UK?

Bliss Baby Yoga is registered with the international yoga body, Yoga Alliance, as a RPYS (Registered Prenatal Yoga School) and RYS-200 (Registered Yoga School).

We have had yoga teachers from all over the world complete our online training courses.

Upon completion of our Online training courses, graduates receive a certificate of completion, noting the content, hours, and date of completion, which can be submitted for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points for Yoga Alliance / Yoga Australia registered teachers.

If you are registered with a particular local or international registration body you may like to contact your association or insurance provider directly to confirm if they recognise internationally based online teacher training – for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points or otherwise.

Read our responses to further frequently asked questions here.

Read more about accreditation here.

Yoga Alliance has instituted an ‘online exemption’ permitting RPYS (Registered Prenatal Yoga Schools) to offer the RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) certification through an online platform.

Bliss Baby Yoga is registered for this special exemption with Yoga Alliance and can offer a special RPYT Certification Stream Package to allow students to certify as RPYT 85 hr teachers with Yoga Alliance from the convenience of their own homes.

To receive your 85 hr RPYT certificate from Bliss Baby Yoga you need to complete all of the following components:

If you’ve already enrolled in or graduated from our Prenatal & Postnatal Course since Feb 1 2020, you can upgrade your qualification to RPYT eligible status by enrolling in the following Upgrade Package:

If you’ve also previously completed our Prenatal & Postnatal Anatomy and Physiology Extension Module and/or our Special Mentoring Package, you need only enrol in the components you have not yet completed.


Important note:

Please see Yoga Alliance’s requirements for being awarded RPYT 85 hr certification, stating that you require the following prerequisites before submitting your Bliss Baby Yoga RPYT certificate to them:

  • 200 hr RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)
  • Have completed 30 hours of prenatal yoga teaching experience since completing your RPYT training.

Time to Complete

The beauty of this online option of our Bliss Baby Yoga Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training is that you can complete it in your own time, to fit around your other commitments. The total course hours that will be recorded on your Completion Certificate are 65 hours—this is what we estimate it will take you to complete this course, including the homework tasks, background reading and completing your final assignments.

Because we understand that you’re fitting this course around other commitments that may include yoga teaching, working, or being a mother, you have 12 months to complete this course, and the information and resources in this course downloadable (yours to keep forever). How you pace your study-load, that’s up to you, and what works best for your lifestyle.

Logistics of Enrolment

Once you’ve enrolled and your payment is confirmed, you’ll be sent an email with your log-in details to log in to our special student section of the website where you can get started with your course. 

The Online Complete (Pre & Postnatal) course is easy to navigate—it’s all clearly laid out and you don’t have to be a ‘techy’ person to figure it out!

This course consists of 5 prenatal modules and 2 postnatal (and mums n bubs) modules. Each module consists of a varied and stimulating mix of audio lectures, video-lectures, sample video classes, and accompanying reading from the course manuals. Have your yoga mat (and sometimes other props like bolster, brick) at the ready as there will be practical segments to some of the lectures. The focus of this course is on ‘experiential learning’ so that you can experience many of the recommended practices yourself.

At the end of each module there are short quizzes (see below under “Course Assessment Requirements”) and homework tasks to keep you engaged and ensure you’re integrating the information we’re giving you, and to help you prepare for the learning to come in the next module.

Course Assessment Requirements

At the end of each module you will be required to complete a short quiz that helps you solidify the learning. An 80% pass mark is required,  but don’t worry, the quizzes are multiple choice/ true-false and you can re-do the quiz as many times as you need to.

At the end of the course content you will be required to complete two ‘case study’ written assignments—one prenatal case study and one postnatal case study. Upload these to the website (very easy) and one of our Bliss Baby Yoga Facilitators will mark it and return it to you.

Then, all you need to do is complete our Online Feedback Form (your feedback is soooo important to us!) and you will receive your Completion Certificate that you can either print out or keep digitally to send to registration bodies (eg: Yoga Alliance / Yoga Australia) to gain all-important CPD (Continuing Professional Development Points).

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about our Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course delivery and accreditation, including the following, please click here.

  • Why might I want RPYT Certification?

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.

  • What is the difference between the standard 65 hour core Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Course and the RPYT Certification Stream Course?

