The courses which make up Well Woman Yoga discipline are: Well Woman Yoga Diploma 1&2, Fertility Yoga, Yoga for Menopause, Yoga for the Pelvic Floor, Yoga for the Prevention & Repair of Diastasis Recti, Yoga for the Prevention and Repair of Pelvic Girdle Pain, Yoga to Support Breast Cancer Recovery, and Well Woman Yoga Day Workshops (selected topics).


In continuity with Perinatal Yoga, Birthlight Well Woman Yoga helps women to address common conditions pre-post childbirth and to actively enhance their vitality. Teachers are trained to empower women with yoga therapy integrated in their daily lives at all stages of the reproductive cycle and beyond. Wellness, living with ease and joy, and healing are magical but not mysterious: a path of practice, in an inclusive circle of friends, opens the way.
Find a Course

Birthlight Well Woman Yoga training areas at a glance:

 Teacher TrainingShort CourseCPD
Well Woman Yoga Diploma 1&2X  
Fertility Yoga XX
Yoga for the Menopause XX
Birthlight yoga for the pelvic floor  X
Yoga for the Prevention and Repair of Diastasis Recti  X
Yoga for the Repair and Prevention of Pelvic Girdle Pain  X
Yoga to Support Breast Cancer Recovery  X
Well Woman Yoga day Workshops (selected topics)  X

The use of micro-movements of Yoga taught with detailed reference to anatomy and physiology is a hallmark of all Birthlight Well Woman Yoga courses.


While teaching her first yoga for pregnancy and childbirth classes in Cambridge in the 1980s, Françoise Freedman felt motivated to open a special class for women who needed therapeutic applications of yoga postnatally. Soon the group included mothers and older friends seeking to improve their pelvic health with yoga. Françoise coined the label ‘Well Woman Yoga’ to name her module on Yoga for Women’s Health designed for students of the Biomedical Trust Yoga Therapy Diploma in London in the late 1990s. Practices have been considerably refined and expanded in the light of new findings and through collaborations within and outside Birthlight.

General Format

Teacher training course are now available in the following formats:

  • Face-to-face – meetings occur face-to-face
  • Livestream – using Zoom video with a live tutor (and sometimes with the addition of an online learning component).
  • Blended – one of the above formats in combination with our online learning component (i.e. online readings, videos, photos, quizzes)

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Birthlight Well Woman Diploma (Parts 1&2)

Coming soon!