Active Birth Workshops
COVID 19 UPDATE
Workshops only available online as 121 until further notice
2 hour Private Zoom workshop, €125 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
** 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
Best yoga and pilates studio going, and it is going from strength to strength all the time. Fantastic facilities, bright and welcoming: just like the teachers! Friendly and open to all levels and interests. A great place to learn new skills, or hone ones!
Best pilates class in Dublin thanks to Rachel xx
Rachel has the ability to push you to a level of fitness that you’d never think you’d reach, but also the ability to know when you need to relax or adapt exercises. I couldn’t recommend Rachel and her classes highly enough. I’m hooked!
I have been coming to classes for some time, love the way Rachel interacts with the class, she is a very warm and makes it fun! And the new studio is beautiful!
I’m really enjoying Rachel’s classes. She’s full of energy and it’s quite infectious!
I have been doing yoga & yogalates with Rachel for four and a half years now and follow her to every studio she moves. She is simply the best, her classes are challenging, but very calm and friendly. I like her attitude and attentiveness to each person and of course my body is much stronger, leaner and more flexible.
I really enjoy the class Rachel is fantastic. Have noticed a huge difference and definitely intend to keep the classes up. Thank you!
Rachel is a fantastic pilates teacher, it’s a very enjoyable and beneficial class. I am delighted to have been recommended MyWellbeing, and I would certainly pass on the recommendation.
The increase in energy helps me work and study and I have more energy chasing after my niece. I never used to run for the bus and now I can run for the bus and not be out of breath. Mental wellbeing is incredible, I feel great, more relaxed, don’t get as stressed out as before, my body is able to handle more stress and a bigger workload. The guys in the class re arrange everything so they can make it to the class.
I have gained great body awareness and flexibility … I feel great! Yoga has helped me work through and repair damage from old football injuries – sciatica, lower back and and shoulder. I feel a lot clearer, more focused. I have become energy in motion! I look forward to YOGA everyweek. This has become the best part of my life!I just love the yoga
I was lucky enough to have Rachel Gaffey set up a yoga/pilates studio right around the corner from my house, and thrilled to discover such a gem. She creates a warmly inviting atmosphere which is by turn, calm and zen like for Yoga and focused for Pilates. Her Body Tone class will make you look like you’ve been working out with Tracy Anderson (the woman behind Gwyneth Paltrow’s transformation), but without the Hollywood prices, or ego. I can’t recommend her highly enough
Since attending Rachel’s classes over the last two years I have noticed a huge improvement to my posture and flexibility. The classes are enjoyable and cater to all abilities. I always leave feeling revitalised and have a fantastic night’s sleep!
A few months ago I started Yoga with Rachel. Since that time I’ve noticed a huge difference in my flexibility and balance. I’ve been so impressed that I’ve convinced a number of my friends to try it – all of them are now fully signed up and very reluctant to miss a class. It’s actually a really good work-out and has been a huge help to any of the guys that had previously suffered injuries.
After 6 weeks of Yoga I have dramatically improved my flexibility and agility. I have also notice a remarkable shortening of my recovery period in between training sessions. I’ve made Yoga part of my weekly training plan and I look forward to it every week – Thanks Rachel
Martha Kavanagh, Drury Communications
Rachel is a great instructor and her classes are nicely paced and really enjoyable, catering for all levels of experience. Yoga is an amazing stress buster and is a great way of clearing the head during a busy day – you really feel the benefit after each class. We love it!