Our standard 65 hr core Prenatal and Postnatal YTT Course qualifies you to become a highly confident, safe and knowledgeable teacher. This course allows you to register the hours as Continuing Education hours under Yoga Alliance.

Our RPYT Certification Stream invites you to go deeper into your training. Not only does it include the core course above, but also includes our Anatomy & Physiology Module, our Live Mentoring Sessions and RPYT Extension giving you 4 hours face to face with one of our (very approachable) senior teachers. This course comprises of 85 hours total and gives your registration as a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher under Yoga Alliance. If you’d like to know the benefits of this registration please refer to the question above.

  • Do the Bliss Baby Yoga online courses certify me to be able to teach in the USA/UK?

For answers to these questions and more, please click here.

Who is this course for?

The Online Complete course provides you the flexibility of studying from your own home, at your own pace. It is ideal for qualified yoga teachers, recent teacher training graduates or those still completing their yoga teacher training who want to specialise in the growing field of prenatal and postnatal yoga.

The course is also beneficial for keen yoga practitioners who are pregnant or new mothers. It will help to deepen your knowledge of how yoga can support you during these new and exciting stages in your life.

Course Teachers

Ana Davis Bliss Baby Yoga

Ana Davis (E-RYT 500, RPYT, Yoga Australia Registered Level 3 Senior teacher, qualified Doula, Dip. Remedial Massage, B.A. Honours) has long been passionate about exploring the benefits of yoga and meditation for women’s monthly and life cycles.

Ana has been a keen yoga practitioner since 1990, teaching yoga since 1996, and in 2005 founded Bliss Baby Yoga – offering specialised yoga teacher training courses in the areas of Prenatal, Postnatal, Restorative and Women’s Yoga. In 2013, Ana also founded Moving with the Moon which offers workshops and classes on yoga for the menstrual cycle, menopause and fertility.

Ana’s first book “Moving with the Moon: Nurturing Yoga, Movement and Meditation for Every Phase of your Menstrual Cycle” was released in late-2018 and is now available in both print-book and E-book formats.

The online courses have been written and recorded by Ana Davis. Online course students will experience the core audio lectures with Ana, as well as see Ana teaching a real Prenatal Yoga class and Mums n Bubs Yoga class, demonstrating how to incorporate baby in yoga postures, and can practise along with Ana’s prenatal Pawanmuktasana sequence, Sun Salutations, and pre & postnatal restorative video classes. Ana is also a facilitator on our Online Level 1 Fertility Yoga Teacher Training Course and Online Level 1 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training course.

Kind words about Ana from our Online Course graduates:

“Ana – you are such an amazing and gifted person and teacher. We’re all lucky you discovered your calling and can share your knowledge with us. Your communication is really clear, and your voice is so pleasant and easy to listen to that the audio lectures were a real pleasure.”

“I loved Ana and the way she taught and how knowledgeable she is. I looked at a lot of online classes for this and was very happy I decided to take this one.”


Nadine O’Mara (E-RYT 200, RPYT, YACEP, Yoga Australia Lvl 3 Teacher, DONA Certified Doula, B. App. Sc.) is an experienced Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga teacher, doula and our Bliss Baby Yoga Managing Director, who is passionate about supporting women’s health, especially around birth.

In addition to sharing her knowledge via our Bliss Baby Yoga online courses and content, Nadine also runs her own business, Conscious Birth. Nadine provides doula support and yoga for women and their partners around Bellingen on the NSW Mid-North Coast. She also offers birth education, self care and restorative yoga workshops for mothers, facilitates mother’s circles, family yoga and retreats for women and/or families. She believes that a gentle birth and the creation of a positive family life helps shape a more peaceful planet.

“Nadine is clearly passionate about women’s health. You can tell has many years of practise and teaching under her belt as she was professional but so relatable. I look up to her and I love her style – it was an absolute pleasure to be in the session with her and guided by her through the practise” Simone



Anna Watts has been a beloved guest teacher for Bliss Baby Yoga courses throughout Australia for some years now. Anna, a mother to two beautiful, adult daughters, is a professional Childbirth Educator and Doula Trainer who has been working with pregnant women and couples for over 25 years. Her wide experience includes a Diploma in Childbirth Education, Diploma in Counseling, Cert IV Training & Assessment, training prenatal yoga teachers, facilitating birth classes, prenatal yoga and supporting many births as a doula.

