Partner Pregnancy Yoga Workshop

Engaging with your birthing partner in a supportive, physical and enjoyable practice, this yoga and birth preparation workshop explores ways to cultivate connection, deeper mutual trust, and bonding with each other and your baby.

Partner Pregnancy Yoga & Birth Preparation

In South London

Expectant mothers and fathers/partners/friends are invited to this informative and enjoyable afternoon of Partner Pregnancy Yoga, aimed at teaching you and your partner postures and relaxation techniques to prepare for childbirth. Engaging with your partner in a supportive, physical and fun-filled practice, we will explore ways to cultivate connection, deeper mutual trust, and bonding with each other and your baby. You can work together as a couple, or you can bring a friend, doula or family member.

Doula, childbirth educator and pregnancy yoga teacher, Alexa Dean creates a relaxed, safe atmosphere to help you build physical and emotional strength together as you move through your pregnancy and prepare for the intimate experience of childbirth. Fathers and partners will learn hands-on techniques to help mama through pregnancy and labour.  In the course you will:

  • practice yoga together and learn tips for labour and birth
  • be guided in the gentle practice of yoga postures that are most beneficial during pregnancy, with an emphasis on working in pairs
  • learn massage for pregnancy, and for use in labour
  • learn movements and positions for labour and birth
  • enjoy a bonding meditation with your baby

Pregnancy is a transitional time for women and men, and a great opportunity to step into being a solid, loving team. This workshop is about exploring and honoring these possibilities emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually in a safe, supportive space for men and women. 

The workshop is held on the first Sunday of every month and is perfect for all trimesters, experience level, and body size (no experience of yoga is necessary). Couples are encouraged to come to the workshop 2 or 3 times to consolidate learning and continue to build connection and trust. The price is per couple.

Partner Pregnancy Yoga with Alexa Dean from Alexa Dean on Vimeo.

  • Teacher Alexa Dean

    Alexa is a Doula, Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator, Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist and Co-Founder of ‘London Bliss Doulas’. She passionately believes in active, positive and conscious birthing. See more.

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A pregnancy yoga workshop for couples at any stage of pregnancy, aimed at teaching you and your birthing partner postures and relaxation techniques to prepare for childbirth. 

  • Minor health issues and injuries should be discussed with your teacher before the class. Please arrive 10 minutes early to discuss. 
  • If you are suffering/have suffered from a medical condition (including heart condition, chest pains, dizziness, high blood pressure) or a serious injury, it is essential you first consult your doctor before joining classes. Please then discuss this with us before booking so we can advise you on a personalised programme.

Workshops at the Shala are run independently and all payments for workshop services are accepted on behalf of the individual teacher. The teacher's terms are given below.

  • Purchases for workshops are non-refundable
  • Cancellations may be made online up to 24-hours before the start of the workshop in which case your Shala account will be credited and you will be able to rebook for the same workshop on a different date
  • Late cancellations and no shows will be charged as if you had attended
  • In the event that a workshop is cancelled you will be offered a refund or the option to be transferred to an alternative date

Alexa attends one birth a month as a doula. In the event that she should be called to a birth at the time of a scheduled workshop, the workshop will be taught by Alexa's colleague Michelle Misgalla.