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Advanced Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

For yoga teachers interested in working with pregnant women.

Deepen your understanding of how to work with pregnant and postpartum women as you enhance your teaching skills. In this advanced training with Abby Bordner and Niisa Morton, you learn how to lead Yoga Born, a yoga-based childbirth education program. Other topics covered include

  • Trimester changes, nutrition, and self-care
  • Choices in medical care
  • The physical and emotional stages of labor
  • Comfort during labor and pain-coping strategies
  • Hospital procedures and medications
  • The energetic body, or chakras, related to pregnancy and childbirth
  • The mother’s physical and emotional recovery
  • Breastfeeding and bonding with baby
  • Pelvic floor anatomy and rehabilitation
  • The koshas and gunas.

Note This program provides 32 CE hours for Yoga Alliance. To receive full credit from Yoga Alliance and become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, you must complete both levels of the Pranakriya Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, as well as the teaching/observation and reading requirements. In addition, participants must teach 30 hours of prenatal yoga. After completion, you may submit paperwork to Yoga Alliance.

Required reading and listening Nancy Bardacke, Mindful Birthing; Tina Cassidy, Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born; Peggy Vincent, Baby Catcher; Ina May Gaskin, Spiritual Midwifery; Jacci Gruninger, Prenatal Yoga CD.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
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Yoga Teachers
Program Theme
Professional Training


Abby Bordner, CLD, CLE, ICCE, is a consultant and trainer for pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and early childhood.

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Niisa Morton, E-RYT 500, RPYT, C-IAYT, YACEP, is a Kripalu/Pranakriya yoga instructor, birth educator, certified yoga therapist and serves as adjunct facility for Kripalu's 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training.

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