Anna shares her wisdom on birth through the the video lecture “Stages of Labour” as well as the “Celebration of Birth” yoga nidra and birth visualisation audio as part of our Online Complete: Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course.

Kind words about Anna from our Online Course graduates:

“I liked the info on stages of labour by Anna Watts, as I’m currently pregnant myself and have been avoiding research on this area (I thought it might freak me out!). But session 5 has actually reassured, rather than frightened me. I am feeling better about my own impending labour.”

“Anna Watts is the warmest and most gentle person and that really comes across in the video! Anyone who has her as a doula would be so lucky.”

“Anna – you are also wonderful. Watching and listening to you in the video lecture was one of the most memorable parts of the course for me, your explanations and commentary throughout was really gentle, nurturing and accessible. (I was watching it through the eyes of a newish mum who had a very difficult birth). I feel if I am ever pregnant again, I will be more confident about the birth process, and a lot of this has to do with seeing that video and hearing your commentary and input.”



Star Despres is a devoted yogini, practising since she was 19 and teaching since 2006. She is a Senior Byron Yoga Centre qualified Teacher and Teacher Trainer, and has been facilitating Bliss Baby Yoga teacher training courses since 2010. Star’s passions rest in empowering women to reconnect with the divine feminine, no matter what stage of life they are in, and assisting them to find a more nurturing and sacred approach to life. She especially loves to support women through pregnancy, the postnatal period, perimenopause, menopause and times of exhaustion and depletion via the practise of Restorative Yoga and daily self care rituals.

Star is also the founder of Divine Star, an Online sanctuary honouring the feminine and offering private mentoring, retreats, workshops and circles to inspire women to reclaim their power and reconnect to their authentic selves. Her greatest role is as a mama of 2 daughters (17 years apart), and continues to fine tune the balance of work and Mamahood whilst also honouring her own needs.

Star is a Senior Course Facilitator for our Bliss Baby Yoga Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course, and also offers Online 1:1 Mentoring for yoga teachers and personalised yoga classes.

Our Online Prenatal and Postnatal course trainees will have the opportunity to meet Star (or Rosie / Kanako / Mari) face-to-face during the final one-on-one Skype session.

Kind words about Star from our course graduates:

“I loved my Skype session with Star! It was great to talk to someone so passionate. I liked her useful suggestions and it was good to know that what I’m doing is ‘right’.”

“I loved Star’s gentleness and genuine interest in women’s wellbeing.”

“I thought (the Skype session) was the most important aspect of the whole course. It was so beneficial to chat to someone who has a wealth of experience and background in prenatal and postnatal yoga and training.”


Rosie Matheson is a passionate women’s health and wellbeing educator.  She has trained extensively in Hatha Yoga, and is a also a qualified Doula. Rosie’s many offerings for women include classes, workshops, and teacher training courses in yoga for fertility, healthy menstruation, women’s life cycles, and both the prenatal and postnatal phases of life.

Rosie’s foundational work in women’s yoga was conducted during a three year residency on Koh Phangan, Thailand. There she participated in over 700 hours of Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher Training courses in addition to attending Yoga Therapy workshops, meditation courses, and a variety of women’s retreats and classes.

Teaching women close to home and across the globe, Rosie regularly leads trainings for students in the USA, Japan, Italy, and Australia. Rosie’s passion is in educating women on the power of their bodies, and the undeniable correlation between celebrating your feminine form and living an empowered and vital life.
Her genius is in presenting these ideas in a way that is accessible, nurturing, and inspiring to women everywhere.

Rosie is a Senior Course Facilitator for our Bliss Baby Yoga Prenatal & Postnatal and Fertility Yoga Teacher Training courses, online, throughout Australia and internationally, and also offers Online 1:1 Mentoring for yoga teachers and personalised yoga classes.

Our Online Prenatal and Postnatal course trainees will have the opportunity to meet Rosie (or Star / Kanako / Mari) face-to-face during the final one-on-one Skype session.

