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Who is HypnoBirthing for?

  • Home-birth, hospital birth, birth center, induction, epidural, cesarean........any birth that you choose.....there is not right or wrong way.

  • HypnoBirthing is for the first time mother who wants a natural birth but has her doubts.

  • It's for the second time mother who left her first birth experience thinking that was not how she imagined it should be.

  • It's for the mother who's had a cesarean and wants to prepare for a VBAC.

  • It's for the mother who wants to know all she can know so that she is fully prepared for a c-section, if that's her choice.

  • It's for the mother who is so petrified of hospitals and surgery that the idea of a c-section scares her.

  • It's for the father/birth companion who wants to be an active part of the life-affirming experience of birth.

  • It's for the baby.


The aim is to help moms (and companions) ask the right questions so that they know they have been fully in control of their babies’ birth, however it unfolds, and can leave their birth experience feeling empowered and at peace.

HypnoBirthing®, the Mongan Method is a philosophy and technique designed by Marie Mongan as "A natural approach to a safe, easier, more comfortable birthing".


Mongan Method



  • More manageable birth with lower intervention rates

  • Reduced discomfort and a potentially pain-free birth

  • More conscious birth (no drugs required if this is what you want)

  • Reduced chance of perineal tearing

  • More alert newborn (as a result of no exposure to induction drugs and/or anesthesia) who breastfeeds quickly

  • Reduced need for interventions

  • Hypnobabies are usually calm and content, with reduced chances of birth trauma

  • Faster recovery for the mother

  • Often shorter birth

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What Hypnobirthing Isn't

It is not birthing through mind control. You will neither be be hypnotized nor entranced, and you will not be asleep. Instead, you are in a deep, self-induced state of relaxation, very much conscious and aware of what you are experiencing.

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Mongan Method HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy as it is a technique.  The method teaches you that, in the absence of fear and tension, or special medical circumstances, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labor.  


You will learn a number of techniques to take yourself into deep relaxation so your body shifts easily out of fight or flight mode - which inhibits labor and leads to pain - and into healing mode - a state where our body produces the endorphins and oxytocin essential for birth.


Hypnosis is similar to meditation, however, it focuses on a specific outcome and/or goal, and in this case it would be to eliminate fear and replace it with a complete confidence in yourself and your body's ability to birth as nature intended.  When you have your baby with HypnoBirthing®, you will not be in a trance.  What you will experience is similar to the daydreaming, or focusing, that occurs when you are engrossed in a book, movie or staring into a fire.


Hypnosis for birthing can help you achieve an ultimate depth of relaxation so that the body is loose and limp, and the birthing muscles, free of tension, can function as they are created to function.  The mind can be a powerful tool.   



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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is your cancellation/reschedule policy?
    GATHR Space Rental - Space rental fees are 50% refundable if cancelled one week prior to your scheduled event. We understand that sometimes you may need to reschedule your event, please reach out to us if you need to do this (preferably 1 week in advance)-we hope to be accommodating if there is an open timeslot.
  • Is there a deposit and how do I pay?
    No there is no deposit, you pay in full at the time of your booking to reserve your day and time. To pay, you can use any debit/credit card. If you chose to pay with Venmo, you can. Just click "Offline Payment" when booking and pay amount to my Venmo @Crystal-Lyon, telephone number ending in 3864.
  • Is there an agreement that I need to sign before I use the space?
    Yes. We ask that you are mindful of the space and treat it as if it were your own. There are rules and policies that we ask you to follow. Really they aren't that bad. Just things that will help us create community in a great way. You can read about these in the the FAQ-Rules and Policy area. You will also get this in an email when you book with more in depth information.
  • Rules & Agreement
    GATHR Rules/Agreement Thank you for considering GATHR (inside The Cottage Health Center). We know you’ll love it and will be dreaming of your next event. Before we make your event official, let’s cover a few items: 1. Have fun and bring joy! The space is meant to bring people together so let’s do it together. 2. Be respectful. