Mamashanti’s Birth Partners Workshops

Mamashanti’s Birth Partners Workshops are a practical and lighthearted opportunity for you and your partner to prepare for birth. Insightful and informative, these sessions will leave you feeling positive and confident about all you can do to prepare for birth and parenthood.

We focus on tried and true techniques to build confidence and demystify the process of birth, making this perfect for first-time parents or as excellent refresher. Perhaps more than anything else, these workshops offer time and space for you and your partner to consciously connect with one another and your growing child. Attending these workshop you will learn how to:

Be present ~ learn subtle, potent and entirely practical methods to enhance your capacity to be authentically present to your partner and the energy of her birth. Learn to express yourself with confidence and compassion. Experience the profound and transformative use of your breath as the primary tool to bring you into synchronicity with your birthing woman and be the anchor for her intimate holding circle.

Practical intimacy ~ birth is one of the the most intimate experiences of a woman’s life. Feelings of safety that naturally arise from intimacy are fundamental to a woman’s capacity to open up and yield to the intensity of birth. Learn practical and loving ways to support your woman, by reaching into that intimacy with courage and compassion.

Create calm in any setting ~ experience mamashanti’s simple plan to create and restore calm in any birth setting. Simple and infinitely adaptable techniques to bring you both into a space of calm and clarity.

Birth choices ~ thorough exploration of birthing choices available in Victoria to help you evaluate your shared birthing preferences; reflect on your hopes and concerns for birth and early parenting to help you articulate the model of care that best suits your needs. Feel confident in your capacity to work effectively with your chosen birth setting and care providers. Clarify the tone and qualities you hope to experience in birth. Communicating confidently will help you understand and integrate the advice given by medical caregivers.

Gentle bodywork ~ learn traditional techniques to unravel tension and resistance from your woman’s body; to encourage your child to position favourably for birth and assist progress in labour. Methods will include acupressure for pregnancy, birth and postnatal support; rebozo sifting; and subtle postural adjustments to help your birthing woman embrace her birthing potential.

Self Care ~ how to compassionately and practically support yourself as you provide support for your birthing woman.

Thank you so much Nina for the amazing active birth workshop. We really enjoyed it and we both got so much more out of it than the hospital class we did. We left the session feeling relaxed and more confident, prepared and informed, thanks to your gentle, encouraging and accepting guidance. – Virginia and Andrew –


Workshop Dates 2017

MELBOURNE: Grace Revolution
Sundays 11:30 – 4:30
23 April; 4 June; 29 October

Workshop Fees:
Full: $275 /Concession*: $260 per couple.

Extra support person: $70 each

*Concession: available for health card holders; women living in country Victoria; or those who have attended classes, retreats or workshops with mamashanti during a previous pregnancy.

Your workshop fee includes: mamashanti’s comprehensive 30+ page booklet detailing practices and resources; time for a tea break; plenty of time to ask questions about pregnancy, labour and birth and follow-up support from Nina.

Active {conscious & engaged} Birth Preparation Package – Book Victoria’s most comprehensive and accessible preparation for childbirth. Breathe for Birth (just for women) and Birth Partners Workshop (for pregnant women & their partners) packaged together for a generously reduced combined price Full: $430/ Concession: $415*

Can’t make these workshops dates? Perhaps you have specific concerns about birth that you’d like to work through? Book your own Birth Partners Private Session


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