The Yoga of Birth

Prenatal yoga training for yoga teachers, doulas and pregnant women

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Welcome to the Yoga of Birth, online pregnancy yoga training

Yoga teachers with niche skills are needed more now than ever before ... 

Who is the training for?

This training is primarily for yoga teachers to support you in becoming a prenatal yoga teacher. You will be certified (through Bhakti Rose) upon completion of all the modules and the homework. You must already be a 200 hour accredited yoga teacher to get the certification.

This course is also a precious opportunity for doulas and expecting mothers to learn about pregnancy yoga and for those people it is not necessary to do the homework or assignments.

'Remember this, for it is as true as true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human female bodies have the same potential to give birth well as aardvarks, lions, rhinoceri, elephants, moose, and water buffalo. Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body.'  Ina May Gaskin

What is the training about?

This training is all about supporting pregnant women to reclaim feminine intelligence, trust in themselves and intuition.  As the ancient yogic scriptures (Rig Veda) remind us 'Reverence to the Divine in the form of the Female Power (Shakti) that defends the entire world in various manifestations.'

Yoga has proven to be a safe and effective practice during pregnancy. It has a whole variety of positive effects on the mother’s body, including developing strength, maintaining fitness and reducing symptoms of pregnancy such as muscle aches, swelling, sciatica, cramps, and fatigue. But even more so, yoga has demonstrated a positive impact on mother's and baby's mind, inducing a sense of inner peace and wellbeing. Join us to learn how to safely practice yoga asana in pregnancy and how to adapt your yoga classes for pregnant women.

The training encompasses three parts:

Pregnancy including conception and fertility awareness, guidelines for safe and effective asana, prananyama (breathing techniques), sadhana (conscious spiritual practice), yoga nidra (deep relaxation), chanting and meditation.

Labour preparation including yogic scriptures on birth, pranayama (breathing techniques) for labour, birth without violence (ahimsa) and pratyahara (creating the best support team and environment for birthing).

Post-natal preparation including care of self, care of baby, the sacred forty days after birthing, mantras and chanting and returning to yoga asana after birthing.

We also cover:

  • Sequencing and class planning
  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
  • Business skills for launching your pre and postnatal yoga classes
  • Bonus modules on yoni steaming, essential oils and baby massage

How was the course developed?

The course is adapted from Katie's in-person trainings that she has been running for many years. We have carefully structured a combination of audio and video material (some from live trainings and some specifically recorded) to support and guide your learning experience.

What is included?

  • Beautiful PDF’s (written materials) which cover the course content in easy to use and reference formats.
  • Teaching resources such as meditation and guided relaxation scripts and recordings, class plans and breathing practices.
  • Audio recordings and video recordings for each module.
  • Bonus materials on subjects such as yoni steaming for post-natal recovery, essential oils in pregnancy and the business of setting up pre-natal yoga classes.
  • Quizzes and homework assignments which will be reviewed by Katie Rose.  
  • A copy of Katie's book 'The Yoga of Birth' second edition (PDF version).
  • Guest teachers for modules such as the in-depth study of anatomy and physiology for pregnancy as well as baby massage.
  • Information on teaching one to one classes as well as group sessions and how to adapt a regular 'open' class if a pregnant student wishes to join.

When can I start?

Immediately after you sign up for the training you’ll be sent a link to start downloading material, so you can dive in straight away.

'We get to choose the way we look at the world.  We can see the mess, the to-dos and the drama. Or we can choose to see the miracles that are all around us.' Megan Dalla-Camina

What people are saying: 'Impressed with what I am learning ...'

'I am loving the course content so much, you are just wonderful! My mum has been a midwife for over 10 years and it's great to be able to talk to her about the things I am learning in the course, she is impressed with what I am learning as well!'
- Bella, Sydney
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Your Instructor

Katie Rose is an inspirational powerhouse, making ancient yogic and Ayurvedic wisdom accessible for busy modern-day women. Her solid grounding in mindfulness and spirituality, along with her authentic ‘say it as it is’ approach and impressive business savvy has earnt her an enthusiastic following amongst yogis in Sydney and Australia-wide.

As a published author, advanced level Jivamukti Yoga and Kundalini Yoga teacher, ayurveda consultant and doula, women’s health and wellbeing are Katie’s specialty. Katie is a teacher for The Australian Doula College (ADC) and she holds the highest possible accreditations with both Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia and over 20 years, has trained hundreds of yoga teachers. She started her yogic career at age 19 as a volunteer cleaner at the prestigious TriYoga in London. By 24 Katie was managing the Primrose Hill TriYoga flagship location after which she moved to Australia in 2004 and founded her own yoga studio ‘Samadhi Yoga’ in Newtown. In 2007 Katie co-founded Jivamukti Yoga Sydney which at its peak was a four location Sydney based business and is still a community that continues to thrive today.

Her passion is in empowering women through yogic philosophy and bringing devotion and a sense of sacredness to everyday life. She has a deep compassion for animals and reverence for nature. Her most recent book (released by Rockpool Publishing in Australia, USA and UK), ‘Mindful Living’, was published in 2019 and the journal and inspiration cards to follow on its success will be available soon. Her book 'The Yoga of Birth' went into its second edition in 2020 after continuous sales over 10 years!

Current projects for Katie include writing, a plant-medicine business Bhakti Blends (ayurvedic teas), in-person teaching at various locations and the her substantial online offering including her signature training Ayurveda Goddess.

Katie is the mother of four boys and lives in Sydney’s super-hip Inner West. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What people are saying:

'Fantastic information and wonderful energy'

The 'Yoga of Birth' online training is filled with fantastic information, a wonderful energy and comprehensive reference material. The teacher Katie Rose is highly qualified (both as a yoga instructor and experienced doula) and I really enjoyed learning from her. I also loved doing the course while pregnant and feel it has positively impacted my thoughts on my pregnancy and the birthing process.

- Manjula, Gold Coast

What people are saying:

'Much more confident to teach'

“I am starting my journey as a yoga teacher and still building my personality during my classes. I felt how important it was to make pregnant women feel safe and cared during their practices, so I decided to take the ‘Yoga of Birth’ training. Katie shared many experiences and knowledge with us making me feel much more confident to teach pregnant women from now on. I have already started this new path and received a great feedback from my students! I truly couldn’t recommend it more.”

- Juliana, Sydney
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Course teacher Katie Rose shares: 'As a mother to four boys and a practicing doula and prenatal yoga teacher of many years I have a great amount of practical wisdom to share with you. Human birth is a great gift — let’s welcome it with due respect, humility and joy. There is nothing as powerful as a group of women coming together to support one another. The primal journey of birthing our babies is a pivotal moment in a woman's life, so spending this time together should not be underestimated in its power for us to ‘hold space’ in our minds and hearts for birthing. Join us for the journey into a bountiful, beautiful and blissful pregnancy and labour starting here!'


'When fear overwhelms truth and love, we call it pain. Our spirit as women has all the knowledge and power we need to give birth and to nurture our babies. It is in our genetic coding. It has been there since the beginning of time.' Gurmukh