Become a qualified yogabellies teacher

Being a yoga teacher is a true calling. If you’ve had a little burning flame flickering inside you for a while now telling you this is the path you should go down, you’re in the right place.

Is it your dream to create a beautiful, empowering, inclusive yoga community for ALL women?

Do you want to work for yourself, set your own hours and build a business you can run alongside your family commitments? 

Want to know more?

Becoming a YogaBellies® teacher is for you if…

  • You love everything about yoga for women and the benefits it holds throughout life
  • You’re ready to work hard and commit doing something you love.
  • You’re a go-getter, an innovator and you love coming up with and executing new ideas.
  • You want a good work-life balance.
  • You want a business that fits in with your life and family.
  • You genuinely want to help women feel good in their bodies and minds at whatever stage they’re at in their lives.
  • You want to wake up every day and do important work that matters and changes lives.
  • You want every day to be filled with the thing that brings you joy - yoga!

Become a YogaBellies® instructor now!

Hi I’m Cheryl!

I am a Yoga Elder, therapist, mother, wife, author and ethical business owner. I have been practising yoga for 25 years and have trained extensively in yoga for women, holistic therapies, birth education, hypnosis and traditional female wellness practices.

My true love is training other women to become masterful, inclusive and powerful yoga teachers. I’ve trained hundreds of YogaBellies® Teachers and birth mentors over the past 12 years. My skills and experience combined with my absolute adoration of all things yoga and the belief that anyone can practice yoga, are the essence of YogaBellies®.

I’m also the creator of the Birth ROCKS method: The only bespoke birth preparation practice that is customized to parents needs. I’ve written eight books, I’ve run yoga retreats and teacher training across the globe. Winner of the The Scottish Edge Award, three What’s on 4 Little One’s Awards as well as being a finalist in Woman of the Year, Working Mum’s Best Employer and What’s on 4 Junior’s Awards. I have also worked with celebrities such as Kimberley Walsh (of Girls Aloud fame), Fearne Cotton and Catherine Tyldsley (Coronation Street) in birth preparation and on their yoga practice.

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Oh and I’ve also been on TV (Hi mum!)

Take a peek at me on BBC’s Dragons’ Den or on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ with Holly Willoughby...

Are you ready to say YES to

fulfilling your dream?

Go on the waitlist to find out when we are accepting applications for Online Certified YogaBellies® Teacher Training

So what exactly is the YogaBellies® Teacher Training all about?

Since appearing on Dragon’s Den, YogaBellies® has gone from strength to strength and now offers online licensed yoga teacher training.

If you:

  • Love all things yoga and women's health
  • Are looking for a new direction
  • Want to expand your yoga teaching training
  • Or even are just get started on becoming a yoga teacher
  • AND are based outside of the UK...
  • Then YogaBellies® Teacher Training is the life-changing certification for you.

(If you are in the UK, check out our UK option here)

Let’s be super clear though

To become a successful YogaBellies Teacher, you MUST love all things woman, birth and baby.

Over 100,000 women in the UK alone have attended YogaBellies® classes, and this is your invitation to join this growing community of women supporting women, and to teach yoga created especially for women, by women

How YogaBellies® Teacher Training is different to all the other Yoga Training Courses out there.

YogaBellies® offer yoga classes for women at every important life stage, including pregnancy and post-partum with baby.

Certified YogaBellies® teachers receive world-wide accredited training as well as brand and peer support. We don't just give you yoga teaching skills in our unique women's only style, we also give you all of the tools and techniques that you need to set up and run a successful, ethical YogaBellies® business all of your own.

Sound good?

So how does all this work exactly?

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YogaBellies® are looking for teachers with a balance of skills. You must have a love (some would say an obsession!) of all things women, baby, birth and yoga. But most importantly - you MUST have a genuine interest in supporting women using YogaBellies bespoke feminine yogic techniques.

You don’t need to be a yoga teacher or yoga expert to join us and we believe that if you live by yoga ethics, that the physical aspects of your practice can be perfected in time. We accept applications from all health, maternity and fitness professionals too, and all applications will be considered.

