Welcome To The Active Birth Centre

The 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


Relax, 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

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“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

  • October 22, 2017 11:00Baby Resuscitation and First Aid with Bernadette Rae
  • October 24, 2017 13:00Daytime Yoga with Janet
  • October 24, 2017 19:00Evening Yoga with Janet
  • October 25, 2017 19:00Evening Yoga with Lynn
  • October 31, 2017 13:00No Daytime Yoga Class today
  • October 31, 2017 19:00Evening Yoga with Janet
  • November 1, 2017 19:00Evening Yoga 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©


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