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Standards for Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance RPYT SpecialtyThese standards describe Yoga Alliance’s requirements for a RPYS that offers a 50 hours minimum Prenatal Yoga Programs.

These programs are aimed at both yoga teachers and non-yoga persons working in a professional capacity (midwife/obstetrician/maternal child health nurse) who would like to incorporate yoga for children into their profession.

Anyone completing this training would be able to offer prenatal yoga in their classes and would be accredited by Yoga Alliance-International as an Associate Yoga Student-RCYT depending on their professional background, please read more Here

The Standard for RPYS must incorporate the Yoga Alliance’s educational categories of study and practice below for a minimum number of 45 hours in the presence of a ERYT also qualified as a RCYT

  • Techniques, Training and Practice

  • Teaching Methodology

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Yoga Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle

  • Practicum

Before filing for accreditation of your YTT, please see the Spirit of Standards Guiding Principle (all RYS) and Membership Guidelines

RPYS-50 hour course
Total number of hours – 50
Contact hours (90%) – 45

Online/Home Study
5 hours

The minimum number of the Lead Teacher contact hours requirements within each ERYT and RPYT designation is shown in the following table

RYS Designation Lead Trainer Designation Eligibility Lead Trainer 90% Course Contact Hours Requirements
RPYS 50 ERYT 200
ERYT 350
ERYT 500
ERYT 1500



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