Studies show that Active Births tend to be faster, less painful, and safer for both mother and baby. Birthwise classes are about enjoying your pregnancy, focusing on the positives, as well as providing you with the information and practical and physical guidance you need, to build your faith in yourself as a birthing woman.

The experience of pregnancy and childbirth involves major physical and emotional changes. Practicing yoga in pregnancy will provide you with a valuable resource that will support you whilst you are pregnant by helping you to adjust to the changing needs of your body and by preparing you mentally, physically and spiritually for your journey into motherhood.
The classes are a combination of Pregnancy Yoga exercises, breathing and relaxation techniques, practicing positions for labour, helping the baby into an optimal position for birth and much more. Active birth is learning through your body so that your body will remember what to do in labour. A woman’s body is designed to give birth safely!

You can attend the classes from 14 weeks of pregnancy. No experience of yoga is necessary; in fact, many women discover the numerous benefits of yoga for the first time during pregnancy Classes are ongoing and are paid for in blocks of 4. The cost is £9 per class.


Wednesdays 6.30 till 8.30pm – contact Patricia 01392 438586 or email
Thursdays 6.30 till 8.30pm – contact Karin 01404 813784 or email

“I really enjoyed the safe and welcoming environment each week and the opportunity to share experiences with other pregnant women. The yoga breathing techniques I learnt were invaluable to me during labour, and by far the best tool that I took into the delivery suite with me, thank you” – Clare

Birth preparation Courses for couples

Birth preparation Courses for couplesWith regular intervals – usually once a month – we offer this highly recommended and enjoyable day course. It will provide you with all the ante-natal preparation you will need as a couple, giving you both the tools you need to have an empowering birth experience. It is a great confidence builder for partners and they will leave feeling they are truly able to support you during the birth of your baby.
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Private sessions also available.


“Thank you so much for your course. It was best investment we made before the birth and I have no doubt enabled us to have our perfect birth with Isabelle. Thank you.”

Motherhood Gatherings

Motherhood GatheringsThese lovely monthly gatherings are a wonderful opportunity to share the ups and downs of motherhood in a caring and supportive atmosphere. Post-natal yoga, baby yoga and baby massage adds to the enjoyment for all.
For dates and more info click here.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the motherhood gatherings. Its been really refreshing to meet other people with similar mindset and views!” – Kate.


All classes are taught by Karin Walters and Patricia Whitworth

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