Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

85 hour Yoga Alliance certified program


Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Ever wonder what happens to the female body during pregnancy, birth and beyond?

Do you wonder how to safely teach postures and breathing techniques to expectant mothers?

Whether you plan to teach or not, this course offers fascinating learning on the mystery and majesty of the female body during the most poignant phase of physical transformation. You will emerge from this training with knowledge on:

  • Safe and empowering postures for each trimester of pregnancy
  • Breathing techniques to optimize oxygen levels and reduce stress
  • Anatomy of the pelvic floor: priming the gateway of birth
  • The transforming anatomy and physiology of pregnancy & new motherhood
  • Pregnancy & Ayurveda: optimizing wellness for each trimester & for postpartum
  • The power of mantras and sound for prenatal classes and the birth process
  • The art of sequencing: how to create a safe and empowering prenatal class
  • An overall feeling of confidence in the ability to teach prenatal & postnatal yoga classes.

Pregnancy and birth are rites of passage in a woman’s life, preparing her for the timeless challenges and gifts of becoming a mother. Through yoga, a pregnant woman learns to listen to and trust her body, to attune to her clarity and to shed the confines of conditioned thinking. This fosters authenticity and deep connectedness with her growing baby. Embracing nature’s perfect design, women can thrive, heal and evolve through pregnancy and birth.

Any person wanting to dive deeper into prenatal knowledge while learning the skills to teach prenatal and postnatal yoga, as well as those who want to learn how to safely guide expectant moms in their regular yoga classes are invited to take this training. Yoga teachers, Midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, expectant mothers, health & wellness practitioners, therapists, doctors & nurses also welcome!

Weekend 1: Yoga for Pregnancy – Empowered, embodied transformation October 20th – 22nd, 2023 
Weekend 2: Yoga for Pregnancy, Labour & Delivery – The ultimate rite of passage December 1st – 3rd, 2023
Weekend 3: Postnatal Yoga – Supporting the mother’s journey January 5th – 7th, 2024

Additional class observation & practicum hours are required and can be completed before, during or after the program. Please note: All participants will receive a certificate of completion when all course requirements are met, but to become fully certified through the Yoga alliance or to apply credits toward Prana’s 300 hour YTT, you must also complete or have completed a full 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.

Led by Jennifer Janvier, Leala Enfield & Amanda Whiting, this prenatal training will create a deeper understanding into the care and safety required when teaching expectant mothers.


Individual modules $425 +gst:  View Module 1


Full 85 hour training $1075 +gst:    


Upcoming trainings

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training: Module 3

Postnatal Yoga – Supporting the mother’s journey Friday 5:30-9:30 / Saturday & Sunday: 8am-5pm   Ever wonder what happens to the female body during pregnancy, birth and beyond? Do you wonder how to safely teach postures and breathing techniques to postpartum mothers?   Whether you…



Jennifer Janvier

Yoga is both the path and the tool to uncover space within the body and the mind. Within this space lives the truth. We are whole, unburdened, and blissful. My journey to yoga was sparked during my time as a birth doula. Witnessing and holding space for women as they gave birth in a powerful and connected way, ignited a curiosity in the connection between our physical body…


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…the mind, and spirit. Deepening my understanding of the physical body I completed a massage therapy diploma in 2011. My passion for anatomy and functional movement began here. During the remedial exercise component of the program I was introduced to Akhanda yoga. Akhanda yoga opened up the world of pranayama, meditation, and mantra, along side the physical aspect of yoga.

This was the bridge between the physical body and the spirit that I was looking for.

I continued to deepen my practice and completed my 200hr yoga teacher training at Prana in 2017.

Always curious and wanting to dive in deeper, I’m currently working to complete my 300 hr teacher teacher training.

I look forward to sharing and continuing the journey to wholeness with you.

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Amanda Whiting

Amanda had been practicing yoga off and on since her early 20s, but after back surgery in 2009 restricted her range of motion, she found her way back to yoga full time. When she first started back, touching her toes seemed like an impossibility, but, like many discoveries through yoga, there is no such thing as an impossibility.

Yoga is a daily part of Amanda’s life both on and off the mat.

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Amanda has come to realize that the asana (postures) of the practice only skim the surface of what is available to be learned. Forever a student, Amanda has a thirst to continue learning and is on a lifelong learning journey that encompasses body, mind and soul.

Amanda obtained her 200 hour training at Prana Yoga Studio under the delightful Yogi Vishvketu, and has certifications for both Prenatal (RPYT 85 hour) and Yin Yoga (90 hours). Amanda also teaches kids yoga. Teaching yoga has truly rejuvenated her and she loves being able to share all she has learned with the world.


Leala Enfield

Leala’s yoga journey began in 1992 in NYC. Her first yoga class sparked a sense that there was much more to life than what the world had presented to her. Within a year, she had moved to the remote side of Maui where she met David Williams and began a three month intensive study of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. She went on to develop an steady home practice.


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Living in community on Maui and traveling, she taught whoever wanted to learn, including the Secoya indigenous people in the Amazon tributaries of Ecuador. During this time, Leala began practicing Vipassana meditation, attending numerous 10 day silent retreats. In 2000, Leala attended an Ashtanga Yoga teachers training course with renowned instructor David Swenson and in 2003 completed her 200 hour training through Trinity Yoga.

After moving to Alberta’s dry climate, intensive physical yoga practices began leaving her deeply fatigued. Leala began seeking a more holistic approach to yoga, one that would synergize her love of meditation, mindfulness, breath and embodied movement. She had a dream where she met and merged with an Indian sage who fused yoga and meditation into heart centered awakening. A few weeks later she met Yogi Vishvketu and began her journey into Akhanda® Yoga.

In 2006 Leala founded Prana Yoga Studio in Edmonton, Canada where she hosts workshops and trainings with Yogi Vishvketu every year. Leala is the Director of Training for the Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training program at Prana Yoga Studio. Along with owning a busy urban yoga studio, Leala has raised a family, guided international yoga retreats, and taught numerous YTT programs in both Canada and India. Leala’s passions include practicing yoga outdoors, hiking, swimming and quality time with her husband and their two vivacious daughters.

The benefits of yoga are precious and far-reaching. The invitation is to be profoundly open inside while holding vibrant presence for boundriless, limitless growth and evolution.



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