The Complete Active Birth and Hypnobirthing Course

Taught by Janet Balaskas and assisted by wonderful senior teachers

We’ll always be grateful for the positive experience we had on the course and during the birth. The midwife told me she was amazed that I was so calm and in control. I tell everyone that my birth was so straightforward  thanks to Active Birth and Hypnobirthing – the ultimate combination! 

Course Dates & Times for 2019.

February Sat 16th & Sun 17th (small private group) ** Book Online
March Sat 23rd & Sun 24th Book Online
April Sat 27th & Sun 28th Book Online
June Sat 1st &  Sun 2nd Book Online
July Sat 20th & Sun 21st Book Online
September Sat 7th & Sun 8th Book Online
November Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd Book Online
December Sat 14th & Sun 15th Book Online
Timings for all dates
Weekends: 10.00 am – 5.30 pm on both days

** For more detailed information:
email or call her on 020 7281 6760

£225 per person / £450 per couple

This is our signature antenatal course, offering the ultimate birth preparation.  Due to popular demand for both courses we decided to combine our iconic Active Birth Weekend with all the extraordinary benefits of the Hypnobirthing Course – a unique and empowering combination. It will leave you confident and inspired.

There are 4 sessions Saturday and Sunday all day including a Wise Woman session. It’s the most comprehensive and inspirational birth preparation course you will find.

This is such a comprehensive course that we are confident you do not need anything else to be fully informed, prepared for your birth and up to date. This course is very experiential, so you will be learning practically with your body about positions, touch, deep relaxation, breathing and partner work. You will acquire amazing inner tools to help you, your partner and your baby to have a wonderful and positive experience. Attending hospital or birth centre classes in addition  is always recommended.

This course very beneficial for couples to attend together, but is also good to attend on your own and in this case you will  be partnered by the teacher or another person attending on her own.



You will be sent  a Hypnobirthing Manual with 5 relaxation and hypnobirthing scripts in the form of downloadable MP3’s. On the day you will also receive as well as Janet’s  Preparing for Active Birth Handbook written especially for the Active Birth Course and ideal for reading after the course.

The hypnobirthing resources we use come from the Wise Hippo Programme which we find works very well with Active Birth. We will work with these throughout the course and then you can continue ongoingly at home. Inspirational films will be shown throughout this course which show mothers giving birth  combining upright positions with hypnobirthing techniques.

Your teaching team 
This course is led by an outstanding team of teachers.
Janet Balaskas is one of the leading birth educators and authors in the UK and the pioneer of Active Birth. She has been teaching her iconic courses for four decades and welcomes many whose mothers attended her courses.
A great innovator and inspirational teacher, she weaves Hypnobirthing and Yoga into all aspects of her work. She will be teaching the main Active Birth and Hypnobirthing content.

Her assistants on this course are highly skilled and experienced teachers, trained by Janet and working with her for many years in the field of pregnancy, birth, doula work and expert postnatal teaching.

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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