These classes are suitable for mums from three months pregnant till birth and run in blocks of six week, covering different topics and with a different focus point each week. A six week block is £45 and must be used within the six week time frame. You may arrange to make up any missed classes at a different session. One on one classes sessions are £40 per hour and couples birth preparation sessions are £75 for a two hour session and can also be arranged at a mutually convenient time.
Birth hypnosis and pregnancy yoga classes offer a unique combination of pregnancy yoga, active birth techniques and hypnosis for birth to give you all the tools and confidence you need to birth your baby and have a happy and relaxed pregnancy and an informed and calm birth. Many studies have shown that a positive birth experience has a profound impact on maternal psychological and emotional well-being and enables women to embark on motherhood feeling confident, strong and capable. This is why birth hypnosis and pregnancy yoga classes are important for every birth. The classes will equip you with the skills needed to navigate your birth, whether that be at home, hospital or in theatre, feeling empowered and relaxed and focused at this momentous time in your life.
In Pregnancy Yoga you will work with gentle flowing postures that will be useful during your pregnancy to stretch and strengthen your body and may also be useful to you as a way of keeping active during labour and birth. Active birthing techniques have been shown to speed up the process of labour during all stages, using the power of gravity to your advantage and working with your bodies physiological bias to harness your strength and power in an effective way.
Pregnancy is a time of great change, both physically and mentally. Birth Hypnosis and Pregnancy Yoga classes offer the opportunity for you to have the space and time to be mindful of these changes. In these classes, there is an opportunity to find your own power, wisdom and creativity in this midst of all the flux and change happening in your body and mind and life at this time.
Hypnosis is a state of mind that occurs naturally at times when you are very relaxed but also focused slowly on the task at hand with a present moment awareness. If you have ever not heard someone talking to you as you were deeply interested in reading a book, then you have experienced this state. Perhaps you have also had your perception of time radically altered as you spent lost hours doing artwork or in the garden, or any other hobby you enjoy, where time flew by as you were immersed in your activity. It is usually something that happens to us rather than something we do intentionally.
In the birth hypnosis part of the classes you will learn how to bring this state of relaxed focus in an intentional way. You will learn to bring yourself into this place through following a certain pathway of thoughts which you will get better at and go deeper into hypnosis each time you practice. It moves you into a state of relaxed focus where you can connect to a deep part of yourself. Being relaxed and focused in this way is so helpful for birth as it allows you to access a more intuitive and calm place in yourself, where you are not bothered by worries. In this state of mind birthing hormones are released more effectively and therefore your labour is more likely to progress in a normal way. Birth hypnosis is also really helpful if you are having a cesarean birth as it can help you to stay calm and relaxed throughout the process, from going into theatre, to taking the anaesthetic to the moment you meet your baby. Birth hypnosis will help you to have a feeling an empowered birth, however your birth progresses. If intervention is needed at any point you will learn how to calmly and effectively make choices that are right for you and your baby by asking the right questions of your caregivers and following your intuition.
In time and with repetition and practice you will be able to bring yourself into a deep state of relaxation at any time so that it can be found again outside of the class and used in your birth.