Sat 5- Sun 6 May 2018

Birthlight | Fertility Yoga Teacher Training

With Françoise Freedman

Learn how to lead an experiential journey that helps women gain a deeper understanding of the miracle of conceiving a baby

The course is packed with practices that promote seamless continuity from preparation for conception to practical support during the delicate period around implantation up to viable placenta functioning during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Learn about the effects of stress and various reproductive disorders on women’s physiology, as these are frequently responsible for delays and difficulties that women experience when they wish to conceive. From a holistic view we cover preparation for conception with poses, gentle movement and micro-movements integrating the use of the breath.


  • How to integrate a set of simple yoga practices both restorative and energetic that can enhance conception.
  • Yoga practices especially beneficial for the first trimester after conception
  • To teach Fertility Yoga classes for women
  • To teach Fertility Yoga workshops for women with or without their partners.
  • A comprehensive range of effective practices yoga-based relaxation techniques, visualization, affirmations, mudras and mantras reduce anxiety and to help release psychosomatic obstacles to conception.

The course also includes practical resources for helping women to embrace the principles of yoga and promote day-to-day happiness and wellbeing while trying to conceive, particularly if they have had difficulties over a long time.

Partners can be involved in Fertility Yoga workshops for their own benefit as well as for supporting women with confidence and understanding. Yoga-based resources provided women and couples greater resilience and comfort in the advent of disappointing early miscarriages or failed IVF treatments.


Dates:  Saturday 5- Sunday 6 May 2018

Price: €445 | Birthlight members €395

Location: Yoga Moves – location tbd


The details

Who is this course for?

  • Birthlight trained Perinatal Yoga teachers
  • Birthlight Yoga for Maternity teachers
  • Well Woman Yoga teachers
  • Yoga teachers who have trained in Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth with recognised training providers
  • Health professionals and therapists specialised in women’s reproductive health. (Therapists from backgrounds that do not include yoga should have a personal experience of yoga and an interest in using yoga-based practices to deepen their skills base and practical knowledge.)

How is this course assessed?

The Fertility Yoga short course is tutor assessed by means of a simple practical in which students teach a specific subject or practice learnt during the course to the group.

What qualification is gained on this course?

On successful completion, participants obtain a Certificate of Training in Fertility Yoga that qualifies them to offer professional Fertility Yoga classes and workshops to pregnant women and couples. Birthlight is registered with FEDANT (Federation of Antenatal Teachers).

The course can count as Continuing Professional Development.

This course contributes to CPD (continuing professional development) for Birthlight trained teachers and may count as CPD for other health professionals and therapists.






Birthlight | Fertility Yoga Teacher Training


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About the teacher

Françoise Freedman

The Founder and Director of Birthlight, Françoise Barbira Freedman is a medical anthropologist at the University of Cambridge, where she does research and teaches as an affiliated lecturer in the Department of Social Anthropology.

After spending long periods of fieldwork in Peruvian Amazonia, including two pregnancies and stays with her young family, she was inspired to share the gentle approach to parenting of her Amazonian hosts among friends in the UK. As a trained yoga teacher and therapist, Françoise used the idiom of yoga to create an original programmer of movements and nurturing relaxation for mothers to be and new mothers with their babies. Having a background of competition swimming and swimming instructor, she also developed Infant Aquatics and Aqua Yoga original programmes.

An expert in her field, Françoise is a speaker at International Conferences. Françoise’s books have now been translated into 11 languages, she has also written articles for numerous yoga journals and pregnancy / baby magazines.



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