Courses

Reconnect Yoga Workshop
with Viriam
Saturday, 11th December
2:00-5:00pm

Working with the Vagus Nerve can help us rebalance our nervous system and reconnect to ourselves – but going further it helps us feel connected to others.

Activating the Vagus Nerve helps us orient ourselves in the world – it is about social connectivity – feeling safe, trusting and reaching out. Part of how we connect to others is how we empathize and mirror – the root of this is the Vagus Nerve. The Vagus Nerve has been dubbed the ‘Caretaker Nerve’ – bringing resilience.

By activating the cranial nerves through breath, mantra and movement we will not only tune into ourselves but see how we can better connect to others – increasing our capacity for compassion.


Viriam will share a simple sequence to stimulate the Vagus Nerve with focus on breath and mantra to tune us into ourselves. We will create a meditation matrix circle for connection and we will finish with yoga nidra. There will also be time for masala chai!

Let’s take time together – to be together.

Please bring blanket for yoga nidra and an eye pillow (or scarf to cover your eyes)   

 

Please note that these sessions are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
 

£30 Book here.

By booking this course you agree to the Terms & Conditions.

6 Week Pregnancy Yoga Course
with Tanya
Sundays
9th January - 13th February
5:30-6:45pm

Join Tanya for a six week long pregnancy wellbeing course, suitable from 12 weeks until birth.

 

There will be time for discussion and questions as well as gentle movement practises, breathing techniques, visualisations and birth preparation (no matter what kind of birth you’re planning).

 

Together you’ll learn about the pelvis and it’s role in pregnancy and birth giving and explore optimal positions for labour. You will spend time considering beliefs and feelings about pregnancy, birth and parenthood. You’ll talk about different considerations when it comes to birth planning.

 

You will receive videos of short practises that you can do at home and (optional!) homework including journalling prompts and other suggestions. You will be supported to have a positive and empowered experience in your pregnancy journey.   

 

Please note that these sessions are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
 

£90 Book here.

By booking this course you agree to the Terms & Conditions.

Real Birth Project's Hypnobirthing Course
with Sakina
Saturday, 15th January or
Saturday 23rd April
1:00-6:00pm

Join Sakina Ballard from Real Birth Project for the Practical Hypnobirthing Course.

 

Hypnobirthing often brings up various images in the mind. In reality, it is made up of practical tools and techniques that can support you feeling emotionally calmer and allow the physical process of birth to unfold more smoothly. It is evidence based information and choices that equip you to make decisions that feel right for you.

 

This course covers all hypnobirthing techniques to support you emotionally and physically through birth and is designed to put you at the center, equipping you for birth, so you feel confident and calmer with options, tools and information.

 

It is a perfect accompaniment to a separate antenatal education course, e.g. NCT, or as a stand alone practical birth preparation for you and your birth partner, designed to guide you in a non-judgemental way for wherever and however you birth.

 

What do you get?

*Selection of Audio Relaxations and Hypnobirthing Tracks
*60 page Real Birth Project Workbook
*Goodie Bag
*Ongoing teacher support
*Offers on further resources
*Refreshments provided during the course

 

What we cover:

*What Hypnobirthing is & how it works
*Explore what is going into your birth with you
*Affirmations & creating your own
*Visualisations
*Language and it’s impact
*What happens in a physiological birth
*Abdominal birth
*Positioning for birth
*Emotional safety in birth

*Breathing to support birth
*Communicating with care givers
*Importance of the birth partner role
*Massage techniques

 

At Real Birth Project, all tools are shared without bias so that all ways of birth are supported.


Sakina is a highly experienced Hypnobirthing antenatal educator and maternity mentor who works in a safe, compassionate and trauma informed way. Alongside founding Real Birth Project she is the Community Lead for Make Birth Better & was co-chair of Croydon MVP supporting its establishment and is a Service User Voice for the Maternity Transformation Programme at NHSE&I and HEE. She has worked with hundreds of families in person and online and these 5* reviewed courses have been running since 2017. Her passion is for you to feel emotionally safe and equipped for all journeys through birth.

 

This course is also an opportunity to meet other local expectant parents as you journey into a new chapter of your lives.

 

Please note that these sessions are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

£180 for one pregnancy person + birthing partner

Book January here.

Book April here.

By booking this course you agree to the Terms & Conditions.