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About Me

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, Baby Yoga and Nurturing Baby Massage courses running successful training courses for teachers, health care professionals and yoga teachers around the UK and online. 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.

Tiddlywinks Yoga is now part of Quiet Space Yoga where all bookings/current class details are available. But take a look at our repertoire of classes for babies and young children here!

About Birthlight

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.

Pregnant Woman Practicing Yoga

 Gemma teaches Hatha and Vinyasa Flow to all Levels, as well as Pregnancy yoga in Bury St Edmunds. She is Birthlight trained and teaches with awareness and understanding of the needs and well-being of women at all stages of pregnancy.

She has Yoga teaching qualifications with the Zenways School of Yoga and Birthlight. Both are recognised by the Yoga Alliance Association.

Join Gemma for pregnancy yoga on Thursday evenings in Bury St Edmunds. Flexible booking options available.

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