Costs and Teaching Aids

How much does the Janet Balaskas Active Birth Online Teacher Training cost?

We are pleased to be able to offer the online course at the reduced cost of £1200 as we do not have the expense of renting a venue. it is also more affordable for you, because there is no need to pay for travel and accommodation.

This is a very comprehensive training with a highly experienced team of teachers. We have kept the cost as low as possible and made it as easy as possible for you to pay the training fees. We have also calculated carefully that you should be able to recoup your investment after you start teaching. You will then have a long term source of income, doing rewarding work you are passionate about, which changes the world for the better and is profoundly meaningful in the lives of your clients.

Payment options:

The full amount can paid in one instalment by bank transfer. There is also an option to pay a non refundable deposit of £350 online and the rest in instalments by bank transfer.

If you do not have a UK bank account, you can pay the full amount or the deposit online by credit card.

For full details of how to book and pay Click here

For all payment queries contact Alice Charlwood at


Essential teaching aids you will need on the course

You must have with you a full-size model of a female pelvis and a fetal doll during this training. These will be the teaching aids you will be using all the time in your own classes or workshops in future, and you will be learning to use them during the course. This is an essential  investment in your teaching career, so we urge you once your application has been accepted, to purchase these items as soon as you can.

These are the items you need on the course:

We would like you to use the models we recommend as best. People who have ordered other versions have found them not as good and as these are such an essential long term teaching aid and investment, we strongly advise you buy these.
1. Articulated Female Pelvis (Ref ZJY-590-G) from Educational & Scientific Products:
2. Newborn size doll from HealthEdco :

You will also need a detachable umbilical cord and placenta for your workshops, However these are not required on the course where we will be showing you samples of the ones we recommend and giving you details for ordering.

Ordering your essential teaching aids (pelvis and doll) 

direct from You can find the details and prices on the above websites and order direct from each of the suppliers in advance of the course.

Optional Extras

  • Zoom Resit  Assessment Fee: £75

Prices do not include:

  • Annual group insurance membership fee is currently £72.40 in the first year, £62.40 subsequent years – payable on certification and annually thereafter unless you already have an equivalent insurance in place.
  • Cost of workshop materials (Pelvis, doll and placenta, see above).
  • Listing on the teachers list on the Active Birth Centre website costs a one off fee of £80  and is maintained ongoingly for free, provided you continue to fulfil all the terms and conditions of the Certification Agreement.
  • While ongoing listing is free, there is a £50 charge for changing or updating your details.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Once booked, your place is reserved and is non-refundable except in exceptional extenuating circumstances such as a bereavement, serious illness or admission to hospital. In such an event the course tutors may recommend  a deferment of your training to the next course, or a refund less a 20% administration fee. The final date for submitting requests for a deferment or a refund for the upcoming course is 31st August 2020.

Important: Training falls within the conditions of our Active Birth Professional Training Agreement. You will be required to sign this prior to receiving your certificate. There is also an agreement to sign about using the logo before you certify and you will need to give us proof of insurance before we can add your name to the certified teachers list on this website. We do have an insurance scheme you can join if required.

(Please note: Amendments to these conditions can be made in countries where they are not applicable; for those teaching within an institution or NHS trust where the classes are funded. Apply to Janet Balaskas through

We are proud that this training programme has been accredited by the Federation of Antenatal Educators (FEDANT).


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

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


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