Anatomy & Physiology Module


Bliss Baby Yoga A&P Module Lisa FitzpatrickPrenatal & Postnatal Anatomy & Physiology

Extension Module

Learn from two highly experienced and passionate Bliss Baby Yoga Trainers, Lisa Fitzpatrick and Jennifer Allen, in this package of specialised online lectures that will consolidate and enhance your knowledge in prenatal and postnatal yoga therapy. 

For many yoga teachers and practitioners the science of anatomy and physiology can be daunting, perplexing, or just plain boring.  Not so with Anatomy and Physiology specialists, Lisa and Jennifer.  These two experts bring this often dry subject to life, making it interesting, easy-to-understand, and enjoyable!

Enjoy a total of four hours of informative online lectures that are jam-packed with both the theoretical and practical understanding of the female pelvis and lower back structure and function in pregnancy and post-partum.

This extension module will enhance your understanding and skills in working confidently, and most importantly, safely with your pregnant and new mother yoga clients.

What is included in this extension learning package?

  • 1 x 2 hr Online Video Lecture with Physiotherapist and Yoga Teacher, Lisa Fitzpatrick: “Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Therapy A” with accompanying powerpoint handout (includes clear diagrams and key treatment recommendations)
  • 1 x 2 hr Online Video Lecture with experienced pre & postnatal Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer, Jennifer Allen: “Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Therapy B” with accompanying detailed handout (includes 4 x beautifully illustrated prenatal & postnatal case study sequences)
  • Bonus notes on yoga for prolapse by Bliss Baby Yoga Director Ana Davis.

Course comprises 4 non-contact hours in total, which can count towards required CPD (Continuing Professional Development) hours for Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia members.

What content is covered in the A&P Extension Module?

Bliss Baby Yoga A&P ModuleIn this special extension module, deepen your understanding of the following elements of prenatal and postnatal yoga therapy:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the female pelvis—bones and joints of the pelvis, and the key pelvic floor muscles; includes a deeper understanding of pelvic floor toning and breath-work. 
  • The esoteric physiology of the pelvic and abdominal areas—bandhas and chakras and mind-body connection.
  • Key abdominal and core muscles—“the cylinder of control”
  • Recognising and treating the common prenatal/ postnatal conditions of:
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SIJ)
  • Symphysis Pubis Diastasis (SPD)
  • Diastasis Recti (‘split abdominals’)
  • Sciatica and Piformis Syndrome
  • General lumbar pain
  • Prolapse
  • Bliss Baby Yoga A&P Module Case StudiesPrenatal & Postnatal Case Studies—applied anatomy and physiology for specific case studies drawn from real-life scenarios; includes sample postures and sequence that are safe and appropriate for common prenatal and postnatal back and pelvic conditions. Jennifer also looks at the related emotional and lifestyle factors.
  • Jennifer shares her wealth of wisdom and experience around offering safe, mindful postures and breathing practices for specific, real-life scenarios (drawn from her own teaching experience).
  • Jennifer generously shares a slew of practical prenatal and postnatal teaching-tips, including ways to incorporate the yoga props to enhance the therapeutic benefits of the recommended postures.

Who is this Prenatal & Postnatal A&P Extension Module for?

This module offers valuable professional development for already qualified prenatal and postnatal yoga teachers, helping deepen your knowledge and practically applicable teaching skills.

This module is also an ideal complement to the Bliss Baby Yoga Online Complete (Prenatal & Postnatal) Yoga Course as it extends upon the information covered within this course.

This module may also be of interest to experienced pregnant or postnatal yoga practitioners seeking extra understanding of their own prenatal/post partum bodies and how yoga can support them. 

And it may also be of benefit to women’s health workers in related fields—eg: midwives, physiotherapists, massage therapists.


Lisa Fitz LR Lisa Fitzpatrick is a physiotherapist, best selling author, mother of two, yoga teacher, yoga teacher trainer (specialising in Anatomy & Physiology), and business coach who revels in supporting women to find their soul purpose. Lisa is a sought-after Anatomy & Physiology teacher, featuring as a specialty presenter on yoga teacher training courses throughout Australia.

Lisa has over 20 years experience working with people to improve health by promoting Mind-Body awareness. She has a specialised interest in women's health, well-being and spiritual consciousness, and has a talent for making complex anatomical concepts simple and fun. As the founder of Sacred Women’s Business, a coaching and training business, Lisa provides coaching for intelligent and conscious entrepreneurs with a legacy.

"Lisa is so inspiring! She is so knowledgeable, an excellent presenter, and a beautiful person inside and out. I would love to spend more time learning from Lisa." Prue Stone

Jennifer Allen Bliss Baby YogaJennifer Allen is an E-RYT 500 / RPYT certified yoga teacher and yoga therapist, and teaches a variety of classes in Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga, Yoga Therapy and mat/reformer Pilates. Jennifer has worked as a Senior Bliss Baby Yoga Prenatal, Postnatal and Restorative Yoga course facilitator, and teacher trainer for Byron Yoga Centre Yoga Teacher Training courses in Australia and internationally. Jennifer now facilitates her own Jayayoga 200 hr and 300 hr YTT courses through her studio in Auckland, New Zealand.

As a mother of two, Jennifer has experienced first-hand the many benefits of a regular yoga practice to support her through the amazing journey of pregnancy, birth and motherhood, and is keen to share her knowledge and experience.

"Jennifer Allen is a wonderful facilitator, woman, friend, yogi and Mum! As a yoga teacher I will now feel more confident with pregnant clients." - Jennifer Riley

Ana Davis Bliss Baby YogaAna Davis has long been passionate about exploring the benefits of yoga and meditation for women’s monthly and life cycles.

Ana has been teaching yoga since 1996, and in 2005 founded Bliss Baby Yoga – offering specialised yoga teacher training courses in the areas of Prenatal, Postnatal, Restorative and Women’s Yoga.

In 2013, Ana also founded Moving with the Moon which offers workshops and classes on yoga for the menstrual cycle, menopause and fertility. Ana is currently writing her first book, “Moving with the Moon: Nurturing Yoga, Movement and Meditation for Every Phase of your Menstrual Cycle”.

"Ana's knowledge is amazing and she is able to convey it to students. I felt I was in good, capable hands." - Julie

What past module participants have to say:

“Amazing speakers and I feel so inspired and filled up after listening to these passionate women speak on topics they clearly love as well as being knowledgeable in. I'm currently teaching in a small rural area and often get mum's joining us after baby (new and longterm students). I definitely feel I have a few more tools and moreaware of waysof guiding them in their yoga practice after baby." - Felicity, NZ

About Lisa’s Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Therapy Part A Lecture:

“I have already incorporated some of the information in my classes and found the session very informative. I could feel (Lisa's) warmth and authenticity through the computer! The Online Lectures are very convenient and effective - and allow me to learn from home while my husband looks after our 10 month old! Thank you for giving me this time to learn more and nourish my yoga practice and teaching—I am gathering so much from these lectures."—Alison, Melbourne

About Jennifer’s Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Therapy Part B Lecture:

"Another fantastic lecture (Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Therapy Part B - Case Studies). It's great to have sequences for specific problems as a go-to to take the best care of students with SPD or SIJ pain. Jennifer was great, definitely 10 out of 10. Friendly, knowledgable and explained things really well."—Felicity, NZ

"I love having this opportunity!! Thank you thank you!"—Kate, Japan


This specialised professional development module costs $68 as a stand-alone purchase.

If purchased in combination with our Online Complete (Prenatal & Postnatal) Yoga Teacher Training Course costs only $45.

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