Active Birth Workshop - 23rd Sept 2023
A practical birth preparation workshop for mothers and partners
- 115 British pounds£115
- The Old Schoolhouse, 140 Morningside Rd EH10 4PX
An experiential birth preparation workshop for you and your partner to feel confident and ready and for the birth of your baby. The aim of this workshop is to offer you and your birth partner practical and useful tools to support you during labour (whether it's your first or next baby), so you can follow your instincts, work with your body, your breath and your baby during labour and birth. You will gain deep but simple understanding of the wonderful physiology of birth and the fundamental and natural hormonal process that occurs during labour so you can be confident about what to expect and how to work with breath, movement and changing positions as labour deepens and birth progresses. Together, you will learn various upright positions and how and why these may help you during labour and birth. We will work with lots of practical tools and particularly ways in which your birth partner can support you to stay mobile and active during labour so that you can work with your body and with the mighty force of gravity rather than against it. You will leave this workshop feeling less anxious or fearful, and filled with confidence in preparation for the birth of your baby, however you plan to give birth. Your partner will leave this workshop feeling confident in the many ways in which he or she can help you and truly support you during labour, understanding how to be helpful in preparation for the birth of your baby. You are welcome to attend this workshop at any point of your pregnancy, but most women find it most helpful from the end of the second trimester. You will be guided by Marcela, an experienced Doula and Yoga Teacher and mum of three, who has trained directly with Janet Balaskas (who founded the Active Birth movement over 30 years ago). This workshop is open to a maximum of 5 couples.
BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS Bookings close 2 hours before the class starts. Online classes cannot be transferable to classes in person and vice versa. Classes are non-transferable and non-refundable and they cannot be rescheduled. Bookings cancelled before the start time and no-shows will not be refunded and you will be unable to re-schedule the class. Passes must be used within their validity period and can only be requested to be extended in exceptional circumstances. Marcela de León Yoga reserves right to cancel any classes within a 24 hour notice period. These will not be refundable but can be transferred to another scheduled class.