Teacher Training


BirthDevi offers continuing education workshops as well as prenatal yoga teacher trainings that are specific to your training goals, level of experience and interests.



Adapting Asana for Moms to Be (5 CEUs for yoga teachers)
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (40 & 85 hours)




Adapting Asana for Moms to Be

A Continuing Education Workshop for Yoga Teachers and Teacher Trainees

My 200 hour training touched on modifying for prenatal students, but I was never completely confident when a pregnant student came to class. Kelly provided so much insight, not only about modifying poses, but about what questions to ask and what poses to avoid. I wish I had taken this workshop years ago! ~Debbie
I not only learned more than I expected, I gained a deeper awareness and ability to modify for pregnancy. As a teacher, the first priority should be like a physician: to cause no harm. Completely recommend this workshop to all yoga teachers. ~Tina

Yoga teachers who teach to the general population should have a basic understanding of prenatal yoga to provide safe and responsible instruction when pregnant women take regular yoga classes. This workshop is designed to help yoga teachers and teacher trainees to become more familiar with the basics of prenatal yoga and the unique needs of this population.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the changes occurring during pregnancy, common discomforts and how yoga may alleviate them, which asanas are contraindicated (and why), how to appropriately modify poses and ways to adjust your lesson plan to ensure it's both beneficial and safe for prenatal yoga students. This workshop is ideal for basic yoga teacher trainees (as a stand-alone workshop, or as a module to your studio’s basic teacher training), as well as a continuing education opportunity for established yoga teachers.

(Note: This is a basic introduction to prenatal yoga. Completion of this workshop does not qualify as a prenatal yoga certification. Male yoga teachers are welcome and encouraged to attend!)

To take this workshop you should be:

  • A basic-level yoga teacher trainee in progress, or
  • A certified (non-prenatal) yoga teacher

$95 early bird ($125 after early bird deadline)

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits:
5 hours





To Request workshop at your studio: kelly@birthdevi.com

Next Offering:

January 7, 2018
12:30pm - 5:30pm

11-13 Main Street
Mt. Kisco, NY




Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Prenatal teacher training with Kelly was an amazing experience and I would encourage anyone to take this training whether they want to teach prenatal classes or just expand their knowledge. I was inspired to bring this training into all aspects of my yoga teaching.
— Nan

This comprehensive prenatal yoga teacher training prepares teachers to offer an effective, well-rounded and safe yoga practice for expecting women during all stages of pregnancy. You will learn about the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, and gain a deeper understanding of the tremendous physical, mental and emotional changes occurring during the childbearing year. You will learn how to assist mothers in exploring and embracing these changes within a yogic context. Teacher trainees will learn about practice contraindications, hands-on assists, how to plan a comprehensive prenatal yoga class, and how to guide pregnant women in preparation for labor and beyond.

This training is offered at both the 40 and 85 hour levels and include in-class as well as independent study requirements, practicum and mentoring opportunities.

200 hour yoga teacher certification

85 hour Tuition:
$1,450 (early bird: $1,325 - if registered by December 7, 2017)

Next Offering
85 hour - begins January 7,  2018

Quest Yoga Arts
11-13 Main Street
Mt Kisco, NY

To Register, or inquire about training at your location, email: