Antenatal Urban Retreat


Holistic Birth Preparation Workshop for Couples
with Alexa Dean & Thando Zwane

Date: Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December 2019
Time: 9am to 5pm (lunch included)
Venue: Jamyang Buddhist Centre, The Old Courthouse, 43 Renfrew Road, London, SE11 4NA
Full Price: £450
Early Bird: £400 (if you book before 31st August)​

Join us for a unique and comprehensive approach to childbirth preparation. This dynamic, informative and fun workshop will help you to feel prepared, calm and confident for labour, birth and beyond. Sessions include practical information, hands-on exercises, hypnobirthing, yoga, massage, postnatal care and more.We will explore how to be guided by your inner compass and intuition as well as how to surrender to the powerful journey of labour and birth. 
Sessions with a focus on:

  • The Anatomy & Phases of Labour and Birth
  • Movement & Yoga during Pregnancy and Positions for Birth
  • Hormones involved in the birthing process
  • Third Stage – Birth of the Placenta
  • Hypnobirthing & Imagery
  • Communication with the Unborn Baby
  • Role of the Partner / Birth Companion
  • Touch and Massage for Labour and Birth
  • Pain Management Options
  • Nutrition
  • Birth Preferences (wishes & intentions)
  • Birth Rights & Choices
  • Positive Birth Stories
  • The Microbiome
  • Breastfeeding
  • Postnatal Care

You can participate at any stage of your pregnancy.
​*By couples we mean the pregnant woman and her birth companion (spouse/partner, sister, mother or friend)

Please contact me if you have any questions click here


Tube Stations: Kennington (Northern Line), Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo Line)
Buses: 196 (Kennington Lane), 133, 155, 333 (Kennington Park Road), 3, 59, 109, 159 (Kennington Road)
Check on the TFL website

By Car
For evenings and weekends, there is no charge and plenty of parking space along Renfrew Road. Parking is free after 6.30pm and at weekends, and on bank holidays. During weekdays there are pay & display bays directly outside the building. The cost is £3 per hour (from Mondays to Fridays from 8.30am – 6.30pm. Not bank holidays).
Jamyang is just within the Congestion Zone, which operates Monday to Friday from 7am to 6.00pm, so there’s no charge in the evenings and at weekends.

Terms and Conditions
Booking and Cancellations
Refunds are not permitted. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop for any reason, though we will endeavour only to do so in the event of exceptional circumstances that mean we are unable to offer the workshop as advertised, or if there are, in our opinion, insufficient numbers booked onto the workshop for it to be commercially viable. Should this happen, we will notify you promptly and will refund you the full £ (sterling) amount you have paid us. We will not, however, be responsible for any additional expenses which you may have incurred in respect of the workshop, for example in respect of travel, accommodation or any exchange rate losses.
If you make a booking for the workshop on behalf of another person, you warrant to us that you have their authority to do so.