Online Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training

Learn how to become a prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher from anywhere in the world and from the convenience of our own home.  A wonderfully flexible course to suit a busy mother's schedule!  

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 We offer two online training options:

  • Online Complete: Prenatal and Postnatal Course
  • Online Postnatal Course

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COURSE CONTENT

WHAT IS IN THE BLISS BABY YOGA ONLINE COURSE PACKAGE?

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS COURSE?

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WHAT ACCREDITATION IS OFFERED?

HOW DOES THE COURSE WORK?

HOW LONG DOES THE COURSE TAKE TO COMPLETE?

COURSE TEACHERS

WHAT PAST ONLINE COURSE PARTICIPANTS SAY

HOW DO I ENROL AND GET STARTED?

WHAT DOES THE COURSE COST?

 

Course Content

Our Online Courses offer a balanced mix of theory and practical exercises providing you wilth valuable knowledge and tools to teach pregnant women and new mothers safely and confidently.

Online Complete Course: Prenatal and Postnatal

  • 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 Pawanmuktasna' & 'Pregnancy Salute to the Sun'
  • Yoga Therapy for pregnancy: back (and 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 - diastasis rectus
  • Postnatal safetly guidelines
  • Sequencing and the 5 Postnatal Posture Groups
  • Restorative yoga for new mothers 
  • 'Mums n Bubs' Yoga: benefits and applications
  • Establishing and running a 'mums n bubs' yoga class
  • Incorporating baby in the yoga postures

Click here to enrol in the Online Complete Course.

Online Postnatal Course Only

  • Postnatal Yoga: Needs of the new mother: first 6 weeks and beyond; physiological changes - diastasis rectus
  • Postnatal safetly guidelines
  • Sequencing and the 5 Postnatal Posture Groups
  • Restorative yoga for new mothers 
  • 'Mums n Bubs' Yoga: benefits and applications
  • Establishing and running a 'mums n bubs' yoga class
  • Incorporating baby in the yoga postures

Click here to enrol in the Online Postnatal Course.

What’s in the Bliss Baby Yoga Online Course Package?

Our courses contain a multi-media 'bag of goodies' including a stimulating mix of DVDs, audio and written materials:-

Online Complete: Prenatal and Postnatal Course

  • Bliss Baby Prenatal & Postnatal Course Manual (download as a PDF and read online, or print out) – includes detailed diagrams, extensive notes, and references
  • Additional Course Notes - special additional course notes, specific to the Online Course (download as PDF documents)
  • 6 x 1 - 1.5 hour Audio Lectures (download as audio files)
  • 1 x 1.5 hour Video Lecture: "Stages of Labour Demo & Birth Discussion" with Anna Watts and Ana Davis (mailed to you)
  • 1 x 1 hour Skype Live session with a Bliss Baby Course Facilitator to discuss feedback on major Case Study Assignment and any outstanding questions.  (If you don’t have access to reliable internet and Skype, you can choose to have this session by telephone, at your own cost - ie you call us)
  • 1 x Bliss Baby Prenatal Yoga Class DVD (mailed to you)
  • 1 x Mums n Bubs Yoga Class DVD (mailed to you)
  • 1 x Additional DVD: "Pregnancy Pawamuktasana & Salute to the Sun & Mums n Bubs Yoga" with Ana Davis (mailed to you)
  • 1 x Yoga Nidra & Birth Visualisation CD (by Childbirth Educator and Bliss Baby Yoga Facilitator, Anna Watts)  (mailed to you)
  • 1 x Bonus DVD: "Yoga for Grown-ups" - safe home practices suitable for Postpartum recovery (by Yogalates / Yoga Therapy specialist and Bliss Baby Yoga Facilitator, Maria Kirsten)  (mailed to you)

* Note: some additional books for recommended reading are not included in the course fee
* Note: some additional audio-classes are recommended to be downloaded from the site: www.liveyogalife.com.au and are not included in the course fee

Online Postnatal Course

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  • Bliss Baby Postnatal Course Manual (download as PDF and read online, or print out) – includes detailed diagrams, extensive notes and references
  • 2 x 1 - 1.5 hour Audio Lectures (download as audio files)
  • 1 x 40 minute Skype Live session with a Bliss Baby Course facilitator to discuss feedback on major Case Study assignment and any outstanding questions. (If you don’t have access to reliable internet and Skype, you can choose to have this session by telephone, at your own cost - ie you call us)
  • 1 x Mums n Bubs Yoga Class DVD  (mailed to you)
  • 1 x Postnatal Baby Yoga Demo DVD  (mailed to you)
  • 1 x Bonus DVD: "Yoga for Grown-ups" - safe home practices suitable for Postpartum recovery (by Yogalates / Yoga Therapy specialist and Bliss Baby Yoga Facilitator, Maria Kirsten)  (mailed to you)

* Note: some additional books for recommended reading are not included in course fee
* Note: an additional audio-class is recommended to be downloaded from: www.liveyogalife.com.au and is not included incourse fee 

Who would benefit from this course?

