Join us at our Birth Preparation Workshop for pregnant women and their birth partners. This Workshop is taught in a small group setting and is recommended to all our Pregnancy Yoga students. Research shows that women value and benefit from the presence of a support person during labour and childbirth – birth partner plays a valuable role.
In a warm and friendly environment, we talk about the physiological process of labour, helping you to know what to expect and empowering you both to understand and use effective techniques, to support you in the birth of baby. You will also a receive a Handbook which accompanies the Workshop.
Our Workshop shares practical ways to help you manage the intensity of labour including breath, sound, rebozo, relaxation and massage practices. There will be movement practice for an active birth with birth partner role play for support, pain relief and birth partner supported postures for labour & birth – please wear comfortable clothes (allowing you to move freely).
- For women and their birth partners
- Pain perception and resources for coping
- Anatomy, Physiology, Hormones & Stages of Birth
- Holistic preparation with movement, positioning, use of breath and use of sound
- Facilitates relaxation using ancient yoga techniques suitable during labour
- Releases psychosomatic obstacles to the progress of labour and delivery
- Helps empower women to embrace their deeper instincts to make space for their baby’s journey through the pelvic openings
- Helps empower birth partners to be involved in the birth experience and welcome a newborn baby whilst supporting birthing women with confidence and understanding
Feedback from attendees at our Birth Preparation Workshops in Summer 2017:“I loved that it was very practical and that we moved around a lot – good content” Expecting mum“I liked learning about the positions I can help my wife with, that don’t hurt the baby” Birth Partner
“Me and my husband attended this excellent birth preparation workshop which is totally a hands on experience. I’m very sure it’s going to help me during labour. The techniques taught during the 3 hour workshop are really simple for birth partners to understand and put them to use during labour.” Expecting mum
“Thank you so much. I feel a lot better prepared to support my Partner.” Birth Partner
As labour approaches, it can be a time of mixed emotions for you and your birth partner. This Workshop will help you both to build confidence, prepare and empower you – helping to transform your experience of birth.
Our Birth Preparation Workshop is suitable after 14 weeks of pregnancy – prior to joining, please confirm with your GP or Midwife that yoga is suitable for you and your baby.
Join our Birth Preparation Workshop
Bookings are taken online and spaces are limited. To book your space, please complete the form below. A payment request will be emailed to you on the same day (if you don’t receive this please check your junk/spam inbox or Contact Us). Upon receipt of payment, we will send you an email to confirm your booking. All booking must be completed and payment received at least 14 days before the date of the Workshop you wish to join.
Private Birth Prepartation Workshops are also available. These can be tailored to meet your individual needs at a time and place that suits you.
Birthlight encompasses 30 years of teaching experience
‘We use breathing awareness, spinal alignment, adapted yoga poses and flow-movement, touch, sound and relaxation in innovative programmes supported by an extensive underpinning knowledge of anatomy, physiology and scientific research evidence. Our programme is the result of a long process of adaptation, testing and teaching experience.’