Comforting Touch for Birth

Comforting Touch for Birth


with Yiska Obadia

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If these dates don’t work for you, please look at our ON DEMAND workshop option! 


Note: This is an IN PERSON offering. Please see our COVID guidelines and studio policies here (vaccinations and masks are required). In person workshops are held at our Upper West Side location at 141 W 72nd Street. Classes sizes are limited for the health and safety of our community.


We reserve the right to move any in-person workshops online if necessary.

For parents-to-be who love massage, Comforting Touch is for you!

Knowing how to touch your partner before, during, and after birth will help you feel more connected as a couple and help them feel more grounded and comforted throughout the birth process. When pregnant and birthing people feel supported and held by their partners it helps them know they can relax, let go and handle the work of birth.

In this 90 minute online class couples will:

  • Learn a variety of massage techniques and acupressure points to use during labor to bring comfort, both during and between contractions.
  • Understand the fundamental principles of skillful touch so partners have the tools they need to succeed in providing the touch you want and need.
  • Receive time devoted to practicing with your partner to help you both feel more connected to each other and support you in giving birth.
  • Receive guidance from a seasoned practitioner and birth doula with over 25 years of experience.
  • Leave feeling more confident about using touch to comfort and support your partner.

Pregnant people and their partners should wear loose, comfortable clothing suitable for moving around. Jeans will not be comfortable.

February 20

from 4:30-6:00pm




April 10

from 4:00 – 5:30pm




May 8

from 4:00 – 5:30pm




ON DEMAND recording is now available!


Purchase here for 3 months of access.


About the Instructor:

Yiska Obadia is a passionate teacher and healing arts practitioner, with over 25 years of experience as a massage therapist, acupuncturist and birth doula. Yiska created Comforting Touch for Birth to teach doulas and parents-to-be how to skillfully provide hands-on support for birthing people, through her workshops and digital guidebook. Most recently she added Comforting Touch for Babies and Havening Techniques to her repertoire. Yiska is based in NYC. Find more info at

Please Note: Yiska is a working doula. In the event that she gets called to a birth during the scheduled workshop, she will send a teacher in her place.

Listen to our podcast episode with Yiska: 

Comfort for Birth

Promotion: Thinking of our Childbirth Education Workshop?

When you register for one of our regular monthly workshops – Partner Yoga and Massage, Breastfeeding, How to Care for Your Newborn, or Infant CPR – you will receive a code for $50 OFF our Childbirth Education 2 Day IntensivePlease note, we cannot offer the promo if you have already purchased a Childbirth Education workshop.  You must register for one of the 4 workshops listed above PRIOR to enrolling in Childbirth Education.  Thank you!

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