My name is Nikki. I live in Farnham, Surrey. I have two children and two Cats. My passions are Cooking, Crafting, Singing, Yoga, and of course everything to do with Pregnancy and Birth.
My interest in pregnancy and birth began after having two positive birth experiences of my own. I lived in Sydney Australia at the time, and began going to regular Pregnancy Yoga classes with other local mums-to-be. I had a wonderful teacher who passed me a book called: INA MAY’S Guide to Childbirth – it was this book and my Yoga classes, that inspired me to have an ‘Active Birth’ for the birth’s of my children (one a water birth, and one on dry land!)
These positive birth experiences sparked my interest to teach Active Birth and Yoga to other women. It is my passion to pass on my positive experiences of birth, Active Birth and Yoga, and to support other women during their pregnancy, birth, and the post-natal period, physically and emotionally.
I believe that a positive healthy mindset contributes considerably to your pregnancy, birth and mothering experience. I believe that with positive support, you will have a positive experience.
I look forward to supporting you on your journey x
I have been lucky enough to complete my training with Janet Balaskas at The Active Birth Centre in London (Founder of the Active Birth Movement).
This training programme has been described as ‘groundbreaking’ – it is unique in that it encompasses: the physiology of birth and the importance of hormones during labour, active birth techniques, and also the emotional and psychological side of pregnancy and birth. Exploring ways that women and their partners may strengthen their emotional state for birth, and beyond into becoming parents.
I am a Pregnancy and Post-Natal Yoga Teacher, and trained with ‘Birthlight’
I have completed Doula training with Dr Michel Odent (who has written countless books and is known for his role in the natural childbirth movement and for advocating the use of water during birth. I have also trained with Nurturing Birth. My personal experiences of natural birth and my training as a Doula makes me well equipped to deal with the variety of birth choices and outcomes that a woman may choose or be faced with.
My classes and workshops are taught with an open mind and an open heart, and I look forward to supporting you on your journey.
Active Birth Teacher Training – with Janet Balaskas and Jill Benjoya Miller (Empowering women and their partners for natural birthing in a way that is practical, popular and good fun. Understanding birth physiology and the principles of Active Birth)
Seven Secrets of Birth & Active Birth – with Dominique Sakoilsky & Janet Balaskas (A unique combination of the 7 Secrets System and Active Birth creating the most comprehensive birth training available. This combination of physiological and psychological preparation, enables women to access the mind and body wisdom within and to release what gets in the way of accessing that wisdom)
Wise Woman Workshop – with Jill Benjoya Miller & Janet Balaskas (When nature needs medical support, How to use medical routines and interventions with Active Birth)
Paramana Doula Course Feb 2013 – with Dr Michel Odent and Liliana Lammers in London.
Birthlight – Pregnancy Yoga Teacher training 2013 – 2014
Nurturing Birth Doula training Nov 2014 – Approved by Doula UK
Dynamic Positions for birth – Study Day Nov 2014
Nurturing Baby Massage with Post-Natal Recovery – ‘Birthlight’ Feb 2015
Birthing for Blokes – Study day for birth Professionals April 2015
200hr Yoga teacher training (ongoing)