Couples Workshop

Yoga, movement, positions, breath and tools in Preparation for Labour and Birth

We will concentrate on relaxation and comfort measures sometimes in a very intimate way that will promote positive outcomes.

This workshop will help couples connect deeply with themselves and their baby, during such a significant and intense time. The birthing partner will learn how to best support the birthing woman, using their own body, and other props often helpful in childbirth.

Yoga poses, partnering poses, massage techniques, rebozo techniques, how to use breath and alignment to relieve aches and discomfort and a sweet way to connect with your partner – whether your partner is a spouse, sister, mother, or friend!

Mothers in general feel happy and confident not when they had an easy and short birth, but when they felt their partners were with them. Not about expertise but whether their partners where there for them and felt they were really a team. So I want to give you tips to figure out how to work together, because that’s the thing you are going to remember more than anything. It’s the way you are with each other that really matters.

Couples will have the chance to:

  • Learn gentle yoga postures that are most beneficial during pregnancy, with an emphasis on working in pairs
  • Work together as they might in labour
  • Understand the role privacy and intimacy play during labour and birth
  • Learn breathing and massage and touch techniques useful for pregnancy, and labour
  • Learn movements and positions for labour and birth
  • Learn rebozo techniques for labour and birth
  • Enjoy a bonding meditation and visualization with your baby
  • Time to meet other couples over tea and biscuits after the workshop

No yoga experience is necessary. This physical birth preparation workshop is perfect for all trimesters, experience level, and body size. If you are single or your partner can’t make it, please bring a friend, family member or doula!

Couples are encouraged to come to the workshop 2 or 3 times to consolidate learning and continue to build connection and trust.

    • Use comfortable clothes to move comfortably and sit on the floor
    • Have a bottle of water next to you
    • Bring a scarf, pashmina or rebozo

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To check dates + price please click here

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Private 1-2-1 sessions: £150 – 2.5 hours at your home

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“Alexa, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. Your work is beautiful and made us confident and joyful. I really appreciate the whole experience: positions, breath techniques, music and, of course, your powerful smile.” – Pedro

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“Had the most blissful time last night… Alexa led me and my partner and 11 other couples, in a totally zen workshop that saw us practicing yoga positions for pregnancy and birth, trying out pain relieving massage techniques and learning practical tools for the big day. A really special and memorable event – particularly the looking into each other’s eyes warm up and all the laughter that consequently broke out. Hoping that Bob Marley and the medium of dance will carry me through to meeting my baby. Thanks Alexa! A real treat, comes thoroughly recommended.” – Rae Duke, Broadcaster & Teacher (BBCRadio2) – November 2017
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TESTIMONIALS

“My partner and I recently enjoyed a great partner pregnancy yoga workshop with Alexa. It was fun, relaxed, informative and helped enormously in the engagement between myself and my partner in preparation for the birth of our baby. Techniques were guided and possible for all to do. A perfect way to enjoy pregnancy & prepare for labour. Thank you!” – Kerry, July 2020

“I absolutely loved this pregnancy and birth preparation couples class. It’s unlike any other similar class I have found or participated in. It really focuses on specific ways in which you can connect with your birth partner, and provides examples of exercises and movements and massage techniques that can be used during pregnancy and labour itself. It’s very practical, whilst being very much about emotional support and love and connection – very clever 😉 I would totally recommend this course!” – Babs, July 2020

“Alexa is always kind and cheerful. We did the workshop for our second baby and found it a great recap of the techniques with which the partner can help the birthing mother. Ben particularly found the massages easy to follow and replicate. It gave us both confidence before the birth.” – Chloe, June 2020

“The pregnancy workshop was a great way to do something together with my partner and to give him tools to help me in my pregnancy. We learned so much in a short period of time, I highly recommend it to couples. Alexa is a great teacher and spaceholder and each time you learn something new in the class. Thank you so much!” – Eleni, May 2020

“Alexa has a very inviting way of involving the partners and making them feel part of the journey for the birth experience. I highly recommend this workshop!” – Alejandra, May 2020

