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Lolly Stirk

Lolly StirkLolly is a pioneer in her field. Her career, spanning 35 years, has been dedicated to creating and developing the ideal yoga practice for pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond. She began studying yoga in 1969 and with the birth of her daughter in the 70’s she was drawn into the world of birth.

As a doula at hundreds of births, and a certified Hypnobirther, she formulated the term ‘Hypnobreathing’, an essential practice which she passes on in her classes.Through the love of her work she has developed a unique way of communicating the power of yoga to women at this extraordinary time in their life.

Throughout the 80’s and 90’s Lolly was a founder member of the Active Birth Movement and for 15 years she co-directed the Active Birth Teachers Training Course with Janet Balaskas and Yvonne Moore in the capacity of Yoga Course Director. She campaigned for the rights of women to move freely during the births of their babies, contributing to a global movement towards natural births and resulting in many changes to policy, establishing birth centres in many major hospitals. For many years she was part of the team of midwives, obstetricians and complementary therapists at the hospital  in St. Johns Wood London.  .She lectured to midwives at Thames Valley University on the philosophy and physiology of Active Birth.

Lolly continues with her work in London in her private practice in Notting hill, and at the leading centre Triyoga, where she teaches pregnancy yoga and Active Birth/Hypnobreathing Workshops on a regular basis. She is also a founder member of YogaBirth, for whom she mentors students, gives master classes and runs a postnatal training course. She runs independent workshops and training courses in this valuable work in the UK and internationally.

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