Mamashanti’s Active {conscious & engaged} Birth is a unique approach to birth preparation integrating rhythmic movement, intentional breathing and delicious bodywork to help you lean into the intensity of labour. Immersion in this practice will give you the means to habituate your capacity to positively work with the experience of birthing your baby.

Mamashanti’s Active {conscious & engaged} Birth workshops are held as private sessions and are perfect for all women seeking practical guidance, support and encouragement to make birth choices in alignment with their heart-felt values.  Increasingly popular with women preparing for VBAC,  resolving birth trauma or hoping to create a positive birth experience.

Each element of Mamashanti’s Active {conscious & engaged} Birth plays a unique role to create a unified and accessible way for you to claim sovereignty in your birthing journey; to birth your child with dignity and grace. Immersion in these workshops helps you take mamashanti’s unique suite of active birth practices from learned technique into the realm of instinct and intuition. This is what will create profound body-felt confidence in your own boundless birthing potential. By attending specialist birth preparation workshops designed to support you through pregnancy and prepare for birth, you will habituate your capacity to positively engage with the intensity of birthing your child.

Mamashanti’s Breathe for Birth Workshop is a women’s-only space designed to offer you ways to experience how and when to take mamashanti’s Active {conscious & engaged} Birth practices from the yoga mat and into your birthing space. Perfect anytime from the start of your second trimester, attend once to experience a comprehensive understanding of how to make these practices your own. Should you choose to return, each time you immerse into these sessions you can expect to deepen and enrich your understanding of how to create your own intimate birth preparation practice.

Mamashanti’s Birth Partners Workshop will help you and your partner to create intimacy and confidence by adapting and applying these techniques {and more} to real life birth scenarios. As a session made rich with ample time for practice and reflection, you and your partner will build confidence in your capacity to mutually support one another in birthing your child and becoming parents.

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“Willing women, especially those whose lifestyle has not served them in building up habituated ‘working with pain’ skills (a habit of slowing and deepening your breathing, a habit of relaxing your muscles, a habit of rhythmic movement) will need, perhaps like a dancer to practice to the point of habituation the active birth positions and strategies that will provide a springboard for instinctive birthing behaviours and the ‘evolutionary regressions’ to kick in.

Building up a familiarity with these movements will enable the willing woman to more readily surrender to her instincts, instead of being hijacked by her pain instincts. The idea of ‘practise till habituation’ is not about ‘control over’ but rather a ‘path in’ and is the foundation to surrendering to your birthing instincts.”

Rhea Dempsey – Birth With Confidence

 

I sought pregnancy yoga to increase my confidence in birthing my baby with minimal medical intervention. Your yoga met this need plus so much more. You helped me with the emotional ups and downs of the pregnancy journey. You drip fed information each week about baby development, birthing baby, staying healthy during and post pregnancy, attachment strategies ie ways to increase bonding with baby both during pregnancy and afterwards.  You gave me strategies to predict medical intervention, minimise medical intervention and also give permission for invention when needed ie not a black and white view that medical intervention is ‘bad’.  You enabled me to connect with my body and get into zone even in a very medicalised environment during labour. The positions practiced in class focused on exactly what I needed during labour.  I had a drug free labour that I believe was only possible because of your classes!!! — Louise–