Teacher Trainings

200 hour
Continuing Edu Workshops

Yoga Teacher Training

200 Hour (starts October 6, 2019)

This Yoga Alliance accredited training provides all the technical skills and knowledge necessary for yoga teachers. It is designed as a yoga lab where you will experience the four paths of yoga, develop a personal sadhana practice, consider philosophical yogic concepts in day to day life, and participate in discussions that encourage mindful reflection of yogic observances.

The goal of this multi-layered training experience is to enrich, inform, and inspire your teaching and personal practice for years to come. This course is especially unique among teacher trainings in offering a comprehensive exploration of the cultural, philosophical, scientific and cosmological roots of yoga. Knowledge gained in this training will distinguish you among yoga teachers and can lead to many unexpected and exciting new adventures.

This course will:

Prepare you to confidently and safely teach a well-rounded, alignment focused yoga class that includes asana, pranayama and meditation.

Provide a truly comprehensive experience where you will explore the breadth and depth of yoga.

This training is for you if:

  • You are seeking a hatha-inspired approach to yoga.

  • You want to teach yoga, and you’re ready to step off the beaten path to explore new areas of yoga.

  • You do not wish to teach yoga, but you desire to undertake an in-depth, transformative study.

  • You want to understand the ancient roots of yoga, it’s life-style, spirituality and traditions.

  • You are self-motivated, open to new perspectives, thirst for knowledge, and enjoy the process of study.

Registration is now open.


Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Prenatal Teacher Training with Devi Ma Yoga prepares you to confidently teach a safe, mindful and beneficial prenatal yoga class. This course is offered in two parts: basic (level 1) and advanced (level 2). To qualify for the 85 hour RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) credential with Yoga Alliance, you must complete both levels.

Beyond learning how to teach prenatal yoga, this training is often personally transformational for many participants. Participants in these trainings embark on a journey of self discovery and often find themselves on a new path that can lead to exciting, unexpected opportunities. This Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training is transformational and will ignite a deep passion for this work.  

If you've been searching for a comprehensive prenatal yoga teacher training, look no further! We have over a decade of experience training prenatal yoga teachers, and over 14 years of experience teaching prenatal yoga, mentoring doulas, supporting births and preparing expecting couples for the journey of labor and parenthood. 

Prenatal Basic (level 1)

Pre-requisite for Level 1:
200-hour basic yoga teacher certification

29 hours

Level 1 will fully prepare you to teach prenatal yoga. You will learn asana and pranayama that is appropriate for each trimester of pregnancy, modifications for practice, and how to instruct a well-rounded, informative class. A comprehensive review of anatomy and physiology of pregnancy will ground teachers in how to safely approach instruction for pregnant women. You will also learn how prenatal yoga practice provides many benefits for both mom and baby as well as the physical and emotional changes that occur in each trimester.

Session dates:
Next session TBA


Training Location:
Yoga Haven
91 Montgomery Ave
Scarsdale, NY

Prenatal Advanced (level 2)

Session info & dates TBA

Thank you again for all the experience you helped me to gain. I just graduated from nursing school and I am applying for labor and delivery positions! I’m so thankful for the mentoring meetings I had with you and the couples we worked with together before and during their births. Your childbirth and breastfeeding classes that you allowed me to sit in on not only changed my life — it made me absolutely sure that I am supposed to do this work.
— Elizabeth
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"This Prenatal Teacher Training was a profound and transformative experience for me. My experience was so positive due in large to Kelly's wealth of experience, knowledge and selfless gifts of support and mentoring. Her passion for yoga, women, and birth is infectious. This training is not to be missed". ~Tori

"This Prenatal Teacher Training was an amazing experience in which a community of women came together to develop a deeper knowledge of the birthing process and how yoga has the ability to support a healthy pregnancy and labor.  I now have the tools to help provide women with a way to connect with their baby, their ever changing body, and with each other.  The course forever changed my life, and has opened a new way of thinking for me". ~Jacqui

“My experience in the Prenatal and Yoga for Labor and Delivery Teacher Training was a very positive one. I feel this certification will also help me in being a better prenatal yoga instructor. I have much more understanding of what an expectant mother and partner experience in birth. Kelly is an exceptional teacher, and I am so happy that she shared her vast knowledge and experience with our class”.  ~ Beth


Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Earn 20 Continuing Education hours with Yoga Alliance

Yin Yoga is a reflective mind/body practice that targets the connective tissue, joints, meridians (energy channels) and organs of the body. This practice provides an opportunity for a deeper release and transformation of energetic congestion in the body (as a result of held emotions, habitual thought patterns, stress and life experiences).  This training provides a comprehensive understanding of the yin yoga format; its effects on subtle anatomy, how to teach and sequence the basic yin poses and how to assist students in finding an appropriate level of safe practice.

Next session:

Spring 2020

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This training was a deep dive into yin yoga where I gained deeper understanding of the benefits of this practice, yoga philosophy and techniques, as well as the emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of this practice. Discussions were thought-provoking and valuable for both my teaching and personal practice.
— Lauren

Adapting Asana for Prenatal Yoga Students

Earn 5 Continuing Education hours with Yoga Alliance

Yoga teachers frequently experience a significant information gap when it comes to guiding pregnant women in regular classes. If you teach yoga to the general population, you need a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy to provide safe and confident instruction. This workshop dispels many common assumptions and misconceptions held by yoga teachers and provides a much clearer understanding of the needs of pregnant women in every trimester and what to do when they attend regular yoga classes. 

This curriculum was created by Kelly Devi in 2009 to address numerous questions and requests from yoga teachers wanting more background and guidance on this topic. This workshop is designed specifically for yoga teachers who are not prenatal yoga teachers. Completion of this workshop does not qualify you as a prenatal yoga teacher.


“My 200 hour training touched on modifying for prenatal students, but I was never completely confident when a pregnant student came to class. This workshop provided so much insight, not only about modifying poses, but about what questions to ask and what poses to avoid. I wish I had taken this workshop years ago!" ~Debbie

"I not only learned more than I expected, I gained a deeper awareness and ability to modify for pregnancy. As a yoga teacher, the first priority should be to cause no harm. Completely recommend this workshop to all yoga teachers". ~Tina

Upcoming date:

200-hour basic yoga teacher certification

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