Baby & Me Nurture – Training Days ©

Training for Birth & Postnatal Professionals – a unique opportunity

At the ABC our philosophy has always been to provide continuous support and inspiration throughout the primal period from conception to toddler, and the content of these training days focuses on the much-needed support we can give to parents-to-be and new mothers once baby has arrived. This training has been developed by Lynn Murphy for the fourth trimester primarily, and is based on her extensive and innovative postnatal work over the last two decades.

Who Should Go?

We are delighted to offer this unique training to all professionals working with women in the pre and postnatal period. You may already be working with new mums as a Doula, Midwife or Maternity Nurse and looking to deepen your skill base, or if you are a Yoga, Hypnobirthing, Active Birth, Baby Massage or NCT teacher perhaps you’d like to expand your work to include new mothers? Then our ‘New Baby & Me Nurture’ days are for you. Indeed, they provide valuable skills and insights to anyone working in the field of women supporting women. 

These tailored training days are a wonderful way to extend and develop your work in helping new families build strong bonds right from the start. Information is important for parents helping them to make good parenting choices from an empowered place. This training will help you fill a gap that’s so often felt in the support of new mothers and their families.

What You’ll Learn and Experience 

We will explore how the simplicity of touch, yoga and the breath, alongside openhearted dialogue and discussion, can help women discover their mothering skills and the enjoyment that can be had when one does not feel alone, a sense of community is built.

This training will inform and enrich your present work and help you begin to plan workshops and classes relevant to the first months. You will develop a range of abilities to support the new mother & baby bonding process; these practical and deceptively simple techniques are designed to encourage more relaxed parents and calmer babies. Read more and see upcoming dates below: You can attend the first 2 days in October to begin and then add on one or both of the following 2 days in December.




New Baby & Me Nurture Training Days ©  

Understanding Baby – December 9th   Book Now

You can begin your training with Lynn with this day, any questions do email

Timing: from 9.30am – 5.30pm 

Venue: Active Birth Centre, London

This day will focus on Understanding Babies better and developing simple tools to calm and relax new babies and mums. Simple introduction to therapeutic touch and movement work for young babies. We will look at how to incorporate babies into classes, and how to deal with the issues that can arise within them.

A Mother’s Wellbeing with the support of Yoga –  1st & 2nd February 2020  Book Now

These two days focus on a new Mother’s Wellbeing. Looking at all aspects of the transition into Motherhood – from the emotional impact through to the recovery of the core muscles after birth. An observation of one of Lynn’s classes is part of these two days and is invaluable in observing the reality of working with new mums & babies. We will look at  how we can interweave the many elements into your work, that best support the wellbeing of all the mum’s and babies you meet.

Your Role – Working with New Mums & Babies – 29th February 2020 Book Now

The fourth day gives you space to reflect more closely on your role and the development of your own unique voice and skill set. We will explore how to facilitate groups, appreciating the power of women supporting women. For many new mums, life with a small baby can be a very challenging time,  good support can make all the difference. Observing how a mother grows in confidence and how her relationship with her baby blossoms in a supportive environment is incredibly rewarding.

If you want to be part of this woman to woman support initiative, email Lynn now to register your interest:

If you are interested in hosting an in-house training contact Lynn direct

“Lynn’s course has been a wonderful chance to deepen my understanding and reflect on my work supporting new families and their babies. Over the three days we were encouraged to really explore how we can support women in a holistic sense – physically, emotionally and through the information we share. It really allowed me to connect up lots of different areas I had previously had an interest in: touch, breath work, body work and always listening, there were lots of aha moments and it has really enriched my practice as a postnatal doula, a sling consultant and as someone running a postnatal group. Lynn’s wisdom and compassion is so inspiring and the course is delivered in such an open hearted and generous atmosphere. I have really loved learning with her and would highly recommend the course to anyone who is or is thinking of working with new families. Thank you Lynn.’ – Katherine, Postnatal Doula

About Lynn

Lynn trained with Janet Balaskas as an Active Birth Teacher for Pre and Postnatal yoga over 20 years ago, followed by training in developmental baby massage with Peter Walker. She went on to devise our Postnatal programme at the ABC as well as the development of the ABC Postnatal training and other trainings for the postnatal period. Lynn continues to develop this area of her work imaginatively, learning especially from the mothers and babies she meets in her classes. She also runs workshops at the her local Hospital and supports the local Maternity Voices to improve services for new families. Lynn worked in collaboration with CalmFamily to write the online massage & movement element to their BabyCalm Training.

Some more feedback:

Thank you for facilitating such a brilliant course. It was so useful for me both personally and professionally and you are such a supportive, caring and inclusive teacher. I also liked the fact that everything you shared with us was so pared down and simple. It felt like such a nourishing few days despite the traveling and full days, I actually felt so rested after each day and I have so much food for thought for planning for the future of the Birth Companions post-natal support groups. On a personal and human level, the course reminded me to hug more, be helped as well as help and approach all things with compassion and kindness. – Emma, Birth Companions

Many thanks for yesterday, lots of food for thought! I will be spending this afternoon on my new antenatal classes coming up next week and look forward to weaving in some of what we have been discussing and learning about in your course. It’s so refreshing  to learn new information and ways to present it differently/more creatively. Even though I have been doing midwifery for many years, it’s a huge subject and always fascinating learning new things and hearing from others about there knowledge and experiences. I think as a group we worked and learnt well together, thank you for facilitating it so expertly Lynn, we will have all hugely benefited from the time you spent with us, teaching us, guiding us and making us think!! – Alison, Midwife

I so enjoyed my three days training at The Active Birth Centre- a place I had longed to visit having read so much about the fabulous and inspiring work that goes on there. I was not disappointed. I spent three wonderful days there in the company of inspiring women from diverse backgrounds in midwifery, yoga and doulas. Under the guidance and nurturing of Lynn Murphy- a truly gifted facilitator- we were taken on a journey of self reflection and discovery. Lynn’s long working career of working with mums in the postnatal period really shone through. She facilitated a great course both in content and style. I left feeling I had gained a huge amount of information, tools and exercises that I can use in my work both in a one to one setting and in group work. Thank you Lynn for sharing your knowledge and wisdom so beautifully. – Christina Johnson, BSc MSC Health Psychologist, Maternity Nurse, Doula & Night Nanny 

It was a pleasure to meet and learn from you. You have an amazing way of looking at giving care and empowerment to women and I feel you have changed my practice forever. Such a refreshing change to learn from someone who is clearly so passionate about the job they do…and so made for it! – Sarah Smith, Midwife

Thanks so much, again, for this wonderful  3 days. I am really over the moon and can’t stop thanking the universe. My expectations were over met! Beyond what I could imagine.  I was not expecting it to be so inspiring and rich in terms of information. I just loved it! I feel empowered! – Ana, Doula

Find Us

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

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


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