“This is the second time we have attended Alexa’s partner pregnancy yoga workshop and I felt that this time we were able to go deeper into the practices as we have had time to practice them at home and find what works for us. Alexa held such a safe space and we felt totally supported by her presence (even if it was online). I now feel more confident and prepared for labour and birth and my partner feels he will be able to better support me throughout this special journey. We look forward to the birth of our baby and feel that we will be able to use the practices Alexa has shared to enjoy a calm, gentle, supported birth.” – Laurie, May 2020

“This workshop was a beautiful experience and so steadying as preparation for labour. From a partners perspective it enables you to understand labour as an embodied process for you too and the joy of physically as well as emotionally sharing the birthing experience through supporting your partner. The rebozo techniques were also like sweet nectar! Alexa thank you for your warmth and wisdom! – Sian and Tom, May 2020

“Alexa’s couples workshop was fantastic. It was a great way to involve my husband in the preparation for the arrival of our baby. We learned some great tips which helped enormously not only during labour but also throughout the rest of my pregnancy. She has a brilliant way of teaching. She is fun and hugely knowledgeable. We would highly recommend her to any couple that is expecting a baby.” – Steph, April 2020

“I loved this couples workshop, it helped us feel more calm and prepared for birth, but also we loved the experience of massage, relaxation and yoga, a wonderful connecting way to spend an afternoon. Alexa is a calm, caring and knowledgeable teacher. I would highly recommend this course.” – Rachel, April 2020

“Alexa is a fantastic teacher and we greatly enjoyed the session with her” – George, March 2020

“Since meeting Alexa in my yoga clases I loved how she makes me feel confident about my motherhood every time I am around her. She makes me appreciate my body and be grateful for the wonderful work it is doing and will continue to do even after birth. Then when I attended the partner’s workshop both my husband and I can agree we hadn’t felt that close since God knows when! And even though we have a great relationship this has made us even more of a team so we are now both getting more ready and more excited about the big day. Thank you Alexa and I cannot wait to keep learning from you.” – Lorena, March 2020

“Alexa’s class was relaxing and calming, and really brought my husband and I closer together as a team. Thank you Alexa!” – Dawn, March 2020

“A really special session; so important to make time for this with your partner and explore the support that you can provide each other during pregnancy and labour. Highly recommend!” – Yasmin, February 2020

“Alexa’s partner pregnancy yoga workshop was such a wonderful experience. To meet other couples and to take time to really connect to my partner and our baby on our journey to becoming parents was a precious gift. Alexa held such a sacred space where myself and my partner felt fully supported, learning really useful ways of supporting each other and reconnecting. I fell I learnt so much in the workshop and eagerly await the birth of our baby. I feel the practices we covered in the workshop will nurture and guide us through the later stages of pregnancy, labour and birth with confidence, trust, peace and joy. In gratitude.” – Laurie, February 2020

“Alexa’s workshop was well thought out. My husband and I had a wholesome experience of physical yoga movements, emotional and spiritual connections. Thank you, Alexa.” – Eva, December 2019

“A wonderful experience to share with your partner!” – Rosella, December 2019

“The experience was very fulfilling and enlightening. Three takeaways: 1) helped me feel what my partner will go through, 2) how to help her and help her help herself 3) broke inhibitions in connecting with partner physically and emotionally. Overall a lot of fun” – Salman, December 2019

“Alexa is an amazing and positive woman, her voice is so soothing. She is the best for me. After the workshop I felt so calm, confident and peaceful. Thank you Alexa, for everything.” – Denissa, December 2019

“Thank you for the workshop, it was an encouraging and bonding experience that provided us with some useful tools for the going into labour as a team.” – Marleen, November 2019

This workshop os fantastic. You will learn postures and ways of how your partner can help you during labour. Good way as well to reconnect emotionally with your partner.” – Vega, November 2019

“After Alexa workshop. I am feeling much confident and excited about the birth. And my partner feels much more involve.” – Gema, November 2019

“Very useful workshop for yourself and partner, met our expectations, thanks Alexa!” – Eleonora, November 2019

“If you want to integrate your partner in labour, so they know how to help you, this is an ideal workshop to find out how!” – Neus, October 2019

