More about Training and Costs

How much does Active Birth Teacher Training cost?

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. There has been no price increase for 2019. For this reason we are not able to offer discounts or concessionary places. Many applicants have been successful in obtaining funding for this highly regarded course.

We have also calculated carefully that you should be able to recoup your investment after you get going. You will then have a long term reliable 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.

Janet Balaskas Active Birth Workshop Teacher Training ©

TOTAL TRAINING COST : £1625 Full payment or  a non-refundable deposit of £350 and the balance by instalments.

The total price includes tuition fees for 7 days, certification, accreditation and website registration fees.

This total training fee does not include the teaching aids and optional extras – See below

Payment options:

The full amount  of £1625 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.

Optional Teaching Wall Charts

These charts of the birth process, the hormones of labour and birth and the uterus  are designed and drawn by Janet Balaskas and are a compact version of the ones she will use on the course. They make it much easier to teach the material, You can purchase a set while you are there but must place your order in advance or on the first day. They cost is £150 for the set and are printed on laminated paper that is long lasting. Payment is to Janet in cash at the end of the course.

Ordering your essential teaching aids (pelvis and doll) 

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

You can have them delivered directly to the Active Birth Centre and find them waiting for you on arrival.  If you opt to do that please have those items addressed as follows:

Your name: (please remember this!)

Attention Janet Balaskas,  Active Birth Centre

C/o Management office,  25 Bickerton Road, London N19 5JT. 

AND please email Alice Charlwood – – to let her know you have done so.

Optional Extras

  • Resit Assessment Fee: £95
  • Private Assessment Fee: £155
  • Skype 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 (inclusive in the UK course fee but not for courses held outside the UK) and is maintained ongoingly for free, provided you continue to fulfil all the terms and conditions of the Certification Agreement and cover the cost of the purchase of handbooks for your clients.
  • While ongoing listing is free, there is a £80 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.

2020 SUMMER CALENDAR 24th – 28th June 

The course starts with introductions to each other and the key principles of an Active Birth using the ‘Seven Secrets’ method on Wednesday 24th June.

This session led by Dominique Sakoilsky and Janet Balaskas.

Teaching Active Birth – 4 days. This is the main body of the training from Thurs 25th – Sun 28th June.

The training will be led by Janet Balaskas and Jill Miller.

Assessments and certification will take place during a plenary session on Sunday. Assessments will be led by Lynn Murphy and Lola Alcarez Perez and certification with the whole team!

This training runs twice a year in London. Timing: from 9.30am – 5.30pm with registration starting from 9.00am.

Venue: Active Birth Centre, London

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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