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Birthlight has something for you - whether you are a parent or parent-to-be, a yoga teacher, a midwife, another health professional or simply someone interested in promoting joy in pregnancy, parenting and women’s health.

Birthlight is the gold standard in its field. We are the first organisation of our type in this field, offering a continuum of wonderful practices from pre-conception, through pregnancy and birth, through the early postnatal period, to babies and toddlers, for women right through the menopause as well as for their partners and other family members. And we offer these on dry land as well as in water – again the only ones to do all of this.

We are a network not a franchise – we don’t tell you what to do but aim to inspire and provide practical ideas whatever your circumstances and approach.

At the heart of Birthlight is Francoise Freedman who since 1990 has developed a unique approach handed down over generations all over the world, continuously combining this knowledge with findings from cutting edge research. Our ethos and practices are yoga-based but not confined to yoga as they take inspiration from anthropology, dance, medical science, anatomy and physiology, art, poetry and above all what it is to be human, a mother, a baby, a parent, a family member.

Once you get involved with Birthlight you will experience something that will change your life forever. Time and time again those we come into contact with, tell us that Birthlight has transformed the way they live and work, give birth and parent. We don’t just teach a set of practices, we also spread and embody the underlying attitude of compassion and respect for yourself and others and set free the natural joy that is within all of us.

Join us today and experience the Birthlight spirals of joy expanding around you.

From pre-conception to the early years, birthlight is dedicated to the greater enjoyment of pregnancy, birth and babies

Birthlight is a friendly charity and teacher-training organisation focusing on the holistic approach to pregnancy, birth and babyhood. We aim to enhance the wellbeing of women and their partners through the journey of pregnancy and birth, helping parents and infants relax in shared enjoyment of their new life together. Birthlight uses body-based practices inspired from yoga and traditional modes of parenting supported by scientific research and in depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

As the focus on pregnancy and birth becomes increasingly medical and science based, birthlight works in partnership with mainstream healthcare to ensure the physical and emotional nurturing of pregnant women and their families. From pre-conception to the third year, parents can join birthlight classes and create what we call 'an expanding spiral of joy and wellbeing'. Internationally acclaimed, Birthlight has pioneered Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga, Aqua Yoga, Baby Yoga, Baby Swimming and Well Woman Yoga.

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Over the past 25 years, Birthlight has inspired and greatly contributed to a more holistic approach to pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood with an exceptional teacher training program. We use breathing awareness, spinal alignment, adapted yoga poses and flow-movement, touch, sound and relaxation in innovative programmes supported by an extensive underpinning knowledge of anatomy, physiology and scientific research evidence. Our programme is the result of a long process of adaptation, testing and teaching experience. There are now over 4,000 practitioners teaching birthlight techniques worldwide.

We offer a wide range of teacher trainings across the world and can come to you for in-house and corporate trainings:
-         on dry land:
Fertility yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Postnatal Yoga, Birthlight Yoga for Maternity (accredited by Royal college of Midwives), Nurturing Baby Massage (RCM), Baby Yoga, Toddler Yoga and Well Woman Yoga
-         and in water:
Aquanatal Yoga, Postnatal Aqua Yoga, Aqua Yoga Therapy, Baby Swimming, Toddler Swimming , Special Babies and Toddlers swimming.

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