Pre- and Post-Natal Yoga Teacher

Level: Practitioner QLS level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain the skills and knowledge to become a Pre- and Post-Natal Yoga Teacher – graduates of this course can also obtain professional liability insurance
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*
  • Become a Registered BSY Pre- and Post-Natal Yoga Teacher
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

This course is designed for qualified Yoga teachers to enable them to teach Yoga through the various stages of pregnancy and after birth.The effects of pregnancy on the physical and energetic bodies are examined, as well as suitable Yoga postures and adaptations, meditation and pranayama. The emphasis is on safe, supportive and effective practice. Suitable class formats are suggested.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • Yoga
      • The Start of the Journey
      • Multiple Births
      • Asanas Recommended to Aid Conception
  • Lesson Two
    • The Changing Body
      • Some Changes and Suggested Management
      • Postures Not to be Included During Pregnancy
  • Lesson Three
    • The First Trimester
      • Guidelines
      • Asanas Suitable for the First Trimester of Pregnancy
    • The Chakra System
      • The Seven Chakras
      • Effects of Pregnancy
  • Lesson Four
    • The Second Trimester
      • Asanas Suitable for the Second Trimester of Pregnancy
      • Vinyassas
    • The Third Trimester
      • Asanas Suitable for the Third Trimester of Pregnancy
      • Mobility
      • The Pelvic Floor
  • Lesson Five
    • Adapted Sun Salutation
      • Benefits of Sun Salutation
    • Pranayama
      • Using Pranayamas to Practise
    • Meditation
      • Meditation Techniques
    • Visualisation
      • Visualising Baby in the Womb
    • Yoga Nidra (Deep Relaxation)
      • General Guidelines
      • Example of a Relaxation Technique
  • Lesson Six
    • Labour
      • Recognising the Start of Labour
      • The First Stage of Labour
      • The Second Stage of Labour
      • The Third Stage of Labour
      • Pranayama during Labour
      • Meditating during Labour
    • Birth Choices
      • Homebirth
      • Water Birth
      • Caesarean Birth
    • Post-Natal
      • Immediate Post-Natal
  • Lesson Seven
    • Post-Natal (Continued)
      • Six Weeks after Giving Birth
      • Four Months after Giving Birth
    • Further Pre-Natal Considerations
      • Diet and Nutrition
      • The Lifeline
      • Alcohol, Smoking and Caffeine Consumption
      • Weight Gain
      • Massage during Pregnancy
      • Other Forms of Exercise
  • Lesson Eight
    • Class Formats
      • Suggestions for Adapting a Regular Yoga Class to Accommodate a Pregnant Student
      • Example of a Class Format for Pre- and Post-Natal Yoga (1)
      • Example of a Class Format for Pre- and Post-Natal Yoga (2) 
    • Marketing your Class
    • And Finally

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration fee included.