Upcoming Events

Yoga Birth Rehearsal with Nadia

  During this three hour Partners Yoga Birth Rehearsal with Becoming Mother's Nadia Raafat, we will journey through the template of a normal physiological birth from the onset of Labour to babe in arms and breastfeeding. As part of the birth rehearsal we will look at the following: Signs of labour, Labouring at home, Relaxation [...]

November 18th, 2017|

Bringing Mindfulness to Pregnancy Yoga – CPD Workshop for Yoga Teachers

Becoming Mother's Nadia Raafat is delighted to offer (in conjunction with Birthlight) for the second time this year her one day training: Bringing Mindfulness to Pregnancy Yoga  - a CPD for Pregnancy Yoga teachers and trainee teachers at the Synchroncity Yoga Studios in south London Pregnancy Yoga is inherently a mindful practice cultivating self-awareness and self-knowledge, [...]

November 11th, 2017|

Ten Mindful Steps to an Empowered and Positive Birth Experience

By Nadia Raafat Take these ten steps during your pregnancy to prepare your body and mind for the experience of a lifetime and a birth you will remember with Joy. 1.Prepare your Body with Yoga Yoga is the optimum physical practice for pregnancy. Working on every level of the being from the physical to the [...]

July 27th, 2017|

Positive Birth Movement Discusses Fathers and Birth Partners

  This June, The Positive Birth Movement takes an honest and open-minded look at the role of dads and birth parteners in the Birthing Room. Earlier this month The Daily Mail published an article by author, childbirth guru and former obstrtrician Michel Odent criticising strongly the current trend for fathers to attend births. You can read [...]

June 28th, 2017|

British Wheel of Yoga Pregnancy Yoga Teachers Forum

BECOMING MOTHER: Bringing Mindfulness to Pregnancy Yoga with Nadia Raafat A half day session for Yoga teachers working with pregnancy to explore using Mindfulness in pregnancy yoga and birth education. The afternoon will include two short mindful flow classes; one floor based and the other upright and dynamic. The yoga sessions will be followed by a [...]

January 29th, 2017|

How an Unplanned Pregnancy Taught me How to Become a Mother

  When I was carrying my first pregnancy, unplanned, aged 31 years and only 18 months into a relationship - my birth preparation was more about where the baby and I would live, and how I would support us, (should my partner - suffering from acute anxiety - decide he was not ready for fatherhood) than which [...]

November 25th, 2016|

Mindful Birthing Couples Session 2

Directed Breathing, Touch, Massage and Acupressure for Pain Relief and Positioning for Labour and Birth. In this session we are learning some of the key natural pain relief methods for the Labour Process. Drop in £30 per couple.  The partner comes at no extra cost to those booked onto the course.     [...]

October 6th, 2016|

OM Chair Yoga for Pregnancy

In Yoga the chair is a familiar prop enabling greater access to a wide range of postures. During pregnancy the chair is an invaluable way to adapt and practice many yoga postures including inversions, forward bends, twists and balances. Antenatal Yoga Teacher, Birth Doula and Founder of Becoming Mother, Nadia Raafat takes us through a Chair Yoga sequence [...]

September 1st, 2016|