Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training

This is a 100% online Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course. The course is for yoga teachers, midwives, fitness professionals, NCT teachers, childbirth educators, health care professionals and keen yogis who are itching to teach yoga for pregnancy.
Many of our students are Mums, who have home commitments or financial restraints, which make getting to face to face training a little problematic. Our training was designed to give you the flexibility you need to get qualified in your time and at your pace.

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

– Elizabeth Stone

This training course provides comprehensive and vigorous training, so that we can ensure that your investment will enable you to teach safely and knowledgeably.
You will complete the course with a thorough understanding of pregnancy yoga, as well as advertising materials, personal class plans and teaching experience.
We’ve seen some other training courses where you get to view their ‘face to face’ training for a price. Ours is different to that. It was designed for self study, and with our home study pupils in mind. The assignments are practical in nature and geared towards supporting you as a new teacher.

When you accept that being a mother can jar your nerves, you don’t have to pretend to be an imaginary figure of maternal bliss that you’re not. It is understandable to be down-trodden, like a lonely troll living under a bridge. – Naomi Chunilal

The course is a 85 hour course and has a 9 month time limit (although with dedication many complete more quickly) and during this time you will have continual access to and support from your experienced and deeply kind personal tutor. She will be on hand to mark your assignments, review your class plans and act as your mentor through out the course.

​We also offer ongoing aftercare to all our students, and a buzzing private Facebook support group for you to be a part of should you wish to. Our pride comes from our beautiful community of passionate pregnancy yoga teachers who are now out there delivering beneficial classes to mothers to be.

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Course now with 20% discount!

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Certificate

£ 479.2
Includes 20% discount

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About the Course Content

The course is ideal for anyone who prefers the flexibility of study at their own time and pace.  This home study course consists of 6 fully illustrated modules, each with a 4-question assignment, bonus videos and a Pregnancy Yoga and Postnatal Recovery DVD.

​The emphasis is on safe, appropriate asana practice, meditation, pranayama, and relaxation. Here is a breakdown of the modules:

Module 1

First Trimester, recommended practice, Pelvic instability, miscarriage, fetal development in the first trimester, general precautions for yoga practice during pregnancy, Assignment 1.

Module 2

Second Trimester, common pregnancy ailments, fetal development in the second trimester, recommended practice, meditation for pregnancy, Assignment 2

Module 3

Third Trimester, common pregnancy ailments, fetal development in the third trimester, pranayama, visualisation, pelvic strengtheners, recommended practice, use of props, hypnobirthing, Assignment 3 .

Module 4

Optimal Fetal Positioning, labour and birth, post-partum period, safe practice, establishing a daily routine, Assignment 4.

Module 5

C-section, fear of birth, antenatal and postnatal depression, empowering pregnant women, episiotomy, epidural, partner yoga and massage, multiple births, Assignment 5.

Module 6

Getting started, establishing your classes, marketing, pricing, business set up, tax and expenditure, writing a Business Plan, class logistics, props and equipment, room setup, music, sequencing, Pregnancy Yoga Class Plan Template, Assignment 6.

Before you were conceived, I wanted you
Before you were born, I loved you
Before you were here an hour, I would die for you.

This is the miracle of love
– Maureen Hawkins

Course Aims

Many teachers are initially very nervous about working with pregnant ladies as it does require specialist skills. However, once we make you aware of the main cautions and contraindications you can be confident of providing a gentle and safe class.

​Pregnancy is a window of opportunity when most women are particularly interested in looking after their own health, and that of their growing baby. Antenatal yoga is recommended by midwives as one of the best ways to prepare for pregnancy and childbirth.

​As passionate yogis and mums we are honored to offer this training course and to be able bring the joy we feel as pregnancy yoga instructors to others. By creating more professionally trained teachers we can reach many prenatal ladies with specialised, nurturing and empowering yoga classes. That really gets us buzzing!

Course Tutor - Lara Heppell

Lara has been practising yoga for over 20 years, teaching for 15 and is a Senior Yoga Teacher, Women’s Wellness Mentor, Teacher Trainer, Mizan abdominal massage therapist, Doula and Women’s circle facilitator.

Initially trained in Dynamic yoga with Godfrey Devereux she then went on to study at the renowned KYM in India. After a period of illness with suspected womb health issues and finding conceiving her son not quite as straightforward as she expected, Lara started to explore a gentler approach to yoga and began to study with Liz Koch and Uma Dinsmore Tuli.

