Maternity Meditation Class

Active {conscious & engaged} Birth

workshops, courses & private sessions

Active {conscious & engaged} Birth

is a unique approach to birth preparation integrating rhythmic movement, intentional breathing and delicious bodywork to help you lean into the intensity of labour. Immersion in this practice will give you the means to habituate your capacity to positively work with the experience of birthing your baby. 

Mamashanti’s Active {conscious & engaged} Birth is perfect for all women seeking practical guidance, support and encouragement to make birth choices in alignment with their heart-felt values.  Increasingly popular with women preparing for VBAC,  resolving birth trauma or hoping to create a positive birth experience.

Each element of Mamashanti’s Active {conscious & engaged} Birth plays a unique role to create a unified and accessible way for you to claim sovereignty in your birthing journey; to birth your child with dignity and grace. Immersion in these workshops helps you take mamashanti’s unique suite of active birth practices from learned technique into the realm of instinct and intuition. This is what will create profound body-felt confidence in your own boundless birthing potential.


By attending specialist birth preparation workshops designed to support you through pregnancy and prepare for birth, you will habituate your capacity to positively engage with the intensity of birthing your child.

Mamashanti’s Breathe for Birth is a women’s-only space designed to offer you ways to experience how and when to take mamashanti’s Active {conscious & engaged} Birth practices from the yoga mat and into your birthing space. Perfect anytime from the start of your second trimester, attend once to experience a comprehensive understanding of how to make these practices your own. Should you choose to return, each time you immerse into these sessions you can expect to deepen and enrich your understanding of how to create your own intimate birth preparation practice.

Mamashanti’s Birthing Partners Workshop will help you and your partner to create intimacy and confidence by adapting and applying these techniques {and more} to real life birth scenarios. As a session made rich with ample time for practice and reflection, you and your partner will build confidence in your capacity to mutually support one another in birthing your child and becoming parents.

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


"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 -