To provide excellent professional training and development for yoga teachers and aspiring yoga teachers who teach prenatal and postnatal yoga students

Core Values:

  • EDUCATION: Provide the most up-to-date and evidence-based information about how to best support pregnant and postpartum people.
  • EMPOWERMENT: Encourage self-advocacy through informed decision-making and integration of knowledge into your life
  • COMMUNITY: Foster inclusive community for yoga professionals and yoga practitioners

Philosophy and Approach:

Pregnancy, birth, and postpartum recovery are rich and intense experiences. The yoga practices taught in the Poppy Perinatal Yoga School are designed to help people:
1) balance and align the body and emotions
2) skillfully soften and relax within intensity
3) increase stamina and endurance for the realities of labor, childbirth, and postpartum recovery
The pranayama and asana practices meet you where you’re at and accommodate your needs during pregnancy and post-birth, whether you need a slow/gentle practice or moderate to more athletic practice. This approach to pregnancy and postpartum yoga is Forrest-inspired and incorporates specialized core exercises designed for supporting prenatal and postnatal people.

Who Can Attend:

The training is open to yoga teachers/professionals, aspiring teachers, birthworkers, or anyone who is pregnant or post-birth.



The Poppy Perinatal Yoga Teacher Training is offered as a 3-day, 5-day and a 9-day training. The 3-day or 5-day is Part 1 that can be taken as a standalone training. The 9-day is an 85-Hour Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS) with Yoga Alliance. The 9-Day encompasses Part 1 and Part 2 for those who would like a more comprehensive training and become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) with Yoga Alliance.

Each training provides yoga teachers its own comprehensive manual, daily meditation and breathwork exercises, prenatal and postnatal yoga classes, hands-on assists workshops, and the information and tools for skillfully supporting women through pregnancy and postpartum.

The 9-day training also includes teaching practicum, feedback on teaching, sequencing exercises, and two special courses: 1) Functional Pelvic Anatomy/Physiology, and 2) Energetics of Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum. The 9-day is followed by 10 non-contact hours of coursework.

What You’ll Learn in all Poppy Perinatal Yoga Trainings:

    • Daily Prenatal/Postnatal and Meditation Sessions.
    • Tailor poses for various needs and conditions during pregnancy.
    • Design class sequences for different types of prenatal and postnatal classes – relaxing to moderate to athletic.
    • Specific postpartum yoga practices that promote healing and support after childbirth, including vaginal birth, surgical birth, VBAC, and pregnancy loss.
    • Use yoga practices to relieve pain, discomfort, anxiety, depression that could accompany pregnancy and postpartum.
    • Understand the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum and apply that knowledge to help prenatal and postnatal students.
    • Help people connect emotionally, physically, and spiritually with themselves and use those connections to help prepare them for pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.
    • Hands-On Assists Clinics – learn and practice enhancement, or supportive, or pain-relieving techniques. No one technique works for everyone; adapt techniques that work best for the individual.

What You’ll Learn in the 9-Day Poppy Perinatal Yoga Training:

    • All the above
    • Teaching Practicum (group or private class settings) and Feedback for Prenatal and Postnatal Class Designs
    • Sequencing Practicum for class sequence designs that can help bring relief to prenatal and postnatal people with certain conditions (e.g., pubic bone pain, diastastis recti, prolapse, back pain, swelling, nausea, blood pressure issues, fatigue, etc.).
    • The 9-Day training encompasses a 6-Day Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Training, 2-Day Pelvic Anatomy and Physiology Training, and 1-Day Energetics for Conception, Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery, and Postpartum Training


Content of the Poppy Perinatal Yoga Training Manual:

  • Over 100 prenatal and postnatal full color asana pictures with detailed instructions
  • Articles about prenatal and postnatal practices through yoga, breath, meditation
  • Up-to-date information on the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.
  • Poses and techniques for relieving pain and cultivating strength and openness
  • Example 60-minute sequences for private and group prenatal or postnatal classes
  • Example 60-minute sequences for integrating prenatal and postnatal modifications into regular group classes
  • Example 60-minute sequences from relaxing to moderate to athletic prenatal or postnatal classes
  • Each participant will receive the manual as a full color e-book.

Downloadable PDF Manual for Graduates of the Poppy Perinatal Yoga Teacher Training:

If you have completed the Poppy Perinatal Yoga Teacher Training, you can:

  • Purchase the downloadable updated manual for your training (3-day or 75-Hour or 85-Hour Training), or
  • View the digital updated manual for FREE anytime you want as long as you have an internet connection. This manual isn’t downloadable.

Click HERE to purchase or view the manual for free.


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Schedule and Attendance Policy
100% attendance required (no tardiness) to ALL components of the training.

The Poppy Perinatal Yoga Teacher Training is offered as a 3-day, 5-day, or 9-day training. The 3-day (12-14 hours) or 5-day (40 hours) is considered as Part 1. The 9-day training is considered as Part 1 and Part 2. Graduates of the 3-day or 5-day an attend the last 6.5 days of the 9-day training and complete 10 hours of non-contact hours of coursework in order to achieve 85-Hour RPYT with Yoga Alliance.

Required Materials You Must Bring
2 yoga mats OR [1 yoga mat + 1 large blanket]
2 yoga blocks
one 8-ft yoga strap
Neti Pot
1 bolster (oblong and about 2 feet long)

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