Fully Online, Blended and Face to Face Training Worldwide
Birthlight now offers flexible formats of both our land and water based training
Birthlight is a small UK based charity that was set up in 2000.
For us at Birthlight, inclusivity permeates all we wish to share. We have always welcomed everyone
Over the last two decades, a remarkable feature of our diverse worldwide team of training tutors has been that both participants and observers can instantly perceive a
Our pioneering land and water training courses nurture women, babies and new families worldwide from conception to year three.
While research shows that continuity of care is crucial to early
We offer specialist yoga teacher training courses worldwide in five areas: Pregnancy Yoga, Aqua Yoga, Baby Yoga, Baby Swimming and Well-Woman Yoga.
Birthlight’s innovative yoga
The teachers we train hold classes all throughout the globe. You can find them here in our “Directory of Teachers”.
Current members of Birthlight who hold a Birthlight qualification
Train to support all women journeying through pregnancy, birth and postnatal recovery with specially adapted Yoga that will enhance their health and wellbeing throughout their pregnancy, help them prepare mentally
The Aqua Yoga area consists of the following courses – Aqua Yoga for Women’s Health, Aquanatal Yoga and Aqua Yoga Therapy Days.
Why Train?Birthlight Aqua Yoga for Women’s Heath
To digest and sleep well, to grow and develop their potential, babies need movement appropriate to their ages and/or developmental stages. Drawing on a wealth of teaching experience over three
Birthlight Baby Swimming Area consists of courses: “Baby Swimming Teacher Certification (Parts 1&2)” and “Aquatic Nurture for Newborns” (Short Course / CPD). Additionally, “Foundations of Swimming for Toddlers”, “Aquatic Nuture
Women transform through
In the last 30 years, Birthlight has offered a wide range of in-house training courses for a wide range of providers. Birthlight can come to you for in-house, specialist services
Birthlight, now worldwide, started with informal, small birth preparation classes taught by Francoise Freedman in Cambridge in the 1980’s. As an anthropologist at Cambridge University, Dr Françoise Freedman was asked to share parenting
Dr Françoise Freedman is the Founder and Director of Birthlight. She is a pioneer, Senior Yoga Teacher, acclaimed writer and lecturer of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge.
Françoise interlaces her academic research at Cambridge with Birthlight’s mission. She
Kirsteen Ruffell is the Co-ordinator for Birthlight’s land-based training courses and is one of our experienced Perinatal and Baby Yoga Tutors. She is a registered Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals, has been teaching yoga since 1998 and began
Carol Anne is a Special Baby Swimming tutor and a Certified Aquatic Specialist with more than 10 years experience in warm water therapy for adults and children. Having one of her own daughters living with a disability from birth has
The fourth team member is the collective, it is you and the common and related work that you do, maybe in related disciplines or maybe in the directions you take after coming on a training with us or attending
First published in Yoga & Health Magazine August 2013
Among recent developments in Western Yoga, Aqua Yoga seems particularly counter-intuitive. What about gravity and the grounding from the earth that makes us unfold the
Thank you so much Sally Lomas and Birthlight for the wonderful course in Aquanatal yoga. Kelly Bromley, Angie McClean and myself had all completed our part 1
Birthlight was chosen by the swimming company Turtle Tots to provide Aqua Yoga training to all their swimming teachers. The training of Turtle Tums has been
One of our many partners is the Swimming Teachers’ Association
One of our many partners – the World Aquatics Babies & Children’s Network