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Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Module I: Foundations

September 26 @ 9:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Module I: Foundations with Melylah Botté Smith

One of the most powerful ways to create healing in society is to support those who are birthing our future. Yoga Garden SF is a leading national center for prenatal yoga teacher training, with graduates successfully teaching throughout the U.S., Asia, and Europe. Our program is one of few that offers Yoga Alliance registration as a Prenatal Yoga School (the only nationally recognized standard for prenatal yoga teacher training), giving our graduates an assurance of quality and a unique advantage in becoming a Yoga Alliance® Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT®).
Yoga Garden’s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, led by Melylah Smith (RPYT), lays a strong foundation for understanding the emotional, physical, and mental impact of pregnancy and birth in today’s world and birthing culture.
In Module I: Foundations, you will learn to effectively teach yoga to prenatal students in a general class. In this module, you will gain an understanding of:
  • The benefits of prenatal yoga
  • The anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
  • Common pregnancy discomforts
  • The concepts of birth culture, birth crisis, and birth justice
  • How to use trauma-Informed, inclusive language and cueing
  • How to create a supportive community
  • How to modify yoga postures for pregnancy
This module also includes a pelvic floor workshop with Leslie Howard, as well as offerings by a diverse group of guest teachers. Throughout this training, you will be guided through profound conversations centered around how to collectively heal and grow as a society by uplifting birthing people regardless of race, class, or gender identity.

Module I: Foundations is recommended for those who want to better understand the physical and emotional aspects of pregnancy, and to be able to teach general classes with pregnant students in them. It’s also recommended for birth workers, educators, and pregnant students themselves.


This robust training is divided into two 5-day modules.

Monday, September 26th – Friday, September 30th | 9am-5pm | In-person at the Yoga Garden SF NOPA/Lower Haight Studio
**This module is a prerequisite to Module II: Advanced Techniques for those wanting to gain certification. It can be taken on its own for additional CEUs. Both modules are required for those wishing to become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT®).**


Tuition is $850 or $750 if enrolled by July 28th, 2022.
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YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this training. Alumni receive 15% off the regular price of this training. To receive your discount, please contact [email protected]

This course provides 40 Elective Contact Hours for our YGSF 300 Hour Program (40 Yoga Alliance® CEUs). Please note that to receive Yoga Alliance’s Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) Certification, both the Foundations and the Advanced Techniques Trainings must be taken.

If you’re interested in our 300 Hour Teacher Training, CLICK HERE.