Kopa Birth® Group & Private Class Descriptions

Kopa Birth® Local, Instructor-Led Courses

Kopa Birth® offers a variety of local, instructor-led natural childbirth classes.

Intensive Class

$175+

Prices vary per location and instructor.
  • 1 day, 7-hour group class
  • 7 hours of instruction
  • Class max 8 couples
  • Online access to select practice videos and downloads
  • Printed copy of Kopa Birth® Saturday Intensive Class manual

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Private Classes

$225+

Prices vary per location and instructor.
  • Package #1: 1, 7-hour private class
  • Package #2: 2, 3-hour private classes
  • Package #3: 1, 3-hour private class
  • Printed copy of Kopa Birth®Private Class manual
  • Taught in your own home

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Group Childbirth Class Descriptions


  • 4-Week Course

    4, 3-hour classes

  • Intensive Class

    1-day, 7 hour class

4-Week Course

Course Content:

The 4-Week Course offers 12 hours of instructor-guided learning and practice to help you prepare for natural birth. The course format is 4, 3-hour classes, typically held in the evening and has a class maximum of 8 couples. The course content focuses includes:

  • The stages of labor and common emotional and physical responses to these stages
  • Deep relaxation techniques similar to Hypno-style courses
  • Breathing techniques (abdominal and patterned breathing) similar to Lamaze®
  • Positions to promote labor progress, sensory techniques, & other non-medicinal options for pain management
  • Common hospital procedures, including IVs and fetal monitoring
  • How to communicate successfully with your doctor or midwife
  • Birth plans
  • Possible interventions including epidurals, induction, and cesarean birth
  • Mock-labor class where couples practice applying their new skills amidst simulated contractions
Course Materials:

1. Printed, 100+ page course manual

2. Online Supplementary Material
After your first class, your instructor will create your online account on kopabirth.com. Log in and access downloads and practice videos to supplement your course instruction.

3. Meditations & Imagery for Labor® Audio Downloads
Download 6 calming, birth-focused guided imagery meditations to help reinforce your class instruction on deep relaxation.

Intensive Class

Class Content:

The Intensive Class provides 7 hours of instructor-guided learning and practice to help you prepare for a natural birth. The Intensive Class is typically a 1-day class offered on a weekend and has a maximum of 8 couples. The course content focuses primarily on labor coping tools and includes:

  • The stages of labor and common emotional and physical responses to these stages
  • Deep relaxation techniques similar to Hypno-style classes
  • Basic breathing techniques (abdominal and patterned breathing) similar to Lamaze®
  • Positions to promote labor progress, sensory techniques, & other non-medicinal options for pain management
  • Labor interventions will only be discussed if there is additional class time
Class Materials:

1. Printed, 100+ page course manual

2. Online Supplementary Material
After your class, your instructor will create your online account on kopabirth.com. Log in and access downloads and practice videos to supplement your class instruction.

3. Meditations & Imagery for Labor® Audio Downloads
Download 6 calming, birth-focused guided imagery meditations to help reinforce your class instruction on deep relaxation.

Private Childbirth Class Descriptions


  • 1, 7-Hour Private Session

  • 2, 3-Hour Private Sessions

  • 1, 3-Hour Private Session

1, 7-hour Private Session or 2, 3-hour Private Sessions

Class Content:

The content of all private classes can be catered to your individual education needs. Private classes are typically taught in your own home. In 1, 7-hour session or 2, 3-hour sessions, you and your instructor will have adequate time to cover:

  • The stages of labor and common emotional and physical responses to these stages
  • Deep relaxation techniques similar to Hypno-style classes
  • Basic breathing techniques (abdominal and patterned breathing) similar to Lamaze®
  • Positions to promote labor progress, sensory techniques, & other non-medicinal options for pain management
  • Labor interventions can also be discussed if you have interest and/or there is additional class time
Class Materials:

1. Printed, 100+ page course manual

2. Online Supplementary Material
After your class, your instructor will create your online account on kopabirth.com. Log in and access downloads and practice videos to supplement your class instruction.

3. Meditations & Imagery for Labor® Audio Downloads
Download 6 calming, birth-focused guided imagery meditations to help reinforce your class instruction on deep relaxation.

1, 3-hour Private Session

Class Content:

The content of all private classes can be catered to your individual education needs. Private classes are typically taught in your own home. In 1, 3-hour session, you and your instructor will have adequate time to cover:

  • Overview of the stages of labor and common emotional and physical responses to these stages
  • Basics of deep relaxation
  • Basics of breathing techniques
  • Basics of positions to promote labor progress
Class Materials:

1. Printed, 100+ page course manual

2. Online Supplementary Material
After your class, your instructor will create your online account on kopabirth.com. Log in and access downloads and practice videos to supplement your class instruction.

3. Meditations & Imagery for Labor® Audio Downloads
Download 6 calming, birth-focused guided imagery meditations to help reinforce your class instruction on deep relaxation.