Workshops at Novara

Throughout the year we have a variety of exciting and interesting workshops. To book a place on any of these workshops please contact the centre at 01 – 2761745.


Active birth Date: Sunday 1st July 2018
Time: 9am - 2pm
Cost: €120 per couple

Facilitated by Lara Dunlea

This workshop is intended to help mums-to-be and their birth partners to prepare physically and emotionally for a joyful active birth experience. Topics covered include physical positions and breathing techniques for labour and birth, tips and techniques to enable birth partners to provide effective physical and emotional support to the labouring woman, and a wide range of discussion topics that can help couples to navigate their way through the birth experience while protecting their birth preferences and their babies’ sacred birth space.

The following is a testimonial from a participant on the most recent course:
“As first time parents to be, my partner and I were feeling overwhelmed by so many aspects of pregnancy and birth. There is just so much information out there and the more we read, the less confident we started to feel about our chances of achieving a healthy natural birth in a hospital environment. We went along to Lara’s Active Birth Workshop and came away with much more than we expected. I can speak for both of us when I say how much we enjoyed the workshop and how valuable it was to learn how many different physical and emotional ways there are for our birth partner to become a vital part of a positive and happy birth experience, not just to be in the room. There was also a totally unexpected side-effect for the pair of us – we left feeling really happy, positive, confident and chilled out and that feeling seems to be staying with us and it is really lovely. Aside from the labour and birthing positions we were expecting to be shown, there was so much practical advice, informative discussion and some real wisdom from experience that we found very reassuring. We left feeling excited about welcoming our baby into the world together” Melissa Gorey