“I met Alexa through her pregnancy yoga classes. She has a unique style of teaching and a gift to make people feel relaxed and happy. The partner pregnancy workshop was really wonderful. Alexa created a very open and safe atmosphere for us to explore our connection with each other. The workshop was a perfect balance of practical poses and opportunities for emotional connection with your partner. It helped us to connect as a couple and we also met like-minded people in the same situation. Alexa was very supportive and attentive throughout the workshop and made us feel safe and at ease.” – Anna, October 2019

“The workshop was a beautiful balance of mind and body exercises, and a great way to bond with my partner. I feel more trust in my partner’s ability to support me in labour, and he in turn feels more confident in his own ability to do so.” – Rhonda, October 2019

“I wish we had found out about this class earlier. It made us feel more confident and relaxed.” – Selo, October 2019

“The workshop is a great opportunity to get your partner to immerse himself into the preparation of the birth of your baby and for both of you to connect on an emotional level. Alexa shares amazing tips on positions, touch points and massage techniques that are very enjoyable during pregnancy and will help boost endorphins level during labour! It feels great to do this preparation as a couple and to meet other parents to be. We all left the session feeling serene and positive about what lies ahead of us.” – Stephanie, October 2019

“Amazing workshop, lots of love involved, with interaction between partners and mums to be.” – Luana, September 2019

“A great workshop as it was really helpful to both learn techniques ahead of going through labour.” – Josephine, September 2019

“I feel so grateful my husband and I attended this course. I feel so much more confident about labour and I know my husband does as well and will be able to support me in the ways I need to be supported.” – Tanya, September 2019

“Thank you so much, it was a lovely and inspiring session” – Sarah, September 2019

“A wonderful experience. In a world where birth is treated as a medical event this workshop encourages spiritual connection between mother, father and baby. Teaching fathers how to be more than a brow moper!” – Daniel, August 2019

“We found the workshop to be a really joyful and uplifting experience which makes us feel much more excited and confident for the weeks ahead.” – Mike, August 2019

“Alexa designs and conducts her pregnancy yoga workshop with a lot of passion, attention to detail and care. She creates a lovely, calm, inclusive and welcoming atmosphere. She is very knowledgeable and responsive to individual’s questions and needs. We especially found the partner exercises for pain relief during labour very useful. The workshop is also a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your partner to further grow as a family.” – Simone, July 2019

“Alexa’s birth preparation workshop is a wonderful two hour get away to prepare for labour and have time and space to connect with your partner. James and I really enjoyed all aspects and would highly recommend this to all expecting couples!” – Michele, July 2019

“The workshop helped us gain a better understanding of how my partner and I can work together during the birth” – Gurvider, July 2019

“My partner was rather nervous about coming as a male that has never done yoga or had a baby. After he said he found it useful and a great experience, but most of all he saw my pregnant spirit. I personally felt that we connected more as a “pregnant” couple and we have used certain techniques learnt in the workshop a lot at home and it’s enabled me to cut down on pregnancy massages. It’s made us more a team and made my partner feels more confident” – Liberty and Ben, April 2019

“Alexa introduced us to the great opportunity we have to enjoy the birth experience. In a very practical and informative workshop; we learnt so much and left feeling even more connected and excited about the birth. Thanks Alexa” – Louise and Phil, April 2019

“We find Alexa very knowledgable and her voice is soothing and relaxing. It was very good to learn new practical techniques to use during labour and we definitely feel more confident and prepared. The best part was feeling connected with my husband on a deep level. It’s not every day that we take the time to sit down and look into each others eyes. Also earning how to use a rebozo was great – who would have thought that such a simple thing could provide so much support and relief for us mums. We found the course really insightful and we’ll definitely put in practise what we learned.” – Rita, March 2019

“This workshop is a perfect way to feel confident and connected with your partner to prepare for labour. Alexa showed us many techniques that will provide comfort and help manage pain during labour. My partner and I enjoyed the experience and definitely recommend it. Thanks again Alexa” – Domenica, February 2019

“My husband and I attended Alexa’s couples connect pregnancy yoga class and we both really enjoyed it. My husband found it very informative and he felt relaxed and really got into it. We both are feeling happy and content about the birth after leaving the workshop feeling calm and more knowledgeable. This class really brings couples together and gets you to enjoy those special moments in pregnancy as a couple which are so precious. We both think Alexa is such a lovely teacher and would highly recommend her services she offers.” – Jacqui, January 2019

