Well Woman yoga training
Why Well Woman yoga?
Because there is a need out there for Yoga that is more specifically directed to enhance women’s well being, with a greater understanding of body-mind practices that benefit women through life-cycle stages than is offered in general yoga training courses.
Because many women can benefit from yoga to address all sorts of ailments (reproductive disorders, chronic conditions, post surgery recovery, peri-menopause symptoms) that impair their day to day enjoyment of life, both before and after having children.
Because research on the health benefits of yoga for women is rapidly expanding, but the information is overwhelming and requires a skilful presentation
Teachers of perinatal yoga already have an in-road into Yoga Therapy. Well Woman Yoga can expand their knowledge and resources to offer either yoga therapy sessions or enhanced general yoga classes for women.
The Well Woman set of classic and adapted yoga practices (named long before the brand of vitamins) was developed with women for women. After attending pioneering postnatal classes in Cambridge in the late 1980s, new mums brought their sisters, mothers and friends who were not postnatal but could benefit from a specific ‘women’s yoga’.
The Well Woman Yoga Diploma training was originally designed by Françoise Freedman as a module of the two-year Yoga Therapy course for the Yoga Therapy Centre in London. It took another form after the course was transferred to Yoga Campus in 2006. Francoise Freedman has continued developing the course independently since then, integrating new scientific knowledge, a deeper understanding of yoga and the original ‘micro-movements’ and isometric work on deep muscles and connective tissue that are her special contribution to Yoga Therapy.
The birthlight Well Woman training area includes the Well Woman Yoga Diploma, the Fertility Yoga short course and the Yoga for pelvic health short course.
On completion of the Well Woman Yoga Diploma and the Fertility Yoga or Yoga for pelvic health short course, certified teachers gain the status of Birthlight Practitioners in Well Woman Yoga.