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During this three hour Yoga Birth Rehearsal with Doula, Childbirth Educator and Yoga and Meditation teacher Nadia Raafat, we will journey through the template of a normal physiological Labour from its onset 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 techniques
  • Yoga Movements and Positions for labour
  • Breathing and Sounding for the various stages of Labour
  • Movements and Positions for Labour
  • Touch and Massage Techniques
  • How and when to transfer in
  • Navigating Emotional Challenges
  • Breathing and Positioning for the Second stage
  • Navigating Difficulties
  • Protecting the Hour of Power
  • Maternal Rights


This is a practical workshop which will teach you plenty of labour skills and resources (drawing widely from the yoga, mindfulness and birth education traditions, so that you can move confidently towards the birth of your child with a practical understanding of how you will carry yourself through the experience.

This workshop is open to both pregnant women attending alone and also accompanied by their birth partners. Birth Partners are strongly encouraged to attend.

Read the testimonials here.


For further information or to book your places on the Birth Rehearsal Workshop Programme click here.


About Nadia

Nadia Raafat teaches Hatha and Yin Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga Yoga and Mindful Birth Preparation. She has been teaching in London for 13 years. Whether guiding a Yoga Class, a Pregnancy Class or a Yoga & Mindfulness for Pregnancy & Birth Course, Nadia’s intention is to cultivate embodied presence and self-awareness in the practitioner. Her teaching approach is deeply mindful with an emphasis placed on establishing and maintaining an embodied awareness and receptivity throughout. Nadia is also a Birth Doula with over 50 births behind her. She is the writer, producer and teacher on Yoga and Mindfulness for Pregnancy and Birth – a five class pregnancy yoga and mindfulness dvd programme which has received excellent reviews across all media platforms, publications and consumer groups.  She writes about Yoga, Mindfulness and Pregnancy for many online platforms and publications. She is passionate about supporting women with yoga and mindfulness on their journey through pregnancy, childbirth and becoming a mother. She is herself a mother of 4 children.