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.
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.
I’m Julie Bickerton, founder of Nomad Therapy, here to support and nurture you throughout pregnancy, postnatally and through menopause.
My philosophy is to promote positive touch and accessible yoga. Providing a safe space where we can be honest and open about our experiences as women and building a community where friendships are made.
After my training as a baby massage instructor and having my son, my fascination with babies continued to grow and broaden.
Now in my midlife I am expanding my experience to support women through this period of their incredible lives.
I feel very lucky in my vocation. I love what I do and I continue to learn from every woman and baby that I meet.
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.
Welcome to Liz Brown Yoga.
Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist in Wendover, Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.
Yoga for Health Foundation yoga teacher with an ethos of ‘yoga for everybody’.
Birthlight pregnancy, birth and postnatal yoga teacher.
Yogacampus yoga therapist, certified with the IAYT & registered with the CNHC.
Teaching friendly inclusive group classes, bespoke yoga therapy sessions, specialist workshops and Champneys retreats.
Clinical and case study supervisor on the Yogacampus yoga therapy diploma course in London.
Practising since 1990. Teaching since 2004.
Réka started practicing yoga at the age of 16 in the Maheshwarananda tradition. After working on her PhD at Oxford University and the birth of her 3 children she initially trained with Dr. Francoise Freedman in 2003 (level 1, London) then in 2005 (level 2, Budapest). Since 2003 Réka has taught pregnancy yoga continuously. In these 19 years, working with literally thousands of expectant mums, she has been passionate about helping them find trust, balance and love in their bodies – especially during pregnancy, at birth and in the postnatal period.
She is also a qualified doula, perinatal consultant, birth class educator, certified to teach yoga and ayurveda. She has taught one of the most popular birth preparation classes (in Hungary), and has attended births as a doula both at home and in hospitals. In the meantime, She has also taught womb-centred (well-woman) yoga and ayurveda practices for women of all ages.
In 2020 she returned to the UK to continue teaching in Chipping Norton, close to Oxford.
I teach antenatal mindfulness and antenatal yoga both privately and with my local NHS Trust. Whatever your interest, please get in touch to find out more about group courses or private classes. I look forward to hearing from you.
I am an aromatherapist and qualified children’s nurse. I own and run a complementary health clinic in Birmingham. From here I have taught baby classes for the past 16 years. Through Birthlight I discovered yoga and the joy of sharing yoga based baby and parent classes. Teaching these classes does my heart good.
I now run online classes for baby yoga,(Tuesday am) perinatal yoga( Tuesday evening) and adult yoga(Monday and Thursday evenings)
Free trial class for each of these.
I am passionate about women’s health, from conception, birth to menopause and beyond. The yoga classes I offer to women provide them with invaluable tools to help transform, empower and heal their body’s and minds in a gentle but effective way. I qualified in Birthlight Pre-Natal Yoga in 2007, and Post-Natal Yoga in 2008, and Well Woman Yoga 2020.
I am currently offering on-line group classes via Zoom and face-to-face 1-2-1’s.
We work with women to empower you to:
- Find time to focus on and nurture yourself, at times when your needs are often the last to be met.
- Experience the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of a yoga practice, when your body may be in need of extra support.
- Use yoga practices to help heal your body, and ease the transition and journey, post birth into motherhood, and beyond.
We work with babies, children and teens (including children with special needs) to:
- Encourage whole brain development
- Help them find quiet and better access their own resources
- Encourage creativity
- Help them learn to listen to their body
Pregnancy Yoga Virtual Class
Zoom from London or in person NW3 when allowed London, UK
This class is suited to pregnant women from 14 weeks to 40+ weeks. It is full of wonderful safe stretches suitable to help with the changing pregnant body. You will also learn breathing techniques that are invaluable for labour and all kinds of birth.
I joined the Birthlight team of teachers after completing my Pre-natal Yoga Diploma in 2006. I then went onto complete my Baby Yoga Diploma and Wellwoman Yoga Diploma. I have also completed a Birth Preparation Course. I have taught a Birthlight CPD on Prenatal Yoga.
I run Pregnancy and Mum & Baby Yoga classes in Bracknell, Berkshire. As well as Well Woman Yoga classes. Classes are small and friendly, no experience of yoga is required.
Pregnancy Yoga is suitable from 14 weeks onwards and helps promote a comfortable pregnancy. Classes work wonders to prepare the body and mind for the birth and are a great way to meet other Mums.
Mum & Baby Yoga is suitable from 6 weeks after the birth up until baby is crawling. We focus on stabilising the core and reconnecting with the pelvic floor as well as easing out postnatal aches and pains. Baby Yoga is included as well as mutually beneficial movements. Classes are fun and playful in a relaxed environment.
Well Woman Yoga focuses on nurturing yoga that promotes core and pelvic floor health. This is a fun relaxed class.
I offer specialist fertility yoga, yoga during pregnancy and Birthlight postnatal yoga in Richmond, London and online. My passion is to help women in their 1st to 4th trimesters and beyond feel calmer, more comfortable, and equipped for birth and early motherhood with group and one-to-one pregnancy yoga classes and mum and baby yoga classes, and online courses.
My classes are designed to help you find ease, relax, reduce common aches and pains, prepare and heal from birth. And make your transition into motherhood a little easier. No yoga experience necessary.
I offer the following services:
- Group pregnancy yoga classes in Richmond, London and online
- One-to-one pregnancy yoga classes in your home and online, including yoga in early pregnancy and birth preparation workshops
- Group mum and baby yoga classes in Richmond, London and online
- One-to-one postnatal exercise and recovery yoga in your home and online
- Online pre-recorded pregnancy yoga course “Pregnant in Anxious times”
- Online pre-recorded course ‘Yoga and baby massage for colic & reflux babies’
My approach to yoga during pregnancy involves a combination of yoga-based movement, breathing techniques, mindfulness and deep relaxation, as well as antenatal information and birth preparation. My pregnancy yoga classes are suitable from the first trimester right up until birth for all women, and designed to complement your antenatal care.
I also specialise in pregnancy anxiety and pregnancy after infertility and loss.
My mum and baby yoga classes combine Birthlight postnatal yoga for mum, and baby massage and baby yoga for baby, suitable from 3 weeks after birth (including caesarean birth) until your baby is crawling.
For further information and booking, please visit: http://www.firsttofourthyoga.co.uk
In-person group pregnancy yoga classes and mum and baby yoga classes are accessible in Richmond, London at Studio 17, East Twickenham.
Fertility yoga sessions available on a one-to-one basis, at home or online. More information on my sister Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/ameliecresswell.yoga
I offer a free 15 minute initial telephone consultation for all one-to-one sessions (fertility yoga, yoga in early pregnancy, yoga during pregnancy, birth preparation, postnatal exercise and recovery, how to do baby massage for colic). Email me to book a consultation, or book a slot directly from my website http://www.firsttofourthyoga.co.uk
Liz Thompson, infant massage and yoga instructor. Works within the community, hospital setting, private practice and via referral from Islington Brightstart North and Central. Liz specialisies in empowering parents through positive touch and movement in the early weeks of parenthood for vulnerable babies and families.