Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Shakti Yoga 40 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

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prenatal Yoga teacher trainingAbout the Training

The Shakti Yoga Prenatal Teacher Training emphasizes the spiritual and mind-body aspects of pregnancy, birth and motherhood. In-depth training is provided in anatomy & physiology, teaching techniques for every trimester, yoga philosophy, yoga relaxation and visualization, plus lots of opportunity to develop confidence teaching moms-to-be. The skills learned in this training will provide you with the techniques and confidence to share the benefits of prenatal yoga with the expectant moms in your classes and communities.

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This Four Day Training is for:

  • Teachers of yoga who want to deepen their understanding of the prenatal experience and develop confidence teaching prenatal classes. *Hours qualify as CEUs with Yoga Alliance
  • Childbirth professionals working with pregnant women who wish to complement their professional work. This would include doulas, midwives, nurses, doctors, childbirth educators, acupuncturists, physiotherapists, massage therapists, therapists, etc. * Hours Qualify as CEUs with DONA International
  • Pregnant women who would like to deepen their understanding of prenatal wellness, optimize their experience of pregnancy and develop skills to create a peaceful and yes, even Enjoyable birth experience.
  • Anyone looking to deepen their knowledge of prenatal yoga & birth preparation.


40 hr Training Investment: $600+hst ($690)

*$200 non-refundable application fee due upon registration and the remainder is due 30 days prior to course start date.

Course fee covers 4 day training (two weekends),  a comprehensive teaching manual, prenatal relaxation (Nidra) scripts and mp3 downloads, and 4 hours of observation/assistance experience (observation/assisting hours to be scheduled in Bobby’s prenatal yoga classes either before or after completion of the weekend sessions).

To Register, submit the application form below and send your $200 non-refundable application fee. Within one week following the receipt of both your application fee and completed application form you will receive a response from Bobby on your application status. *If your application is turned down for any reason your initial payment will be immediately returned. Once you have received your acceptance letter via email your application fee becomes non-refundable.

To fill in this application use the scroll down bar to the right. Ensure that you have answered all application questions and pressed the submit button at the bottom of the application. Payment information can be found just below the form.

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ShaktiYoga2014-0004839About the Instructor

Bobby Bessey, B.Sc., E-RYT 500, RPYT, Doula CD(DONA), HBCE (HypnoBirthing Educator) is the creator and director of Shakti Yoga Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training and co-director of Yoga Teacher Training Newfoundland & Labrador, both Yoga Alliance registered teacher trainings.
Bobby specializes in prenatal yoga classes and birth education. After years of yoga study and instruction Bobby became pregnant with her first son and immediately recognized the profound impact that a yoga practice can have on prenatal health and well-being. In addition to over 10 years of instructing prenatal and postnatal yoga classes, Bobby is a birth doula, HypnoBirthing instructor, registered prenatal yoga instructor (RYPT), and a mother of two. She has studied birth support  in both Canada and in Africa where she continues to volunteer yearly to instruct prenatal yoga teacher trainings.
Bobby  draws on a background of yoga instruction, birth support, and hypnosis-based birth education to create a training that provides participants with a multi-faceted approach to supporting mothers-to-be. She enjoys combining her love of anatomy and physiology with the spiritual aspects of pregnancy and birth for an informational and balanced prenatal perspective. Her passion for making pregnancy and birth the enjoyable and sacred experience it is meant to be is conveyed in her joyous approach to teaching prenatal, birth and motherhood related classes.

85 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Upgrade Option The 40 hour training above is part 1 of the Shakti Yoga 85 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. The 40 hour training gives a very thorough introduction to Prenatal Yoga Instruction and many teachers go on to teach prenatal yoga classes with this portion of the training only. Those wanting to register with Yoga Alliance as a Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) must complete an 85 hour Yoga Alliance registered teacher training. The Shakti 40 hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training + the Shakti Yoga Nidra Teacher Training + Participation in two 12 week Shakti Prenatal yoga sessions (observing, assisting, and possibly instructing portions) combines to cover the 85 hr curriculum requirements. Contact if you would like to find out more about this training option.