Teaching Pre & Post-natal Yoga

50hr post-graduate training for yoga teachers

Are you ready?

We’re so excited you’re contemplating post-graduate training with us.

This course is designed for yoga teachers to expand their skills and knowledge to be able to teach pre and post-natal yoga in group classes and one-on-one. 

Based on the teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya, you will discover the breath-centred pre and post natal Yoga practices that best support each stage of pregnancy, helping women prepare for birth and care for themselves after childbirth.

Course Details

  • Is This For Me?

    This 50hr post-graduate training is designed for yoga teachers and yoga teacher training graduates 

    Are you:

    • Looking to expand your skills and knowledge as a yoga teacher?
    • Wanting to learn how to support women before and after childbirth in your yoga classes or one-on-one teaching?
    • Feeling the call to be able to offer specific pre-natal and post-natal classes?
    • Keen to learn how to design personalised practices for pregnant and post-partum women?


    Qualified yoga teacher 

  • Course Outcomes

    This course gives you the skills, knowledge and confidence to deliver specific classes for women preparing for birth and women with newborns.

    It also equips you with important knowledge to address the needs of pregnant or postpartum women in your general classes. This is an important skill set for any yoga teacher.

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

    Yoga teachers attending this course can earn 24 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points towards their Yoga Australia membership. Course is registered with Yoga Australia.


  • Course Components

    Course includes:

    • 36 class contact hours
    • 2 mentoring hours (2 x sessions)
    • Practicum – attending, designing and teaching
    • Home study, reading and assignments

    Optional: Yoga Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff, author of the #1 best-selling yoga book “Yoga Anatomy.” 

What do graduates say?

“I just want to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Lisa for the days spent with us sharing her incredible knowledge and sharing her passion and enthusiasm. I have really enjoyed the days spent together and I have learnt so much. Thank you Lisa :)”



“What a pleasure it was to meet you. You have already truly inspired me. I have learnt a lot and hope to continue to learn so much from you. I have definitely let fellow yoga teachers know how amazing the training has been so far and have encouraged them to look into it next year.”



“Thanks Lisa for sharing your big bright brain with us! I got so much out of this training. Really appreciate your hard yards! Xx”



What Will I Learn?

You will learn so much more than just how to teach asana postures. By the end of the course you will have the skills, knowledge and confidence to develop and teach fully integrated pre and post-natal practices for groups and individuals that include asana, pranayama, meditation, mudras, mantra & sound, yoga philosophy and more. The course curriculum covers:

Core topics: pre and post-natal yoga teaching
  • About the natural changes in pregnancy, during birth and the post-natal period (anatomy and physiology)
  • Yoga Philosophy as applicable to pregnancy, birth and beyond
  • Appropriate Yoga practices including asana (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), use of sound, mantra, visualisations, relaxation and meditation
  • Designing practices for group classes.
  • Skills to personalise Yoga practices according to individual need and stage of pregnancy
  • Develop knowledge and skills to manage a range a health conditions that may be reported during pregnancy and post-birth
  • About birth preparation, the stages of labour and birth
Bonus information included in this training
  • More in-depth discussions about the the relaxation response & hormonal changes for labour
  • Recent relevant research to support mind-body practices
  • Culture and birth – socially normal birth vs physiologically normal birth
  • Diet and pregnancy
  • Complimentary practices evidence from research – acupuncture, breathing, visualisation/relaxation, massage, upright positions (yoga)
Teaching practicum

You will also have the opportunity to integrate your new pre and post-natal knowledge and teaching skills through a practicum component.

Optional online yoga anatomy training

Optional: Yoga Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff, author of the #1 best-selling yoga book “Yoga Anatomy.” Additional fees apply.

