1. We train with the person who invented Baby Yoga!
Dr Francoise Freedman, medical anthropologist and researcher at Cambridge University, yoga therapist, founder of the charity Birthlight, pioneer of Baby Yoga (and Baby Swimming).
2. Our teachings are grounded in the latest research.
Birthlight grounds all of its teachings in the latest academic research in baby development and maternal well being. It runs annual conferences where notable academics give talks and present their work. Students are required to be familiar with current research.
3. We have lots of experience!
We’ve been teaching adult yoga and meditation for almost 10 years. We’ve been teaching Baby Yoga for over 5 years. During that time we’ve worked with thousands of women, babies and children and have a really good understanding of what Yoga is!
4. We are authentic!
We have been practicing yoga for over 25 years! We gave up a lucrative career to teach yoga and follow a wholesome path! As Yogis, what we teach must be authentic; it must be lived.
5. We LOVE yoga.
We’ve been doing it since we were 15 (over 25 years ago), which is when we looked like this!!!
6. We are a mum!
And now we look like this ! As a mum, we get it! (this journey through pregnancy, birth and early parenting, with its difficulties, joys and challenges, the death of old dreams and birth of new ones)
7. Our work is highly valued in the community.
We work in partnership with the Surestart Centre in Newark and run most of our classes from there. This is where the Health Visitors & Family Support Workers are based. We teach yoga for Homestart to mums with postnatal depression. We work in local schools and nurseries. We even sit on the advisory panel for a midwifery student’s PhD at Nottingham University!
8. We’ve got quite a lot of qualifications!
200 hours Adult Yoga Teacher Training in India (yoga alliance), 200 hours Adult Yoga Teacher Training in UK (yoga alliance), Diploma in Baby Yoga (Birthlight), certificate in Teaching Yoga to Children (Calm for Kids), certificate in Teaching Yoga to Children with Developmental Challenges (Special Yoga), certificate in Teaching Yoga for the Special Child (Special Yoga), Qualified Postnatal Yoga instructor (Birthlight), certificate in Teaching Yoga Nidra to Adults and Children with Special Needs (Special Yoga), ongoing CPD in Baby Yoga, Postnatal Yoga, Yoga for Children with Special Needs, and currently studying for a Diploma in Well Woman Yoga Therapy (Birthlight). We also have an MSc in Cognitive Science (Edinburgh University) and a 1st class degree in Linguistics (Essex University).
Do you need any more reasons to choose us?
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