85 hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training FAQs

  • What makes Bloom's prenatal teacher training program different?
    • Our curriculum provides trainees with a well-rounded understanding of the childbearing year that goes beyond how to modify yoga poses for each of the three trimesters of pregnancy. Our training will give you the in-depth knowledge of the anatomical, physiological, and psychological changes of pregnancy, as well as how to skillfully create themes and sequences that honor the pregnant woman's experience while weaving in yoga philosophy.
  • Do I have to have had a baby to apply?
    • Definitely not! You don't have to have been pregnant to be a great prenatal yoga teacher, and our training will provide you all the knowledge and experience you need to understand the changes of pregnancy and the early postpartum period so you can skillfully, safely, and effectively teach pregnant women. All you need is an interest in working with women during this amazing time of life - we'll teach you what you need to know!
  • Why is Bloom's program longer than some of the other options?
    • While it is possible to squeeze 85 hours of training into a shorter time frame, we consciously chose to make our training longer to allow for greater retention of the information and plenty of time to practice. There is so much to learn about the changes that come during the childbearing year (even if you've been pregnant before!), so by allowing for more time between sessions you will better retain the information and have time to practice and apply what you've learned in the training.
  • What do I need to do to get my Yoga Alliance RPYT designation?
    • After completing Bloom's 85-hour prenatal yoga teacher training program, Yoga Alliance requires that you teach 30 hours of prenatal yoga classes prior to submitting your registration for the Registered Prenatal Yoga (RPYT) designation. That's it!
  • What can I expect after graduation?
    • Upon completing Bloom's program, you will be well-equipped with the knowledge and experience you need to safely and effectively teach yoga to women during the childbearing year. Not only will you be prepared to teach prenatal yoga classes, you will also learn how to teach specialty workshops such as Prenatal Partner Yoga and Prenatal Balance Ball Yoga, making you a more versatile and desirable teacher. Additionally, you will learn how to work with women during the early postpartum period and to teach Mom & Baby Yoga. 85 hours has become the new standard for prenatal yoga trainings, and by graduating from a Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS), you have a credential that is respected nationally and internationally. By completing Bloom's 85-hour prenatal teacher training program, you will also have a credential that will distinguish you from other teachers and will give you a competitive advantage whether you're looking to teach in Chicago or elsewhere.

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