“This workshop it’s specially important to involve the partner in the pregnancy in a deeper way and create an atmosphere of trust and care. That can be very supportive when at labour, but ultimately it gives the couple a space to reconnect and work as a team.” – Maria, January 2019

“The first time I participated in one of your yoga classes feelings came up from somewhere very deep… it made me cry and I realised I have never been happier before in my life, while dancing… I wanted to share this experience with my partner hence I was extremely happy to find your workshop for couples. I was not afraid of giving birth and the pain it might cause anymore but I needed some practical techniques shown both for me and my partner. We were fully uploaded with deep feelings at the end of the session also armed with useful techniques. I do not know how you do it, but the atmosphere you create is magical 🙂 I am very blissful that I met you before my first labour, can’t be grateful enough!” – Julia, October 2018

“I highly recommend Alexa’s workshop to anyone interested in having a conscious birthing experience, connecting to the inner power and bonding opportunity labour unleashes. It is suited to anyone, whether experienced yogi or complete beginner. The focus is very much on working as a team (you and your birth partner) to go through the experience connecting as partners and with the baby. Alexa is genuine, fun, compassionate and knowledgeable. She is the reassuring presence who helps you become confident you can see the beauty in labour and enjoy the experience. I felt so connected after the workshop that I started having braxton hicks contractions on my way back and my baby was born naturaly 4 days after! After the workshop, my partner had a greater confidence to support me through labour, which in turn helped me trust the process further.” – Magda, May 2018

“The workshop was enjoyable and relaxing and Alexa made us feel comfortable from the start. It filled my husband and I with confidence. My husband now feels he has more tools and tips to work with when I am in labour, and I am so happy and confident knowing that he is aware of what positions/exercises will help me through. We already were a team and in this together, but now we feel even more prepared! Alexa created such a warming, vibrant and relaxing atmosphere, that we both felt relaxed and comfortable – reflecting the way in which we envision ourselves being when the journey of birthing our baby begins! Thank you Alexa!” – Cecilia, May 2018

“Both my husband and I really enjoyed Alexa’s partner yoga class.  For my husband it was a great way for him to get involved; the workshop provided him with a toolkit to help me when I am sore and tight (which I have been throughout pregnancy). I can’t wait to put it all together during labour!!” – Diana, March 2018

“It was lovely to come to the workshop and Davide was also very happy to have done it. I think that you found the way to make Dads feel that they are important and that they can help us, and this way, they are more confident and supportive, otherwise they would probably panic :)” – Elena, August 2017

“Thank you so much for the Sunday workshop, I found it very useful and – just like your classes – also so enjoyable.  My husband also mentioned that he now has a better idea of what will actually happen on the big day and what he can do to help and support.” – Rodica, August 2017

“Thank you for the lovely experience Alexa. After the workshop we left empowered, knowing that we can do this as a team. Although we were 37 weeks at the time and had a fully furnished nursery, the class made us feel closer and more prepared to welcome our sweet daughter.” – Eric and Lelle, August 2017

‘A time to connect amongst mum, dad and baby, a time to relax. Dads learn how to help mums during labour. We should have done this earlier and frequently’ – Claire, July 2017

‘We loved Alexa’s Pregnancy Partner Workshop so much that we went twice! Full of brilliant tips for birth and brought us even closer together. Definitely recommend!’ – Naomi, July 2017

“We really loved the couples workshop – it was fun, informative and inclusive. We left feeling relaxed, grounded and blissfully happy…and slept so well that night! Hoping we can book in again before the birth. Thanks so much again Alexa.” – Hannah, March 2017

“We really enjoyed the workshop- it was the right balance of information, practical and useful techniques, relaxation, fun and social. Is recommend to other couples- in particular those in which the partner is feeling a bit daunted!” – Lucy, November 2016

“A warm-hearted workshop… It was wonderful to physically connect as a partnership in the context of preparing for the birth of our baby, as well as have the emotional space together. The session was full of practical advice and positions… and was delivered in an emotionally supportive environment of joy and optimism” – AH, September 2016

“Alexa, your sessions were the absolute stand out thing in my pregnancy that helped prepare me and my husband for birth and now beyond.” – RA, June 2016