with Eleanor Steane

This 4hr workshop is designed for the mum-to-be and her birthing partner.

Approach labour and birth with confidence and learn to see it as an empowering rite of passage.  This workshop brings you, the birthing couple together, to learn about the physiology of a normal birth and the connection between the body, breath and mind.  From this foundation you prepare for the journey towards birth with movement, communication, touch, positioning and the breath.  We’ll explore ways to help partners be a supportive presence during birth and discover what their role in labour is. . He/she will learn simple ‘positive intervention methods’ to help reduce pain, create space in the pelvis for the baby to descend, support and guide the mother with confidence and love.  We will discuss potential emotional and physical obstacles that can effect labour, and how best to overcome them.

Eleanor is a Mother, a Yoga Alliance Senior Yoga Teacher, an experienced Perinatal Yoga Teacher and Childbirth Preparation Educator, and has worked with the 'Home from Home' midwives in the Ulster Hospital teaching specific breathing and relaxation practices for labour and birth.