Do you love that feeling when you've finished yoga? Calm, focused, relaxed, strong?
What if you could take that with you into the birth of your baby?
Let me help you with everything you need in one place.
Are you feeling anxious or even scared about birth? It's normal to feel like that when you're going into new territory.
Before pregnancy, you knew what made your body tick: which food, which exercise. But now everything feels different.
Maybe you're worried about transitioning from your work environment where you know what you're doing to a whole new world where everything feels unfamiliar? Out of your control?
Or perhaps you already have had a baby and want it to be different this time around?
I want to reassure you that you DO have the inner resources that you need:
- You are willing to learn,
- You persevere when something's important to you,
- You've got through new, uncertain situations before,
- You work for what you want,
- You have been strong and brave in the past.
I'm guessing that you've heard of hypnobirthing and like the idea of minimal intervention in the birth if possible. You've felt the benefits of yoga physically and mentally, and intuitively know that they must help during pregnancy and birth.
I can support you through this 5-week course to work with your body and nervous system to make the transition to motherhood positive and empowering, through yoga asana, mindfulness, pranayama (breathing techniques) and relaxation.
Not got 5 weeks left until your baby's due? No problem! You get INSTANT ACCESS to all of the fab resources.
Are you ready to experience the mind-body connection and maximise its benefits during labour? Imagine this... You are in labour and deeply focused: looking into your birth partner's eyes, breathing slowly and channeling the intense energy of the contractions into making every single one count. This is the greatest physical challenge you've faced and yet you feel calm, knowing your body works best when your partner makes you feel safe (your partner putting into practice all the things you've learnt together on the course): right there with you for every surge and reminding you to move however feels good!
If you're like me, when you do something, you like to do it properly!! You'll read up on something, Google your heart out until you find a good source of info on it, and then put it into practice.
I offer this practice-based online course for women just like you who want to put theory and information into action, with all the practices they need in one place. See below for what you get for £49 (lifetime access so you can use it for another baby - just saying!).
You have two options:
1. Sign up for a group hypnobirthing course for about £300 elsewhere (without the yoga component)
2. Join this online course for £49.
Why is it so much cheaper?
I know that if you practice you can get the same benefits of a
4-session expensive course because the concepts are simple.
With nearly 6 hours of videos, 5 movement videos and 3 hours of audio tracks, you have all the information you need to prepare for the birth that's right for you. Practice is the key.
You won't be in a group with other couples face-to-face, but you will join our community of like-minded expectant mums through the closed Facebook group and can ask me questions about the course there or email me directly.
You can access the material at a time that suits you, around your other commitments.
This practical course offers you a way to prepare body and mind for the birth journey ahead.
Through yoga, dance, relaxation (hypno-birthing & yoga nidra), breathing techniques and mindfulness you will embodying the concepts explained in the antenatal education videos.
This course focuses on putting information into context, exploring how you can utilise your techniques and practices in different labour and pre-labour scenarios.
With 5 movement videos, 4 relaxation tracks (with 3 bonus ones for breech babies, twins & the postnatal time), 5 breathing techniques and 3 short mindfulness tracks, you will have plenty of practices to support you.
And that is the key word: PRACTICE! By regularly using the videos and audios you will condition your body and mind to react positively to labour.
Includes specific resources for coping during the Covid-19 crisis.
I've had almost 1000 women through my face-to-face Pregnancy classes and I'm excited to share my knowledge with you for £49.
What others say...
"My husband and I would completely recommend Tessa's birth preparation resources.
The short videos put all the information into bitesize chunks, making it easy for you to work through in manageable stages, as and when you have time, rather than being overloaded with new ideas and information.
All the practical tips and exercises are invaluable and are really helping to reassure and keep me feeling positive and calm about giving birth despite all the unknown during the current Coronavirus crisis." Emily Parkes
"I wanted to say how much Ben and I have enjoyed your birth course; it truly is wonderful and so informative.
It has made me alter my birth plan slightly (in a good way) and given me more confidence to say what I really want rather than just leave all decisions to the medics and I want to thank you for giving me the courage to voice my true thoughts.
I know I will also use the relaxation tracks during labour too, the music to the hypnobirthing track is just so dreamy!" Sophie Capo-Bianco, Oct 2020
"If you are a pregnant woman, Tessa is the person you will want by your side to guide you. Whether it’s her pregnancy yoga, hypnobirthing or mother and baby yoga classes you are attending, her approach is gentle and kind and you will find that her abundance of experience and wealth of knowledge makes it easy for you to put your trust in her.
With that in mind, Tessa’s online course adds to this and mean that essentially, she is with you wherever you are. The website is easy to use and the resources are invaluable. My favourite part of the resources are the relaxation tracks. If you let yourself, you will find that you won’t hear the end of the tracks because you will already be in a wonderful state of relaxation!
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Tessa and I am so grateful for everything she has taught me. The breathing techniques carried me through the birth of our first daughter and I feel much stronger preparing for our second birth, having practised these again." Kate Simmonds
OK Tessa, you've convinced me that you know what you're talking about!
Got a question? Email Tessa now.
Who am I?
I have been teaching Pregnancy Yoga for 15 years after training with the British Wheel of Yoga.
Until my second daughter arrived, I was an academic researcher in Medical Sociology and completed my PhD at the Bristol Royal Infirmary.
I sit on the Maternity Voices Forum at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, representing pregnant and postnatal women.
I'm very lucky to have two beautiful daughters.