Our YogaBellies® Teacher training is delivered fully online, so you can fit in your education whenever (and wherever) you can.

As a YogaBellies® teacher, you will have a complete, ethical and supportive licensed business model, to help you live the dream.

Let’s Dive Deeper into the YogaBellies Model

Here's what you get...

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CYT training in the form of 10 distinct modules covering everything you need to know about teaching yoga women at every life stage.

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Over 60 step by step prewritten YogaBellies class plans and also YogaBellies teacher training handbooks, handouts, templates and slideshows

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Over 60 hours of video content including a step by step breakdown of every posture for every life stage;        

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Access to the 50-hour birth rocks online mentor training making you a qualified childbirth educator also - teach parents and couples and help prepare for birth

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Regular ongoing live sessions with myself and my team of teacher trainers online for you to interact and learn

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Complete Business Goddess Training with templates to get started with own YogaBellies business. Additional resources in the form of our online community and free license

Becoming a YogaBellies® Teacher is

truly life changing opportunity.

Check out some of the stories of our teachers.

The best part is meeting and working with so many amazing women. This includes the women in my classes, my other YogaBellies teachers and the women I have met through collaborations, connections with local businesses and

- Nicki Bulger

I love the fact that I am part of a team who are there when I need them but I am also running my own business.  I have always had the  management team to turn to for help whenever I need it which sometimes is just a phone call for advice.  I get to make my own choices and decisions, take holidays whenever I choose and run my job around my life, not the other way round.  

- Eleanor Higgins

I absolutely love my job! Top of the list is work life balance. I can drop my daughter of at nursery, pick her up and spend the rest of the day with her until I go out to work in the afternoon. The my husband gets to do the bedtime routine! We both worked in retail before so sometimes (nearly all the time) we would hardly see each other and you could forget Christmas as its the busiest time in retail. Last Christmas we both took 2 weeks off! It was amazing!

Aside from this I love being part of an amazing community of women and I get to meet remarkable ladies from all walks of life, some I now call friends.

Don’t get me wrong. It is hard work to get to where I am just now and at times worrying and stressful but would I change it? Not for one second.

- Victoria Stewart

Certified YogaBellies Teacher Training Curriculum

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YogaBellies Business Goddess Induction

  • This section is really an entire course in itself and you can do this at any point in your journey. YogaBellies CEO, Cheryl MacDonald’s personal advice and pointers will help you avoid the many pitfalls of starting your YogaBellies business and save you time, effort and money.
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HERStory and Yoga for Women

  • Learn about YogaBellies beginning and understand why yoga for women is different. Uncover the real benefits of yoga for women and how this applies though the life stages.
  • Explore the history of women in yoga and their role in yoga today and why we need be honouring our natural rhythms . Explore the intricacies of working with the lunar and menstrual cycles to align with nature.
  • Explore traditional yoga philosophy and concepts such as the Chakras and Koshas and traditional yoga terms and how and when to sanskrit.
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anatomy for women

  • Studying and teaching female anatomy & physiology including
    The BAPs: Core form and function, the spine and the pelvis (including the pelvic floor)
  • How Yoga Supports Women's Wellness, Female Trauma & PTSD and trauma-informed teaching
  • Working with injuries & common female conditions. Identifying contraindications and providing alternatives to asana and mindful asana transitions
  • Understand the importance of flexibility, stretching, sensation and pain management when teaching yoga
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The YogaBellies Sadhana

  • Learn about The YogaBellies Sadhana, the practice and system we apply throughout the female life stages to optimize our yoga practice for overall wellness and vitality: Sense Breathe Move Sleep Circle.
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Maiden, echantress, Crone (Menses and Menopause)

  • Use the YogaBellies Sadhana of Sense Breath Move Sleep to work with women throughout the menstrual cycle, perimenopause and menopause.
  • Find out about the incredible journey of psychological and physiological changes that every woman travels during these transformational life stages. Embrace the maiden, mother, enchantress and crone and learn how these archetypes can be present in our lives at every age.
  • Learn how to teach Luna and CorePlay classes for women throughout the life stages, with pre-written class plans provided.
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Mother: YogaBellies for Pregnancy

