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Global

  • Birthlight Global

North / South America

  • Argentina
  • Brazil (Brasil)
  • Peru (Perú)

Asia Pacific

  • Australia
  • China (中华人民共和国)
  • Japan (日本)
  • New-Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan (台灣)
  • Thailand (ประเทศไทย)

Europe

  • France
  • Cyprus
  • Germany (Deutschland)
  • Greece (Ελλάδα)
  • Italy (Italiano)
  • Netherlands (Nederland)
  • Portugal (Português)
  • Russia (Российская Федерация)
  • Spain (España)
  • Switzerland (Schweiz)
  • United Kingdom

Why Choose Birthlight?

Birth as a fulfilling experience

The name ‘Birthlight’ expresses our conviction that birth can be a ‘light’ and fulfilling experience when women are given adequate preparation, care and support.

Supporting new mothers

In the absence of extended family networks and previous exposure to babies, the transition to motherhood can be stressful and even traumatic. Birthlight aims to ease this transition with holistic support of mothers and their new families.

Creating the best foundations

After birth, babies benefit greatly from touch and movement best suited to their developmental needs. There is abundant evidence that an early mutual enjoyment of parents and babies is crucial to healthy growth and creates the best foundation for learning and self-confidence in childhood.

Body based practices

A great deal of information is offered to pregnant women and new parents. But information does not replace experiential, body-based practices for responding to day-to-day challenges in self-care and caring for babies. Birthlight offers practical and effective ways to help each parent and baby make the most of this special time.

30 years teaching experience

We use breathing awareness, spinal alignment, adapted yoga poses and flow-movement, touch, sound and relaxation in innovative programmes supported by an extensive underpinning knowledge of anatomy, physiology and scientific research evidence. Our programme is the result of a long process of adaptation, testing and teaching experience.

Birthlight is for everyone

Birthlight practices are simple and often playful. They are accessible to all women and parent-baby pairs, irrespective of levels of fitness or backgrounds. Cutting across social and ethnic divides, birthlight facilitates community-based groups that complement or replace traditional family support networks. Our  values of respect, acceptance and celebration of life inspire positive and friendly interactions at all levels in our organisation. We teach with awareness and with respect for the individual to build confidence and trust. Acceptance and tolerance are fundamental to our teaching.

Innovative and cutting edge

Birthlight has pioneered Pregnancy Yoga, Postnatal Yoga, Baby Yoga, Baby Swimming, Aqua Yoga and Well Woman Yoga in the UK and around the world.

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