Experience a transformative childbirth journey with our Active Childbirth Workshop, guided by senior yoga instructor Sarah Manning. This workshop is designed to empower and educate expecting couples in preparation for a natural childbirth experience.
For the birth partner, we offer invaluable insights, priorities, and tasks to support the labouring mother effectively. Together, you’ll learn the importance of your role and how to provide the best care and support during this special time.
Before the in-person class, you’ll receive a 45-minute pre-class recording that covers the various stages of labor, the role of hormones during childbirth, and why your presence as a birth partner is so crucial. This pre-class recording sets the foundation for the in-person session, so it’s essential listening.
During the two-hour class, we delve deeper into practical techniques. You’ll explore breathing exercises, positions for contractions, and positions for resting, ensuring both the mother and the birth partner feel comfortable and confident. Our expert guidance will also cover pain management options, decision-making during labor, and non-medical pain relief techniques.
Birth partners will gain hands-on experience in understanding where to be, what to do, and why. You’ll emerge from the workshop equipped with the knowledge and skills to create a supportive and empowering birthing environment, making this journey truly unforgettable.
Join us for this transformative experience as we prepare you both for the joyous and empowering natural childbirth you’ve dreamed of.
About Sarah Manning
Sarah Manning is a Senior Yoga Instructor with over 25 years of international yoga teaching experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 200 Certification, and has taught yoga in Singapore, Australia, and China.
For the past 15 years, Sarah has trained new yoga teachers in pre- and post-natal, back care, and yin yoga.
Since 1997, she has led fertility yoga workshops for women and is the Online Course Facilitator for Be Natural Singapore’s 3-day and 30-Day Fertility Challenge. Sarah’s key influence was her time spent with Bhumi of Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health where she focused on a Meditation in Motion for women.
As the Co-Founder of Optimal Reproductive Health, a holistic fertility and pre-conception company, she has guided couples in the use of Qi Gong and Yoga in the development of a solid, well-rounded fertility strategy.
Sarah has 10 years of qigong training in Singapore under the honorable Grand Masters Anthony Wee and Sifu Roland Hong of Chi Dynamics.