Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Shining Light Prenatal Education is pleased to introduce Pittsburgh’s only Yoga Alliance, 85 hr Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (RPYT) taught by Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and Lamaze Trainer, Deena Blumenfeld ERYT, RPYT, LCCE. This is the most comprehensive prenatal yoga teacher training in Western Pennsylvania.

It is the only Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training approved by Lamaze International for CEUs!
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, Pittsburgh
This training will prepare you to support the needs of pregnant woman throughout their pregnancies. You will be able to support them both physically and emotionally.

You will come away with an in-depth understanding of how pregnancy affects a woman’s body, mind and spirit. Within the confines of your scope of practice as a prenatal yoga teacher, you will be able to offer pregnant women a holistic and supportive environment where she can find community with other pregnant mothers.

This training will prepare you to teach Prenatal Yoga as well as Fertility Yoga and Postnatal Yoga in both group and private settings.

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, Pittsburgh, Pa

In addition, the business end of teaching prenatal classes will be covered. You will have a marketing plan and be able to build and grow your classes successfully.You will have a complete understanding of the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and how this impacts a woman’s yoga practice. You will be able to support her unique needs as a pregnant mother. The contraindications to yoga practice will be covered in detail. You will be confident in your ability to modify appropriately for a number of minor pregnancy complications and you will be confident in your ability to refer a pregnant mother to her doctor, midwife, chiropractor, massage therapist, physical therapist, etc. when appropriate.

The full syllabus can be found on Yoga Alliance’s website.

We have an FAQ to help answer additional questions you might have.

Training is open to both Yoga Teachers and Childbirth Professionals

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The complete training is 85 hours and includes 10 hours class observation and 10 hours student teaching

This program is approved for 65 CEUs by Lamaze International. 


To qualify to receive the RPYT certification you need:

  • RYT-200, ERYT or RYT-500 through Yoga Alliance
  • OR equivalent 200 hr training through another certifying agency
  • Regular personal yoga practice
  • At least 1-2 years yoga teaching experience

You may also take the training, but you will not receive the RPYT from Yoga Alliance if you are one of the following and wish to enhance your current practice. 

  • Certified Childbirth Educator (Lamaze, Bradley, CAPPA, ICEA, Hypnobabies, etc)
  • Certified Doula (DONA, CAPPA, etc)
  • Midwife (CNM, CPM or DM)
  • Labor and Delivery nurse
  • Obstetrician or GP

Your investment:

The full program includes three, 3-day weekends plus three 1.5 hour Skype calls and homework.

$1,395Saves you $180 over the cost of the individual courses.

OR Pay per weekend (3-day weekends plus three 1.5 hour Skype calls and homework).

$490 per weekend Saves you $105 over the cost of the individual courses. 


Prenatal Yoga teacher trainees, Pittsburgh, Shining Light

About your trainer:

  • Deena Blumenfeld ERYT, RPYT, LCCE is the principal trainer
  • In addition, we will have a  physical therapist, specializing in women’s health and pelvic floor, a chiropractor, a doula and a midwife speak at our training. More details soon!

We have an FAQ to help answer additional questions you might have.

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Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

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