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Rachel Yellin

Childbirth Educator, Pregnancy & Relaxation Expert, and Audio Relaxation Program

Helping you be who you were born to be

San Francisco, CA
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5.0 of 5 (6)
I first became aware of Rachel's depth hypnosis practice when I was pregnant--I loved her downloadable Yes to Birth! recordings and still, a few years later, often listen to those related to sleep and relaxation. They're amazing! This year, I turned to Rachel for support ahead of a major public speaking opportunity, about which I was a bit nervous (there was a lot riding on it). Rachel and I met for three sessions--one in person and two via Skype--and by the third, something had "clicked" in my brain. I was no longer anxious about the event, and the circular thinking I had experienced just fell away. I also used one of her "Yes to Me!" recordings (related to breathing and anxiety) before each practice session and right before my presentation. Breathing is so key to staying calm while public speaking, and also for projection. It was a perfect resource for me. I felt totally calm, relaxed, and confident before and during my speech. My sessions with Rachel were emotional, efficient, and highly productive. She gets to know you quickly and targets, with incredible speed and accuracy, that which is holding you back or getting in your way. Rachel is a keenly sensitive and remarkable woman. She is truly wonderful at what she does. Whatever challenges you may be facing in life, please consider Rachel and her practice as a source of support.
By the time we got to Rachel's class, my husband and I were over all the baby things. We both thought it was going to just be a crunchy version of everything else we'd already read and learned. That first class took us right out of it though. Rachel's approach to bringing both partners together and into the experience is fantastic. We both walked away feeling more confident about the birth experience we wanted and how to achieve that. We felt more connected and in tune than ever. Truly a game changer! We had an amazing birth experience and I hold Rachel to be an integral part of helping us get there. Highly recommended if you want a no or low intervention birth.
We learned so much in the pre-work for Rachel's birthing class that we felt the need to consider altering our birth plan. Once we started Rachel's class, we actually did change our birth plan and never felt more confident in such a life-changing decision. Her guidance and the education we received EMPOWERED us to plan for an incredibly transformational birth experience with no interventions in the comfort of our own home. My husband and I grew closer and more aligned during the class and after, as we prepared to welcome our first child. The exercises she has you practice and the information she shares should be something every expecting couple goes through. Her audio tracks taught me what I needed and helped me before during and after birth. I was even lucky enough to attend one of her prenatal yoga classes which left me with a sense of calm and space in my belly (which is rare for a pregnant woman in her third trimester)! I highly recommend you make Rachel part of your birth team by signing up for one of her classes.
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San Francisco
3200 California St, Webinars, Skype, Audio Programs, San Francisco CA 94118, United States
Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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About me

After 3 years of attending births as a professional doula, I knew that my clients needed more skills for birth. I trained as a Hypnotherapist and Depth Hypnosis Practitioner (2-year intensive program) for which I now have a private therapy practice for both pregnant, and non-pregnant adults in San Francisco and online. I developed my own childbirth education curriculum and my natural birth rate increased significantly.

The classes I teach today are what I consider the best of HypnoBirthing, infused with other practices and teachings that I’ve learned including Yoga, Buddhism, Shamanism, Transpersonal psychology, neuropsychology, Hypnosis, Meditation, Relational Counseling, Health Studies, and my own life experience.

In 2014, after 5 years of researching and testing what would be the most effective, I released the complete 3 part program, Yes to Birth! Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond Audio Relaxation Program – an essential practice tool that helps women develop the mindset to go towards the sensations of labor, welcoming their baby with confidence, focus, and the ability to let go.

In my childbirth classes, depth Hypnosis therapy sessions and audio relaxation program, I help people access skills, knowledge, and practices for the birth they want, so they can feel present, happy, and deeply satisfied when their baby is born.The audio relaxation program is the essential tool by which parents become prepared before, during and following the birth. The 3rd section of my audio program, which can be purchased separately, is for all people to experience deep relaxation throughout their life.

In addition to my classes held in San Francisco, I will be offering classes online for pregnant women and their partner's world wide.