2021 Course Dates

Module 1

3-Day Module - 15th-17th May 2021 

Saturday – 10.00am to 4.30pm

Sunday  – 10.00am to 4.30pm

Monday  8:30am to 3:30pm

Module 1 will be delivered face-to-face at our Cammeray premises

Module 2

Module 2, Part 1: 3rd-4th July 2021

Saturday 10:00am – 4:30pm

Sunday 10:00am – 4:30pm

Module 2, Part 2: Monday 23rd August 2021

Monday 8:30am to 3:30pm

Module 2 is delivered online 



Course Fees

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Early Bird: Pay balance by 23rd April and receive $100 off

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 = $495

Balance Payment

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Standard = $995


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is on the faculty for this course?

Lisa Grauaug

Lisa GrauaugLisa Grauaug’s experience in Yoga began in 1995, immediately she was excited by the extent of what Yoga offered her personally and to others. Her understanding and personal practice has since been strongly influenced by the teachings as translated by Sri T Krishnamacharya.

She is committed to ongoing studies and has been personally guided by a number of brilliant teachers, including Saraswati Vasudevan (YogaVahni) Michael de Manincor (The Yoga Institute), Dr Ganesh Mohan (Svastha Yoga) and AG and Indra Mohan (Svastha Yoga). She completed an Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training (The Yoga Institute), has specialist training in Pre and Post-natal yoga (KYM and IYTA) and has completed Yoga Therapy training with Dr Ganesh Mohan (Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda).

Lisa values individuality and working with students to facilitate a better understanding of their unique and changing needs to enable good health and a fulfilling life. Originally a Registered Nurse, working with neonates, Lisa has also completed a Masters of Psychology (Counselling). Lisa lives with her husband and three children. She is currently a faculty member of The Yoga Institute (Sydney) where she is also available for Private consultations, Yoga mentoring and Yoga classes.

Read Lisa’s recent article Women and Yoga: Yoga provides a sustaining force at every stage of life

Louise Luscri

louise-luscriGuest lecturer Louise Luscri: Registered Midwife All about Birth.

We are honoured to have Louise as a guest lecturer. Louise is passionate about sharing evidenced based information on birth and working with women and their partners for a positive and empowering birth experience. Louise is a practicing midwife and birth educator with many years of experience. Her book, From the Heart imparts her wisdom and shares many positive birth stories. Louise also offers Calmbirth education classes in Sydney.


Kate Levett

kate-levettGuest lecturer Kate Levett: PhD | Research Fellow | School of Medicine, Sydney

Kate has completed a PhD and recently published the results from her PhD study, the Complementary Therapies for Labour and Birth Study, in BMJ Open, and Journal of Midwifery. A randomised controlled trial of an antenatal education program of complementary therapies for pain relief in labour for first time mothers, and qualitative results from interviews with women, partners and midwives.

She is a sought after presenter and has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with the trainees.


Danae Cappelletto

Danae is an incredibly passionate certified and registered Specialised Birth Doula, Birth Educator & Pregnancy Yoga Teacher.   Having studied with the Australian Doula College, Spinning Babies creator Gail Tully and The Yoga Institute, Danae uses her broad knowledge to support women through what she believes is the most important experience of their lives.  
Using the ancient wisdom of Yoga meditation practice to support women, Danae believes that the preparation of understanding the mind and breath is what brings women into their power.


Are there any pre-requisites or prior learning for this course?

Yes, this course is open to qualified yoga teachers 


What style of yoga does The Yoga Institute teach?

Our approach to Yoga is based on the world-renowned teachings from the tradition and lineage of T Krishnamacharya (often described as the ‘father of modern yoga’) and his son TKV Desikachar.

The focus is on integrating all aspects of yogic practice including asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, mudras, philosophy and psychology, and adapting all practices to the individual.  The emphasis is on applying the ancient wisdom and practices of yoga to the challenges of modern lives.

As Krishnamacharya said: “Yoga must be made to suit the individual, not the individual to suit the yoga.”

Are there any assessments for this course?

A variety of assessments are required. These include demonstration of knowledge, competencies and skills relevant to each course unit.

Minimum of 80% attendance is required for completion of all modules. In special circumstances, alternative arrangements may be made with the course director to meet the requirements of the course. 

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