Hypnobirthing Classes in York

I am delighted to share Hypnobirthing with you, in the form of both group hypnobirthing courses in York and Harrogate, and also as private one-to-one hypnobirthing sessions. 

As well as being a qualified Hypnobirthing teacher, I am a pregnancy & postnatal yoga teacher, a trained Doula, and share my knowledge and training in aromatherapy for childbirth too. I blend all these skills and share them with you in my unique hypnobirthing classes which provide complete birth preparation.

Hypnobirthing is for women and their birth partners anytime from your 20 week scan. My classes are for everyone - however you would like to to birth your baby you can really benefit.


Benefits of Hypnobirthing:

Hypnobirthing is a complete birth preparation package that helps you to feel calm, confident and empowered about the birth of your baby. It provides you with the practical tools to enjoy a positive birth experience, and also teaches your birth partner to support you brilliantly throughout your labour and birth so you become a real birthing 'dream-team'!  All my hypnobirthing teaching is based in evidence and science. You can think of it a bit like having a 'sports psychologist' that top athletes have, but for your labour and birth.

 In my hypnobirthing classes you will learn

  • Hypnobirthing breathing techniques for calm pregnancy, birth and beyond.

  • How fear can increase pain and slow down birth, and how it is 'contagious'

  • To identify and release fear and build calmness using self hypnosis tecnhiques 

  • Massage and acupressure techniques to boost your body's endorphins and oxytocin

  • Deep relaxation techniques, including the use of visualisation, affirmations and yoga nidra

  • How to cope with the unexpected, and keep calm in all situatiosn

  • How to best navigate the NHS system and their protocols

  • How your partner can become your ultimate birth support, and give the the encouragement and support you need no matter what happens on the day


Group Hypnobirthing Courses in York:  

When to attend?

I recommend that you begin your hypnobirthing course anytime after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Really the more practice you do the better! But you can attend up to 36 weeks, it's never too late! My group hypnobirthing course includes 10 hours of teaching, lots of homework to practice, and lots of brilliant extras too - to really get you engaged and help to make your pregnancy as positive as possible (more about those below). You also get the ongoing support of both myself and the group to give you lots of motivation throughout your pregnancy through a dedicated Facebook group. It also gives you a lovely network of like-minded mums (and dads) after baby is born, which is really worth its weight in gold.


The groups are kept lovely and small to maximise your experience and learning, and so the group courses often get booked up 4-6 weeks in advance. So I would really recommend booking early to avoid disappointment and missing out. If the course you would like to do is already full, please drop me an email as sometimes I can add extra dates or add you to the waiting list.



The group hypnobirthing course costs £225, and this includes a space for both you and your birth partner. It also INCLUDES:

  • your own copy of the hypnobirthing book (RRP £12.99)
  • three hypnobirthing mp3's to use during and after the course (RRP £15)
  •  yummy homemade refreshments to keep you alert and focussed (and tummy grumble free) during the course!


Brilliant Extras:

I want to make my courses as effective and useful as possible. So as well as the 10 hours of face to face contact with me, you get ALL these brilliant extras INCLUDED in the price of the course, that you don't get with other hypnobirthing courses (worth over £90 in themselves):

  • My 'For Modern Mothers'  Active Birth Guide (worth £5)
  • My 'For Modern Mothers' Yoga For Pregnancy Guide (worth £5)
  • A set of my 'For Modern Mother' positive affirmation cards (worth £14)
  • An amazing deep yoga relaxation for pregnancy mp3 (worth £7)
  • My 'For Modern Mothers' Aromatherapy For Childbirth Guide + bottle of gorgeous massage oil (worth £19)
  • A special discount on my Pregnancy Yoga weekly classes (worth up to £15)
  • A special 'For Modern Mothers' pregnancy workbook and journal (worth £12)
  • A mindfulness MP3 for pregnancy (worth £7)
  • A special relaxation for Dads MP3 (worth £7)
  • Learn techniques on how to align your baby and your pelvis to encourage a quicker, easier and more comfortable birth.
  • My support after the course until the birth of your baby by email/Facebook/phone.
  • A dedicated 'closed' Facebook group of other Hypnobirthing parents to be, to keep in touch and support each other.

Dates & Times

York Hypnobirthing Course dates:

Saturdays | 9th & 16th December 2017 | 9.30am to 2.30pm - course full.

Saturdays | 20th & 27th January 2018 | 9.30am to 2.30pm - course full. Contact me to go on waiting list

Saturdays | 17th & 24th February 2018 | 9.30am to 2.30pm - 2 places remaining

Saturdays | 17th & 24th March 2018 | 9.30am to 2.30pm - 4 places remaining

April & May dates coming soon - register your interest now.

Sometimes extra course dates can be added due to demand, so if you can't make these dates (or the course you would like to attend is already full) please do still get in touch, and I will do my very best to accommodate you.

For full details and to learn all about the brilliance of hypnobirthing and antenatal education please visit my For Modern Mothers Hypnobirthing & Birth Preparation website here.


312 Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1GS (opposite the racecourse)  Easy and free parking in venues own car park,  right outside.

Full details are now on my For Modern Mothers - Hypnobirthing In York website -here


Hypnobirthing Private Course in York


The private hypnobirthing course costs from £400, and this includes a space for both you and your birth partner. It also includes your own copy of the hypnobirthing book, three mp3's to use during and after the course and all the extras above. The course can be tailored in time and duration to suit your individual needs, and fit in at a time to suit you. This can be done in the comfort of your own home at a time to suit you both. Great for busy people to fit in with schedules, or people who want to focus on specific areas, fears or concerns.

 Travel to your home or place of work will be at an additional cost, depending on location.

Hypnobirthing Refresher Courses

If you have already completed a hypnobirthing course (perhaps with a previous pregnancy) and would just like a little refresher and a top up, I am delighted to offer this to you too. The refresher courses can be tailored to your needs, and are £150 for 3 hours (over either one or two sessions). These can be done in the comfort of your own home, in and around York, Harrogate and the surrounding areas.

Full details are now on my For Modern Mothers - Hypnobirthing In York website -here about hypnobirthing refresher courses.

Pregnancy Super Support Packages

I also offer Pregnancy Yoga weekly classes and regular workshops and offer these as a package to you alongside hypnobirthing, as well as amazing pregnancy massage and reflexology with other brilliant local practitioners - to really give you the most wonderful nurturing pregnancy experience. More details on these 'Super Support' packages coming soon.

Contact me for more details to be the first to learn about these.

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Find out more

To find out more about about pregnancy yoga classes or private one-to-one sessions, or to make a booking, you can

  • contact me via the enquiry form on the right
  • email yogaformodernlife@outlook.com
  • phone Susan on  07954 238 424

I look forward to hearing from you.