Motherhood Yoga Teacher Training
Pregnancy Yoga – Birthing Yoga – Postnatal Yoga – Baby Yoga
Tap into femininity and learn to support women through pregnancy birth and beyond with our 30 hour Yoga Alliance certification in Pregnancy Yoga, Birthing Yoga, Postnatal Yoga and Baby Yoga.
Birthlight On Tour teaches a philosophy of women’s yoga that starts from conception and evolves through the stages of pregnancy, birth and continuing through postpartum. Asana and pranayama evolve and transform as the woman evolves on her journey- including her baby- each step of the way!
You will be certified to teach Motherhood Yoga – to integrate these principles into your existing classes or build a class based on the knowledge you will gain. Learn our gentle yet powerful techniques to ensure your students have a positive birthing experience and optimize bonding with their babies.
Revitalize. Expand. Explore.
“What an incredible experience!! This Birthlight on tour encompassed so many different aspects of learning, sharing and bonding. Everyone of the ladies that came for this retreat, left with a promise to return and a yearning to learn more!
Sally is the perfect teacher, with her vast knowledge, experience and her creative presentation, in teaching pregnancy yoga, postnatal and baby yoga. each one of us left feeling that we could go out and teach comfortably.
…this has been the most amazing and unique experience in so many ways, it wasn’t just a teacher training, it was a bonding and sisterhood for all of us that attended.”Varsha, Barcelona course attendee
“This 5-day course was a fantastic opportunity to train with a leader in the field of Yoga for Motherhood (Pregnancy, Postnatal and Babies). Our whole group benefitted from Sally’s breadth of knowledge and experience and her warm and welcoming personality created a spirit of inclusivity fostered in our very diverse group a desire to share personal insights and experiences of working with mothers and babies during the amazing transition to parenthood. We all gained so much from Sally’s nuggets of wisdom.
Katey’s friendliness and organisational skills made us all feel like VIPs!”Susan, Berlin course attendee
Who is the course for?
The course is open to:
- Yoga teachers with an interest in pregnancy and babies
- Instructors in yoga for children and infant massage
- Health professionals with related interest
- Mothers looking for a new direction in life’s journey
- Qualified Birthlight teachers
Like all birthlight courses, the course is a blend of theory, practice and teaching methods with the aim of imparting practical proficiency and confidence to students over a relatively short time. We move through practices to create balance and harmony during pregnancy, relieve and prevent discomforts and to prepare for the birth of a baby. You will learn about positions and breathing to ease mum and baby into a gentle birthing experience. Our postnatal moves involve “invisible Yoga” for the pelvic floor and healing and strengthening from within. Baby yoga creates joyful shared sequences of great benefit to both mum and baby. The course offers a wide range of resources for creating flexible lesson plans and offering classes that are both professional and enjoyable. Whenever possible several of the sessions on this course involve practice with guest pregnant women and new parents and babies.
All courses, manuals and paperwork are taught in English only (no translation services).
How is this course assessed?
This course is tutor assessed with a practical and students are asked to complete worksheets relevant to each area of practice.
What qualification is gained on this course?
Birthlight on tour is an introduction to the Birthlight philosophy and techniques. On completion of the course, participants receive the qualification ‘Birthlight Certificate of Training in Yoga for Motherhood’. If you wish to deepen your knowledge and practice we welcome you to our Level 1 and 2 courses which lead to the full Birthlight teaching diploma.
Further Birthlight levels of qualification can be achieved in each specific area of Community yoga. Birthlight training at a glance.
“I can’t recommend this experience enough. Its inspired me in so many ways and most importantly as a mother. I didn’t need to go back to ‘the old me’ – I am the better me thanks to Birthlight On Tour and all the wonderful women I met – what’s more – the course gave me enough confidence and skills to teach my first ever yoga class just one week later!”Yvonne, Barcelona course attendee
canNOT wait to do this beautiful training in Berlin!! Anyone who would like to learn about prenatal, postnatal and baby yoga this course is a MUST. Whether you want to teach it, just use it for your own family or do it for the benefit of your own understanding and connection it’s a very special 5 days. I have done it once before and it changed EVERYTHING for me…so naturally doing it again. Join us. Georgie King
Some great reasons to train with Birthlight
Birthlight is the gold standard in its field. Quite simply it is the best. More than nine out of ten of those who attend our training rate us as excellent.
We are the first organisation of our type in this field. We are the only ones to offer a continuum of wonderful practices from pre-conception, through pregnancy and birth, through the early postnatal period, to babies and toddlers, for women right through the menopause as well as for their partners and other family members. And we offer these on dry land as well as in water – again the only ones to do all of this.
Many copy cats have grown up around us which is very flattering but Birthlight is the original. We have a team of tutors who disseminate Birthlight knowledge and practices all over the globe.
At its heart is Françoise Freedman who since 1984 has developed a unique approach handed down over generations all over the world, continuously combining this knowledge with findings from cutting edge research. Our ethos and practices are yoga based but not confined to yoga as they take inspiration from anthropology, dance, medical science, anatomy and physiology, art, poetry and above all what it is to be human, a mother, a baby, a parent, a family member.
Join us is you want to know what it feels like to move and breathe with ease and enjoyment, to be able to nurture your needs deeply, to feel the joy of being alive in your mind, heart and body whatever your lifestage, and to enable others to experience this. You can join the classes run by our teachers, enrol on our training courses, attend our study days, be inspired by our yearly conference or simply become our friend.
Once you get involved with Birthlight you will experience something that will change your life forever. Time and time again those we come into contact with tell us that Birthlight has transformed the way they live and work, give birth and parent. We don’t just teach a set of practices like many other organisations- we also spread and embody the underlying attitude of compassion and respect for yourself and others and set free the natural joy that is within all of us.
Join us today and experience the Birthlight spirals of joy expanding around you.
“I really feel the Baby Yoga, and all that goes with it, has given me the most valuable wherewithal to help parents help themselves in this challenging role of parenting in our society. I think that as parents and teachers we are pioneering creative ways of enabling our children to be happy and to grow and learn to take our world forward.”Baby yoga teacher
In this 5-day course, you will discover some of the practices taught in birthlight perinatal yoga and birthlight baby yoga teacher training courses.
Sally is Director of Training at Birthlight and a tutor in Perinatal Yoga, Birthlight Yoga for Maternity, Aqua Yoga, Baby Yoga and Baby Swimming.