Alison Duff

Alison Duff is a teacher for Birthlight’s Aqua Yoga, Baby Swimming and Baby Yoga training courses. She started her training in 2006 and has since been spreading Birthlight’s spiral of joy through her Calmababy Centre in Peterborough, England.  

Belinda Staplehurst

Belinda has been a Hatha Yoga Teacher since 2000 and is a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She grew up in France but is based in the Midlands, UK. Belinda joined Birthlight in 2015 as a Perinatal Tutor after completing multiple Birthlight diplomas specializing in land practices. Belinda has […]

Amanda Gawthrope

Amanda Gawthrope joined Birthlight after meeting and being inspired by Founder, Dr Françoise Freedman. She tutors Birthlight and Swimming Teacher’s Association (STA) courses in the UK and abroad and has been an active speaker at numerous international conferences like Birthlight’s prestigious ‘Light on Parenting’ event for the past 20 years. […]

Bryony Vickers

Since having her first child in 2002, Bryony Vickers has had a passion for supporting families through the journey of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. Since 2014, she has been training teachers for Birthlight across the globe which she regards as a privilege. Bryony is a birth and postnatal doula and […]

Emma Philip

Emma has practised yoga since 2006 and is a Birthlight Tutor for the Baby Nurture, Baby Yoga and Toddler Yoga training courses. She is a qualified Children’s Yoga Teacher, Independent Yoga Network (IYN) Adult Yoga instructor and a BA(QTS) Hons qualified primary school teacher. Emma combines her expertise as a […]

Gisela Collazo

Gisela began teaching Birthlight’s Prenatal Yoga course in Zürich, Switzerland in 2005. She is a certified Birthlight Tutor in Perinatal Yoga, Postnatal Yoga and Well Woman Yoga and continues to teach the Perinatal courses in Switzerland and Germany. ​Gisela’s passion to support families in their transition to parenthood led her to […]

Kathryn Offer

Kathryn has always been drawn to water. A chance telephone call with Dr Françoise Freedman started her journey with Birthlight and the quest for the fluidity of movement on land and in the water through yoga. After the birth of her two children, Kathryn’s interest in yoga was rekindled and […]

Judy Kou

Judy has been a tutor for Birthlight’s Baby Swimming training course since 2015. She began her Birthlight journey in 2007 when she was a new mother who couldn’t find any baby-led swimming programmes in Taiwan. In 2008, she became a Birthlight advocate and started Birthlight Taiwan, organizing Baby Swimming and […]

Sunny Shan

Sunny has been a Birthlight Baby Swimming tutor since October 2019. She first joined Birthlight in 2013 and started Birthlight China, organizing Birthlight’s Baby Swimming training courses. She takes great pride in the 100+ baby swimming schools who have adopted Birthlight’s pioneering methodology and the 400+ tutors teaching Birthlight technique […]

Marion O’Connor

Marion became Birthlight’s first Baby Yoga tutor over 20 years ago, following a career as a Japanese stockbroker. Passionate about the subtle power of yoga, Marion qualified with the British Wheel, then trained with Dr Robin Monro’s Yoga Biomedical Trust, soon rising to senior therapist working alongside Robin.Marion is Birthlight’s […]