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Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Module II: Advanced Techniques (2024)

June 21 - August 18


Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Module II: Advanced Techniques with Melylah Botté Smith

One of the most powerful ways to create healing in society is to support those who are birthing our future. Folk is a leading national center for prenatal yoga teacher training, with graduates successfully teaching throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe. Our program is one of few that offers Yoga Alliance registration as a Prenatal Yoga School (the only nationally-recognized standard for prenatal yoga teacher training), giving our graduates an assurance of quality and a unique advantage in becoming a Yoga Alliance® Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT®).

Folk’s Prenatal Yoga Training, led by Melylah Smith (RPYT 500), lays a strong foundation for understanding the emotional, physical, and mental impact of pregnancy and birth in today’s world and birthing culture.

This robust training is divided into two modules. In Module II: Advanced Techniques, you will learn to artfully sequence and teach complete prenatal classes. In this module, you will gain an understanding of how to:


  1. Create, theme, and sequence supportive, welcoming, and transformational prenatal classes
  2. Support pregnant students in the 4th trimester
  3. Use restorative yoga in your classes
  4. Teach partner yoga for pregnancy
  5. Teach “Baby & Me” yoga classes
  6. Understand common postpartum discomforts
  7. Practice self-care as a prenatal yoga guide
  8. Birth your prenatal yoga teaching business!


This module includes additional offerings by a diverse group of guest teachers.Throughout this training, you will be guided through profound conversations centered around how to collectively heal and grow as a society by uplifting birthing people regardless of race, class, or gender identity. Module II: Advanced Techniques is recommended for yoga teachers who feel passionate about prenatal yoga and want to become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT®). It is also recommended for pregnant students, themselves, as well as birth workers and educators.

**Please note: Module I: Foundations is a prerequisite for this module. Both modules are required for those wishing to become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT®). Alternatively, this module can be taken on its own by those already possessing a RPYT certification for additional CEUs.**


Friday, June 21st, 6pm-9pm, virtual via Zoom

Saturday, June 22nd, 12-6pm, in person at Folk NOPA

Sunday, June 23rd, 12-6pm, in person at Folk NOPA

Friday, July 26th, 6pm-9pm, virtual via Zoom

Saturday, July 27th, 12-6pm, in person at Folk NOPA

Sunday, July 28th, 12-6pm, in person at Folk NOPA

Friday, August 16th, 6pm-9pm, virtual via Zoom

Saturday, August 17th, 12-6pm, in person at Folk NOPA

Sunday, August 18th, 12-6pm, in person at Folk NOPA


Tuition is $850 or $750 if enrolled by June 7th, 2024.

This course provides 45 Elective Contact Hours for our Folk 300 Hour Program (45 Yoga Alliance® CEUs). Please note that to receive Yoga Alliance’s Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) Certification, both the Foundations and the Advanced Techniques Trainings must be taken.

If you’re interested in our 300 Hour Teacher Training, CLICK HERE.


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San Francisco,CA94117United States
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