Prenatal Yoga Teacher TrainingYoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training & Certified Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
A Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training allows you to expand your career options while guiding pregnant women through the journey of pregnancy, and preparing them physically for the powerful transition of childbirth.
I am aware of how beautiful and magical birth can be and strive to bring that knowledge to prenatal yoga teachers everywhere so that we may impact the lives of women, babies and families for many years to come.
Namaste, Jennifer More
Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
For Yoga teachers
This course is intended to teach Yoga instructors* to safely guide their pregnant students through all three trimesters of a healthy and active prenatal yoga class, as well as address the needs of the postnatal student. Teachers will gain a comprehensive understanding of the unique needs of their pregnant and postnatal yoga practitioners.
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training and Certification
Every student who successfully completes this Prenatal Yoga training will be awarded a certificate documenting that they have completed the strict yoga and childbirth education requirements and are eligible to teach Prenatal Yoga.
Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training RPYT
All current Yoga Alliance members who complete the 85 hour training are eligible for the RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) designation from the Yoga Alliance. See Yoga Alliance requirements.
Experience and Expertise
Jennifer More has been teaching yoga for 25 years and has attended over 500 births, totaling more than 10,000 hours assisting women in childbirth, as a doula. Jennifer’s DVD, Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga is currently the best selling and highest rated Prenatal Yoga DVD on Amazon.com. In addition, she is a certified clinical and medical hypnotherapist, and a childbirth educator. It is with this breadth of experience that she has created a unique and powerful prenatal yoga teacher training program. Jennifer has witnessed the powerful impact that Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga can have on a pregnant woman’s health, well-being, confidence and postpartum recovery.
Safe and Effective Prenatal Yoga Practice and Prenatal Teacher Training
In her Prenatal Yoga teacher trainings, Jennifer adapts Vinyasa Yoga for the needs of pregnant women, providing a system that works with the pregnant body without sacrificing the intensity that you need to prepare for childbirth. This unique approach to prenatal yoga gives pregnant women the opportunity to safely remain active and challenged in their vinyasa practice. The strengthening that occurs in this Prenatal Yoga practice prepares the necessary muscles for labor and childbirth, often resulting in shorter labor, less pain, and fewer interventions, including a decrease in the need for Cesarean sections. Learning to link breath and movements in a constant flow greatly increases the ability for women to work with their bodies, increasing the likelihood of a more natural and joyous birth experience.
More than just Prenatal Yoga
This prenatal yoga teacher training is unique in that Jennifer’s vast childbirth experience gives her the ability to teach much more than just prenatal yoga. Jennifer integrates techniques to allow women to get in touch with their bodies and the sensations they feel. These techniques are immensely powerful in labor to help change the fearful negative perception many women have about birth. She trains teachers to help women find their strength and power while surrendering and focusing during yoga. Jennifer’s Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, as highlighted in past student testimonies, is a powerful experience for the teachers themselves; some have even said the best training they have ever taken! While addressing the empowerment of prenatal women, it’s only logical that self-empowerment also happens throughout the group; many students undergo their own personal breakthroughs. Jennifer believes that Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga can be the catalyst for a positive and life changing experience of birth and beyond.
Postnatal Yoga for New and Breastfeeding Moms
Jennifer has spent years working closely with postpartum physical therapists to create a safe and healing postnatal formula and teaching style. This section of the training builds off of the prenatal section and will help women prevent long-term injuries commonly seen in postnatal women.Teachers will feel confident in assessing what poses and sequences are appropriate for women whether they had a vaginal delivery or a cesarean birth.
Support Your Community
Make a real difference in the quality of childbirth and pregnancy in your community. Students who complete this teacher training will be inspired and prepared to work with pregnant women and their families and guide them through a challenging, safe and effective prenatal yoga practice.
In addition to learning how to teach prenatal yoga, many students join this course to learn about their own bodies and pregnancies. Most courses will have pregnant students enrolled. If your are planning to take this course while pregnant, please be aware of the following:
- In order to receive a certification, you must be present for the duration of the course. You do not need to participate in all of the activity, but you should be in the room observing.
- You must be responsible for your own well-being, and eat and rest as you need.
- Please make sure that you are under the care of a Doctor or other health care professional.
Prenatal Yoga in the United States and around the world
Jennifer More has taught this prenatal yoga teacher training in the United States, China, Dubai, Colombia, Australia, Peru, Bali, Mexico, France, and Germany. She researches the culture and realities of childbirth in each country she works in. This research allows her to customize each training to accommodate the differences each country offers. Students will benefit not only from her deep level of knowledge, but also her experience teaching students with diverse backgrounds, languages, and various teaching levels.
Comprehensive course materials
Each prenatal yoga teacher training student will receive a 160-page manual, which has been carefully researched and written by the Jennifer, and is available in English or Chinese.
This Comprehensive Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training includes:
Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga ~ Asana and Flow
- Prenatal variations and alternatives
- Teaching Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga
- Teaching Gentle Prenatal Yoga
- Jennifer’s trademarked formula for assessing the safety of yoga poses for pregnant women
- Poses that pregnant students should avoid
- Pregnancy precautions and warning signs
- Being responsible with your pregnant students
- Modifications for pregnant students attending regular flow yoga classes
- Different levels/different bodies
- Class sequencing
- Modifications for 3 trimesters of pregnancy
- Yoga for common pregnancy discomforts
- Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic teaching
Intro to Childbirth Education
- Understanding the pregnant body
- Understanding prenatal procedures and complications that your students will be experiencing
- Stages and phases of labor
- Common pregnancy discomforts, health concerns, and precautions
- Warning signs of prenatal health issues
- Pregnancy exercise myths vs facts
- Keeping pregnant women safe and working with the medical community
- Understanding the pelvis and pelvic floor muscles as they relate to pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum
- Fetal position variations
- How to achieve and maintain optimal baby positioning
- Muscle release techniques
- Labor Anatomy, understanding labor and childbirth
- Psoas in motion
Prenatal Partner Yoga
- Prenatal partner yoga and adjustments
- Yoga and massage during Labor
- Beyond prenatal yoga asana ~ Relaxation techniques for childbirth
- Postnatal precautions
- Postnatal asana and flow
- Jennifer’s trademarked formula for assessing the safety of yoga poses for postpartum women
- Jennifer’s trademarked postnatal yoga sequences
- Understanding and healing the female pelvic floor
- Diastasis recti identification and treatment
- Yoga after cesarean birth or other medical interventions
- Teaching mixed pre and postnatal classes
* For those in the childbirth field (Doulas**, Midwives, etc) who would like to attend this training, please feel free to join in the class and be advised of the following:
- This course is designed for people who are already certified yoga teachers, and therefore posses knowledge of yoga poses and yoga philosophy.
- There will not be extra time spent teaching basic poses. It is assumed that students will already possess this knowledge.
- Non yoga teachers will not be certified to teach prenatal yoga. You will, however, receive a certificate indicating that you have completed this training course.
With the above caveats stated, we welcome your presence in our class, as there is much valuable information to be gained, and your insights as a childbirth professional will benefit our group experience. Thank you for your understanding, and we are happy to have you as part of our group.
** Doula – A doula is a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous informational, physical and emotional support to pregnant women and their families/partners before and throughout the birthing process. A doula also typically meets with expectant families a few times prior to the birth, offering information and assessing their individual needs and desires to have the birth experience that they choose.
The books below are required reading if you intend to pursue the RPYT designation form the Yoga Alliance.
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn (4th Edition): The Complete Guide
Preparing for a Gentle Birth
The Female Pelvis Anatomy & Exercises
The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia
Yoga Alliance Requirements
✓ Complete a 200-hour training program with a Registered Yoga School (RYS 200)
✓ Complete an 85-hour training program with a Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS)
Teaching hour requirements:
✓ Have at least 30 hours of teaching experience in prenatal yoga since completing a training with a RPYS, either group or private instruction.
Teachers can register as a RPYT if they have successfully completed both a 200-hour yoga teacher training program and an 85-hour prenatal yoga training—in either order—that are registered with Yoga Alliance. Applicants must submit 30 teaching hours in prenatal yoga that must be performed after completing a program with a RPYS (Registered Prenatal Yoga School).
These requirement are subject to change without notice, please visit the Yoga Alliance website for a full explanation of the RPYT designation, and the requirements.
Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga and all staff associated with these trainings are not responsible for submitting any documents to Yoga Alliance. You are solely responsible for all communications with Yoga Alliance and for ensuring you are in good standing.
Taking the prenatal vinyasa yoga teacher training was one of the biggest gifts I could have given myself. While I did this training to gain more knowledge for a job I had recently taken teaching yoga to pregnant teens, the sacred circle of learning and sharing that Jennifer created during this training was so rich it felt like a milestone of transformation in my life. To gain the sisterhood of women from such diverse backgrounds coming together to help support women during pregnancy was truly magical. As I have begun offering prenatal yoga in my practice, it has been such a rewarding experience with deep lasting connections in my community. Thank you Jennifer!
I cannot say enough good things about my 85 hour Prenatal Vinyasa Training with Jennifer More. I now have a [much healthier] perspective on pregnancy, birth, and most importantly, myself. Jennifer is extremely caring and is able to connect with students. I really appreciate how research and evidence based her teachings are. Everything she teaches has years and years of research behind it. I feel confident that I can go out and teach pregnant women a vinyasa style class with ease. Thank you, Jennifer. Your training has forever changed my teachings, my perspective, my life!
Dear Jennifer, I just want to thank you for this past week. The training was absolutely fantastic and I got so much out of…much more than I expected. You are such an inspiration and your passion and enthusiam is so contagious. I am really excited to help share all of this knowledge and to learn so much more about the whole prenatal yoga world. Thank you, thank you and thank you again, and also thank you to your beautiful sister, Liz. You are both so wonderful and I hope to see you again.
I very much enjoyed the training. Jennifer was very knowledgeable and great at balancing out lectures with the actual practices; also wildly entertaining and funny. It helped keep me interested and excited for what was next.
…very knowledgeable, experienced, and had answers to almost everything and found the answers she did not know.
…Super knowledgeable, great instructor, great resources and manual and great exercises. I learned so much not only to help students, but for myself. I’m really glad I did not miss this experience
Fantastic! Something all yoga instructors should do/experience. I’ll highly recommend your course, website and DVDs to students, instructors and moms.
I Just wanted to thank you again for a truly amazing teacher training experience. I never imagined how enlightening, empowering and transformational the training would be. So exciting to have been shared this gift!
I love the way Jennifer teaches, I feel honored to have had the opportunity to take this training.
I was actually really impressed! When I signed up for the course, I was super excited, but thought it was going to be entirely focused on yoga and variation of the poses, etc…suddenly the course begun and I found myself learning a BUNCH of things about pregnancy, labor, birth and post-natal stuff! I learnt things I didn’t actually think I’d be learning until I was pregnant myself, and it was beautiful and amazing!
The amount of information that Jennifer gave us was unbelievable, and the way in which she conveyed all that info was fantastic. The passion that she has for what she does really shines through in every little thing she teaches. It was fantastic and I feel really blessed to have had Jennifer as my teacher…and as an inspiration! I actually asked my boyfriend if we could move to California when we’re married and pregnant with our first child, just so Jennifer can be our doula :P!
This was one of those choices that I know I will NEVER regret.
I really enjoyed taking Jennifer’s course, she really inspires me, her style, her voice during savasana, and the quality of information she gave us.
Thank you for these 4 beautiful days!! i felt myself full of love and i begin to share all the things I learned with my friends. it is just amazing!!! for me it was dream and you did that it is now a realty!!!! thank you!!
This is an excellent Prenatal yoga training. I had a great time and they teacher, Jennifer Moore, was amazing. I felt well prepared to teach prenatal yoga after graduation.
Jennifer More and supporting team offer a unique prenatal yoga teacher training given her supporting backgrounds in the field of doula work and clinical hypnosis. She has an unmatched knowledge of pregnant women’s physical, emotional and spiritual transitions during pregnancy, labor and childbirth. That knowledge is invaluable to what she teaches and how she trains prenatal yoga teachers.
