SACRED BIRTH PYTT YOGA
Sacred Birth – Prenatal Yoga Training is an 85+ hour prenatal yoga certificate training that will provide you with a framework to support your pregnant yoga students, launch a career in the field of birth work, and deepen your connection to your own body and practice.
Doula Canada, along with our sister company and The Yoga Alliance are offering the unique opportunity to complete your certification online through a self-directed format. With more than 85 hours of content, this training will equip you with tools to empower and support pregnant people throughout their pregnancies, labour and postpartum experiences.
WHAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT OUR APPROACH
Sacred Birth PYTT focuses on nurturing conscious pregnancy and parenthood while addressing the medical, political and spiritual considerations of birthing. Our approach blends traditional Hatha and Vinyasa yoga with the therapeutic tools such as mindfulness and holistic birth support to nurture an empowered pregnancy and birth.
Our Doula Canada team is led by working experienced yoga trainers and doulas who know the commitment and dedication involved in supporting our communities. We provide significant mentorship, first-hand experience, and peer-to-peer support.
If these things speak to you, then learning with Doula Canada is for you!
Our programs aim to be cultural aware, diverse, and inclusive.
THIS TRAINING IS RECOMMENDED FOR:
Yogis learning about pregnancy and conscious birthing;
Those who are on their pregnancy journey and seeking to connect more deeply through yoga and holistic birth support
Yoga teachers wanting to deepen their teaching skills on multiple levels;
Educators, counsellors, midwives and healthcare professionals; and
Anyone focused on reproductive health and embodied yoga practice
This course is recommended for those who have already completed a 200hr yoga teacher training. While it is not mandatory to have taken a 200 hour, this course is designed as continuing education for people who have existing yoga knowledge to build upon. Please contact us if you would like to discuss further.
GOALS OF THIS COURSE
Yoga and holistic support assist the journey through pregnancy, birth and postnatal parenting.
Learn how to teach therapeutic and trauma sensitive pre and postnatal yoga
Learn how to safely modify postures for each trimester
Understand the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
Study eastern and western perspectives of mind, body and spirit
Be mentored by experienced, proven teachers in the field
Help to heal and understand your own birth story
Study hormonal and energy changes holistically
Discover your own teaching voice and innate gifts
Unfold insight into the profound miracle of birth
We will explore the healing potential of yoga and holistic support to assist the journey from pregnancy to parenthood. You will gain confidence guiding pregnant people in their regular classes, and teaching prenatal, couples’ workshops and postnatal yoga classes.
The stages of pregnancy and effects on body and mind
The physiology of pregnancy and childbirth
Pregnancy and childbirth as a journey
Deconstructing and transforming our relationship to pain
The benefits of prenatal and postnatal yoga
Modifications, safety and beneficial asanas for each trimester
Postures to support a healthy pregnancy
Sequencing and class themes
Hands-on assisting in prenatal yoga
Pranayama and sound techniques
Relaxation and visualization in the birth experience
Cultivating awareness in your classes
Imagery in cueing for breathwork and asana
Massage, birthing techniques and laboring positions
Postnatal yoga to support the body after childbirth
Simple infant massage and infant stimulation
Creating a supportive community in your class
Each yoga student has 2 years to complete the following certification requirements:
- Complete the all designated online course modules
- Submit all module assignments
- Achieve a passing grade on all module quizzes
- Submit a half day workshop outline
- Submit the practicum final assignment (video)
- Once you submit your certificate of completion with the Yoga Alliance, they will require 30 hrs of teaching experience in prenatal yoga since completing training to receive your RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) designation.
Doula Canada does not charge any outside fees, membership fees or recertification fees.
Our programs aim to be culturally aware, inclusive, and diverse.
Our prenatal and postnatal yoga program is set at a one-time fee of $1300 (+ tax if applicable).
We do not charge annual membership or renewal fees.
Our one time fee covers:
- Assignment grading
- Online and phone mentorship (as requested)
- Administrative costs
- Membership into an exciting international peer network
- Access to online learning modules, resources, and continuing education options
- Iinternationally focused
- No annual membership or renewal fees
- A dedicated team that takes time with each student as requested
- Our mandate is to create only the most confident birth workers
- A passionate family of thousands of birth workers who are available 24/7 via our online community
- Self study start and in-class options available
- Online access to resources, learning modules, and continuing education
- Collaborations that facilitate international connections at home and abroad
- One time fee of $1300 plus applicable taxes
- In full or payment plans available via Sezzle over several weeks
- Payment can be made by Credit card, PayPal, or Email Money Transfer in Canada. More details on this will be sent when registration is processed.
- Self study start means going at your own pace.
- All deposits are non-refundable. Please read our cancellation policy prior to registering.
*applicable taxes not included in base fee*
WHAT ARE THE PRE-REQUISITES FOR SACRED BIRTH PYTT?
The prerequisites for the online yoga teacher trainings is only that you must be passionate and inspired to create a community of likeminded people who want to help support and guide other birthers safely through the practice of yoga. We only ask that you are dedicated and feel compelled to answer this very sacred call.
DO I NEED A 200 HOUR CERTIFICATION TO TAKE THE COURSE?
It is helpful to have prior teaching experience but isn’t necessary. Much of the course and the postures are referred to in Sanskrit and English terminology. It’s certainly recommended to have a previous practice of the asana or postures as the course content will flow with more ease and understanding and be able to assimilate the information more quickly.
IS THIS A YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFIED PROGRAM?
Yes! The Yoga Alliance has granted approval to lead a Virtual 85 hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. Our sister school Awakened Spirit Yoga is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) for the 200 Hour, 300 Hour, and 85 Hour Prenatal levels. Upon successful completion of one of the previously mentioned programs, you are eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), and will be certified to teach yoga internationally. Once you’ve met all the requirements of the 85 hr Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training you’ll receive a certificate of completion and you will receive the designation of RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) once you complete their requirement of 30 hours of instruction.
WHAT IS THE PACE OF THE COURSE AND TIME COMMITMENT?
We understand completely the demands and importance of family, tending to small children while juggling work and day-to-day demands. The online yoga teacher training courses allow you to work at your own pace by reviewing the videos and moving through the course manual and workbook at your own time.
If you’d like to complete it as quickly as possible we recommend dedicating about 10 hours per week for 9-10 weeks.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I’M NOT DONE MY 200 HOUR YTT BEFORE BEGINNING THE COURSE?
Once you complete your 200 hour YTT you can retroactively register with the Yoga Alliance. It will still count!
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