The Yoga Academy and Birthlight-certified
Perinatal Teaching Diploma Course


Teacher: Francoise Freedman


at Bore Place, Kent, TN8 7AR



12–14 April 2019


29 November – 1 December2019


Cost for full course (parts 1 and 2):

Tuition: £990

Accommodation/catering: £590

Total: £1580


Early bird discount

If you book before 30 November 2018 – deduct £130: £1450


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The Yoga Academy is delighted to offer a two-part Perinatal course (yoga for pregnancy, birth and the early postnatal period) as part of its on-going teacher training program.   The six day course will be delivered by Francoise Freedman, whose reputation internationally for ‘teaching the teachers’ in subjects of pregnancy and women’s wellbeing is second to none.


If you have ever wished to inspire students to get the most of their yoga experience in pregnancy, or simply be confident in incorporating pregnant students into your classes, this six day class will provide you with all the information you need and more. 


The course is taught with relevant anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and labour, the physiological changes and appropriate yoga modifications for each of the trimesters of pregnancy, preparation for delivery, and post partum repair.  It incorporates flowing movements and progressive elements to meet an expectant mother’s needs to facilitate a joyful pregnancy and straight forward birth.   Physical, emotional and spiritual changes are explored using the principles and teaching of yoga.


Included in the price:

  • 6 days tuition with Francoise Freedman of Birthlight
  • 4 night’s accommodation in single occupancy rooms (shared bathrooms) at beautiful and historic Bore Place in Kent.
  • Lunch/brunch and dinner as relevant to the schedule
  • One year’s membership to BIRTHLIGHT (besides various benefits this includes access to a mine of relevant teaching resources: class plans, research articles, clips, photographs) on the Birthlight Training website and access to Facebook groups for teaching perinatal yoga.
  • Coursework and assessment fee (including mentoring during the home study period and detailed comments by the course tutor after reception of coursework)


The course delivers:

  • 40 contact hours towards The Yoga Academy Yoga Alliance (US) 500 hr certificate
  • 40 hours study and coursework (valid towards 500 hr certification)
  • BWY CPD points
  • Yoga Alliance (US) accreditation
  • Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) accreditation (subject to completion of additional 2 day post natal course)
  • Recognition by the British Council of Yoga Therapy 


Anji GopalIn order to qualify for the Birthlight Perinatal teaching diploma, students must complete the set coursework.  This takes place between intensives and comprises:  a worksheet of questions, a 2000 word essay, two case-study courses and four class observations as well as a final in-class assessment. Student membership of Birthlight will give you access to the Birthlight student website which has helpful information and resources to help you do the coursework.


Students who do not complete the coursework or who miss more than 2 hours of class will not receive the Birthlight diploma, but will be issued with a joint Birthlight/Yoga Academy certificate of attendance which will still be valid for hours towards the Yoga Alliance 500 hr certification.


For more information and an application form, please contact Bindie Edwards:
01379 890361

07798 918852

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