Kind words about Rosie from our Online Course graduates:

“I had my final Skype session with Rosie and her energy was definitely felt even though it was via Skype. She gave me some great suggestions for my teaching and clarified a few points. More than anything I felt that she was a supportive mentor, and as a teacher sometimes it is hard to let our guard down and open ourselves up to vulnerability since it is usually us people are coming to for guidance and learning. I am thinking of booking more Skype sessions with her – it was a true blessing to find this training, for so many reasons: the resources, the cost is so reasonable, the lecture format is timed on our own schedule which is perfect if you have a scattered schedule with teaching, etc and also for the personal growth and development. I do feel a part of the Bliss Baby community now…thank you.”



Kanako Yajima has been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2006. She has been trained in various styles of yoga including Solomon Yogalates, Ishta System with Rachel Zinman, and Vini Yoga & the Five Element Form with Peter Clifford. She has completed a number of Pre & Postnatal Yoga trainings and has been working with pregnant women and new moms since 2010.

Kanako has also worked internationally in many teacher trainings, retreats and workshops as both interpreter (for Japanese groups) and as a teacher trainer.

Thanks to her experience as a yoga translator/interpreter and her dedication to knowledge and growth, she has been immersed in various teachings including yoga philosophy, anatomy & physiology, pranayama and meditation and her versatile and unique teaching styles reflect that extensive knowledge and experience.

She is grateful everyday for being a mother to her daughter as it has been the most challenging yet beautiful and transformational yoga sadhana in life and she loves sharing the magic of yoga practices with students from that heart-felt space.

Kanako is a Senior Course Facilitator for our Bliss Baby Yoga Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training courses, and works as a translator for our Japan-based Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training courses.

Our Online Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course trainees will have the opportunity to meet Kanako (or Rosie / Star / Mari) face-to-face during the final one-on-one Skype session.

Kind words about Kanako from our Course graduates:

“I found the Skype session enormously helpful. Kanako was super thorough, precise and very thoughtful. Clearly she cares about this work and that too was inspiring.”

“I loved my Skype call with Kanako! She went through my assignment thoroughly, with great explanations, examples and alternate options. Even though only 1 hour, I really enjoyed and benefited from it.”

“The Skype might have been my favourite part! Kanako was so helpful, and demonstrated her favourite postures and explained reasons for everything. She was very knowledgeable and experienced.”



Maria Kirsten (MA, ERYT-500, YACEP) has been practicing yoga since 1989 and began teaching in 2000. Maria, a mother of two, is an Occupational Therapist, Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer, and specialist in Applied Anatomy & Physiology for yoga teachers.

Maria facilitates workshops for teachers throughout Australia and internationally, and is driven by a passion to make yoga safe and accessible for everyone. Her style of teaching is dynamic and fun, making anatomy come to life in movement.

Maria’s video”Yoga for Grownups”, which offers safe home practices suitable for postpartum recovery, is a bonus included in our Online Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course. 

Kind words about Maria and her “Yoga for Grownups” DVD:

“Thank you so much for the DVD – it is fantastic and I have been doing part of it nearly every day – my back and hips are so much better already.”

“My wife has been using your DVD quite regularly finding it helpful in recovering from the operation she had last year.”

“I would love to study more with Maria. I thought her teaching style was fantastic!”



Dr Lauren Tober is a mother of two, yoga teacher and clinical psychologist, who has also trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, iRest Yoga Nidra™ and Life Force Yoga. Her passion is in bridging the gap between Western and yogic psychology to help people to heal and to live full and wholehearted lives. She is also the founder of “Capturing Gratitude” and “A Daily Dose of Bliss“.

Lauren is a specialty guest contributor for our Bliss Baby Yoga Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course in the area of Perinatal Mental Health. Get to know Lauren at www.laurentober.com.

Lauren’s lecture on “Perinatal Mental Health” is included in our Online Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course, and Lauren has also made some valuable contributions to our Postnatal Yoga training manual in this area of study. 

Kind words about Lauren:

“Lauren has a thoughtful and compassionate approach to teaching and caring for people. As a yoga teacher she taught me to be respectful and mindful of my body, mindful of others and how to deal with physical injury as well as mental fatigue. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to share in her joy of yoga.  An inspiring teacher, source of much advice and friend.”

“This course was such a wonderfully comprehensive guide to working with pregnant and postnatal women in a really holistic way. I especially enjoyed the emphasis on meeting women wherever they are at, and being aware of where they are energetically and spiritually at this time in their life. I feel like that is something that so few courses cover but is so very important.”

