Frequently asked questions

Do I need to be a yoga teacher to take the prenatal yoga teacher training?


No, you don't. However, you do need to be a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) first if you want to have the credentials of Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) through Yoga Alliance.




Do I need to take Module 1 first?


No, you don't. You can take Module 2 first if you'd like. Module 1 is focused on the physical body and Module 2 is focused on the energy (subtle) body. It's your choice!




Do I need to be an avid yoga practitioner to take the prenatal yoga teacher training?


It is helpful for you to have a good working knowledge of yoga and the ability to do basic poses in order to get full benefit of the training.




What is required for the credentials RPYT?


If you want to be a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, a credential given by Yoga Alliance, you must first be a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) by completing an approved 200-hour yoga teacher training. You must also complete both Modules 1 & 2 (85 hours of training), all coursework, and additional requirements, including: - 10 hours prenatal class observation - 10 hours practice teaching prenatal classes Once you have completed Modules 1 & 2, observation, and practice teaching, you're required to teach 30 hours post-training. More information is on Yoga Alliance's website: https://www.yogaalliance.org/Credentialing/For_Teachers/RPYT




Are you trainings in-person or virtual?


For 2021, our trainings will be 100% virtual thanks to an online provision from Yoga Alliance. We use a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning utilizing technology like Google Classroom, Zoom meetings, and slide presentations for yoga practice and training content. Yoga practices and posture clinics are live-streamed whereas lectures can be watched anytime during the training weekend. Guest speakers join us by live-stream. Requirements like class observation and practice teaching will also occur virtually.




How do your trainings work?


For 2021, each Module meets for two training weekends starting with Friday evening (6-8 pm), Saturday & Sunday (9 am-4 pm), Central Time.




Is the training refundable?


The $100 deposit is nonrefundable. A refund of any additional tuition paid is possible if requested by writing before the early registration date. After the early registration date, a credit will be given in the full amount paid that can be applied to a future training.




Can I take webinars for Yoga Alliance CEC credit?


Yes! MPYC is a registered Yoga Alliance (YA) Yoga School. Information about YA continuing education is available here: https://www.yogaalliance.org/Credentialing/ContinuingEducation After purchasing the webinar, watch the video, complete the homework and submit it to mkepyc@gmail.com. A certificate will be sent after successful completion. You can proceed to enter the education hours on the YA website as outlined in the above link.





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