Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Join Rachel Smoller (RYT-500) and Mary Walek (CYT-500) for a 20 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training! At the end of this training, you will be certified to teach a prenatal yoga class, and you will be able to help pregnant women modify confidently in a regular all levels class.

This training is for any 200-Hour or 500-Hour Certified Yoga Teacher (or currently enrolled in 200-Hour training) to become a Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher!

  • Fri, 9/23 from 6-9pm
  • Sat, 9/24 from 11:30-6:30pm
  • Sun, 9/25 from 12:30-4pm
  • Sat, 10/1 from 11:30-6:30pm
  • Sun, 10/2 from 12:30-4pm

All sessions will be offered hybrid with an in-studio option at our Norwood studio as well as virtual on Zoom.

  • - Benefits of Prenatal Yoga
  • - UPY approved prenatal poses and sequences
  • - How to design a class to help a pregnant woman feel strong and calm during pregnancy
  • - Contra-indications
  • - Anatomy and how the practice changes with each trimester
  • - "Check-ins" at the beginning of class and how to do it effectively
  • - How to modify a pose or sequence for pregnancy symptoms mentioned during check-ins
  • - Other elements of a UPY Prenatal Class: themes, breathwork, meditation, assists and essential oils
  • - Practice teach part of a mock prenatal class
  • - Observe one prenatal class at UPY to gain experience in a real class with real students
  • - Teaching skills for studio and virtual classes
  • - A special segment on how to teach Postnatal, Baby & Me and Toddler & Me classes!

The UPY Prenatal Yoga Program, established in 2015, focuses on building a community where pregnant women feel empowered and supported. Our classes help expecting women achieve a safe, strengthening level of a workout with relaxation at the end of the practice. The classes are designed to reduce discomfort associated with pregnancy and to give pregnant women the tools and techniques to feel strong, confident and prepared for what's to come. Do you want to learn more about teaching prenatal yoga? Now is your chance!

Rachel and Mary have been teaching prenatal yoga consistently for several years at UPY and have built an incredible community of prenatal women. They are passionate about prenatal yoga and can't wait to share their in-depth knowledge and experiences with you!

  • $450
  • (Includes manual and opportunity to observe one live prenatal yoga class!)
  • *Payment Plans available*

Email with questions or to set up a payment plan.