Perinatal Yoga Diploma, Well Woman Yoga Diploma, Well Woman Aqua Yoga Diploma and Yoga Alliance Professionals accredited courses.

All participants are asked to agree to Birthlight terms and conditions upon booking any training course.

Once you have committed to attend a training, it is your responsibility to attend all the scheduled sessions and you must do so in order to receive your certificate. An email is sent at the time of the booking with all relevant information. Please contact the Birthlight office if you do not receive it.

Your course fees include:

  • Training and assessment by a qualified Birthlight tutor
  • Birthlight Course Manual, this will be given to you on the first day of training
  • The Guide to Birthlight
  • Pre-course reading and tasks will be sent to you digitally
  • Access to online resources relating to this training
  • On-going support and connection with your peers and tutor through a private group, assistance to upload your work if needed
  • Preliminary certificate after successful completion of Part 1 for insurance to teach your case studies
  • The marking of your coursework by your tutor who will give you detailed feedback
  • Birthlight newsletters

Your course fees do not include, (but you may need to pay for):

  • A demonstration doll  (recommended for Postnatal Yoga but not obligatory)
  • Accommodation and food for yourself (unless booked as part of a package)
  • Accommodation for your children/family/helper if they come on the residential courses
  • Teaching Insurance

Please note: Birthlight will not be held in any way responsible for the safe keeping of your possessions or valuables during any training.

Payment of fees and securing your place

A deposit is necessary to secure a place on the course and should be paid at the time of booking. The full fee must be paid at least 28 days before the beginning of the course. Applications will be taken on a ‘first come first served’ basis and students who have paid their deposit will have priority over those who haven’t. We reserve the right to refuse a place to students who have not paid their deposit or full fees by the required date.

A Part 2 will be planned 4 to 9 months after the Part 1 which you will automatically be booked on. If you wish to postpone taking Part 2, you should notify us at least 4 weeks before the Part 2 date and a deferment fee of £25 must be paid.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend the course for any reason please contact us as soon as possible by phone or email. Please confirm your cancellation in writing by email. To cover our administration costs, cancellation will be subject to the following charges which will be deducted before any refund of fees:

  • Cancellations for Diploma courses up to 6 weeks before the start of the course will be refunded minus a £25.00 cancellation fee.
  • For cancellations made less than 6 weeks before the start date there will be no refunds or transfers to a future course unless:

•    the training is full and your place can be filled from a waiting list or you introduce a new participant
•    you are sick or injured and can provide a doctor’s note

In these cases we will refund the fee, minus a 20% admin fee.

We reserve the right to cancel a training or replace a tutor for any reason. We will only do this in exceptional circumstances that mean we are unable to offer the training as advertised, or if there are insufficient numbers booked to make it viable. Should this happen, we will notify you as soon as we have knowledge of the cancellation/change and will refund you the full training fee you have paid us in respect of the training.
In the event of cancellation we will not offer a refund for any transport and/or accommodation costs you may have incurred. Please ensure you take out relevant insurance to protect yourself against this.

We will always consider special circumstances, which may be beyond your control, before implementing these charges. Any case will be considered on an individual basis at the full discretion of Birthlight.

Birthlight Membership

We require all Birthlight teachers to have an ongoing Birthlight membership. Birthlight membership is charged at £35 annually.  As a member of Birthlight you can access the Birthlight Training Resources on our website for study resources and articles and interact and communicate with your peer group. With current membership you can have a discount on further Birthlight Trainings, specialised short courses and CPDs. Part of the Membership fee helps to fund the Birthlight Trust.  The Trust’s objectives are to promote physical and mental health and well-being of mothers, babies and families during pregnancy, early childhood and parenthood through education, training and research.

Validity of membership

Membership is valid for one year. It is renewable in the month that the student attended their first Birthlight course.


The fee is as follows:

  • A fee of £35 / year rewable annually.

Birthlight reserves the right to alter these fees in the future.

Birthlight Teaching Qualification

On completion of the Diploma Part 1
You may teach classes to complete your coursework and case studies and to practice, etc. but you and your class participants should be aware that full qualification only comes on successful completion of Part 2 of the Diploma Course. You may not operate commercially at this stage, but you may make sufficient charges for your classes to cover your operating costs. You will be eligible for the Trainee Insurance Certificate only.

Once qualified (Diploma Part 2)
After successful completion of Part 1 & 2 and all necessary coursework you may practice commercially as a Birthlight trained teacher and eligible to advertise your services on the Birthlight website. You will be required to attend at least one Birthlight Continuous Professional Development day every two years as a commitment to ensuring your continuing development and skills as a teacher.

Yoga Alliance Professionals Accredited Registration

A separate certificate will be provided for students who have completed all the training and coursework necessary for these accreditations.

Perinatal Yoga YA Professionals accreditation

In order to qualify to register with Yoga Alliance Professionals you must complete Perinatal Yoga Part 1 & 2 and Postnatal Yoga including all coursework.

Well Woman YA Professionals accreditation

In order to qualify to register with Yoga Alliance Professionals you must complete:

  • Well Woman Yoga Parts 1 & 2 including all coursework
  • Options for the Diploma: either Postnatal Yoga (2 days) + Birthlight Yoga for the Repair and Prevention of Diastasis Recti (1 day) or Fertility Yoga (2 days) + Yoga for Breast Cancer recovery (1 day).

Well Woman Aqua Yoga YA accreditation

In order to qualify to register with Yoga Alliance Professionals you must complete:

  • Well Woman Aqua Yoga Parts 1 & 2 including coursework
  • Aquanatal Yoga (Level 1, Prenatal – 3 days)
  • Aqua Yoga Therapy CPD (1 day)

We are committed to GDPR and your data will only be used for the purpose of the course and thereafter your qualification. Full details of our policy

Yoga Alliance Professionals would like you to contact you directly so that they can invite you to register as a Trainee and Teacher. To facilitate this Birthlight would, with your permission, pass your contact details (name, email and phone number) to Yoga Alliance Professionals (YA). Please indicate if you wish this to happen on the booking form.