Welcome To The Active Birth Centre



Due to the Covid -19 pandemic, no classes will take place at the Active Birth Centre until further notice.Janet’s classes and courses will be available through live streaming on YouTube or Zoom at the advertised times. Please book online or email Janet at jb@activebirthcentre.com if you would like the link. Lynn’s classes and courses are all available online. For more info or to book contact her at lm@activebirthcentee.com. Private Zoom or Skype sessions are also available with Janet and Lynn and also with our homoeopath Dawn Golten.

Janet Balaskas, Active Birth Centre Founder.

Pregnancy Yoga


Relax, breathe, stretch and prepare for birth in the calm and meditative state of Yoga. Click to find out how our classes differ from any others you will find.

Antenatal Classes

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“You gave me the tools for a birth that I didn’t imagine to be possible. I would do it all again in a heartbeat – it was the best experience of my life!”

Postnatal Classes


“Your fantastic classes uplifted me and your support made a real difference during those early weeks with my new baby.”

Therapy Clinic

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The Active Birth Centre’s highly skilled complementary therapists specialise in a range of treatments for mother and baby through pregnancy and beyond


Upcoming Events

  • April 8, 2020 18:00Evening Yoga with Janet
  • April 9, 2020 09:00Pregnancy Yoga with Lynn
  • April 10, 2020 09:30Morning Yoga with Janet
  • April 15, 2020 18:00Evening Yoga with Janet
  • April 16, 2020 09:00Pregnancy Yoga with Lynn
  • April 17, 2020 09:30Morning Yoga with Janet
  • April 19, 2020 10:00Baby Resuscitation and First Aid with Bernadette Rae
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Professional Training

Janet Balaskas, founder of Active Birth, has been training birth professionals for more than 3 decades, influencing birth education and midwifery practice through out the UK and internationally. This training brings you the most up-to-date information about birth physiology, active birth in practice, and inspirational new teaching methods.

The central aim of Active Birth is the empowerment of women, supported by their birth partners and attendants. We offer a flexible CPD programme and an accredited certification course (FEDANT) to become a  Janet Balaskas Active Birth Workshop © teacher.

Active Birth plays a major role in the provision and success of birthing centres, home births and all woman-centred midwifery. This training will benefit midwives, birth educators, doulas, pregnancy yoga and pilates teachers and is specifically designed to enhance or to be taught alongside all antenatal, NCT, HypnoBirthing and Pregnancy Yoga classes.

Find out more about Professional Active Birth Teacher Training with Janet Balaskas.

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
Email: info@activebirthcentre.com

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


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