  • Examine the incredible journey of psychological and physiological changes that a woman travels during pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Discover how we can work therapeutically to alleviate and resolve various aches, pains and ailments related to pregnancy and birth.
    Learn about comfort techniques and practices for pregnancy and birth
  • Uncover the importance of working therapeutically with the BAPs (back, abs and pelvic floor) in a safe and beneficial way throughout pregnancy during your yoga practice.
  • Learn to teach YogaBellies for Pregnancy classes, with pre-written class plans provided.
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mother (YogaBellies for Mum & Baby)

  • Learn everything you need to know about postpartum anatomy and physiology. What is mum going through at every stage of the fourth trimester and beyond emotionally, physically and spiritually.
    Explore the powerful journey into motherhood and the critical stages of post-natal recovery
  • Identify key risk factors to look out for in-class; what changes mum should expect and what adjustments we can make.
    Learn how we can work with new mums to alleviate and resolve various aches, pains and ailments specifically related to birth recovery and the postpartum period.
  • Explore YogaBellies baby yoga postures for infants and toddlers to incorporate into your class: Why they are beneficial and how they can assist their growth, development and overall health.
  • Learn how to teach YogaBellies for Mum & Baby; YogaBellies for Mum & Toddler and NURTURE classes (all with pre-written class plans)
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Mother (yogabellies baby massage)

  • Learn about baby's anatomy and physiology and the key stages for newborns.
  • Teaching touch to parents and learning the YogaBellies baby massage strokes and their benefits and uses.
  • Learn how to teach baby massage as part of our NURTURE classes.
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Teacher Ethics and Holding Space

  • Embracing Inclusion & Diversity at YogaBellies and exploring the concepts of Sacred Space
  • Learn the basics of studio and class logistics: How to get set up for a safe and effective learning environment
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YogaBellies Teacher First Aid

  • Explore our YogaBellies in house yoga teacher first aid training, equipping you to deal with essential basic first aid skills for class.

Plus! these amazing bonuses

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6 months license fees included

Free YogaBellies Teachers licence which includes a mini-site on our main website, extra resources and support and searchable class listings. Worth $174

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Goddess Meditation & Lunar Kits

Our most popular e-kits packed with meditation recordings, scripts, guidebooks and more on embracing the feminine and living in line with nature's cycles. Worth $100

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FREE Birth ROCKS Mentor Training

Train a birth educator in the only bespoke birth preparation technique that is customized to parents' needs. This takes your qualification to CYT250. Usually $597

Join us today!

Over 100 teachers in the UK &

over 500 birth rocks mentors worldwide!

Hear some of the YogaBellies® Teachers

tell their stories

Check out some of the stories of our teachers.

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  • Over 60 hours of video content including a step by step breakdown of every posture for every life stage; 30 hours of YogaBellies live recorded classes from different teachers; YogaBellies practices and techniques; lectures of all of the YogaBellies themes and topics also with printable handouts;
  • YogaBellies Business Goddess training in a series of video lectures and printable handouts – this is everything I know about starting and growing a successful yoga business;
  • Over 60 step by step prewritten YogaBellies class plans for you to tweak and make your own all with Prewritten SLEEP meditations to accompany each class plan;
  • Bursting-at-the-seams YogaBellies teacher training handbooks on all of the topics covered - covering all of the basics you’d expect from a standard 200 YTT course PLUS more information of our specialization - yoga for women;
  • Regular ongoing live sessions with myself and my team of teacher trainers online for you to interact and learn as you progress your training (attend if you can or view the recording later;)
  • Home study YogaBellies® first aid certification for all teachers as well as anatomy and physiology guidebooks;
  • BONUS: Access to the 50-hour birth rocks online mentor training making you a qualified childbirth educator also - teach parents and couples and help prepare for birth. This also upgrades your qualification to CYT 250

Are you ready to say YES to

fulfilling your dream?

Go on the waitlist to find out when we are accepting applications for Online Certified YogaBellies® Teacher Training