mamashanti breathe for birth workshop

Breathe for Birth is the seamless integration of our signature Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth with inspiring and on-point childbirth education. Breathe for Birth is all about consciously connecting with your child; learning practical ways to move and breathe - to lean into the intensity of childbirth; to help you birth with dignity and grace in any setting. 

Each week we will explore the conscious integration of movement and breath augmented with deep-guided relaxation, enriched with reassuring imagery to help you lean into the intensity of labour. These practices are themed and layered and given deeper context with each week to build confidence in yourself, your child and your birth process. 

We use movement and breath work to regulate your nervous system to help

“get you out of your head and into your body”. 

Who is this course for?

Breathe for Birth is a welcoming, inclusive space for ALL women. Perfect anytime from the start of your second trimester, these sessions are superb for first-time mothers and an excellent refresher for women who have birthed. 


Breathe for Birth will be of particular assistance if you:

  • Would like to  do all you can to have a positive birth experience;

  • Are having difficulty accessing childbirth education classes;

  • Feel mainstream birth preparation services do not support your unique needs and desires for birth;

  • Have been advised your baby is settling in an unfavourable position for birth;

  • Are planning a Vaginal Birth After Caesarian VBAC;

  • Are carrying birth trauma;

  • Are experiencing pelvic girdle pain {AKA pelvic instability};

  • Are concerned about your pelvic floor function before, during or after pregnancy.


These sessions are the synthesis of almost two decades of birthwork, offering you profound and practical ways to use your breath to:

  • Encourage your baby to position favourably for birth;

  • Sustain physical, mental, emotional and spiritual strength and resilience;

  • Consciously connect with your child;

  • Melt tension and resistance from your whole body;

  • Open your birth canal as you experience the difference between functional and “dysfunctional” pushing;

  • Support pelvic floor integrity through pregnancy, birth and postnatal recovery;

  • Release favourable birthing hormones to support progress in labour;

  • Enter into the glorious altered state of consciousness that can lead to moments of joyful and possibly ecstatic birth;

  • Summon the will and resources to birth your child with dignity and grace in Any Setting.

It’s going to be slower, softer and there will be a whole lot of time spent in practices that will intentionally encourage you to feel inward. Birth is, after all an entirely sensory experience. Where better to explore your inner realms than in your own safe space at home?

Course Dates 2020

Six week courses are hosted via Zoom.  Sessions are recorded and loaded to our Private Facebook Group, and remain accessible for six months so you can practice anytime and anywhere.

OCTOBER COURSE begins Thursday 1 October 2020

NOVEMBER COURSE begins Thursday 13 November 2020

2021 Course Dates coming soon


Early Bird: $195

Regular: $225


Spaces are limited, sign up today!

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 -

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