This course suits any one who can’t make it to a face-to-face weekend intensive.  The online option allows you the flexibility of studying from your own home, at your own pace.  The course 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 enjoyable and informative 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.

What accreditation is offered?

A Completion Certificate is provided once you've completed all course lectures, submitted your assignment and received your feedback via your interactive Skype session.  We ask you to keep a record of the total hours you spend on the course, which will then be written on your certificate.   

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 Online course,  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.

For Yoga Australia members, 36 CPD points (Continuing Professional Development) must be accrued to keep your membership active.  These can be accrued through contact or non-contact courses.   For online courses two hours are equal to 1 CPD point.  The Bliss Baby Online Complete Course, on average will take 50 hours to complete, so you will accrue at least 25 CPD points.

For Yoga Alliance members, 'Continuing Education' hours needs to be maintained through both ‘contact’ and ‘non-contact’ learning.   Every 5 hours you spend on the Bliss Baby online course is equivalant to 1-hour of continuing education points.  So, if you take about 50 hours to complete the Online Complete Course, you will accrue 10 Continuing Education hours.

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

Click here to read more about accreditation. 

How does the course work?

After you've enrolled and we've confirmed your payment for the course, you'll be given exclusive access to a private area of the website where you can access all your online resources (written materials and audio lecture files).    We’ll also mail you other course resources – DVDs and CD.

You’ll have 6 lectures to listen to, and one Video lecture,  if you are doing the Complete Course, or 2 lectures if you are doing the Postnatal Course.  Whilst listening to the lectures you can read along with the Course Manual and Course Guide. You can also 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. There are also additional DVD & CD resources to view/ listen/practice.

After each audio or video lecture you'll be assigned 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 session.

After you’ve completed the final audio lecture, you’ll be asked to undertake a Major Case Study Assignment.  Don’t worry, by this time, this won’t be a daunting task, rather, a fun, practical way of integrating all of the information you’ve learnt, by applying the information.

Once we’ve marked your Major Case Study Assignment we’ll book a Live Skype session with you. This is your opportunity to chat with a Bliss Baby Facilitator about any questions you may have about course content that’s been covered, as well as receive feedback from us about your Case Study Assignment.

How long does the course take to complete?

The beauty of this online option of the Bliss Baby Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training is that you can complete it in your own time, to fit around your other commitments.   That said, if you had a chunk of available free time, there’s no reason why you couldn’t finish the Complete Course within a week to 10 days,  or the Postnatal Course within a weekend (subject to availability of Bliss Baby Course Facilitator for the Live Session).

Alternatively you could pace the Complete Course over 7 weeks, covering a module (ie: one audio lecture and homework module) each week.   Because we understand that you're fitting this course around other commitments inlcluding yoga teaching, working, or being a mother, there is no time limit on when you must complete the course.  How you pace it, well, that’s up to you, and what works best for your lifestyle.

Course Teachers

Ana-Davis profileAna Davis, Bliss Baby Yog Director, has been teaching yoga since 1996 and has specialised in the area of prenatal and postnatal yoga since 2004. In 2005 Ana founded Bliss Baby Yoga, which now offers Prenatal, Postnatal and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training courses across Australia, internationally and online!  Ana facililtates Bliss Baby Yoga teacher training courses and workshops in Japan, and features as a special guest teacher on the Byron Bay based 100 hour courses. She is also a regular guest teacher for Byron Yoga Centre’s teacher training courses, offering lectures on yoga for women’s health and restorative yoga. 

In 2013, Ana also founded Moving with the Moon which offers workshops and classes on yoga for the menstrual cycle, menopause and fertility. She is currently writing a book, “Moving with the Moon: Nurturing Yoga, Movement and Meditation for Every Phase of your Menstrual Cycle”, due for release in April 2016. An advance chapter "The Dark Moon - Nurturing Yoga for Healthy Menstruation" is now available as an E-Book, with beautiful yoga sequences as well as pranayama, relaxation and meditation audio tracks, specifically designed for menstruation.

