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More about birthlight

Birthlight Trust 


The Birthlight Trust is an educational charity, with over 30 years’ experience of promoting an integrated approach to pregnancy, birth, babyhood and parenting with Yoga. In a nutshell, our aim is to practically support the wellbeing of women through the journey of pregnancy and birth and to help both parents and infants relax in mutual enjoyment of their life together. We do this by transferring specially designed, original sets of body-based skills and exercises. These are drawn from classic yoga and also from traditional modes of care and parenting across cultures. We work both on land and in water with parents to be and new parents with their babies. At the heart of Birthlight is Francoise Freedman PhD, whose vision for Birthlight has stemmed from her field research with rainforest indigenous people in South America, her teaching as a medical anthropologist and her exploration of innovative body-based practices to support motherhood as a trained yoga teacher/therapist and swimmer.

Womb to World Conference

Birthlight's 2018 conference is dedicated to:  Active bonding through sound before, during and after birth. The creation of a 'Lullaby Quilt' is just one of many explorations of bonding through sound. 

Womb to World, Saturday 22nd September, Cambridge, UK

For bookings and enquiries:  

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