Welcome To The Active Birth Centre



We are the original!  Our classes and courses  offer you a unique experience you will not find anywhere else. We get to know you, and offer you the time, space, support, knowledge and  complete programme you need before and after your birth. I invite you to come along to one of our amazing yoga classes, meet our wonderful and experienced teachers, relax in our fabulous space or treat yourself in our complementary therapy clinic. We are here to make every day of your journey into parenting a truly wonderful and unforgettable experience.

Janet Balaskas, Active Birth Centre Founder.

Pregnancy Yoga


Relax, breathe, stretch and prepare for birth in the calm and meditative state of Yoga. Click to find out how our classes differ from any others you will find.

Antenatal Classes

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“You gave me the tools for a birth that I didn’t imagine to be possible. I would do it all again in a heartbeat – it was the best experience of my life!”

Postnatal Classes


“Your fantastic classes uplifted me and your support made a real difference during those early weeks with my new baby.”

Therapy Clinic

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The Active Birth Centre’s highly skilled complementary therapists specialise in a range of treatments for mother and baby through pregnancy and beyond


Upcoming Events

  • February 18, 2020 18:30Evening Pregnancy Yoga with Lynn
  • February 19, 2020 18:30Evening Yoga with Janet
  • February 20, 2020Daytime Pregnancy Yoga with Lynn
  • February 21, 2020 10:30Morning Yoga with Janet
  • February 22, 2020 10:00Hypnobirthing for Active Birth Weekend
  • February 23, 2020 10:00Hypnobirthing for Active Birth Weekend
  • February 24, 2020 19:00Woman's Yoga
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Professional Training

Janet Balaskas, founder of Active Birth, has been training birth professionals for more than 3 decades, influencing birth education and midwifery practice through out the UK and internationally. This training brings you the most up-to-date information about birth physiology, active birth in practice, and inspirational new teaching methods.

The central aim of Active Birth is the empowerment of women, supported by their birth partners and attendants. We offer a flexible CPD programme and an accredited certification course (FEDANT) to become a  Janet Balaskas Active Birth Workshop © teacher.

Active Birth plays a major role in the provision and success of birthing centres, home births and all woman-centred midwifery. This training will benefit midwives, birth educators, doulas, pregnancy yoga and pilates teachers and is specifically designed to enhance or to be taught alongside all antenatal, NCT, HypnoBirthing and Pregnancy Yoga classes.

Find out more about Professional Active Birth Teacher Training with Janet Balaskas.

Find Us

Active Birth Centre
25 Bickerton Road, (Left Gate)
N19 5JT
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More details in 'Contact'

Booking details vary
Go to the relevant page or click on the calendar event to find the booking details

General Information
Tel: 020 7281 6760
Email: info@activebirthcentre.com

Regional teachers lists:
Pregnancy Yoga
Janet Balaskas Active Birth Workshop©


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