True North Offers a Comprehensive and Holistic Approach to Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga and Rehabilitation

True North Prenatal and Postnatal
Yoga Teacher Trainings

True North Yoga is Canada’s premier Prenatal and Postnatal certification program. Their training offers a comprehensive and holistic approach to prenatal and postnatal yoga and rehabilitation that is founded on years of experience as birth professionals and yoga teachers.

The 32-hour program is taught in partnership by Angela Jackson & Sarah Wetmore and is offered in two full weekends or a 5 day intensive. Each topic is explored via lecture, discussion, yoga practice, small group activities and self-reflection. Students are encouraged to bring questions and cultural practice from their communities into each training; to personalize and enlighten the group to issues that are relevant within the local area.

A mix of learning styles and practice combined with robust learning materials, provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to teach immediately upon graduation.

Teachers who certify with True North are offered continuous mentorship and online support as part of their tuition to help grow their business and connect them with teaching opportunities.

Who is this training for?

Yoga Teachers

Do you want to specialize and offer Prenatal, Postnatal or Baby and Me yoga classes? Or perhaps you have pregnant people attending your regular yoga classes and want to support them better. Then this training is for you!

Yoga Practitioners

Are you a student of yoga that is either pregnant or planning a pregnancy and you want to continue your practice? Then this training is for you!

Birth Workers

Are you a Nurse, Doula, Midwife, Naturopath, Fitness Trainer or Counsellor that wishes to include yoga in your holistic support for your prenatal and postnatal clients and patients? Then this training is a wonderful way to do so. It is possible that you may not want to teach yoga but simply educate and guide your patients with yoga tools to better support them.

What is included as Part of Your Training

Curriculum Break Down

Part 1 led by Sarah Wetmore:

  • General Anatomy & Physiology
  • Trimesters of Pregnancy
  • Stages of labour and childbirth
  • Endocrine System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Reproductive System
  • Bones of Pelvis
  • Organ Functions
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Body Mechanics
  • High/Low Risk Pregnancies
  • Lifestyle and Wellbeing
  • Stress Management
  • Emotional and Mental Health

Part 2 led by Angela Jackson:

  • Benefits of Yoga in Pregnancy
  • Asana for Pregnancy
  • Asana Modifications
  • Core Considerations
  • Poses to Relieve Discomforts
  • Restorative Yoga for Pregnancy
  • Physiological Guidelines for Pregnancy
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Mudras
  • Mantras
  • Sequencing
  • How to Structure a Class
  • Cueing
  • Assisting
  • Postnatal Yoga/Baby and Me yoga

Upcoming Trainings

November 2020 – Burlington, ON at THE WOMB early bird rate until October 15th, to register click here

If you’re a studio that would like to partner with us please contact us directly at


This training does provide you with Continuing Education credits: 16 contact hours and 16 non-contact hours

No you do not. Doulas, Midwives, other birth workers and health professionals can benefit from the teachings and tools and use them to compliment their current offerings. Although, in order to teach a public Prenatal Yoga class one must have a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification.

You receive 32 hours of training with highly qualified instructors, a comprehensive manual, a certificate, online support and webinars, discounts on future trainings and much more. See Trainings page for details.

The tuition is $699 + tax. A deposit is required at registration and the remainder is owed 6 weeks prior to first training date. Refunds are only given if cancellation occurs 2 weeks prior to the training (this is due to costs that are incurred by True North, i.e. travel costs and manual printing). Payment terms may vary by location. Please check with the studio/clinic at the location you are attending.

This training is superior to most 85 hour trainings based on the Yoga Alliance standards due to our knowledge as experienced yoga teachers and Doulas. This training covers core health and its considerations, as well as postnatal yoga and the YA (Yoga Alliance) does not require these topics. These two topics are very relevant and important for safety to yoga teachers. There are also supplementary resources online and community support to keep teachers current through specialties in each topic.

That is wonderful! Please email and we can set up a time to discuss a possible relationship.

The more highly skilled Prenatal Yoga teachers in our communities the better we can support families! When pre & postnatal yoga classes are offered in studios, community centres, clinics etc. the better we are able to support perinatal, prenatal and postnatal emotional and physical health.

At True North we believe that learning is best done through connection, so at this time our course is not offered online. If you would like us to come to your community please email us