Welcome To The Active Birth Centre

JANET_xantheberkeley_5The Active Birth Centre is the place where pregnancy yoga was invented. We aim to give you inspiration,  information and support in a unique and custom made environment. Our antenatal courses are the best you will find and the early parenting and postnatal classes continue to support you beyond the birth.  With us you will find the space to relax, focus on what is most important and enjoy the time and attention you and your baby deserve. I invite you to come and discover an oasis of calm and a truly special experience.

Janet Balaskas, Active Birth Centre Founder

Pregnancy Yoga

THERRelax, breathe, stretch and prepare for birth in the calm and meditative state of Yoga. Click to find out how our classes differ from any others you will find.

Antenatal Classes

THER (1)“You gave me the tools for a birth that I didn’t imagine to be possible. I would do it all again in a heartbeat – it was the best experience of my life! ”

Postnatal Classes

“Your fantastic classes uplifted me and your support made a real difference during those early weeks with my new baby.”

Therapy Clinic

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The Active Birth Centre’s highly skilled complementary therapists specialise in a range of treatments for mother and baby through pregnancy and beyond

Upcoming Events

  • March 6, 2015 12:30Yoga with Janet
  • March 8, 2015 10:00HypnoBirthing-1
  • March 9, 2015Yoga with Lynn
  • March 10, 2015 19:00Yoga with Janet
  • March 11, 2015 19:00Yoga with Lynn
  • March 13, 2015 12:30Yoga with Janet
  • March 15, 2015 10:00HypnoBirthing-2
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Professional Training

Janet Balaskas, founder of Active Birth, has been training birth professionals for more than 3 decades, influencing birth education and midwifery practice through out the UK and internationally. This training brings you the most up-to-date information about birth physiology, active birth in practice, and inspirational new teaching methods.

The central aim of Active Birth is the empowerment of women, supported by their birth partners and attendants. We offer a flexible CPD programme and an accredited certification course (FEDANT) to become a  Janet Balaskas Active Birth Workshop © teacher.

Active Birth plays a major role in the provision and success of birthing centres, home births and all woman-centred midwifery. This training will benefit midwives, birth educators, doulas, pregnancy yoga and pilates teachers and is specifically designed to enhance or to be taught alongside all antenatal, NCT, HypnoBirthing and Pregnancy Yoga classes.

Find out more about Professional Active Birth Teacher Training with Janet Balaskas.

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Find Us

Active Birth Centre
25 Bickerton Road, (Left Gate)
N19 5JT
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Booking details vary
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General Information
Tel: 020 7281 6760
Email: info@activebirthcentre.com

Regional teachers lists:
Pregnancy Yoga
Janet Balaskas Active Birth Workshop©


Last chance to book a spaces on Janet Balaskas's Hypnobirthing course starting this Sun 8 March. > Use self-hypnosis, breathing and relaxation to prepare yourself to be calm, confident, and ready for labour. > Change any negative conditioned expectations of birth, so that the powerful influence of the mind can work for you rather than against you. > Use the latest HypnoBirthing resources from The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme, receive a hypnobirthing handbook and gain access to a digital mp3 package of relaxation scripts, positive Hypnobirthing Coupleaffirmations and beautiful relaxation music. To find out more and book your place go to: http://activebirthcentre.com/our-services/antenatal-classes/hypnobirthing/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Janet Balaskas responds to updated guidelines from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on delayed cord clamping, published on 28 February 2015. "These new guidelines are music to the ears of people like us who can now pass on the information of the RCOG guidance to parents. This will support and back up their request that, if there is no complication, the cord remain intact at least in the few minutes after birth, or until it has stopped pulsating." http://activebirthcentre.com/breastfeeding/dont-clamp-the-cord/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Janet Balaskas Founder of Active Birth Director of the Active Birth Centre
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