Guiding women through pregnancy, nurturing her and her baby, supporting women’s long term wellbeing through yoga, breathwork and massage. This is my life’s work!
Find classes with a qualified Birthlight Teacher near you or online by looking in our UK and International Directory below. You can search by name, location or qualification. If you don't find a teacher near you then please contact us.
If you are pregnant and looking for prenatal yoga or 'yoga for pregnancy' classes, look for teachers who are qualified in Perinatal Yoga, Yoga for Maternity or in the pool Aquanatal Yoga. Some teachers offer special classes or workshops for Birth Preparation or VBAC - preparing for a vaginal birth after a cesarean.
If you are looking for classes for recovery after birth you will find teachers who have qualified in Postnatal Yoga or Aqunatal Yoga teachers offering postnatal classes in the pool.
For classes more actively involving babies look for Nurturing Baby Massage, Baby Yoga, Integrated Baby Massage and Baby Yoga and Toddler Yoga. Aquatic Nurture is for young babies in baths and home pools before they are ready for the big pool and Baby Swimming and Toddler Swimmingi. Some teachers have specific training for Yoga with Special Babies and Special Baby And Toddler Swimming.
Well Woman Yoga teachers offer a range of classes from Fertility Yoga to Yoga for a Smoother Menopause. Well Woman Yoga supports women through all the life stages, cycles and transitions.Well Woman Aqua Yoga teachers offer these types of classes in the pool.
Aqua Yoga teachers provide classes in the pool for a wide range of therapeutic purposes.
My name is Carla and I am a fully qualified Birthlight and STA infant aquatics teacher. In 2005, I trained with a swim school in Cambridge which was ran by Sally Lomas and Amanda Gawthrope. I also worked at Birthlight’s headquarters in admin for a while too. Having taught babies to swim over many years, including my own daughter, I have become increasingly aware of the benefits for newborn babies of learning water confidence from a very young age and the parent and baby bonding that results from being in water. Our aim is to bring parent and baby together through our swim splash classes in a safe, friendly and fun environment that best suits the needs of everyone involved.
Navigation, Intuition and Instinct
… knowing what your options are and how to navigate the pathway is so important … even the suggestion of booking in a sweep starts that ripple off …. go with your intuition and instincts – what feels right for you … navigate, negotiate and have those sensible conversations that support you and your baby so that you get the most out of the journey into motherhood and the best start.
If you are looking for a class that supports you in every way possible then please do connect … spaces available and it’s so much more than a pregnancy yoga class in the traditional sense. A Ripple Effect class is a “one-stop” shop … you get so much in terms of antenatal education, an amazing tool box for pregnancy, labour, postpartum and your everyday life which has yoga, relaxation techniques, breath work, “hypnobirthing” techniques (supporting those who have been to other classes or accessed online platforms), rebozo and self care … as well as meeting other fab ladies who are also on this journey to motherhood. They are a treat and certainly not to be missed. Add in the gorgeous bespoke Space you have a recipe that will support you all the way …
A little about me … I am a gentle soul … I pride myself on the classes I offer and the amazing work that has been shared into the community over the last 18 years … I am sure that as you journey deeper into the classes available in the area you will no doubt be seated next to someone who has been along to a Ripple class and believes that everyone needs a “Claire” … 1200 babies and families to date and 2 of my own doesn’t mean I am an expert but I am hoping I can help you shed some light to support you with your little one.
Look forward to connecting with you.
I am a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Northampton, with research focus on wellbeing, positive psychology, parapsychology and alter-states of consciousness. I am interested in taking on research degree students who wish to focus on aqua therapy and the benefits of aqua yoga therapy. Please do contact me for more details.
I am available in Mansfield for one to one Aqua Yoga sessions on request.
Waterbugs is our swim school at Moretonhall health Club Mount Rd Bury St Edmunds IP32 7BL.
We offer lessons for under 5’s from 4 months old, on Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Our prices are very competitive. Our classes are for 8 adult and child pairs with 2 teachers, one in and one out of the water.
If you would like more information please email me :))
Fridays 10am: Baby Yoga classes – 10 weeks to confident walker.
Fridays 11.15: Tots Yoga classes – confident walkers to preschooler.
5 week courses run during term time.
5 week Baby Massage and intro to yoga courses
Mindfulness with children
Support on ‘hot’ baby issues, such as sleeping, feeding, settling baby.