About Our Teachers
Tiddlywinks Yoga was established in 2006 by Emma Philip following the birth of her first child.
Emma is a Birthlight qualified Baby Yoga & Toddler Yoga instructor, a Calm for Kids Children's Yoga teacher and an IYN accredited adult yoga teacher. She is also a qualified primary school teacher with a BA (QTS) in English & Education.
In addition, Emma tutors Birthlight's Toddler Yoga course running successful training courses for teachers, health care professionals and yoga teachers around the UK.
Emma brings together her skills as a teacher, her yoga training and her understanding of the needs of parents and babies from being a mum of three children herself, to offer classes that are fun and varied, catering for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and children at all stages of development, whilst being supportive, friendly and relaxed.
Birthlight has something for you - whether you are a parent or parent-to-be, a yoga teacher, a midwife, another health professional or simply someone interested in promoting joy in pregnancy, parenting and women’s health.
Birthlight is the gold standard in its field. Quite simply it is the best. More than nine out of ten of those who attend our training rate us as excellent. We are the first organisation of our type in this field. We are the only ones to offer a continuum of wonderful practices from pre-conception, through pregnancy and birth, through the early postnatal period, to babies and toddlers, for women right through the menopause as well as for their partners and other family members. And we offer these on dry land as well as in water – again the only ones to do all of this.
We are a network not a franchise – we don’t tell you what to do but aim to inspire and provide practical ideas whatever your circumstances and approach.
At the heart of Birthlight is Francoise Freedman who since 1990 has developed a unique approach handed down over generations all over the world, continuously combining this knowledge with findings from cutting edge research. Our ethos and practices are yoga-based but not confined to yoga as they take inspiration from anthropology, dance, medical science, anatomy and physiology, art, poetry and above all what it is to be human, a mother, a baby, a parent, a family member.
Once you get involved with Birthlight you will experience something that will change your life forever. Time and time again those we come into contact with, tell us that Birthlight has transformed the way they live and work, give birth and parent. We don’t just teach a set of practices, we also spread and embody the underlying attitude of compassion and respect for yourself and others and set free the natural joy that is within all of us.
Join us today and experience the Birthlight spirals of joy expanding around you.
Tracey has experience of working with little ones in day nursery settings and is Birthlight Baby Yoga and Toddler Yoga trained. She also has a GNVQ Adv in Health and Social Care. She is a mum to three young boys and brings a wealth of professional childcare experience to her classes along with a gentle mother's perspective and understanding.
Tracey has taught Baby Yoga and Toddler Yoga since 2009 in the Newmarket area and runs her own small business
George is a mum of three young children and Certified International Association of Infant Massage Instructor and Birthlight Baby & Toddler Yoga Diploma holder and teacher and trained in Meditation & Mindfulness with children. She understands the importance of enjoying the early days with your baby, toddler and preschooler helping them grow and develop into happy, confident children. Through play, movement and stretching, classes are designed to support the transition from babyhood to independent mover and on to the developing preschooler.
Hi I am Gemma I teach Hatha and Vinyasa Flow to all Levels, as well as Pregnancy, Postnatal and Mother and Baby Yoga in Bury St. Edmunds
I hold Yoga teaching qualifications with the Zenways School of Yoga and Birthlight. Both are recognised by the Yoga Alliance Association which ensures safe teaching.
I teach with enthusiasm and devotion for the practice and love to see blossoming yoga practitioners on the mat! I am CRB checked and fully insured to work with adults and children.
Having attended Birthlight Baby Yoga and Yoga Tots with both her young daughters and seen how much they enjoyed and benefitted from the classes, Sara decided to train as a Birthlight Toddler Yoga teacher in 2011.
Sara has a PGCE (Early Years) teaching qualification and 5 years teaching experience. She combines her skills and enthusiam as an Early Years teacher to teach SMART stories classes.