Date / Time: November 1-3, 2024
Friday: 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am ET- 5 pm ET each day
Instructor: Melissa Delaney
Location: Education Centre and Online
Yoga can offer amazing benefits for pregnancy, labour and parenthood; however, there are things that yoga teachers and practitioners need to know!
This comprehensive training weekend is open to anyone interested in working with this population, including yoga teachers, fitness instructors, doulas and other health professionals, as well as parents-to-be. We will look at practices for each stage of the pre & post-natal journey, including fertility, pregnancy and labour, postpartum recovery, and pregnancy loss. 

By taking this training, you are not only “teaching yoga”, you are helping people with their pregnancy and aiding in their recovery!

Get ready to have fun and learn interesting things such as:
  • The “Yoga Toolbox” and other complimentary practices to help with pregnancy & prepare for birth
  • The science of pain and tools to manage it
  • The importance of the postpartum period and the significance of “rest, restore & recover”
  • C-section and birth scar care
  • Pelvic floor health and how it affects breathing and posture
  • We even discuss birth partners and their role in all of this. It’s more than you think!

Here is what previous students have said about this program:

  • “This was beyond my expectation!”
  • “Melissa is very informed on pelvic floor and I really appreciated her knowledge and experience”
  • “I loved the content, the stories, the group, the practice. I wish we had more time!”

Topics covered

  • Anatomy and physiology related to Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga
  • Benefits of yoga for fertility, pregnancy, labour, postpartum, and parenthood
  • Teaching yoga classes for this population and adapting any class to meet the needs of prenatal and postnatal people (i.e.. best practices, things to avoid, modifications and contraindications)
  • Tools such as breathwork, postures, meditation, etc. for pregnancy, labour and postpartum period
  • Symptoms & conditions related to pregnancy and postnatal period incl. core and pelvic health
  • Teacher ethics & scope of practice
  • Business and marketing in this field
  • Other topics incl. birth partners & spouses, partner yoga for pregnancy & labour, parent & baby yoga, and complimentary practices

Learning Objectives

  • Ability to confidently and safely teach prenatal and postnatal yoga classes.
  • Capacity to tailor any style of class or practice for pregnant and postnatal people.
  • Be able to understand and address prenatal and postnatal conditions, including practices that can help and things to avoid.

Recommended Reading

Recommended but not required: Book: “Prepare to Push” by Kim Vopni


At home reading and study, in-class mini practicums and written lesson plan for both stages.

Dates and Times

Friday, November 1, 2024 to Sunday, November 3, 2024.

  • Friday: 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9 am ET – 5 pm ET each day.
  • Periodic breaks provided.


SAVE $50.00 with Early Bird Savings when registering before August 31, 2024, for $475.00 per person.
$525.00 per person thereafter.
Fee includes the training, detailed PowerPoint slides and certificate.
If you live away from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and would like printed training materials to be sent to you, please ensure you sign up at least 10 days before the course start date in order for us to ship the materials to you. Otherwise e-documents will be provided, where possible.


This course is open to the general public. 6 months to 1 year of regular yoga practice is recommended for participation.

For 200 Hour certified Yoga Teachers this course provides CEUs with Yoga Alliance. 

This course is also part of our Yoga Alliance 300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.

300 Hour Program – Elective Module – 20 Hours