Active Birth Workshops


Workshops only available online as 121 until further notice

 2 hour Private Zoom workshop, €150 per couple.

This may be refundable through your health insurance, please check in advance.

Limited slots available, time slots are scheduled to suit expectant parents.

The 2 hour private will have the same information and tips and techniques as the group class, tailored to the parents.

 Please email for appointment.

Active Birth Workshops are designed to prepare mums to be for labour and birth and provide top tips and practical advise for birth partners.

Our workshops are hosted in our warm and welcoming Crumlin Garden Studio (click here for location). There is plenty of free on street parking and a variety of Dublin Bus options too!

Our Active Birth Workshops, hosted by Rachel (mum of 3 with 3 drug free Active Births), are ideal for Mums-to-be from 30 weeks onwards.  Mums-to-be gather from 10am-1.30pm,  we do a full 30 min Hypnobirthing exercise 1.00-1.30pm, we break for lunch 1.30-2pm, and we are joined by birth partners (if available) from 2-5pm. Learn how to prepare for labour and birth. Expect to leave the workshop feeling empowered and excited about the journey ahead, most mums say the leave looking forward to their labour!! Investment €180 per couple

Read more about the benefits of Active Birth.

Read some of our most recent testimonials here.

What you can expect to be covered in class:

  • Stages 1, 2 3 and 4 of labour
  • How to cope and distract yourself through each stage
  • What is Active Birth and how does this differ from Managed Labour
  • Postures and breathing for Labour
  • Postures and breathing for Birth
  • Relaxation techniques to keep calm
  • Anatomy of the pelvis and how to maximise space to help our babies descend gently
  • Positive Mental Attitude to Birth
  • Hospital Pain Relief along with Alternative and Natural options
  • Hypnobirthing & birthing affirmations
  • Perineum care
  • Managing your hospital
  • Top Tips and Practical Hands on help suggestions for your partners
  • Designing your birth preferences
  • Natural induction methods

One Sunday a month.

10am – 1.00pm > Mums-to-be only

1.00 – 1.30pm > Hypnobirthing Exercise

1.30 – 2.00pm > Lunch Break

2.00pm – 5.00pm > Option for partners to join in to learn hands on practical tips to help you manage your labour

Investment per couple: €180.  Please pay €40 deposit and bring €140 cash to the workshop.

*If the workshop of your choice is booked out, please email us to be added to our wait list with your preferred date

** If it is your second time doing this Workshop your investment is only €160. Please email us to let us know.

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Active Birth Testimonials

I found the yoga active birthing workshop by far the most useful session to prepare for my pending labour to date. While the antenatal classes in hospital are vital too, this class went beyond the usual standard information. For example, I was opened up to more options in pain relief, that have made me possibly reconsider my original birthplan (we’ll see of course!) And I am now very familiar with all the various labour signs plus what calming things I can do to relax myself when the contractions begin. It took a lot of the general fear away for me also – the more I knew, the more relaxed I felt. And it was extra reassuring having both Rachel and one of the other students relate their own previous birth stories. What was also especially nice was that there were only a few of us in attendance that day which made it more intimate and cosy – like chatting in someone’s sitting room! It is the kind of experience that you can’t get from books, websites, or even the large antenatal classes in busy hospitals.


I attended Rachel’s active birth workshop, I had put labour to the back of my mind. I was introduced to Gentle Birth Hypnobirthing by Rachel which has helped to relax me and prepare me for giving birth. It was a very relaxing and interactive workshop and I felt comfortable asking any questions no matter how silly they seemed. I left the workshop feeling a lot more confident about labour and would recommend it to pregnant women.


I would really recommend the active birth workshop. Rachel takes you through everything you need to know about labour and the tools you can use to get you through and recover from it such as labour positions, homeopathy, pain relief and hypnobirthing.


Thanks a mill for Saturday’s Active Birth Workshop. I really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere with the other girls.The class environment made it easy to soak up the useful nuggets of information which I’ll hopefully remember on the day!


Thanks again for a great day on Saturday. I really enjoyed it and I found it was a lovely relaxed atmosphere even though I didn’t know most of the girls there. I found it very helpful and it covered everything I hoped and then some more. I don’t think I have any questions left in me now and I cant think of anything I would have added to it. It was great to hear about your own experience as well.


I attended the Active Birth workshop at the end of March. I am a very nervous patient, have an unempathetic consultant and have been apprehensive throughout the pregnancy thinking about the birth. However Rachel’s workshop made me feel as if giving birth is something I can now do and amazingly even think it’s a day I might be able to look forward to. All my questions and more were answered on the course. Rachel gave very honest detailed answers on everything she could and the class was fun and interactive, even on topics that previously would have freaked me out to even think about. I now feel I’m looking forward to the birth and meeting my baby, more than I ever would have thought possible and I want to wholeheartedly thank Rachel for giving me that possibility.

Karen, 34 weeks

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