95-Hour Prenatal Yoga Certification and RPYT Status Requirements*
Participants may apply compile completed Amala courses toward an Amala certification within 18 months from the start of your first course. Upon completion of all of the requirements below you will receive a certificate stating that you are 95-hour prenatal yoga certified.
To be eligible for certification students must:
Complete all Coursework
Attendance during training days from each of the three Modules (missing up to one day without make up work)
Turn in a reflection of the Amala Teaching Principals (Module 1 only)
Attend a total of three prenatal yoga classes as an observer (one after each Module). Submit a short written review of each class.
Turn in a total of 6 class sequences (2 after each Module) based on assigned themes.
Complete any additional course homework including additional reading, videos, reflections, etc...
Complete all Required Reading
Each Module has required reading assignment outlined below. Please use the links below to purchase your books from Amazon.com
Yoga Mama Yoga Baby by Margo Shapiro Bachman
Read all of Part 1 and 2, Appendix 1 (remedies for common pregnancy ailments), Appendix 2 (food guidelines).
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Fully Fertile: A Holistic 12 Week Plan for Optimal Fertility by Tamara Quinn and Beth Heller
Chapters 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 12
Complete 10 (Non Contact) Elective Study Hours*
10 non-contact elective credit hours need to be completed within 365 days of finishing all three courses. You can begin these additional hours at any time after completing your first course. Those seeking certification will provide a presentation of their selected course of study. These elective credits can be fulfilled in the following ways:
Attending a childbirth education course of your choice.
Attending a yoga workshop with a focus on restorative yoga, gentle yoga or meditation. This
specialized workshop does not need to be teacher training, but does need to be applicable to
working with prenatal and postnatal students. Pre-approval required.
10 hours of observing or apprenticing in prenatal or postnatal yoga classes led by a Registered
Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) if possible.
Complete a Book Report from a book not in the required reading and approved by Amala Trainers.
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Complete the Final Exam
Each certified student is to complete the final exam (emailed two weeks prior to final day/Module 4).
Turn in Final Presentation
Submit your Final Presentation either in person on the final day or via video to your mentor. The final presentation should include a short 5 minute overview from the topic of your elective hours along with a 10-15 minute guided experience that showcases the skills gained from your topic of study.
Presentations should feature.
Topic(s) of study.
What were you most moved or inspired by in your study?
How will it influence your teaching?
Was there anything that surprised you?
Any questions/discussion that come up that you want to pose to the group?
Yoga Alliance Registration:
Registering with Yoga Alliance is optional. Yoga Alliance requires all teachers applying for RPYT status to have completed 30 additional hours of teaching which can start to be logged after you have received your certification.