Spend 10 days learning, exploring and experiencing yoga! Wake up to the sounds of the jungle, learn about prenatal yoga under the canopy of a tree, see incredible wildlife and support an award winning organization on the trip of a lifetime. 

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

**May 16th to 26th 2018 on the beautiful grounds of Shanti Uganda** 

The Shakti Yoga 40 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training will immerse you in the prenatal yoga experience while surrounded by the positive energy and wisdom of the midwives and mommas at the Shanti Uganda Birth House in Luwero, Uganda. The yoga sessions and lectures of this special training are woven into a journey of cultural immersion. No specific yoga experience is needed to take part. This exciting and life changing experience is for anyone interested in travel, cultural exchange, meeting new people, women’s health & wellness and yoga!

Topics Covered:

  • The spiritual and mind-body aspects of pregnancy, birth, and women’s health & wellness
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Physiology of pregnancy and childbirth
  • Teaching techniques for every trimester and postpartum
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Yoga relaxation and visualization techniquesRPYS_CMYK_300dpi_3inch_thumb
  • Common prenatal conditions
  • Postnatal yoga
  • Perspectives on maternal health in Uganda, traditional birthing practices and herbs and teas for pregnancy from Shanti Uganda’s Head Midwife, Traditional Birth Attendant, and Agriculturalist

The unique setting on the grounds of the Shanti Uganda Birth House and garden provides the opportunity to explore rural Uganda, learn from Shanti Uganda’s knowledgeable staff, eat local cuisine, and experience Uganda knowing that your transportation, accommodation and meals are taken care of — leaving you to simply embrace the learning, growth and relaxation of this amazing retreat!

This Training is for:

  • Anyone looking to deepen their knowledge of women’s health/prenatal yoga and have the cultural experience of a lifetime.
  • Any professional working with pregnant women who wants to complement their professional work: doulas, midwives, nurses, doctors, childbirth educators, acupuncturists, physiotherapists, massage therapists etc.
    • Training hours qualify as CEUs with DONA
  • Teachers of yoga who want to deepen their understanding of the prenatal experience and develop confidence teaching prenatal classes.
    • Training hours qualify as CEUs with Yoga Alliance

Program Fees

100% of the proceeds of this trip support Shanti Uganda’s work to improve infant and maternal health and to provide safe, mother-centered care in the District of Luwero, Uganda. When you register for this course you are directly contributing to the improvement of infant and maternal health in this community.

Non-East African Residents

$2675 CAD. A $500 non­refundable, non­transferable deposit is required upon registration to reserve your spot. Remaining fee $2175 is due by April 1st, 2018.

Sign up with a friend and each participant gets $250CAD off their fee – a $500 value! 

East African Residents

Special in country price of $700USD + $45 add on for Rhino Safari (does not include first and last nights in Entebbe).


One $1,000CAD scholarship is available this year for yogis who are doing good work in their community. Deadline to apply is Friday December 8th with notification of acceptance by February 1st, 2018. Scholarships are $1000 off our fee, but participants must still pay the remaining $1675CAD fee and all associated travel costs. Fill out our Scholarship Application today!

Included in Price:

  •  10 Nights Accommodation (double occupancy)
  •  In Country Travel (including transport to and from the airport)
  •  Freshly prepared meals daily
  •  A 40 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
  •  Course Manual & Certificate
  •  Processing & Journaling Sessions
  •  Lecture with Shanti’s Head Midwife, Agriculturalist and Traditional Birth Attendant
  •  Bonfire and traditional Ugandan drumming event
  •  Zhiwa Rhino Sanctuary Entrance Fee & Guided Safari
  •  Overnight stay at the Uganda Wildlife Education Center in Entebbe

Not Included in Price:

  • Airfare
  • Medical Insurance
  • Visas
  • Vaccinations & Medications
  • Personal Spending
  • Additional Snacks/Drinks

How To Attend

For more information, including how to register for our training, please fill out the form below and you will be contacted by our Operations Director, Kate Hyde. Please feel free to reach out to her with any questions or concerns: kate@shantiuganda.org.

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About Bobby:


Bobby Bessey, B.Sc., E­RYT 500, RPYT, Doula CD(DONA), HBCE HypnoBirthing Educator

Bobby specializes in prenatal yoga classes and birth education. She is a birth doula, HypnoBirthing instructor, registered prenatal yoga instructor (RYPT), and mother of two. Pulling from more than a decade of  instructing prenatal yoga classes and providing birth support Bobby creates  informative, insightful and practical prenatal yoga classes that incorporate birth preparation themes. Her popular classes teach prenatal moms to strengthen their body and mind as they prepare for beautiful pregnancy, birth and motherhood experiences. Bobby’s passion for making pregnancy and birth the enjoyable and sacred experience it is meant to be is obvious in her positive and inspiring approach to instruction.