The online courses have been written and recorded by Ana Davis. Online Course students will experience audio lectures with Ana, as well as see Ana teaching a real Prenatal Yoga class and Mums n Bubs Yoga class, as well as demonstrating how to incorporate baby in yoga postures, the Pawanmuktasana sequence and Prenatal Sun Salutations, featured on the course DVDs.

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."

Anna Watts 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 Counselling, 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 Session 5 video lecture "Stages of Labour" (DVD) and "Celebration of Birth" yoga nidra and birth visualisation CD 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 DespresStar 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, has been facilitating Bliss Baby Yoga Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training courses throughout Australia since 2010.

Star’s passions rest in inspiring and 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 approach to life. She especially loves to support women through pregnancy, the postnatal period and times of exhaustion and depletion via the practise of Restorative Yoga and daily self care rituals. She is also the founder of Divine Star, an Online sanctuary for women to 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.

Our Online Prenatal and Postnatal course trainees will have the opportunity to meet Star (or Rosie) 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."
 

RosieRosie Matheson (originally from Byron Bay) is one of the few fertility yoga teachers actively practicing in the USA. She is an expert in women’s yoga, teaching classes and workshops in yoga for fertility, healthy menstruation, as well as yoga for both pre and post-natal phases. Rosie has trained extensively in Hatha Yoga, and is a qualified Doula, with a passion for conscious conception, birth and parenting

Rosie leads Bliss Baby Yoga Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Courses and Fertility Yoga workshops internationally. She currently travels to Japan twice a year to teach sold out events in both Tokyo and Kyoto, and conducts yearly trainings in Australia, Singapore, Thailand, India and the USA.

Rosie is also the founder of "Women in Bloom" and will be sharing a session on "Yoga and Meditation for Fertility and Conscious Conception" for our soon to be launched Live Online Lecture Series.

Our Online Prenatal and Postnatal course trainees will have the opportunity to meet Rosie (or Star) 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.” 

maria kirstenMaria Kirsten (MA, ERYT) has been practicing yoga since 1989 and began teaching in 2000. Maria, a mother of two, is a specialist in anatomy & physiology, yogalates and yoga therapy.

Maria is a yoga teacher and yoga teacher trainer, teaching specialist sessions in anatomy and yoga therapy, and facilitates workshops for teachers throughout Australia and internationally. Maria shares her expertise in postnatal yoga therapy as part of our Bliss Baby Yoga 100 hour Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training courses in Byron Bay.

Maria, an Occupational Therapist in trainig, 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 DVD "Yoga for Grownups", which offers safe home practices suitable for postpartum recovery, is a bonus DVD included in our Online Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course packs.

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!"  

What past online Pre/Postnatal course participants say 

"I enjoyed the online course because it enabled me to work at my own pace and offered a variety of mediums to learn from – dvd classes, articles, online classes, cds and the course workbook/notes.  Being pregnant whilst completing the course was a huge benefit to my own personal practice, understanding and becoming more aware and informed of the changes my body was going through.  I felt the course was well balanced with the physical, emotional and spiritual sides of a yoga practice and covering the birth process is an invaluable bonus.  I feel I have learnt some amazing tools that will assist me in my labour, physically and emotionally." Alison Kennedy

 

"Prenatal trainings aren't easy to come by and this is a convenient option that gives you a very professional understanding." Karen-Anne

 

"The case study allowed me to apply what I had learnt to a realistic scenario.  Discussing the assignment was useful and a lovely experience.  It was good to hear someone else's view of the sequence I put together.  It was quite affirming." Stevie-Jae

 

"Many thanks for an excellent, thought provoking and inspiring course - I really enjoyed completing it." Angela

 

"I was so impressed with the format and content of the course.  I would highly recommend this course to any yoga teacher wanting to learn about prenatal/postnatal yoga." Michelle

 

"The combination of audio sessions, with the course guidebooks and the additional cds/dvds were the perfect combination. This allowed you to read through and look at the information/pictures as you listened to Anas’ tutorials at your own pace, go back and forth as required and spend any additional time you wanted/needed on any area of interest." Bree-Anne Tranter 

 

I loved the course! I have learnt so much. I have been teaching pre-natal yoga classes, and I have developed much more confidence in my teaching because I feel more knowledgeable. And I love the feeling that I am helping my students.  I loved the teaching style and the format was great; it was helpful having the course guide to follow as I listened to the lectures.  The information was fantastic… a great way to learn, good mix of theory and practice. Ana is obviously so passionate about pre and postnatal yoga, and it’s hard not to catch that passion. It was a real pleasure to learn from her" Karen Buckland

 

The materials were incredibly well thought out and professional without being 'slick'.  I have done other on-line courses and the audio-visual was neither audible or able to be seen!  Very impressed with the layout, quality and content of the on-line course materials." Linda White