– Lilly, South Australia

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What past course participants say
'I researched for a program like this online extensively and was not only pleased, but my expectations were exceeded! I thought since it was online there would be aspects that I would miss from the classroom setting but I didn’t. It was practical and accessible. The format was easy to follow and provided quite a few different ways of studying from hands on, listening, practicing with the study, as well as videos provided. The final case studies were extremely beneficial. It's one thing to study and learn, it's another to take what you learned and design a class. Understanding that certain postures are contraindicated or not is one thing, but designing a class around it is another. I am extremely pleased with the program as well as the communication and level of experience of the staff. The program layout, expectations, and requirements left me feeling confident with my abilities and I am looking forward to teaching.'- Dawn, USA / Uzbekistan
'I thoroughly enjoyed this online training. I appreciated the bite-sized design because it made the course manageable as a single mother of a baby - I could fit it into my day and it also offered me respite from mothering challenges! The course is very practical and easily accessible. I will use all the information to shape my teaching practice and also to apply to my own self care, particularly with sacroiliac joint pain. The course offered a perfect balance of science and spirituality, lead by beautiful, wise and radiant teachers, with a wealth of information displayed in a non-overwhelming format.'- Jane, UK
'This course gave me so much insight not only into the prenatal/postnatal yoga world, but also a deeper understanding of the physiology of the female body. As someone with a history of severe physical trauma there are some mainstream yoga practices which are too harsh for my body. I have always tried listening to my body in practice, but until this course I was unaware of how I could even do certain poses without further injuring myself and now that has changed! With the practicums during this course I gained a deeper love for yoga as the supported postures and variations (especially in the prenatal section) felt so much better for my body than those taught in regular yoga classes. While I am already an RYT-200 and teaching on a regular basis, this course has not only taught me how to teach prenatal & postnatal yoga, but also to accommodate students like myself in my classes who have physical limitations and need that extra support.'- Amanda, USA
'I loved this online course! As a yoga teacher, psychotherapist, life coach and pregnant woman (when I started) / new mom, the material was so relevant to all of my roles and it was very well presented. Going through the coursework was enjoyable, educational and stimulated my creativity. I found the course to be very practical and accessible. Part of the benefit of this program is the well-designed materials that I can use as a great reference guide for years to come. I appreciate having high-quality tools like that, so this was a huge plus. I can use the material in my post-partum recovery, provide options for pregnant people in my restorative classes and eventually teach pre/post-natal specific classes. I appreciated the blend of various materials - written, audio recordings, video training, etc. It was very thoughtfully put together. It helped to see the sample Mums and Bubs class video with Ana Davis and just watch how organically it all flowed, in a very approachable setting. All of the teachers were excellent - super compassionate, and the love really shines through. Being a remote training, the quality was not lost and I will honestly probably retain more of this training than other yoga trainings I have been to, based on the quality of the delivery and the materials.'- Linda, USA
'I loved the Bliss Baby Yoga Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga TT Course! It was totally accessible, with bite size chunks of learning, made easy when on the run with my 2 little ones - using a Samsung S9+ I did the whole course on my phone while my kids were at the park! It is so packed full of vital information, and will be such a great reference tool when I start teaching too. Delivery was clear, informative, digestible, easy to learn. The practise scenarios where really beneficial to integrate the learning, and the mini quizzes were a great feature to keep me utilising the knowledge just learnt. I loved the subjects based on contraindications and recommendations for the various medical conditions - I think that's really vital to be inclusive, and many common pregnancy issues were covered. The Skype call was really nice, being able to bounce ideas off a senior teacher, and to get their feedback was really valuable to me.'- Ashleigh, WA, Australia
