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3-Day Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Training

October 19 @ 9:00 am - November 2 @ 5:30 pm CDT


Who this training is for:

    • Teachers of any movement style or background.
    • Limited spots for Non-Teachers who are pregnant or want to learn how to support themselves or their loved ones through pregnancy and postpartum. (Inquire about availability)

Training Curriculum:

    • 28-Hour Training (includes 21.75-hour in-person training plus online training curriculum to be completed on your own time)
    • 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 comfort measure techniques. No one technique works for everyone; adapt techniques that work best for the individual.
    • Sequencing Practicum for class sequence designs that can help bring relief to prenatal and postnatal people with certain conditions (e.g., pubic bone pain, back pain, swelling, nausea, blood pressure issues, fatigue, etc.).
    • Childbirth Preparation Class


Catherine Allen (Level 5 Certified Forrest Yoga Teacher and Mentor, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher, RPYT, E-RTY-500) created this Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training after encountering an abundance of fear-based misinformation and limited support for the challenges she faced during her pregnancies, pregnancy loss, childbirth, and postpartum depression.  Cat has taught countless pregnant and postpartum students throughout her 23-year teaching career and has learned immensely from birth professionals and experts. She weaves together all the collected wisdom from her personal and professional experiences to bring to you the most up-to-date information for teaching your pregnant and postpartum students. Cat teaches the 6-Day Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Training in the 9-Day Training. Pronouns: she/her/hers



*28-Hour Training
*1-month subscription to Poppy Perinatal channel on www.mat2mat.com
*Teacher Training Manual (e-book)
*Live Daily Yoga Workshops (prenatal/postnatal)
*Discussion and Q&A Sessions
*Daily Breathwork and Meditation Exercises
*Hands-On Assists Workshops
*Childbirth Preparation Class
*Certificate of Completion


*Over 100 prenatal and postnatal full color asana pictures with detailed instructions
*Articles about prenatal and postnatal practices through yoga, breath, meditation
*Poses and techniques for relieving pain and cultivating strength and openness
*Up-to-date info on anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum
*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


9:00 am – 5:30 pm Houston, TX time every Saturday

Day 1: Saturday, October 19, 2024
Day 2: Saturday, October 26, 2024
Day 3: Saturday, November 2, 2024

Notes: Lunch break is 12:00-1:15 pm. Daily schedule may be subject to minor changes.


Requirements for receiving a certificate of completion:
1) attend all three in-person training days
2) practice six online pregnancy or postpartum yoga classes on the Poppy Perinatal channel on www.mat2mat.com (covered by tuition fee)
3) complete one online quiz for each training day (3 quizzes total)


There will be recordings for each day of the training, which will all be available starting November 9, 2024 until December 31, 2024. You can make up attendance by completing the online recordings. To receive a certificate of completion, completion of the training and a total of 3 online quizzes by December 31, 2024 are required.

This is an 85-Hour Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS) with Yoga Alliance. If you would like to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), you must complete the 9-day training (level 1 and 2) plus an additional ten hours of coursework after the training. Anyone who completes any level of Poppy training can gain continuing education credits from Yoga Alliance. If you only want continuing education credits, submit your certificate to Yoga Alliance USA for the credits.

Bring 2 blocks, a yoga strap, a yoga mat, and two blankets. If you have a large rectangular bolster (the length of your torso), please bring it. You will be putting your bolster to good use.

Yoga teaching certification isn’t regulated. Anyone can call themselves a yoga teacher, with or without training. The Poppy Perinatal Yoga Training curriculum provides you with foundational experience and knowledge to help you effectively teach yoga to pregnant and postpartum folx. You are welcome to designate yourself as a Certified Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher after completing the Poppy Perinatal Yoga Training. To become an effective teacher, you must teach. Teaching is a practice, and mistakes become opportunities. The more mistakes you make and the more you learn from them, the wiser and more skillful you become.

After the training is over, you are invited to join our private Facebook group of global graduates of the Poppy Perinatal Yoga Training. This is a wonderful place to continue gathering and sharing knowledge. Cat Allen is a participant in the group and will try to reply. We want to set you up for success and with support post-training.



Three different tuition prices determined by when you make payment:

EARLY BIRD if you sign up by July 1: $399 USD
REGULAR if you sign up by August 1 : $499 USD
LATE if you sign up after September 30: $599 USD


Tuition includes a non-refundable administrative fee of $75.


*30 days or more prior to training: 50% of monies less transaction fees and $75 non-refundable administrative fee.
*29 days prior: No refund. No exceptions.


By making payment, you agree to honor the Strict Cancellation and Refund Policy.

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October 19 @ 9:00 am CDT
November 2 @ 5:30 pm CDT
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Bellaire, TX 77401 United States
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October 19 @ 9:00 am CDT
November 2 @ 5:30 pm CDT
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Bellaire, TX 77401 United States
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View Venue Website