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STANDARDS FOR PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING


STANDARDS FOR PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Yoga Alliance Australia Prenatal YogaThese standards describe Yoga Alliance’s requirements for a RPYS that offers a 50 hours minimum Prenatal Programme to yoga teachers and any non-yoga person.

These courses are aimed at both yoga teachers and non-yoga teachers working in a professional capacity who would like to incorporate yoga into their profession.

Before applying to register your training programme as a RPYS, you may carefully want to consider the following points:

  1. Teacher Training delivery options (intensive, long-term or weekend training).

  2. Learning modes (theory components can be delivered online or correspondence format).

*RPYS Designation can be applied for as a stand-alone product.


The new “Spirit of Yoga Standards” for Prenatal Training Programs must incorporate the Yoga Alliance’s educational categories of study and practice below for a minimum number of designated hour in the presence of a Senior teacher or ERYT.

  • Techniques, Training and Practice.

  • Teaching Methodology.

  • Anatomy and Physiology.

  • Yoga Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle.

  • Practicum. 


Within all Training Courses the following criteria must be met:

  1. As a rule 90% of the Teacher Training total hours MUST be contact hours;

  2. Senior/ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) MUST teach a minimum of 80% of the course contact hours;

  3. The remaining contact hours that do not require the presence of a Senior or ERYT may be distributed according to the school’s chosen emphasis.

Note: Any non-yoga person doing these courses can join us as an Affiliate Member. These applications price is $ 80.


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