Breathe For Birth

workshops, courses

and private sessions

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 lush and lovely entwining of movement and breath, enriched with deep-guided relaxation and 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. 

To suit your time, energy and learning styles, Breathe for Birth is offered in three different formats:

  • Six Week Online Course

  • One -day workshops in Melbourne

  • Private sessions - online or from my private studio, Daylesford Victoria.

Breathe for Birth

explore lovely ways to move and breathe for healthy pregnancy, birth and early postpartum to -

Befriend your nervous system - understand when and how to either down-regulate your stress response from alert vigilance; or up-regulate from passive acquiescence into a into a place of calm, centred and assertive awareness.

Connect with your babe - consciously bring your awareness inward to connect emotionally and energetically with your child. Engage with practices that will benefit you and your baby's mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing for years to come.

Experience the majesty of your birthing hormones - release dreamy, luxuriant birthing hormones to facilitate progress in labour and bonding with your newborn.

Nourish working muscle and connective tissue - release deep-held tension as you cultivate a profound sense of softness and pliability in your pelvic bowl. Lovingly create space to encourage your baby to position favourably throughout pregnancy and embrace release practices to facilitate birth.

Enhance pelvic floor integrity - explore and fully embody the exquisite paradigm shift that will fill you with clarity and confidence - softening your pelvic floor is the key to sustaining resilience and integrity.

Embrace your boundless capacity to let go - when you taste and feel the rich sensations moving through you in this practice, you can’t help but be inspired by your body’s innate birthing intelligence and your boundless capacity to lean into the intensity of labour and simply let go for birth.

Birth with dignity and grace 

in any setting.

Would you like a more structured approach to fully embodied birth preparation? Do you feel concerned about the potential impact birth may have on your pelvic floor? Are you concerned about your capacity work with the intensity of labour and childbirth?

I'm here for you, I’ve shared these practices with hundreds of birthing women. All you need to do is say yes to you and your heart-felt desire for a positive birth experience


Fundamentals of Yoga for Pregnancy & Birth

exploring the key rhythmic movement & breathing sequences to have you birthing with dignity & grace in any setting



Encouraging Your Baby To Position Favourably For Birth

playing with gravity to feel more comfortable in your own skin & create more space to help your baby position favourably for birth.


The Yin & Yang of Life-Long Pelvic Floor Integrity

embracing essential practices to support pelvic floor health & resilience through pregnancy, birth & early postpartum



Leaning Into The Intensity Of Birth

experiencing intentional breathing & rhythmic movement to release luxe birthing hormones; encourage progress in labour & embrace the intensity of labour




Pelvic Stability 

engaging in daily movements to build mental, emotional, energetic, physical resilience & fundamental pelvic girdle stability



Time To


bringing Breathe for Birth practices together into a malleable & seamless whole that you can adapt in honour of your unique needs in pregnancy & birth.

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

Breathe for Birth

Breathe for Birth Six Week Online Course APRIL 2021

Breathe for Birth Six Week Online Course APRIL 2021

Six Week Online Course Dates 2021

22 April - 26 May 2021

16 July - 20 August 2021

Breathe for Birth Six Week Online Course JULY 2021

Breathe for Birth Six Week Online Course JULY 2021

Breathe for Birth
One Day Melbourne Workshop Dates 2021
VENUE: MAMA Kensington
Saturday 5 June
Saturday 4 September
Breathe for Birth One Day Workshop 5 JUNE 2021

Breathe for Birth One Day Workshop 5 JUNE 2021

Breathe for Birth
Private Sessions

Some of us feel more comfortable learning in a private setting. Private sessions cover all of the material offered in my online courses, with the added benefit of being able to tailor to your particular needs. 

These sessions can be held online or in person, at my home studio a 10 minute from Daylesford Victoria with COVID19 appropriate measures in place. To support your learning style and availability they can be held as a single 4.5 hour session, or paced over 2-3 sessions.

Private birth preparation sessions are perfect for anyone who prefers one-to-one learning. 

Breathe for Birth Private Session, we will co-create your own home practice to support you throughout pregnancy to;

  • Create a clear understanding in the way Yoga for Pregnancy & Birth breathing and movement techniques, become the active birth practices that will support you through labour, birth and early mothering;

  • Help you feel prepared & confident in all of your birth choices.

Duration - 4.5hr 

Standard - $375  

Concession - $365


"I am very happy to announce the safe arrival of my baby boy.

My induction was booked but my boy decided to come a day early. Very happy to share I had a spontaneous labour and a drug free quick birth (though very intense). I went from mild cramping when I woke up at 7 30 AM to contractions 5 mins apart at 9 30 AM. I dilated so quickly and the contractions were on top of each other that we had to call an ambulance! I thought I was going to birth at home and the paramedics thought I was going to birth mid way to the hospital. But no, we made it to the hospital safely and my boy arrived at 12 33 PM. 

And I gave birth in the Goddess position. Because labour was so intense, I couldn't get into any other position including squatting. I cannot thank you enough for teaching me the Goddess position! It was just what I needed for this labour.

I don't know what brought on my labour as I tried many things in desperation but can definitely say - walking, crawling on all floors and the prenatal yoga helped immensely - all the things you taught me

Another positive birthing experience! Huge thanks to you!!"

- Shwetha -

© 2021 mamashanti

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