Imagine taking that feeling of a relaxing yoga class where you feel good in your body into the birthing journey! Birth is a physical journey. When you feel able to move around, your baby can find space to move into the best position to keep moving down and out into your arms.
The missing piece in many antenatal courses is how to be physically ready for labour. Knowing how different positions support different stages of labour will empower you to feel as comfortable as possible wherever you're planning to have your baby.
"I have a beautiful baby girl, Maya. The birth was honestly amazing, and I used loads of your techniques from the Masterclass, labouring at home before getting to the Midwife-Led Unit and delivering in the pool within an hour of arriving!
I still can't believe this, as I never quite believed it could be possible when you talked about in yoga classes, but I didn't even tear! Very chuffed about that, and feel so lucky to have had a positive birthing experience." Vanessa Rushton, April 2021
The masterclass is pre-recorded with 2 hours of videos and a 2-page PDF with an illustrated reminder.
I am a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and have been teaching women for 15 years now, specialising in Pregnancy and Mother and Baby Yoga. I have taught nearly 1000 pregnant women in that time.
I sit on the Maternity Voices Forum at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and have contributed to publications such as Mother and Baby Magazine, Juno and Green Parent on the topic of pregnancy and birth.
Before my second child arrived I was a post-doctoral researcher based at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. I also make what I teach as evidence-based as possible.
For my full biography, with complete listing of qualifications please visit www.tessayoga.co.uk/about-me
Frequently Asked Questions
Testimonial for Dr Bob Yang, second-time parent
"Tessa is clearly very experienced in her field"
"Tessa has taught us a range of techniques to use throughout labour and if you find that one isn’t working, try another! The class also highlighted the importance of the role of the birth partner in both helping you to implement the techniques and also remind you of positions to try if things aren’t progressing as quickly as they could.
I would definitely recommend the masterclass to anyone having a baby. All women should be taught about the physicality of labour and how you can actively help yourself to have as positive a birth experience as possible.
Our gorgeous boy arrived after a bit of a whirlwind labour. After a spell in the pool I ended up sat upright and pulling my bent legs to my chest. I got to have him on Rushey [midwife led unit] with just gas and air." Gabriella