The key to transforming your experience of pregnancy, birth & beyond starts here.
Enjoy a holistic approach to help you feel relaxed, positive, confident and empowered through one of the most important experiences of your life.
I'm Pippa, an experienced specialist Yoga Teacher, Therapist & ex-Doula -
offering a wonderfully nurturing range of classes, treatments, coaching and support, for pregnancy, birth and into parenthood.
Zillah said, after the birth of her first baby: "Pippa, thank you for all your advice, tips and techniques over the past 4-5 months. There is no way we would have had such an enjoyable and successful birth without you. I wish more people knew the difference these techniques and great support can make"
And more recently (8 years, and 2 more babies later!),
".. At your pregnancy yoga I didn't yet know what I needed to know but through the chats in the classes I heard snippets and started asking questions. Then I researched and asked more questions. I found my fit and in doing so I found the opportunity to be me. The path I started led me to what I am now in all aspects of my life and for that I am so grateful Pippa xx"
"I attended Pippa's pregnancy yoga and was so impressed with the support, knowledge and friendliness that Pippa gave each session. In addition to the yoga we also practised breathing techniques, relaxation positions and simple exercises for when we would be in labour.
Pippa repeated these regularly so that when I did go into labour I easily remembered what I had been taught and could use these techniques. We also worked on our pelvic floor. The chats we had as a group each session were also invaluable - I went from knowing not much about pregnancy, birth or the first months with a newborn to knowing quite a lot! Being able to discuss this with other pregnant women was also a great help and I made some great acquaintances who I still meet up with now. Pippa also arranged for new mums to come in for some sessions to talk about their recent birth experience. We also got to ask questions and discuss any worries with them.
I attended Pippa's active birth workshop with my partner. We learnt lots about the science behind the labour, useful positions, hospital protocols and also gave excellent support to the partners. I gained more knowledge and skills in this workshop than I did in all my NCT classes. I truly believe that this workshop was the reason why I had such a good and stress-free birth. - Sarah
"I wanted to say the hugest thank you. I joined your yoga class to ensure that I relaxed during my pregnancy, as naturally I can be a stressful person, but what I got was far more. I wholeheartedly believe that my yoga classes got me through my labour. Firstly, having been to your class every week since 17 weeks into my pregnancy, I prepared my body and put my baby into the perfect position for delivery. Secondly, the Active Birth Workshop empowered and educated me to get through labour. The midwives could see this in action as they said I knew what I was doing, that I was doing brilliantly. For all of this, I can't thank you enough. I recommend your classes to any mums-to-be. Thank you, thank you, thank you"
"After a previous assisted delivery, I was determined to give myself the best possible chance of a natural birth second time around. I attended Pippa's Active Birth workshop with my partner and found it gave me positive reinforcement around natural birthing issues. It also provided my partner and I with the opportunity to talk and make a birth plan following our attendance. The most valuable part of the training was preparing ourselves for discussing potential procedures and intervention with hospital staff. I also attended Pippa's Pregnancy Yoga classes, which were beneficial for relaxation, staying flexible and learning visualisation skills. I am pleased to say that my dream birth came true and I delivered a baby girl in a pool with just the support from my partner. My positive state of mind and preparation for the birth made this possible. Pippa is a friendly, positive and flexible person. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the support received, she is a great advocate for natural birthing and I would have no hesitation in recommending Pippa's support for others"
"Pippa's classes have been a little bit of calm in what seems to have been a very busy and exciting year. Her Pregnancy Yoga was just the thing to stretch out and soothe my tired body and prepare me both mentally and physically for labour.
After the birth, I took my daughter to a course of Baby Massage and absolutely loved finding a new connection with her. I could see immediately the benefits through the development of her strength and mobility. It was also very relaxing and just what was needed in the early months when things were a bit hectic at home.
Finally, the Postnatal Yoga was great for ME at a time when I was starting to feel rather neglected. It helped change my focus and made me more able to cope with the demands of a young baby. Pippa's courses have proved to be an essential life line, and I would recommend them to all those with bumps or babies." (Emily returned to classes with her second baby too)
Hayley says: "When I was pregnant with my first son, I initially starting going to a pregnancy yoga class that was easy to get to after work. At the time, I thought the classes were good. I enjoyed the quiet time I got to bond with my baby and just be in the moment. When the summer holidays came round, I started to look for classes more local to me, and came across Karma Birth.
I vividly remember coming out of that first class with you thinking ‘wow’! Your class truly was on another level to the ones I had been attending previously. I instantly warmed towards you as a person, your confidence, expertise and knowledge of yoga poses and pregnancy was obvious, and I absolutely loved the chat and tea part at the end of the session. I knew that I would be sticking with your classes until baby arrived!
Another way in which your classes transformed my experience was how you opened my eyes to how beautiful and empowering labour could be. To be honest, I hadn’t even given a second thought to the labour before attending your classes. I had kind of assumed that I didn’t need to know anything about it. And I am so glad you got me thinking! I didn’t really know that you could have a baby without pain relief! I remember talking about pain relief options one week and you bought in a blown up birth pool for us to look at. It made me begin to consider a water birth with little or no other pain relief. And as the weeks went on, I became more certain that a natural labour was what I wanted. The active birth techniques that you incorporate into your sessions became invaluable to me.
I attended the NHS antenatal classes with my husband and came away feeling a bit disappointed about what we learnt, so I booked on to do one of your birth workshops. We both came away feeling positive, uplifted and excited about the impending arrival of our baby. Your workshop was in another league to what the NHS provided. I think what I loved the most about your classes was that you armed me with information and knowledge about labour and birth that I would never have found out if I didn’t attend your classes.
My first labour was amazing-a calm water birth in the midwife led unit at Bedford hospital. And I 100% believe that was down to attending your classes. I am certain that my labour would have been very different if I hadn’t been armed with all the techniques and knowledge you gave me. And to this day I am thankful for that. I still love telling my birth story, especially to younger first time mums who have been bombarded with horror stories. I like to plant a seed in their head that labour can be a beautiful experience, just like you planted that seed in my head.
I went on to have baby number 2 and as soon as I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to come back to your yoga sessions. It was going to be more difficult with a 4 year old at home and hubby working on Saturdays, but I made it work! And second time round, I went on to have an amazing homebirth.
My journey with you continued after baby number 1 because we attended your baby yoga and massage classes. Here, I learnt about attachment parenting and that’s the route we’ve taken in bringing up our children. I always recommend your classes to anyone I know who is pregnant, some of whom have attended and loved the classes as much as me.
Postnatal Massage which included "Closing The Bones" was a wonderful treatment. Nurturing, relaxing and very grounding. A lovely way to honour my body, specifically where I grew my babies. Pippa, as always, was fab! The treatment ended with reading a beautiful poem which made me feel very emotional. If you’re thinking about booking this treatment, I would definitely recommend it."