3.10.2014, 5.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Findings from the swimming of parents with their children
- open hearts of parents and children´ s feeling of security.
Goal of lecture
The science of waterparenting with an open heart.
Is to look at birthlight work in aquatic natal classes, leading onto newborn aquatic parenting,
Followed by experience in working towards aquatic semi independent movement to independent swimming in partnership with the parent
Content of lecture
- Birthlight Aqua Natal developments
- Waterparenting in Newborns
- Transitioning from reflexes to independent movements
- The joy of toddler swimming
Birthlight Aquatic Tutor and Neuro Physiological Therapist Therapist INPP trained - Shaw Method trained swimming instructor
Company and working position
Birthlight - Aquatics Tutor
Brief curriculum – professional life
She has been a water baby from birth, swimming in rivers, lakes and sea.
Living in Brasil enabled her to develop a passion for water and water balance.
Discovering birthlight, with its roots deep in the aquatic world of the upper reaches of the Amazon, has truly been an inspiration.
Her work as a Neuro developmental therapist, together with the work of Stephen Shaw, have all added to the breadth and depth of her knowledge.
Her work with birthlight has taken her abroad, to Brasil, Russia, China and Taiwan.
Results of work
Birthlight offer teachers training courses from conception to 3 years old on land and water. The water side includes: Aquanatal yoga, baby swimming, toddler swimming and special baby swimming.
Francoise Freedman, director and founder of Birthlight, is the author of several books including ‘Aqua Yoga ‘and ‘Water babies’ which have been translated in various languages. She has also produced a DVD.
Interests and hobbies
Water and movement are her passions.