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      CONSCIOUS BIRTHING PREGNANCY RETREAT

             BIRTH PREPARATION WORKSHOP & RETREAT

                         WOMEN ONLY

              New dates will be added soon.

Welcome to your pregnancy retreat. Your rest, relaxation, education and fun starts here!

This long weekend is about:

Relaxing, spending time connecting with your baby, learning some great tools to empower your informed decision making and to prepare for a peaceful labour and birth ahead, sharing good food, receiving indulgent massages, balancing mind, spirit and body, pregnancy yoga, taking the weight off in warm water (indoors!) and generally spending time focussing, grounding and dropping into a deeply nourished, informed and prepared place within.

 The retreat includes: 

  • Spending relaxing time in wonderful surroundings, close to nature, in magical Glastonbury.
  • Water meditation and time to just float around in the heated indoor pool.
  • One hour's pregnancy massage.
  • Wonderful vegetarian catering throughout your stay, including cake!
  • Yoga each morning with the pregnancy yoga expert, Wendy Teasdill.
  • Birth art: an opportunity to proccess thoughts and feelings about your birth ahead, meeting your baby and becoming a mother, in a safe, non-verbal way.

Optional Bellycasting will be offered, as a wonderful reminder of this special time (please mention when booking if you'd like one). Cost: £45. Takes 1 hour.

 We will also spend time looking at:

  • How to create a calm environment for birthing, whether at home or hospital.

  • Ways in which to stay empowered and focused during labour and birth.

  • The stages of labour from physiological, emotional and spiritual perspectives, looking at the power of the positive feedback loop and the importance of maintaining this precious birthing cycle, plus tips on 'how to'.

  • Active birth session: an opportunity to try out some labour positions and understand the value of optimum foetal positioning during pregnancy.

  • Birth and postnatal plans. Know your options to encourage making informed choice, complete with a template for both plans to take home.

  • Looking at ancient ways in which to ride the sensations of labour without opening the drug cabinet, alongside time for discussion on those pain relief options available.

The retreat runs from 4pm Friday to to 10am Monday and cost includes all food, accommodation, materials and handouts, use of the indoor heated pool, one pregnancy massage, pregnancy yoga on Saturday and Sunday mornings with the wonderful Wendy Teasdill, homemade cakes and tea. Optional bellycasting needs to be requested at time of booking, cost £45.

The long weekend costs £350/£400 per person, depending on whether you want a private room or a twin sharing. Please state which is your preference at time of booking

Hosted by Kate Woods and amazing massage therapist, Cassandra Rosa.

WE CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE A SHOPPING BASKET, SO PLEASE MAIL info@consciousbirthing.co.uk TO BOOK! Thanks.

Kate has been working with pregnancy, birth and postpartum families for over 20 years, offering Doula services and training courses, talks and birth preparation workshops for women and couples at home and abroad, talks at birth conferences and writes articles on the subject.

Testimonials from previous classes and workshops:

 

"Thank you-It was fantastic! Really helpful and empowering!"

"I feel that I have had a major transition in coming closer to both motherhood and birth..."
 
"I feel better informed and empowered to give birth in the way that I would like to."

 

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