'On a professional level, I have greatly benefited from the Bliss Baby course as I feel confident to teach new mama's safe practices during this incredibly sacred time of their lives. Personally, I benefited even more greatly from this course as it helped me to better understand the importance of slowing down and really listening to my intuitive self and body. I became pregnant while studying this course and I truly believe that this course, which encourages you to reflect on own self and practice, played a part in my little miracle. I found the course practical and easy to navigate. Prior to completing this course, I completed a 5 day in-person prenatal and post natal training through another yoga school. I walked away from that course feeling overwhelmed with knowledge and, unfortunately, I didn't retain much of the information. This was not the case with the Bliss Baby course. The Bliss Baby online style works better for me, as I could digest the information I was receiving, in my own time. This has meant I have retained so much more and have been able to apply it more readily to both my own practice and my teachings. Really like the resources that are provided, particularly the video classes and the manuals. I thoroughly enjoyed writing the final assignment, as it gave me to reflect on what I had learned throughout the course, and it was lovely to go through it with Rosie during the video call. All the course presenters are so experienced, knowledgeable and, most importantly, passionate about pre and post natal yoga - you can see their passion shine through in their teaching. I particularly loved the opportunity to talk to Rosie at the end of the course to ask any further questions I had regarding the course or teaching. Thank you so much. I thoroughly enjoyed this course.'- Simone, QLD, Australia
'I thoroughly enjoyed the Bliss Baby Yoga Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training. I had initially booked in to sit the intensive course at one of my local studios however with a baby this online study option ended up being perfect as I could tend to her and have breaks when needed. I am already getting a lot out of the course manuals and consult with them regularly. I can't wait to implement a Mums and Bubs class into my schedule. This is something I've been asked about for a while but was always daunted by the idea - now I'm excited. The functionality and access to the course was really easy, and so good that I could access on my phone too. I found the Skype session to be really helpful - I learnt so many extra points to consider, as well as tips and tricks.'- Lauren, NSW, Australia
'I loved this course to the core. I started this course during my second pregnancy and trust me this course has helped me till the end. The details have been so beautifully explained. This course includes every single thing which is needed during and after pregnancy - I loved how Yoga Nidra and Mums n Bub Yoga has also been included in this course. I found the sequencing was so beneficial as it was explained very scientifically and all essential areas were covered. The Skype session was so well organised - Star was so nice, and she cleared my doubts. I am more than happy that I chose Bliss Baby Yoga - I am totally in love with this course.'- Dhiti, India
'This course was incredibly beneficial to me. I feel like I received the perfect amount of science, philosophy, and practicality. I am a prenatal massage therapist and birth doula, so the information I gained through this course gave me wonderful refreshers on a lot of topics. The course was wonderful in terms of navigation and progression. All presenters were educated, clear, thoughtful, and wonderful to listen to. I have had a hard time with self-paced learning in the past, but this set me up for success with the variety of learning styles and mix of on mat and off mat education.'- Kelly, USA
'Each lesson was really interesting and clear, and I can't wait to put all of it into practice with other women (I myself benefitted from my learning during part of my pregnancy and I am currently leveraging it during my '4th trimester'). The balance between theory and practice was great - we could really experience what we were taught, and for me 'doing' is a great way to learn. Studying online also means I can access some sessions again when needed. I feel comfortable using the techniques learnt when I start teaching, as they were taught clearly, there were enough demonstrations in the course and the sample of sequences used are a great base to start with. I really enjoyed the diversity of materials - each had a great purpose and the diversity helped to maintain the focus. I really enjoyed learning about all areas and especially going into the detail of the why / what is happening during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. A woman's body is just amazing and the more I learn about it, the more I feel passionate about giving support to women. I loved the fact that the course is not focusing on asanas only but looked into the emotional and psychological levels as well. I had such a great Skype conversation with Rosie, which made me feel even more comfortable with what I have learnt and it was great to get feedback (and approval!) on the assignment. I also found it great to have a bit of face to face / interactive time, which could sometimes be missing in an online course.'- Marion, NSW, Australia
