Approaching Birth with Love

Teacher Training

Lolly is an elder and founder member of YogaBirth formed in 2000. During the eighties and nineties as a Director of the Active Birth Teacher Training, along with Yvonne Moore and Janet Balaskas she trained the now Senior Members of YogaBirth who are the tutors of the YogaBirth Teacher Training Course.

Under the YogaBirth banner Lolly continues to train students, give master classes and act as mentor on the Pregnancy TTC.  She also co-directs the Postnatal TTC along with Annabel Hargrave a Senior Yogabirth Trainer.

YogaBirth is an association of professionally trained teachers of antenatal and postnatal yoga and childbirth education. We are dedicated to supporting women during the childbearing year, and we welcome all women and their partners into our classes. Developed over three decades, our specialised approach to childbirth education through yoga combines the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual aspects of birth preparation and the early postnatal period.

Our members are trained and certified through YogaBirth and regularly continue their professional development with courses, personal yoga practice, experience at births and time spent with new mothers. The YogaBirth Association provides annual study days and residential weekends featuring professionals who present current research and lead practical sessions. Many of our members are also skilled practitioners of other disciplines, including acupuncture, shiatsu, reflexology, physiotherapy, cranio-sacral therapy, midwifery, doula support, lactation counselling, baby massage and motherhood. We work closely with midwives and obstetricians, GPs, other healthcare professionals and yoga teachers, birth activists and childbirth organisations.

To find out more about YogaBirth Teacher Training Courses please go to

Postnatal Teacher Training with Annabel Hargrave and Lolly Stirk.

What will the course cover?

  • Anatomy and physiology of the postnatal woman – to include hormonal changes, pelvic floor recovery, birth trauma
  • Specific postnatal yoga practice and principles – to include safety issues, maternal posture, core strength, relaxation
  • Emotional Issues – to include reflection on birth, mother and baby attachment, feeding, spectrum of emotions following birth and postnatal depression
  • Housekeeping and Environment – to include class format, venue, health and safety, marketing and publicity

You will…

  • Learn about the physiology and anatomy of yoga through lectures and practice with particular reference to the postnatal period
  • Understand the special benefits of yoga in the postnatal period
  • Learn the necessary teaching skills to teach yoga effectively and safely to postnatal women
  • Become familiar with the common complaints and ailments, both physical and emotional, during the postnatal period
  • Be able to give appropriate information and/or advice about how yoga may help and when necessary to guide women towards other professionals
  • Understand the importance of housekeeping and environment, class format options, venue, advertising, and health and safety.