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Rachel Yellin Reviews

5.0 of 5 (6)
I first became aware of Rachel's depth hypnosis practice when I was pregnant--I loved her downloadable Yes to Birth! recordings and still, a few years later, often listen to those related to sleep and relaxation. They're amazing! This year, I turned to Rachel for support ahead of a major public speaking opportunity, about which I was a bit nervous (there was a lot riding on it). Rachel and I met for three sessions--one in person and two via Skype--and by the third, something had "clicked" in my brain. I was no longer anxious about the event, and the circular thinking I had experienced just fell away. I also used one of her "Yes to Me!" recordings (related to breathing and anxiety) before each practice session and right before my presentation. Breathing is so key to staying calm while public speaking, and also for projection. It was a perfect resource for me. I felt totally calm, relaxed, and confident before and during my speech. My sessions with Rachel were emotional, efficient, and highly productive. She gets to know you quickly and targets, with incredible speed and accuracy, that which is holding you back or getting in your way. Rachel is a keenly sensitive and remarkable woman. She is truly wonderful at what she does. Whatever challenges you may be facing in life, please consider Rachel and her practice as a source of support.
By the time we got to Rachel's class, my husband and I were over all the baby things. We both thought it was going to just be a crunchy version of everything else we'd already read and learned. That first class took us right out of it though. Rachel's approach to bringing both partners together and into the experience is fantastic. We both walked away feeling more confident about the birth experience we wanted and how to achieve that. We felt more connected and in tune than ever. Truly a game changer! We had an amazing birth experience and I hold Rachel to be an integral part of helping us get there. Highly recommended if you want a no or low intervention birth.
We learned so much in the pre-work for Rachel's birthing class that we felt the need to consider altering our birth plan. Once we started Rachel's class, we actually did change our birth plan and never felt more confident in such a life-changing decision. Her guidance and the education we received EMPOWERED us to plan for an incredibly transformational birth experience with no interventions in the comfort of our own home. My husband and I grew closer and more aligned during the class and after, as we prepared to welcome our first child. The exercises she has you practice and the information she shares should be something every expecting couple goes through. Her audio tracks taught me what I needed and helped me before during and after birth. I was even lucky enough to attend one of her prenatal yoga classes which left me with a sense of calm and space in my belly (which is rare for a pregnant woman in her third trimester)! I highly recommend you make Rachel part of your birth team by signing up for one of her classes.
My husband and I are so happy we took Rachel's birth class, and recommend it so highly to everyone we know that's looking for birth prep. Rachel is incredibly knowledgable and uses the hypnobirthing approach to help empower women and their partners to access their innate strength and wisdom. The class was extremely informative, and I left feeling that I had tools to draw on for the birth. She's also extremely funny and engaging - she has a way of delivering so much information effectively and with so much humor that at times I felt like I was at a standup show. When I took Rachel's class, it was 2.5 months before my due date and I had a hospital birth planned. She took the time to speak with me 1:1 and guided me to speak with a homebirth midwife for the purpose of learning about it - even if was to confirm my decision to have a hospital birth. I then ultimately chose to have a homebirth and it was the best decision that I could have made for myself (with appreciation to all couples making decisions that are right for them). I appreciated that she guided me to make an informed decision, having opened me up to more knowledge about options I had. I had an incredibly positive birth experience. Throughout the pregnancy I listened to her audio tapes, which were also very useful in preparing for birth - through the breathing exercises, I felt more prepared to be in my body and access my inner strength. If you're looking for a birth class that's empowering, informative and humorous - take Rachel's class!
My husband and I attended the Yes to Birth! class that Rachel puts on every month, and it allowed us to have the tools, conversions and support/community to rethink my birth plan. We made some tweaks to it and felt confident going into the birth. I had a wonderful birth experience -- the one I had envisioned -- partly due to Rachel's class ensuring that we thought through areas that we hadn't considered. We felt more educated about the process and what we could do leading up to and during birth. Now we have a thriving baby girl, and she's our bundle of joy. Thank you, Rachel!
My wife and I took Rachel's birthing class and we both learned so much and felt so prepared for the birth of our baby girl. We definitely put lots of the tricks and methods we learned into practice during birth and it really helped us achieve the best outcome. While our birth plan didn't go exactly as we hoped, we had all the knowledge to know what to expect and how to shift with our baby girl and have a wonderful birth experience. We both highly recommend Rachel's class for all expecting parents. Thank you Rachel!





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