Lara became fascinated by Womb Yoga and the effect of Yoga upon fertility, the menstrual cycle and conception, and she undertook extensive training in Pregnancy Yoga, Mum and Baby Yoga, Womb Yoga, Well Woman Yoga Therapy, Menstrual Health, Menopause and Fertility. She has also studied with Alexandra Pope and runs introductory courses for teachers on how to safely integrate pre and postnatal students into Yoga classes.

An experienced Restorative Yoga teacher Lara trained with the world-renowned teacher Judith Hanson Lasater, and the teachings of Fabiano Cularo in Somatic movement and the Yoga goddess Angela Farmer completely altered her way of thinking.

She regularly teaches a variety of classes, workshop and retreats at Yoga Kula studio in Leeds as well as on the Yoga Kula Teacher training programme. Lara offers mentoring and supervision support to newer teachers too.

Lara is passionate about nurturing and supporting women’s wellbeing at every stage of life through Yoga, movement, meditation, bodywork and seasonal and cycle awareness. She has appeared in Woman and Home magazine, The Sunday Telegraph and ITV Tonight’s The Truth about Menopause documentary.

“For me Yoga is self-love in action and helps me find balance in a busy world, and as mum to a very active son. I’m obsessed with my cycle, the seasons and the ways in which we can work more closely with ourselves and nature to bring more awareness, compassion and balance into our lives. I thrive on listening to music, being out in nature, or being by the sea – it soothes and calms my wild side!​”

“My aim in the yoga that I teach is to support women to find more balance and harmony in their lives by deepening their inner connection to their own bodies’ needs.”


It has been a pleasure studying this wonderful course. It is not always easy but it is so much more rewarding. Now I plan to work hard to use more yoga in my professional life. You have to be very motivated, as you are alone with your computer and your books. At first I had a more aggressive time frame to complete this training, but with 3 children at home including a new-born it was not that simple to maintain the paths. As soon as I can I will surely sign up for the postnatal teacher training. – Helene Perone, Yoga Teacher, France.

whats included with the course?

Upon payment and registration, you will receive:

  • Comprehensive set of 6 course modules
  • Course introduction, assignment questions, submission guidelines and grading criteria and lesson plan template
  • Continual access to and support from your personal course tutor
  • Bonus videos, research papers and handouts
  • Membership of a private Facebook group where you will find professional support and guidance.

Upon successful completion of the course you will receive:

  • A certificate in Pregnancy Yoga Teaching
  • A listing in our Teacher Directory

Course author - JANE MACKARNESS

Jane has been studying and practicing yoga for 41 years, teaching since 1979, and training teachers for 21 years. Based in Devon, she offers classes and teacher training workshops and courses in the UK and abroad, and is the author of the perinatal and fertility yoga teacher training courses offered here by Lara Heppell.

Jane was introduced to yoga at the age of 13, when her mother Ruth attended classes with the late B K S Iyengar in London in 1966. Ruth loved his classes and Iyengar gave her his book, the classic Light on Yoga, dedicated to her and containing notes for her personal practice after a mastectomy. When Ruth died in 1967, Jane inherited this treasure and comforted herself by practicing yoga.

After studying integral yoga for four years with the late Kevin Kingsland, Jane studied for the BWY Dip with Jenni Adams, and started teaching in 1979. She continuously studies and refers to texts from the great teachers Iyengar, Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati, T K V Desikachar, Donna Farhi and Mooji, and attends workshops when time allows.

Jane is an E-RYT with the US Yoga Alliance, qualified to conduct teacher training and offer yoga CPD workshops and courses. She has thousands of hours teaching and training experience, is a Yoga Elder (Independent Yoga Network) and a Professional Member of the IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists). She qualified as a Classical Homeopath with Misha Norland in 1987 and practiced for several years, she is also a Reiki Master.

Jane’s current focus is on Yoga Nidra and Trauma Sensitive Yoga teacher training. Since her beloved son Guy died in 2013, yoga and yoga nidra practice have been a lifeline, more than ever before.

Yoga is 100% reliable; practiced with attention to the breath, spine, alignment, and deep relaxation; it always moves us into a better space. Stillness and silence are powerful teachers.

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I’m really happy with the grade and have enjoyed all the assignments- it’s a good qualification because you end up ready to start straight away from marketing to lesson plans. – Anne Mundy, Yoga Quota, UK.

Any Questions?

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Terms & Conditions

The Postnatal/Mum & Baby Yoga and Fertility Yoga online course must be completed 6 months from the date of enrolment.   The Pregnancy Yoga online course must be completed 9 months from the date of enrolment.  However, we realise that sometimes life intervenes with exceptional circumstances so an extension will usually be granted on request, however we do levy a fee of £100 (€100, $100) to extend the completion period.  Please note that we are unable to provide refunds.  ​

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