"Thank you for providing this great course online...for this medium has been essential as I live in remote Alice Springs, NT.  The Teacher Training has given me confidence to go and start teaching in this area, where as before I felt so unsure.  I have come away from this course respecting the benefits of pregnancy yoga as a valuable therapy for the mother and baby and would recommend it to all pregnant women.  The course was fun, thorough and placed the safety of the mother and baby at a high priority."  Joanne Gordon

"Just wanted to let you know I held my first mums & bubs yoga class today! Thank you for providing me with the knowledge, confidence and inspiration to conduct safe postnatal yoga classes. The class is such a success, it was booked out before we began, and I will now have two weekly mums & bubs classes," Andi Kiprillis, Berwick, Victoria

"I felt very satisfied with this course.  I felt that any support and communication was just an email away and all communication was answered quickly and efficiently. Ana Davis’ voice, teachings and explanations were excellent, as well as the whole presentation.  She is natural, down to earth and very easy to relate to."  Judy Walker

Read more testimonials about this course. 

How do I enrol and get started?

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Step 1:  Register and pay the full course fee.  (click on above 'enrol/pay now' icon).    It's $455 for the Online Complete (prenatal and postnatal modules) or $185 for the Postnatal Only Course.  When you register you'll be asked to create your own user name and password.

Step 2:  Once your payment has been confirmed (you can pay securely online with credit card via PayPal, or by bank transfer, or mail a cheque), you'll receive an email authorising you to login (using the user name and password you created when you registered) and access your online files.  It's that easy!

Step 3:  Once your enrolment has been confirmed, we'll send out your hard-copy resources (additional audiovisual material).  We will dispatch your mailed-materials within 4 working days of confirmation of your purchase. Please note,  we send via standard mail and your package may take several days (within Australia) and two weeks (for international orders) to arrive after dispatch.  If you want your materials express-posted see below under "What does this Course Cost").

However, you won't have to wait for your package in the mail to get started.  You can get stuck straight into the course by dowloading your online material - the Course Manual, Course Guide and audio lectures.

Step 4: Enjoy the learning!   You can work entirely at your own pace, but remember,  you have a total of 6 months to complete the course.

Step 5:  Once you've completed all of the audio/video lectures and all homework tasks, you'll be prompted to email us and request your Major Case Study Assignment.  We'll email you the instructions for this final assignment.  Depending on how thorough you are and how quickly you work, you'll probably want to allow about 5 hours to complete the Online Complete final assignment, and about about 2 - 2.5 hours to complete the Postnatal final assignment.

Step 6: When you've finished your Case Study Assignment just email it to us and once we've marked it we'll contact you to schedule your personal Skype session with a Bliss Baby Facilitator.

Step 7:  After you've had your skype feedback and question & answer session - you're done!  Congratulations!  We'll mail you your course completion certificate.

What does this course cost?

Online Complete: Prenatal and Postnatal Course
Course Fee: $455 
(AUD).  This includes all online and hard copy course materials (except for two additional recommended audio classes from the website www.liveyogalife.com, and additional reading matter listed on the course 'recommended resources' list).  Your fee also includes postage for all materials and a 1-hour personalised online Skype session.

* Please note: we dispatch your hard-copy materials via standard mail.  If you wish your items to be express-posted,  you'll need to pay an additional fee - $10 for Australian registrants and $50 for overseas registrants. The Express Post option can be added at the check-out.

Enrol in the Online Complete Course here.  

Online Postnatal Course
Course Fee: $185 (AUD).   This includes all online and hard copy course materials (except for one additional recommended audio class from the website www.liveyogalife.com, and additional reading matter listed on the course 'recommended resources' list).  Your fee also includes postage for all materials and a 40-minute personalised online Skype session.

* Please note: we dispatch your hard-copy materials via standard mail.  If you wish your items to be express-posted,  you'll need to pay an additional fee - $10 for Australian registrants and $50 for overseas registrants. The Express Post option can be added at the check-out.

Enrol in the Online Postnatal Course here. 

Read our article for tips on how to get the most out of your online training. 

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"I really enjoyed the Bliss Baby Yoga teacher training online course because it was flexible, allowing me to do the work and practices at a convenient time....especially helpful for mothers with babies."  Helen Santamaria Popescu

“I found it so convenient as a new mum, working three different jobs I was able to also do the course without feeling overwhelmed. I enjoyed listening to the lectures during my drives and was sad when they came to an end  _ I might have to re-listen.” Leah Gencheff, Newcastle

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

 

 

 

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