Welcome To The Active Birth Centre

JANET_xantheberkeley_5We are here to guide, inspire and inform your whole journey through pregnancy and beyond birth

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

THER (2)
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

  • January 29, 2015 10:00Mothers Talking
  • January 30, 2015 12:30Yoga with Janet
  • February 2, 2015 13:00Baby & me Yoga
  • February 3, 2015 19:00Yoga with Janet
  • February 4, 2015 19:00Yoga with Lynn
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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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More details in 'Contact'

Booking details vary
Go to the relevant page or click on the calendar event to find the booking details

General Information
Tel: 020 7281 6760
Email: info@activebirthcentre.com

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


Antenatal classes Service Evaluation Camden and Islington Public Health department are carrying out a service evaluation on ante-natal parenting classes to understand whether the needs of parents during pregnancy and within the first few weeks after birth are being met. Islington Council would like to speak to first time parents who either have a baby (under 1 years or who are pregnant & would like to help us to improve antenatal classes. And have ideas about the kind of support new parents need…. You will get a £10 shopping voucher as a thank you for participation in the discussion. If you would like to attend this event please call Julie Edgecombe on 0207 527 6703 for any queries Deadline 13th February 2015 . ... See MoreSee Less

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For those of you attending Lynn's postnatal baby & me sessions there is now a closed group on FB, like and abc page and then look for -Lynn Murphy Baby Massage & Postnatal Yoga Attendees- ... See MoreSee Less

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