sacred birth ytt

Welcome to Sacred Birth yoga & doula program!

Here is a list of helpful items to have on hand for the course. Many of these books can be found second hand also. For your convenience, we have compiled a list of recommended items for this journey.


The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin (become familiar but not necessary to read all)

Please choose 1 prenatal yoga book. Here are two that we recommend:


The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett (2005 or later)

Birthing From Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz

Placenta – the Forgotten Chakra by Robin Lim

Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful by Gurmukh

Childbirth and the Evolution of Homo Sapiens by Michel Odent

What to have on hand

Two blankets or folded towels

Blocks or a stack of books

Small Pilates Ball

Exercise Ball

Other items that are useful:

  • Bolsters or pillows (pillows from your bed could work)

  • Yoga mat

  • Yoga strap (the belt from a robe is a good substitute)

  • Journal/Notebook 

  • Pens/pencils, art supplies 

  • A doll if you have one for learning infant massage

*Please note that any substitutions will work, these are examples. We encourage you to use whatever you may have on hand at your home.


We are excited to embark on this journey together and look forward to meeting each of you. If you have any questions in the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at:!


Julia & Stefanie

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