Active Birth Online Workshop with Janet Balaskas

The workshop will brought to you live on zoom by Janet Balaskas the founder of Active Birth! Prepare your  living room and enjoy the workshop in the intimacy of your own home. To sign up/book online, click the link next to the date you select. You will be sent a confirmation email and that will be followed by  a link to access the workshop sent the day before.


Be inspired by Janet’s unique experience and expertise as the founder and creator of Active Birth. This workshop will guide you on a practical journey through labour until the first hour or so after the birth of your baby. The focus will be on how you can work with your body, your breath, your baby and your natural instincts.

A big thank you for a very informative and well-paced workshop on Sunday, it gave us a lot of confidence and practical tools for  the months ahead.

Any queries please email Janet:

Active Birth Workshop


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10.30am – 4.30pm


£95 per 1 person/ £110 per couple

A sliding scale is available if your finances are impacted by the pandemic.

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Join with a partner or on your own.

The cost includes downloadable handouts and a PDF of Janet’s handbook ‘Preparing for Active Birth’

This workshop will guide you on a practical journey through labour until the first hour or so after the birth of your baby. The focus will be on how you can work with your body, your breath, your baby and your natural instincts. We will look at how women instinctually breathe, move, and change positions both on land and in water and how this may change and deepen as the birth progresses. You will learn the difference between various upright positions – how and why they may help you during labour, while giving birth and after.

The role of the partner will be explored throughout – how you can best support, touch, hold and be there for her. It is impossible to know ahead of time what your partner will want, whether this will involve a lot of active participation or not. So, the emphasis will be on how you can practice together during pregnancy, learn how she likes to be touched and develop the skills to respond to her at the time in the way that she needs. Developing this dialogue and communication ahead of time is the key to sharing the birth of your baby together and your first hours as parents, in a way you will always treasure and remember.


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Can I come to the Active Birth Workshop on my own?
Yes certainly, you can come on your own and it’s likely that there will be others doing the same so you will not feel uncom- fortable. If this is the case, you can team up for the partner work or you will work with the teacher.

How is this workshop different to Janet’s Couples Yoga Workshop?
The Couples Yoga is a shared experience of a pregnancy yoga class where partners are taught how to work together in the basic yoga positions women learn in the weekly ‘women only’ yoga classes. Like all of our classes, it does show you how this prepares you for labour and including your partner is a very bonding experience. This ‘mini workshop’ last 2.5 hours is a great introduction to the Active Birth Workshop which goes further and into much more detail about labour and birth and is not a yoga class.

How is this workshop different to the ‘Hypnobirthing for Active Birth’ weekend course?
The iconic weekend course is a complete Hypnobirthing and Active Birth Course with two full days of tuition. It is designed specifically to inform you how to practice and use the self-hypnosis techniques and resources during a natural Active Birth. One part of the course shows you how both Hypnobirthing and Active Birth can be applied in special circumstances where interventions may be needed. It is a fully comprehensive course like no other, preparing you to be calm, relaxed, empowered and informed – ready for the most likely eventuality that things will go as nature intends – but also prepared for the unexpected. If you are attending this course as a couple with us, then you do not need to attend the Active Birth Workshop in addition, unless you want a refresher – although you will enjoy the couple’s yoga. If you are attending the weekend course on your own, then it is a very good idea to come with your partner or a birth partner to this workshop.

Will this workshop be useful in addition to a Hypnobirthing /NCT course elsewhere?
if you are doing a different Hypnobirthing course elsewhere, or an NCT course the detail and focus of this Active Birth Workshop with Janet will be a valuable addition and very compatible.

How is the workshop structured?
We will be working through the birth process following the affirmations:
* My baby knows when to be born
* My baby fits my pelvis perfectly
* My body knows how to give birth
* My baby knows how to be born
* I follow my breathing
* My body is softening and opening
* My baby is moving down smoothly and easily * I can do this
* I am enjoying this
* I breathe my baby down
* I soften all my muscles and relax
* I am ready to give birth to my baby
* I welcome my baby with love and joy

You can also book Private Sessions with Janet. Please click here for further information and to book online.



Find Us

Active Birth Centre
25 Bickerton Road, (Left Gate)
N19 5JT
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Booking details vary
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General Information
Tel: 020 7281 6760

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


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