Mamashanti’s Birth Partners Workshops  are a practical and lighthearted opportunity to connect deeply with your partner in preparation 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.  Attending these workshop you will experience meaningful ways 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 –

Through 2020 I will be offering Birth Partners as Private Sessions

Held via the magic of Zoom or Skype.

Private Session Fee – Full: $375/ Concession: $360 

Private Session Includes – 4.5 hour session and mamashanti’s comprehensive workshop notes, follow-up support from Nina.

* Concession – available for health card holders; or those who have attended classes, retreats or workshops with mamashanti during a previous pregnancy. Please advise at time of booking.

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For most of last year I had the pleasure of joining you in your Monday prenatal yoga class at Kundalini House, and my husband and I also joined you at your Birth Partners Workshop.  We had a girl, who arrived almost exactly on her due date. Everything I had absorbed from your classes came into play throughout the labour and birth which helped things progress well and helped me find ways to cope with the overwhelming nature of those last few hours. I just wanted to thank you for the knowledge and confidence you passed on to me, it made such a difference and gave me a lot of courage.  Take care, Gemma