Childbirth Preparation (4 weeks course)

A course for couples at any stage of their pregnancy to prepare for labour, birth and parenthood with the support of the ancient wisdom of Yoga & Ayurveda

A course for couples at any stage of their pregnancy to prepare for labour, birth and parenthood with the support of the ancient wisdom of Yoga & Ayurveda.

The Yoga and Ayurveda Childbirth Preparation Course is crafted with the intention to support couples to feel empowered, inspired and grounded as they journey towards parenthood. We’ll lay the foundation for you to work together as a couple in familiarizing yourself with and preparing for labor and birth, and all four trimesters of pregnancy.

The course blends the ‘theory’ of pregnancy and child birth with guided practices, reflections, and sharings coming from Yoga, Ayurveda, Hypnobirthing and Rebozo practices.

Brought to you by Ombretta and Lidewij, both doulas and yoga teachers. Ombretta bringing in the wisdom of Ayurveda, Lidewij her own experience as a mom of two, and through her work as a full spectrum doula and postpartum support doula.



What to expect :

– the physiology of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum

– stages of labor

– exploring your core beliefs around childbirth and parenthood

– envisioning your birth preferences

– supporting mama and baby through Ayurveda

– preparing for the fourth trimester

– natural pain relief & comforting techniques

– intervention in childbirth, informed decisions and principles of advocacy

– positions, breathing practices, partner support & Rebozo techniques



Dates | Tuesdays 3, 10, 17 and 24 September 2024
Time | 18.30 – 20.30
Location | Yoga Circle, shala 2
Price |  €250 per couple
Including 5 (prenatal) classes at Yoga Circle (valid for 3 months from the start of the course)

Max 8 couples
The course is open to all couples at any stage of their pregnancy
No previous experience with Yoga is required

Cancellation policy | You can cancel with full refund up to 3 weeks prior to the start of the course or be transferred to the next course. Within 3 weeks from the course start date we unfortunately cannot grant any refunds nor transfers to a later course. You can of course give your spot away to another (pregnant) couple.




She brings a softness to the practice, a focus on listening to yourself, your body and it’s needs. She greatly values yoga as a tool that helps her connect to presence, her true self, and what really matters. She finds magic in connecting to others from that sacred space of true awareness.

She’s been practicing since 2006, inspired mostly by her teacher Petri Raïsanen. After becoming a mother herself (and two beautiful home, water births) she got fascinated by pregnancies, births and the postpartum period. She took many trainings in prenatal yoga, postpartum support, and works as a doula as well. When not on the mat, you might find her enjoying time in nature with her family.


She holds a space that is receptive, inclusive and non judgemental; she encourages an open dialogue with her students so that the practice of yoga can be at the service of the individual, in that very moment. In her classes she draws from her multifaceted background: yoga therapy, ayurveda, psychology, birth and postpartum doula, as needed.

Ombretta took her first Ashtanga Yoga class in 2013 and she has been practicing with growing dedication since. She is passionate of self inquiry, conscious relating, shamanism and archetypal work; she studied extensively Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy.

When not teaching or practicing yoga, she immerses herself in experiences meant to expand her connection to Life, the Self and Others: she especially loves sharing different containers outside the yoga world with her loved ones.


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