Birthlight certified Perinatal Yoga teachers are yoga teachers who have specialised in the teaching of yoga for pregnancy and birth preparation. They are all trained to a high standard that includes supervised case studies, mentoring and the completion of detailed coursework. At a time when pregnancy yoga is increasingly offered in fitness programmes, birthlight training guarantees safety, background knowledge and expertise. Birthlight perinatal yoga has been developed and tested over thirty years of organic growth and retains its originality and integrity. Birthlight classes are not standardised in uniform sets within or across countries: teachers are trained to cater for group and individual needs in their own unique style, as befits the unique experience of each pregnant woman in the group. Birthlight has also adapted class templates to the cultural needs of women in different countries around the world with a sensitivity informed by anthropology.
Birthlight also offers yoga for pregnancy as ‘birthlight yoga’ taught by maternity professionals and most particularly midwives, either in hospitals or in the community. The ‘birthlight yoga’ classes tend to have a greater focus on birth preparation with an aim to promote ‘normal’ birth as well as enhancing wellbeing throughout pregnancy. They are an ideal complement to your antenatal care.