Yoga Workshops


Preparing for Birth Couples Workshop

Sat 17th Feburary  2018




Preparing for Birth Couples Workshop

With Guest Teacher Nicola Mahdiyyah Goodall

Date: Saturday 17th Feb   1pm - 4pm           Tribe Porty 19 Windsor Place, EH15 2AJ                    

Cost: £60 per Couple                                                                                                                                            

Booking: Please email to enquire or book and specify your preferred workshop date.

A practical workshop exploring the use of yoga poses, massage and breath techniques so you and your birth partner feel empowered, connected and ready for childbirth.

This workshop offers Mamas and their birth partners the chance to connect with their baby and each other during this transformative time.

No yoga experience is necessary for this workshop and is perfect for all trimesters. If your birthing partner isnt available there is no need to despair, bring along your friend, sister, mum or Doula!

During this 3 hour session couples will have the opportunity to;

  • Learn breathing techniques, gentle touch and partner massage which can be used in pregnancy and labour
  • Learn a yoga for Birth sequence you can do with your partner to help release tension and prepare the body and mind for labour.
  • Learn effective positions and movements that can be helpful in childbirth, if labour stalls or is moving very quickly.
  • Learn how your partner can support you in pregnancy and childbirth using their own body, props, touch and the effective use of non verbal communication.
  • A long relaxation and visualisation to enjoy and connect with your baby.
  • Practical tools and ideas on how to create a positive birthing space that will nurture and support a birthing woman.
  • Informed discussion session exploring birthing choices and opportunity to ask questions, with a cup of tea and tasty treats.
  • Each couple will receive the following to take away so you can really embed what you have explored in the workshop
  1. 3 Audios to practice the breathwork and relaxation techniques used in the session.
  2.  A workshop handout with drawings of all the major postures and acupressure points discussed.
  3. A full listing with links to relevant articles and best medical evidence based research on topics explored in the session.
  4. A support services and alternative therapies handout with discounted rates for certain treatments and services.

The intention of this workshop is to develop a deep connection, trust and self belief so you and your partner feel in tune with each other, your baby and ready to embrace their birthing journey.

**Spaces are limited and these are the only Birth Preparation workshops Nicola is facilitating in the UK this year so take the opportunity to share and learn with this highly experienced and internationally respected birth professional.



Tessa Welsh  

Founder of YesYoga, Antenatal and Post Natal Yoga Teacher & Doula, Tessa works to share her love of motherhood, birth, and empowering and celebrating self care and wellbeing through the power of yoga.


Nicola Mahdiyyah Goodall

International doula, Birth educator and mother, based in Edinburgh and London, who works with women to build knowledge and community around the subject of birth.