Fiona Donohoe-Bales:  Director, Founder & Principal Teacher

Fiona Donohoe-Bales:  Director, Founder & Principal Teacher

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.
She never existed before.
The woman existed, but the mother, never.
A mother is something absolutely new.
— Rajneesh

Fiona Donohoe-Bales

Principal Teacher & Founder


Fiona has led over a thousand new mothers through their pregnancies over the past twenty years, preparing them for birth and motherhood. She offers guidance, inspiration and wisdom based on the spiritual and physical practices drawn from the Eastern Contemplative Traditions including; Yoga, Mindfulness, and the Tao.

Womb In Bloom is a refuge for new mothers to safely and gently explore, where necessary, the unconscious beliefs we all have around childbirth and parenting and guides her students to awaken to their unique inner strengths, gifts and resources. 

At Womb In Bloom we're passionate about helping women reach their full birthing potential.

“I believe all women already know intuitively how to birth and nurture a baby. In many ways we need to unlearn and simply trust in our instincts.  Yoga artfully leads us back to this sacred knowledge and reunites us with the body’s innate wisdom and power. This is, indeed, the true meaning of Yoga.” 

The Mindfulness practices you will learn in our classes will become a powerful ally on your journey into motherhood.

Fiona is incredibly grateful to have studied with Ani Pema (Karen Schaefer), Shirley Telles MD, Mark Breadner, Sally Flynn, A.G. Mohan, T.K.V. Desikachar, Rodney Yee, Donna Fahri, Judith Lasater, Desiree Rumbaugh, Dr N Chandrasekaran, Saraswathi Vasudevan, Leslie Kaminoff, Sarah Powers, Amy Weintraub, Roger Cole, Janice Clarfield and Francoise Barbara Freedman. She is a past yoga teacher trainer in Women’s Health and Prenatal Yoga teaching at Nature Care College and inYoga in Sydney.

Her greatest teachers have been her own children, daughters Misha, Amarina, and Tahira.