'The course was really beneficial for me in many ways. It was a brilliant way to begin my journey specialising in pre/postnatal yoga teaching as well as refreshing a lot of my base teaching knowledge and preparing and supporting me through my own pregnancy and first months as a new mum. All of the realistic information about running classes was also very helpful and surprising - this is usually the kind of information you work out in the process of teaching. I appreciated that you shared information about ideal time of day for classes, waiver forms and also the videos of the classes gave great insight into the potential environment in the room. I particularly appreciated being able to complete the course in my own time - I was able to time it perfectly with my own pre/postnatal experience. Having multiple sources of information was helpful - I was able to absorb the information in different ways which made it more interesting and for me, it helped me understand and remember new information more easily. I really appreciated and loved speaking with Kanako (Skype facilitator). She was really lovely and generous with her feedback.'- Caitlin, Tasmania, Australia
'I am currently 18 weeks into my first pregnancy and this course added so much complementary knowledge and comfort to my personal growth and journey through pregnancy. Secondly, as a yoga teacher and studio owner, it has supplied me with the confidence to not only welcome pregnant women into my classes with safe modifications but to also start a prenatal specific class. I appreciated the directness and factual delivery of the information combined with personal experience where necessary. Some courses can be overrun with teachers sharing just personal experience so this was a great balance and understanding of real world application. Thank you to all the facilitators.'- Renée, NSW, Australia
'I absolutely enjoyed the Bliss Baby Yoga Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga TT course. It was so easy to navigate - and that's coming from someone who is terrible with technology. The course was comprehensive and perfect for me as I'm visually impaired - most of the course is lectures, and what isn't enlarged nicely. The staff are incredible and very willing to help. I never felt shy when needing to ask a question (which wasn't frequent as again, the course is so comprehensive). I would definitely give two thumbs up and return for further training! I love incorporating what I've learned into the various styles of yoga that I teach, and cannot wait to start teaching with my newest knowledge. Thank you for giving me the confidence to teach such an amazing group of women. I'd also like to thank Star - she was my Skype facilitator and was absolutely fantastic. A real pleasure! Your Bliss Baby Facebook community also seems so supportive and I love the kindness in the women. Thank you!!!!'- Brittany, USA
'Thank you for a beautifully designed, easy to use online course. I thoroughly enjoyed the content and was especially grateful for one-on-one support upon the completion of my online training. I feel inspired, excited and filled with the knowledge I need to teach and I am looking forward to supporting my community with this new knowledge. Even though there is a basic understanding of teaching yoga during pregnancy in previous YTT, I have learnt so much more detail into how to tailor classes specifically for pregnancy to support and nurture this process for the students.'- Halee, VIC, Australia
'I definitely benefited from this course on a personal and professional level. Personally, I became more aware of my own anatomy as well as cyclical nature and the beauty of my body's ever changing needs. Professionally, what I learned will (and already is) helping me as a birth and postpartum doula. I feel more informed and more in tune with my client's physical needs and changes. Star, my video call mentor, was such an inspiration to me - a wealth of information, support, encouragement, and the energy of someone who lives their practices. I feel so grateful to have found a training that was designed to be online - rather than one that was rapidly trying to learn how to share the teachings via Zoom.'- Jules, USA

