Birthlight tutor - Belinda Staplehurst
Belinda’s first experience of yoga was when she attended a classjust before turning eighteen. As she was never drawn to competitive sports at school but found that she could do yoga, and what’s more enjoy it! She’s been hooked since then and enjoyed a huge variety of teachers and styles over the years. Belinda is a Hatha Yoga teacher who is open-minded about different approaches to yoga.
Belinda qualified as a Yoga teacher with Friends of Yoga (FrYog) in 2000 just months after giving birth to her second child and started by teaching general classes. Inspired by some of her pregnant students to pursue antenatal yoga further, Belinda qualified with Birthlight to teach antenatal and postnatal yoga in 2004 and started running pregnancy yoga classes that proved very popular. Some of the women wanted to carry on with their yoga practice after giving birth so Belinda was again inspired to study further and became a Birthlight Baby yoga teacher in 2005.
Belinda, the founder of Yogaworks, now teaches general yoga, pregnancy yoga and mother & baby yoga classes in her local town of Leamington Spa, with students ranging in age from 3 weeks to 70 years!
Birthlight provided Belinda with a constant source of inspiration. She feels privileged to witness first hand the joy with which the Birthlight approach is received by women, their babies and their partners at many key life stages. So to spread the Birthlight spirals of joy even further, Belinda qualified as a Perinatal Yoga tutor with Birthlight in 2013.
Belinda lives in Lemington Spa.