85 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Program

Training will be presented in four eighteen-hour weekend modules at Cityoga School of Yoga and Health.

Deepen your knowledge and grow your passion for supporting health and transformation during pregnancy with Kelly Shull and Lisa Daugherty in Cityoga’s Yoga 85-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certification. This training will teach you how to confidently lead a holistic and supportive prenatal yoga class that gives a connection with the breath and inner strength, as well as, develop the physical strength and endurance to support the birthing process. Cityoga’s PYTT will provide the skills, techniques and credentials needed to specialize in this growing and popular area and modality of yoga teaching. Learning to teach Prenatal Yoga is a wonderful way to diversify your skillset and what you are able to offer to the community. Designed for those who are interested in acquiring the tools necessary to assist others in order to enhance and empower their experience during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum. Full of practical, philosophical, mythical, archetypal knowledge, wisdom, and stories. This PYTT will assist you in better serving the pregnant people in our yoga communities.

Cityoga’s comprehensive 85-hour training draws on Kelly and Lisa’s 35+ years of combined experience of teaching prenatal yoga, birthing children, and assisting other births, bringing you the best practices in terms of safety, sequencing, and teaching techniques. This will also be Indiana’s first and only school to offer a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) certification. This training will give you the confidence to absorb and embody the specialized knowledge of appropriate asanas and other yogic practices for safely teaching yoga throughout all stages of pregnancy. You will also learn tools to help prepare the pregnant practitioner for labor, childbirth, and beyond.

Topics to be covered:

*Anatomy and physiology of the pregnant person and baby throughout the three trimesters of pregnancy

*Mental, emotional, spiritual changes, gifts, and challenges a pregnant person might experience

*Labor and delivery: different stages of labor and birth and how to prepare for an empowered birth experience

*Safety guidelines and contraindicated poses and practices

*Prenatal yoga postures, alignment, and sequencing for each trimester

*The fourth trimester

*Guest speakers who are experts in their field of study

*Learning how to provide a safe space and create a community in a yoga class

*Yoga for common pregnancy complaints

*Pelvic floor health and stability

*Language and cultural awareness

*Working with props to modify and adapt to the different stages of pregnancy

*Prenatal restorative yoga, including a variety of stress-relieving techniques

*Meditations, visualizations, and affirmations

*Pranayama for pregnancy and childbirth

*Prenatal partner yoga

*Singing and ceremony to honor the sacred body and experience of fertility

*Ethics of teaching Prenatal Yoga

*Gender-inclusive language to bring awareness to the diversity of gender identities in our LGBTQIA communities, providing a safe and welcoming environment for all people

By the end of this training, you will have developed an instructional foundation of skills in prenatal yoga that will allow you to add a new and vibrant dimension to your yoga instruction and/or in your career as a birth worker or childbirth educator.

*Required reading will be provided once registered for training

*For those who are pursuing Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RYPT) Certification, you must have successfully completed at least a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. If you are still pursuing your yoga teacher certification you are also welcome to attend this training. Certification of completion will be provided for those who need continuing education hours. If you do not want to complete the 85-hour certification you are welcome to attend any of the Modules without receiving the Certification. This would be ideal for anyone who would like to deepen their knowledge in this area.

The Yoga Alliance Standards of Curriculum and CITYOGA’s 85-hour Certification Requirement include:

  • 200-hour yoga teacher training program (RYT-200)
  • 64 hours of Prenatal Education and Training in the studio (4-weekend modules)
  • 10 hours of Prenatal Yoga Class Observation (within the community)
  • 6 hours Student Teaching Practicum
  • 5 hours of homework with required reading

Course Details

Course Fee

$350 per weekend module

*$50 discount for CITYOGA YTT 200 Alumni

*Scholarships available through Heartland Mindfulness Collective


Module 1: Foundations

Friday June 17, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday June 18, 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday June 19, 9 am – 3 pm

Module 2: Teaching Methodology: Asana, Alignment and Props

Friday July 15, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday July 16, 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday July 17, 9 am – 3 pm

Module 3: Meditations, Visualizations and Pranayama

Friday August 19, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday August 20, 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday August 21, 9 am – 3 pm

Module 4: In Depth Anatomy and Sequencing

Friday September 16, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday September 17, 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday September 18, 9 am – 3 pm

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