Hypnobirthing & Complete Birth Preparation Classes in York

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

As well as being a qualified Hypnobirthing teacher, I am a fertility, pregnancy & postnatal yoga teacher, a trained Doula, a Positive Birth Movement facilitator 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.


We attended Susan’s hypnobirthing course this month and it was fantastic. The perfect mix of relaxation techniques, evidence based information about all your options, non-judgemental advice, guides on how to remain in control and make your own decisions, how to navigate the NHS systems and tons more. The effort she had put into the course was evident throughout and we were sent away with loads of extra info and freebies. This course covers everything you need to know about pregnancy, labour and birth - a real all-rounder. I wish I hadn’t bothered with anything else! Thanks Susan .” VP

“We thoroughly enjoyed your course, it’s made us see the birthing process completely differently, and dare I even say I think it could be enjoyable. Whereas before your course I just considered the birthing process to be terrifying! Thank you Susan so much for providing such an informative and positive course. I’ve been recommending hypnobirthing to anyone that will listen to me! ” K&J

Find more reviews on my For Modern Mothers Facebook page here.

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 36/37 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 maximize your experience and learning (usually 4 to 8 couples), 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.

“We both can’t thank you enough for all your love and support during these precious months. Your knowledge in both pregnancy yoga and hypnobirthing has been invaluable to us and I honestly feel that without meeting you, we would never have known all the wealth of information you’ve shared with us and the choices we as a couple can make along this journey to becoming a family. “ M&S


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

  • your own copy of the hypnobirthing book (RRP £14.99)

  • 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 antenatal course or even on other hypnobirthing courses (worth over £120 in themselves!):

  • My 'For Modern Mothers' Active Birth Guide (worth £5)

  • My 'For Modern Mothers' Yoga For Pregnancy Guide (worth £5)

  • My 'For Modern Mothers' Aromatherapy For Childbirth Guide, my unique Aromatherapy Online Course + two special pregnancy & labour aromatherapy roll-ons (worth £19)

  • A set of my 'For Modern Mother' positive affirmation cards (worth £14)

  • An amazing deep yoga relaxation for pregnancy MP3 (worth £7)

  • A special discount on my Pregnancy Yoga weekly classes (worth £10)

  • A special 'For Modern Mothers' pregnancy workbook and journal (worth £12)

  • A mindfulness MP3 for pregnancy (worth £7)

  • A special and unique relaxation for Birth Partners MP3 (worth £7)

  • FREE hire of a TENs machine for labour (worth £25) *

  • Learn techniques on how to align your baby and your pelvis to encourage a quicker, easier and more comfortable birth.

  • My support right from when you sign up and 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.

  • I can also provide additional hypnobirthing recordings for you if you have specific requirements, for example pregnancy anxiety or a caesarean birth (worth £15). You'll never be short of reading material and useful information!

*subject to availability

Dates & Times

York Hypnobirthing Course dates:

The course run over BOTH days, and includes a place for BOTH you and your birth partner.

JULY/AUGUST 2019 Hypnobirthing Course | Sunday 28th July & Saturday 3rd August | 9.30am to 2.30pm  - SOLD OUT

SEPTEMBER 2019 Hypnobirthing Course | Saturday 14th & Saturday 21st September | 9.30am to 2.30pm  - SOLD OUT

OCTOBER 2019 Hypnobirthing Course | Saturday 12th & Saturday 19th October | 9.30am to 2.30pm  - 2 couples places remaining

NOVEMBER 2019 Hypnobirthing Course | Saturday 16th & Saturday 23rd November | 9.30am to 2.30pm  - 4 couples places remaining

DECEMBER 2019 - there will be NO group course in December.

JANUARY 2020 Hypnobirthing Course - Saturday 4th & Saturday 11th January | 9.30am to 2.30pm - 7 couples places remaining.

FEBRUARY 2020 Hypnobirthing Course - Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th February | 9.30am to 2.30pm  - 8 couples places remaining. Booking open soon - please email me to go on the list to be the first to know when booking opens.Please email me to go on the list to be the first to know when booking opens.

Hypnobirthing Payment Plans

I understand that having a baby can be costly! If you need to pay in two installments (or more) then that’s no problem. Just get in touch and we can work out a plan that works for you.

Hypnobirthing dates don’t work for you? Here’s some flexible ways to attend

I know that sometimes people have other commitments that clash with the Hypnobirthing group course dates. So I am very happy for folks to mix-and-match dates between courses (and this has happened before and worked really well). So you could mix session one from one month, and the session two from a later course. Or, you can do the course part as a group course, and part as a one-to-one (you just pay the difference between the two). I want to course to work for you, as Hypnobirthing is such an amazing form for birth preparation and antental education - and I want as many pregnant couples to experience it as possible. Just contact me and we’ll work out something that suits you.

Birth Partner Can’t Make it?

It is really beneficial if your birth partner can come along too, that way you can really know you are the best possible ‘birthing dream time’. But I know that sometimes that’s not possible, or you may be a single woman and not have a partner, or have a birth partner in place yet. You are of course still VERY welcome, and I’ve had people come without a partner and it’s not been a problem at all. Other people have come with their friend or sister instead (who’ll be supporting them in labour) - all of this is warmly welcomed. Contact me if you want to chat before you book of course.

Extra Dates

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 £395, 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.

Find out more on my For Modern Mothers Hypnobirthing in York website here

Hypnobirthing Refresher Courses in and around York

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 £95 for 3 hours (over one session). These can be done in the comfort of your own home, in and around York, Harrogate and the surrounding areas. You also get a whole host of brilliant extras on my Hypnobirthing Refresher Courses, worth over £50 in themselves! Find out about all these and more over on my Hypnobirthing website here.

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.