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News2022-08-13T10:21:47+01:00

Encouraging Pratyahara During Labour

April 18th, 2022|

Pratyahara during the Childbirth Process. This article was published the Brtish Wheel of Yoga Journal Spectrum (Winter, 2017) Pratyahara is the fifth of the eight limbs of yoga which together constitute the ashtanga yoga path [...]

If, for Childbirth by Nadia Raafat

September 6th, 2021|

If, for Childbirth If you can keep your faith when all about you Are losing theirs. Instilling fear in you; If you can trust your body’s ability to birth — when loved ones doubt you And know [...]

Francoise Freedman – Interview

August 22nd, 2021|

Francoise Freedman director of Birthlight International and medical anthropologist based at Cambridge University, author of many books, doula, teacher, mother of four and now a grandmother has inspired and trained literally thousands of teachers worldwide - including me. Her wisdom, her [...]

Lolly Stirk Interview

August 21st, 2021|

In West London, where I lived through my first unplanned pregnancy, Lolly’s reputation preceded her. It was the early nougties, and pregnancy yoga was new and exciting. I had just discovered Janet Balaskas and the Active [...]

Janet Balaskas Interview

August 20th, 2021|

Janet Balaskas is credited with starting the Active Birth Movement; a women's movement that led to fundamental change in British Obstetrics and childbirth preparation. The South African mother of four, who originally trained as an NCT teacher, founded Active Birth in response to the oppressive active management of obstetrics [...]

Mind Your Pregnancy

August 19th, 2021|

How yoga and mindfulness for pregnancy and birth can help mums-to-be handle the unexpected twists and turns of their journey. There is a space between the stimulus and the response and in that space lies [...]