Birthlight Discussion Forum

The Birthlight Forum is a place where the Birthlight Community - Francoise Freedman, Birthlight Tutors and Birthlight members - can interact and share advice and information with each other. You will find sections for a Baby Yoga, Baby Swimming, Aqua Yoga, Perinatal Yoga, Yoga for Maternity Health Professionals, Baby Nurture, Well Woman Yoga, Smart Toddler Yoga and more.  The first step is to setup your own user account if you have not already done so.  I strongly recommend that you use the blue Facebook Connect button to the left to setup your account (it will automatically use your username/pw from your Facebook account to setup this new account).  If you do not already have a Facebook account then just click the "create new account" link to the left.  The forums enable the dissemination of advice and years of experience from trained tutors and teachers (click the Forum button above to visit the forums).  A few points to remember:

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Also, please feel free to get in touch with me as I provide the technical support for this site. I am here to help you - any and all questions welcome! Jeff / Administrator, Birthlight Discussion Forum & Blog Site / Contact Me

Birthlight's thoughts on biological nurturing approach to feeding?

Aurea Kelvin's picture


I've been on the postnatal course recently and we covered the topic of the aligned postnatal sitting position today and while I was reviewing it today, it occurred to me that it sounds like we, in our role as Birthlight teachers, don't promote the biological nurturing or laid-back breastfeeding approach to feeding.  What is the Birthlight standpoint on laid-back breastfeeding? Is it  seen as not as good for realignment postnatally? Or is it seen as equally good because it encourages relaxation of the mother's body? Thanks!

Seeking a Birthlight Baby yoga Teacher for Nursery in Croydon

Anita Peach's picture

Hello Birthlight yogis,

We are looking for a Birthlight Baby Yoga teacher to take over a weekly block of classes on Wednesday mornings for a nursery chain in Croydon.  The blocks are between 1 hour and 1.5hrs each week. 


The children are grouped into under 2 yrs, 2-3yrs and pre-schoolers. 

Term time only.


Start date: Wednesday 7 September. 

Pay rate: £25 per hour


Please email if you are interested in the post.

Beware of Phishing Emails / Baby Yoga Video on FB

Dear all,
Sophos Security has informed us that there is an increase in phishing emails with PayPal and Apple phishing emails as the top 2 most used phishing emails.  If you did not expect to receive an email or if you do not know the sender then be suspicious especially if the email asks you to open an attachment or to click on a link. (more: ).  Then it is most likely an email which is going to unload malware onto your computer as soon as you open the attachment or click the link.  So my advice : leave it alone and don't touch it.

Btw Sophos also weighed in on the Baby Yoga Video on Facebook that caused people worldwide to be distressed at what they saw:


Our quest as gentle teachers

Birthlight Helen's picture

Hello all you lovely Birthlight teachers hope you’re having a wonderful year and enjoying your teaching.

I saw something the other day that made me think about a topic for discussion, something that has been bothering me for years but that I have been too timid to address for fear of offending or being controversial.

Aqua natal teacher vacancy Bristol

Helen Hunt's picture

Aquatic Harmony teach aqua natal and baby swim in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Wiltshire, we have been running for over three years and business has blossomed.  We are currently looking for a Birthlight aqua natal teacher to join us in teaching our seventy plus ladies a week in one of the four locations in Bristol.  One of our Birthlight teachers is now on maternity leave and so we are looking to cover her classes on a Sunday and a Tuesday or Thursday evenings, there could also be an opportunity to teach more classes in 2015.