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Learn about our founder... Laura's story.

At the start of my career

I originally trained in Dance and worked as a teacher for the first part of my career. After a few years, I felt the need to switch things up a bit. I was desperate to travel and jump off the treadmill. After a long debate, my partner and I planned our one-way ticket to Vietnam (without job prospects and very little money!) It was a big decision but we knew it was now or never. Living away and practicing yoga had a huge impact on my personal wellbeing and this shift in mindset largely inspired me to train as a Yoga teacher.

Along came Toby

In the summer of 2016, I gave birth to my little boy, Toby. I felt prepared for birth; I practiced yoga, read every book under the sun, attended workshops and spent hours watching births on Youtube. I was amazed at how some births seemed so calm, focused and almost serene… I wanted that!

Laura holding baby Toby at a family gatherting

42 Weeks

When I hit the 42-week mark, I stayed calm, despite feeling a fair bit of pressure to be induced. Crazy story, but we actually moved house the SAME DAY my waters broke. (Unplanned and never again!) Anyway, spontaneous labour happened and I concentrated on allowing my body to do its job. Was the birth 100% perfect? Nope! In fact, I am now incredibly passionate about women not feeling like it HAS to be ‘textbook'. But, thanks to yoga and hypnobirthing, the majority of the labour was entirely ‘in the zone’, stress-free and positive. Yes, plans diverted and preferences altered, but being informed beforehand definitely helped me to adjust and adapt.

Getting information about your options and choices is something I really believe in now because birth is not ‘one size fits all’. Every birth is unique and every woman has her own story to tell...

Pregnancy Yoga and Hypnobirthing

To find out more about how my pregnancy yoga and hypnobirthing classes could help you in your pregnancy and birth, head over to my service pages below.

Hypnobirthing Pregnancy Yoga