Birthlight: Yoga for Fertility Short Course (May 2024)

Dr Françoise Freedman is the Founder and Director of Birthlight. She is a pioneer, Senior Yoga Teacher, acclaimed writer and lecturer of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. Join Françoise for this short course on accessible yoga practices for both enhancing natural fertility and accompanying women through fertility and ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) treatments.

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For the 25% of couples who are trying to conceive without any diagnosed cause of infertility, Fertility Yoga is one of the best ways to support reproductive health, reduce stress and prepare for pregnancy.

Course Description

Birthlight founded by Francoise Freedman, has been a pioneer of Fertility Yoga. This course benefits from a long teaching experience to impart accessible yoga practices for both enhancing natural fertility and accompanying women through fertility and ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) treatments. We do not stop at conception; we also aim to support and nurture the delicate phase of implantation post conception with yoga.

Course Format

  • Livestream Blended via Zoom
  • Breakout rooms, quizzes and Q&A sessions will facilitate learning and lively interaction.
  • Accompanying the live zoom sessions, our online learning platform illustrates the course with visual materials, online study and includes a pre-course component accessible to participants ahead of the course.
  • Please kindly note that catch up via recording is NOT eligible for this CPD course. Attendance at all live sessions is a must if you wish to certify.

Included in the Course

  • A clear presentation of relevant anatomy and physiology relevant to fertility-infertility, from both biomedical and ayurvedic perspectives, and an overview of options available to couples trying to conceive.
  • Diaphragmatic breathing and relaxation are central to ovarian and womb ecology, stress reduction and self-nurture. All three make up the core of Fertility Yoga.
  • Yoga Asana- with adaptations using props for comfort- that help to support and strengthen the endocrine and reproductive system. All poses are taught with breath awareness.
  • Pelvic micromovements -the hallmark of Birthlight- working on fascia, muscles and ligaments to decongest tissues and optimise organ function
  • Integrated use of Mudra, Sound, visualisation and affirmation
  • Teaching methods for offering relaxed and effective classes and one-to-one sessions for both women and couples, while preserving teachers’ balance and integrity.

The course includes a comprehensive digital manual, with additional online resources. A digital manual will be sent to all participants.

Birthlight annual membership fee is included in the price of this standard course (worth £35 annually). If you are already a Birthlight member then to receive your Birthlight membership discount please email info@yogacampus.com for the discount code.

Coursework

All Participants will receive a digital certificate of attendance. If you would like more than a Certificate of Attendance you can complete the coursework to gain a Birthlight Certificate in Yoga for Fertility.

Coursework consists of a worksheet (10 questions) and two documented case-studies (either one group and one individual, or two individual case studies, face to face or online). Coursework can be completed within six months and will be carefully assessed with personalised feedback. This Short Course also counts as a module of the Birthlight Well Woman Yoga Diploma.

For more information on the Birthlight Well Woman Yoga Diploma please contact us.

Who Is This Course For?

This short course is open to Yoga teachers and other professionals working with women’s health and well-being. If you have already done the Fertility short course in the past, you may want to update your skills and learning and use this as a CPD.

As a teacher or a professional, you may want to use this course to support your own fertility journey.

Recording Access

This short course CPD will be recorded and replay access offered for 21 days.

Certification

100% attendance at the live sessions are required for certification.

Participants will receive a digital certificate of attendance. If you would like more than a Certificate of Attendance you can complete the coursework to gain a Birthlight Certificate in Yoga for Fertility.

Coursework consists of a worksheet (10 questions) and two documented case-studies (either one group and one individual, or two individual case studies, face to face or online). Coursework can be completed within six months and will be carefully assessed with personalised feedback. This Short Course also counts as a module of the Birthlight Well Woman Yoga Diploma.

For more information on the Birthlight Well Woman Yoga Diploma please contact us.

Meet the Teachers: Francoise Freedman

Dr Françoise Freedman is the Founder and Director of Birthlight. She is a pioneer, Senior Yoga Teacher, acclaimed writer and lecturer of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. During her post-doctoral fieldwork as an anthropologist in Peruvian Amazonia, Françoise was deeply inspired by her initiation from a shaman midwife. The experience of living with rainforest people for her first two pregnancies was life-changing and led to the formation of Birthlight in 1984.

Françoise’s vision to inspire a holistic approach to pregnancy, birth and parenting that connects the best clinical practice with indigenous wisdom remains her priority. She is a mother of four and a grandmother and considers caring for her family her finest achievement of all. www.birthlight.com

Francoise Freedman