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Breathe & Meditate

60 Hr Prenatal

Yoga Online Teacher Training

What is This Training about?

This course is about honoring the goddess within women at the most sacred time in their lives.  You will learn how to sequence yoga classes that are specifically designed to empower and prepare women for birth.


what does the course cover?

Each day begins with a prenatal yoga class during which participants wear “pregnant bellies” for each trimester to simulate the experience of moving in a prenatal body. Class will be followed by theory, practical application and practice teaching.

Topics covered will include:

  • Anatomy and physiology of fetal development and pregnancy

  • Stages of labor and birth

  • C-Section, Episiotomy and complication of childbirth

  • Common birth interventions

  • Common discomforts of pregnancy and the postpartum period

  • Key points of traditional midwifery from an experienced midwife

  • Contraindications of pregnancy, prenatal and postnatal yoga sequencing

  • Discussion, practice and leading of asanas and asana modifications for pregnancy and birth

  • Discussion, practice and leading of pranayamas appropriate for pregnancy and birth

  • Discussion, practice and leading of visualizations for relaxation and meditation

  • Leading and sequencing a prenatal yoga class including language, visualization and hands-on assisting

  • Developing teaching skills with feedback

  • How’s and why’s of strengthening the pelvic floor

  • Doula workshop with a midwife: birthing positions, the basics of being a doula/labor partner

  • Postnatal recovery and practice

In addition, the course will provide tips for labor and birth, partner prenatal yoga and marketing oneself. Our program include knowledge of anatomy and physiology of birth, wisdom from local birth practitioners, examination of birth stories, why yoga and pregnancy work so well together.  Students will leave confident, qualified and comfortable teaching prenatal yoga.

Is this training for you?

If you are a yoga teacher and would you like to deepen your knowledge to be able to guide women through their pregnancy and help them prepare for labor and childbirth through the practice of Yoga then this course is for you!


Prerequisite:  This 60-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training is designed for yoga teachers who have completed a Level I Yoga Teacher Training.

what is the Format of the course?

This course will run online  on weekdays (9:30 - 16:00 with a 30min lunch break) over the period of 10 days.  All sessions will run Live on Zoom.


Monday the 1st - Thursday the 11th of June 2020


Yoga House Virtual Studio.

What about the Certification?

This 60 HR Teacher Training is certified by Yoga House. Its overall structure is closely aligned with the Yoga Alliance Prenatal Curriculum with less hours in consideration of the online learning nature of the course and the online limitations that exist particularly for prenatal training.

How much?

Full price is AED 4,480


  • Lecture Hours

  • Online Manual

  • Assisted Online Teaching 

  • Examination 

  • 20% discount on Yoga House Workshops  (Valid for 12 months)

  • Opportunity to assist in teaching at one of the Yoga House studios after graduation.

any Early Bird Discounts?

3,980 aed. Valid until 15th of May 2020- to avail the discount, please use the promotion code : PRENATAL YTT

Do you have any questions? would you like to meet the teachers?

Join us for a FREE Online Question & Answer session with Joanne Smallwood on Saturday, 9th of May 2020, at 3pm.

To sign up for the Question & Answer Session:

To sign up for the Teacher Training Course:

For any queries please, contact using link click below or send us an email to

The fact we had such and passionate and experienced midwife, Corinna, as part of the course was such a blessing and contributed hugely to what I learned these past weeks.
From a personal perspective, being pregnant during the course was also a huge blessing, talking babies and pregnancy for two weeks has made me feel very happy and excited about having my first baby!

- Emily, Prenatal graduate 2017



Joanne Smallwood



Joanne has been a devoted yoga practitioner since her early twenties and has taught internationally for over 15 years. 

As a certified Prenatal Yoga teacher, Joanne’s passion for the practice brought her to train and work closely with midwife, Corinna Stahlhofen to guide women through their pregnancy with yoga. Allowing women to evolve naturally through maternity, providing a safe environment for their yoga practice whilst offering tools and techniques for a natural childbirth is essential for a increased sense of well-being of both mother and child.

By leading the Prenatal Teacher Training course, Joanne will be bringing together key techniques, tools and knowledge for yoga teachers who wish to specialize in teaching yoga to pregnant women in a safe, effective and uplifting manner.  Joanne has also studied to be a Birth and Postpartum Doula.

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