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Main prices are in Australian dollars and include GST for Australian residents.

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Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training:

$698.00 AUD

($452 USD / £363 GBP)*

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Please note – hours for this 65 hour online course can be used towards required Continuing Education hours for Yoga Alliance registered teachers. This course alone does not meet requirements for RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) registration with Yoga Alliance however it offers all you need to teach Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga safely & confidently.

This course above provides the base for our RPYT certification so you can always upgrade to gain RPYT certification at a later time (on the basis that Yoga Alliance continues to allow online-only certification).

If you would like to enrol now in our full RPYT certification course follow this link.

Prenatal & Postnatal YTT + Professional Development Modules:

$819.00 AUD

($528 USD / £427 GBP)*

In this bundle you receive:

Online Complete Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course
Prenatal and Postnatal Anatomy & Physiology Extension Module
Pelvic Floor Anatomy & Physiology for Women’s Health Module
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Prenatal & Postnatal Advanced Anatomy & Physiology Module

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Prenatal & Postnatal YTT + Practical Yoga Philosophy for Parenthood Course:

$862.00 AUD

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Practical Yoga Philosophy for Parenthood Course

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Prenatal & Postnatal YTT + Mentoring Membership Bundle:

$819.00 AUD

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What past course participants say
'I learnt so much from this course, not only as a future prenatal / postnatal yoga teacher but also as a yoga practitioner. Since I started this course, I have found I am slowly starting to adapt my practice to my needs and listen to my body more. I have loved trying out some asanas and their variations adapted specifically for pregnancy but discovering that they were actually excellent even for a non-pregnant person! I feel I connected to something in myself I always knew was there but didn't how to access (if that makes sense) and I fell in love with Yoga even more. I thought there was a really good balance between audio/video and written resources. Having the lessons divided into smaller 'chunks' made it less intimidating and a lot easier to incorporate to my daily life with work and travels. The platform works well too and I liked the fact that I could download all the material in advance so I could access it without an internet connection. Even though I had done my research and knew that the comments and reviews of this course were excellent, I was still a little worried that I would not learn as much from this course as I would have from an ``in person`` training. This is really not what happened! Studying and learning in my own time with access to so much material really helped me become familiar with the subjects and feel more confident. I love that I have access to the Facebook group as well for information, support and community. Also, your customer service is amazing. I got a quick, effective and friendly reply every time I messaged!'- Quitterie, Spain
'I loved this course. It was so full of useful information. Each module was laid out wonderfully. I loved the formatting and all of the opportunities to practice what we were learning. I can't wait to use the tools and techniques I have learned through this course. I loved how clear and concise each presenter was. The speed and pacing was perfect, everyone is so wonderful! Thank you so much for this beautiful course!'- Sarah, USA
'I loved my journey with the Bliss Baby Yoga online training. The online training didn't feel 'distant' at all - as the resources and community around BBY were so accessible and supportive. I'm able to immediately apply what I have learned and I feel confident to share this with other women. The feminine is so beautifully woven throughout the course content and delivered passionately by the presenters themselves. You can't help but feel this course speaks to you, personally. I absolutely loved it.'- Kylie, QLD, Australia
'This course complemented my yoga teacher training really well. Having trained in India, my teaching practice was oriented around energy and spirituality, so this course's sound focus on physiology was very useful. I started teaching several weekly classes as a post-natal yoga teacher the week I finished the course!'- Clare, QLD, Australia
'I'm very much looking forward to sharing this new knowledge with my pregnant students. It's also changed how I personally practice - I've bought blankets and an eye mask and discovered pure bliss! All of the presenters were lovely and inspiring, to be honest. Ana Davis is so great at sharing her vast amount of knowledge. Anna Watts' warmth made me feel safe even on the other side of the world. I loved Dr Lauren Tober's lecture which spoke to me in more ways than one. In Maria Kirsten's class, I learnt about movements and cues I had never heard of before. And my video call facilitator, Kanako, was incredibly kind and knowledgeable. She answered all of my questions better than I could have hoped for. I'm very grateful. Thank you for making an affordable teacher training course that felt both genuine and comprehensive. I feel confident that I will be able to safely support women during this extraordinary time of their lives and it is such a gift.'- Clemence, Germany

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2: Access

Once your payment has been confirmed, you’ll receive an email with your log-in details and a direct link to go ahead and log-in. (You can also always log in directly on our website using the “Log In” link in the top right hand corner.)

If this is not your first purchase on our site, you’ll receive a reminder email with your log in details for the account you already have with us. Once you log in to the site, you’ll be directed to your member page where you can access your course and get started!

(Note: if you have previously purchased other courses or classes with us, you’ll be able to conveniently see and access all of your courses here in the member section of the website)

3: Learn

Enjoy the learning— a juicy mix of video and audio lectures, video demonstration classes, and a slew of informative and inspiring reading and notes!

You can work at your own pace, and because we appreciate that you may be busy juggling teaching, parenting, and/or other work with your study, you have one full year from your date of enrolment to access and complete our courses and download all resources included within the course to keep forever for future reference. Our courses are designed to fit around your busy life.

Navigating your way through the course is simple and easy, but if you have any questions or issues at any time, we are only an email away!

In addition to homework tasks and extension reading / viewing, after each module of the course you will be required to complete a short quiz that helps you consolidate your learning.

4: Case Study Assignments

Once you’ve completed all of the course modules, you’ll reach the Case Study Assignment section of the course. This is a fun, rewarding exercise that helps you pull all the key knowledge together about safely teaching pregnant and postnatal students with specific therapeutic needs.

Complete each Case Study in your own time (there are two—one prenatal, one postnatal) and then simply upload your assignments through the website.

5: Completion Certificate

After receiving your marked assignment back, you’ll be prompted to complete a Feedback Form on the website and then, congratulations! You’re done! You will receive your course Completion Certificate that you can either print out or keep digitally to send to registration bodies (eg: Yoga Alliance / Yoga Australia) to gain all-important CPD (Continuing Professional Development Points). And you will then be ready to confidently and safely teach prenatal and postnatal yoga students.

'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
'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
'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
'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
'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
'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
'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
'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
'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