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In Studio and Online Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

with Nicky Poole
Saturday October 8 – Saturday January 15
85 hours – $1850 + HST
Early Bird – Register by Tuesday September 6 – $1750 + HST REGISTER NOW »

Learn mindful, evidence-based yoga practices for pregnancy, birth and beyond. RPYT, Nicky Poole is a highly sought after Pre/Post- Natal specialist in Toronto who facilitates trainings that weave together science and soul. This training is essential for any yoga teacher or movement specialist interested in learning how to hold compassionate, educated space for pregnant folks. Upon completion of the program, RYT 200 and 500 hour teachers are eligible to become Registered Prenatal Yoga Teachers (RPYT) with the International Yoga Alliance.

We are grateful to have the support and expertise of a stellar team of pregnancy and birth professionals from a wide range of modalities, co-teaching speciality modules in this training.

Natalie Diez d/Aux (Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, Founder Equilibrium Rehabilitation)

Sabrina Flack (Birth Doula, Co-Founder Northern Birthwork Collective)

Cecily Milne (Founder Yoga Detour)

Simone Nitzan (Registered Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher)

Cynthia Rebong (Registered Midwife, Pilates and Yoga Teacher)

Christine Tsai (Pre and Post Natal Fitness Entrepreneur, Founder Fit Mama Training)

Program Content:
• Learn to teach three balanced prenatal sequences
• Learn to teach three sun salutations for pregnancy
• Learn to teach restorative postures for pregnancy
• Learn how to adapt yoga postures for the different trimesters of pregnancy and for differently abled bodies
• Learn to deliver guided meditation, and yoga nidra specifically for birthing folks
• Create, refine and deliver your own unique prenatal yoga sequences
• Teach prenatal yoga classes with extensive feedback
• Learn anatomy and physiology related to pregnancy including the changes to the musculoskeletal, endocrine, respiratory systems
• Understand the pelvic floor and diastasis recti (theory and embodied practice)
• Learn breath techniques to support pregnancy (theory and embodied practice)
• Understand high risk pregnancy and contraindications
• Understand the stages of labour and how birth works
• Refine teaching skills: verbal cueing, sequencing, assists, holding space
• Learn about maternal mental health issues
• Learn gender-affirming language for pregnancy
• Understand variations in access to birth preparation and birth support and how they impact birth outcomes
• Study yoga philosophy focussing on the many manifestations of Shakti
• Understand the history of birth through the ages and across cultures through an art history lens
• Live Q and A with a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, Licensed Massage Provider, Birth Doula, Midwife, and Business entrepreneurs
• Observe ten prenatal yoga classes (in-person and online)
• Self Study: complete a small informative resource for your clients, an art project or literature review (with personal mentorship and support from Nicky)
• Gain valuable inspiration and insight through a three month unlimited yoga membership at Yogaspace.

What’s Included:
• Full 85 hour training (includes 55 class hours, 20 practicum hours, 10 assignment hours)
• 3 Month class membership at Yogaspace valued at $450
• Optional Office Hours from Nicky for extra support (Thursdays 1pm: October 13, November 17, December 15, January 12)
• Unlimited email support from Nicky throughout training
• Digital educational resources (manual, pre-recorded video content, pdfs, readings, assignment templates)
• Self paced online anatomy refresher course
• Personalized feedback on teaching and assignments from Nicky at course completion.


In Studio at Yogaspace: 28 hours
Saturday October 8, 11am – 5pm
Sunday October 9, 11am – 3pm
Saturday October 15, 11am – 5pm
Sunday October 16 11am – 3pm
Saturday October 22, 11am – 1pm
Saturday January 15, 11am – 5pm

Online via Zoom: 22.5 hours
Wednesday September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, January 11, 6:30-9pm

Pre-Recorded Material: 6.5 hours +
• Prenatal Anatomy – 2 hours
• Prenatal Yoga Sequences – 4.5 hours
• Bonus: Anatomy Basics course for extra review – 4 hours
• Practicum and Homework: 30 hours +
• Public Yoga Classes: class observation, reflection and teaching
• Research Project

There is one scholarship space available in this program for a student from a traditionally under-represented group in yoga spaces who wishes to offer support to birthing folks and who may have difficulty in accessing prenatal yoga training. Please email for application details. Application due September 1. The recipient will be notified by September 5th.