Osteo/Massage, Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, Hypnobirthing, Psychology.

Hypnobirthing with Melanie Mackintosh

The Hypnobirthing Australia™ Positive Birth Program is a unique childbirth education course designed for parents who are preparing for a calm, natural birth and are willing to calmly meet whatever turn their birthing takes. By enrolling in the Positive Birth Program, parents actively take another step closer to giving their baby the best birth possible with the circumstances that they have on the day.

The Positive Birth Program has four important pillars: 1) knowledge 2) tools to stay calm 3) support for the partner & caregivers 4) preparation for both mind and body.

  • Mind/body connection and preparation
  • Breathing techniques
  • Touch (massage and hypnotic anchors)
  • Self-hypnosis / Relaxation techniques
  • Conditioning through music, voice, tracks, smell, touch
  • Movement, upright positioning
  • Massage and acupressure
  • Creating an atmosphere conducive to relaxation and ‘letting go’ during labour and birth
  • Bonding with baby
  • Understanding the birth process
  • Decision making tools
  • Tools and knowledge for the birth partner

Program Options

The Hypnobirthing Australia™ Positive Birth Program is a 12-hour course run over two or three days. A short, six-hour program is available as a refresher for parents who have completed Hypnobirthing courses in the past or for those who are very short of time if baby’s birth is imminent. Please contact Melanie if you require the shortened program.

Program Cost

$525 per couple, per course.

Included in your investment is a comprehensive folio of resources used during the course, and a complete suite of online resources provided through Hypnobirthing Australia. This includes birth preparation resources and practice relaxation scripts and birth videos.

About your educator

Melanie Mackintosh is one of Australia’s leading prenatal and postnatal yoga teachers. Melanie has been leading mums through their pregnancies with yoga and meditation since 2010. She regularly teaches other teachers in their quest to become certified prenatal and postnatal yoga teachers.

Melanie is mum to two beautiful children, born joyously and calmly using yoga and meditation techniques. Full bio.

Please feel free to contact Melanie on 0413 298 132 or at melanie@australianyogaacademy.com with any questions.

For more information about Hypnobirthing Australia visit hypnobirthingaustralia.com.au

Hypnobirthing Australia™ Childbirth Education Program
Hypnobirthing Australia™ Childbirth Education Program

Osteo & Massage

Albert Park Sports and Spinal (APSS) is conveniently located within the newly refurbished and tranquil studios of the Australian Yoga Academy (AYA).

Our practitioners, including osteopaths and remedial massage therapists, have sound knowledge in relation to the practice of yoga, and hands-on experience when it comes to treating common yoga complaints including hip, shoulder, and wrist conditions.

We believe the combination of osteopathy, massage therapy and yoga can enhance a state of relaxation, whilst leading you to an overall feeling of wellness.

We look forward to helping you on your journey to health and wellbeing.

Please navigate through our website sportsmedosteo.com.au  or call 03 9690 0457 to see how we can help you.

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

with Karina Smith

Karina is a registered Dr. of Chinese Medicine and is offering acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments from the AYA Clinic room.

Karina has a long history of studying anatomy and physiology and is therefore very interested in supporting musculoskeletal health issues.

Karina is also very interested in women’s health, especially supporting women’s cycle health, hormones, and state of mind.

Chinese Medicine is an ancient system of health that can support anything from anxiety, headaches, digestive complaints, energy levels, pain management, endocrine health, as well as emotional and spiritual growth.

Treatments are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am – 6:30pm, and some Friday nights after her 4:30 yin class, from 6:15 – 8:15pm.

To book an online treatment please visit: karinasmith.com.au

Coaching Psychology | Consulting | Therapy

Amelia Twiss MPsych MAAPi MISCP

I am a Coaching Psychologist who helps people work together. As a consultant, I help people and teams define a clear purpose and establish supporting structures to achieve their goals. I also run a person-centred private practice, counselling people who want to have more fulfilling relationships and careers. Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, Medicare rebates apply for Mental Health Care Plan referrals.

A practicing yogi since 1997, I completed my Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching at the Australian Yoga Academy in 2017 and am delighted to offer services to the community at AYA. I am available in person or by secure video. Please contact me at ameliatwiss.com