Jessica De Los Rios
This training with Jennifer More is of a very high standard and it has exceeded my expectations. The curriculum was very well put together and presented wonderfully. It was great to have an opportunity to combine theory and practice within this training. Jennifer created a welcoming and safe environment for learning and sharing and has inspired me to not only continue teaching prenatal yoga, but also to keep deepening my understanding of pre- and post-natal processes and to become a doula in the future. I have gained a lot of confidence in my prenatal teaching and lots of knowledge and practical tips to share with my students. I would strongly recommend this training to anyone planning to become a prenatal yoga teacher.
I really appreciated Jennifer’s impeccable attention to detail and the very detailed explanations she shared. The integrity of the class and what I learned was far beyond my expectations as a certified labor and birth doula. Jennifer is deeply knowledgable and has a natural talent for conveying what she wants the student to grasp making the training a deep learning experience. She was professional, thoughtful and helpful. Her teaching methods for practice teaching were highly valuable- everytime a student taught and we discussed as a group I learned something new. This is an inspiring, impeccable, deeply valuable Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training. If you have only one training to complete in this lifetime, this is the one!
I loved this program it taught me more than I thought I would learn! It exceeds expectations and you will walk away with complete confidence in how to teach a safe and effective Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga class!
I was so impressed with the scope of information taught in this training. Jennifer More has much passion for teaching teachers and it is clear that she has a high level of integrity with this material and wants to create a community of like-minded teachers to offer these teachings to the pre-natal yoga community. I feel so grateful to have come upon this training and already have recommended her to others.
I was very impressed by the training. I am so happy I signed up for this training with this teacher. I learned a lot and was inspired!
Whitney Blumenfeld Rubin
It was a great experience studying with Jennifer. I did not want the training to finish, every single day was full of helpful information. The instructor provided us with a bunch of tools to look for information. I have used lots of them for my prenatal yoga classes. I would take any training with Jennifer again in the future.
This was a great training, Jennifer More is passionate and very knowledgable.
It was wonderful and I learned a lot
This Prenatal Vinyasa Training is amazing. Jenifer is extremely experienced and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful, small group of trainees which helped with questions being asked and answered. I would definitely recommend this training to anyone interested. Thank you.
Jennifer More’s PreNatal vinyasa Yoga gets a 5 star ***** rating from me. Jennifer is approachable and mindful during her trainings and the information she delivers puts her training in the category of Therapeutic Prenatal Yoga!! I love her and her delivery!!
Jennifer More is the best PreNatal Yoga Teacher Trainer as she brings her Doula training and experience with her and has a complete and full understanding of Pregnancy, Birth and Post Partum issues.
This is a great program and I am happy that I took it. Has helped me in so many ways as an Instructor.
Jennifer’s knowledge and impeccable teaching make this an invaluable training for anyone interested in Prenatal Yoga. I am a labor and birth doula and appreciated her attention to detail and deep knowledge of birth and prenatal yoga modifications.
Awesome teacher training. Thank you!
The prenatal vinyasa teacher training was an amazing experience that left me feeling wonderfully confident in leading all levels of prenatal yoga.
The most thorough and professional intensive prenatal training I’ve taken. Highly competent and amazing knowledge of pregnancy and yoga by Jennifer More who’s outstanding!!! You are truly being ‘dressed’ to teach !
Malene Bak Frederiksen
A great, comprehensive training!
This training has exceeded my expectations. I really have gained so much knowledge and walked out of the training feeling completely ready to teach pregnant ladies. Thank you so much for this amazing experience as it has changed my life and hopefully will able to do the same and to pregnant ladies I’m teaching.
Farah Ebrahim Al-Majed
I love PRENATAL VINYASA yoga
This program was better than I could ever hope for! The classes were informative, inspiring, challenging and inclusive. I learned soo much and feel I can teach prenatal vinyasa immediately! I also know I have an incredible support system in place with Jennifer More, Jake More and our prenatal vinyasa community!
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85 hrs / 10 days, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance RPYT) with Jennifer More. Course Details:mayashala.com/85hr-rpyt Date:October 29 - November 5, 2022 Location:Maya ShalaParis, France Tarifs:Tarif Early Bird : 1620€ pour les inscriptions avant...
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85 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Study online and learn to teach prenatal yoga and postnatal yoga with 60 hours of pre-recorded video lessons and 25 hours of live, interactive meetings with Jennifer More. This certification course is offered in 2 parts: Part 1...