black pregnant woman doing yoga w RPYS logo.png

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certificate Program

Additional Requirements: Students will complete outside reading and study, write a 5-7 page research paper, pass a practicum evaluation (during the last hands-on module), complete practicum hours, and successfully pass an open book exam.

Application and Steps for Enrollment

This 85-Hour Program has the following steps and fees for enrollment:

  1. Download an application (.docx) for this program. Your application must include a non-refundable $80 application fee and proof of 200-hr certificate and other related credentials. Once we are in receipt of both, please allow 2-4 weeks for processing.

  2. You will receive written notification informing you of your acceptance or declining your enrollment.

  3. Once we receive your payment you will receive an official Welcome Letter with information about the program and how to access materials and the online classes. This will include the access code to the program on - you will need to register on Schoology as all program communications and materials are managed here.


Tuition for this program is $850 and includes 3-online classes, 2-hands on modules in Orange, VA, and handouts. Tuition does not include travel or room/board to hands-on modules.

Yoga Alliance

SCHYS is a Yoga Alliance Registered School. Graduates of this program may apply to Yoga Alliance for a RPYT.

SCHYS Faculty

JJ Gormley, MS, CIAYT, E-RYT 500, RPYT

Cara Gaddy, E-RYT 500, RPYT

SCHYS is a Yoga Alliance Registered School. Graduates of this program may apply to Yoga Alliance for a RPYT.

Become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (R-PYT) with SCHYS through our Yoga Alliance registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certificate Program! Learn how to keep prenatal students safe in the classroom and how to teach a class dedicated to prenatal students.


200-hour RYT or equivalent. Students must be proficient in English, have reasonably good computer skills (be able to use an online platform for online classes), and access to a working computer with fairly recent software.

Program Requirements

This 85-hour certificate program begins with a series of online classes and culminates in two hands-on modules.

Online Classes: Each online class meets weekly over an 8-week period (1-hour per week on Thursdays 2:15-3:15 pm (Eastern Time). Classes are recorded for those who cannot attend live, students must post to the discussion board for each online class.

  • Prenatal Class-1: Introduction to Prenatal Yoga and the First Trimester (January 10-March 14)

  • Prenatal Class-2: The Second Trimester (March 28-May 16)

  • Prenatal Class-3: The Third Trimester & Running a Prenatal Class (June 27-August 15)

Hands-on Modules: These modules are an opportunity to put into practice all that was learned in the online classes and offer students a chance to work with actual prenatal students under Faculty guidance.

  • September 7-8, 2019

  • October 12-13, 2019

All hands-on modules will be held at SCHYS, 331 N Madison Road, Orange, VA 22960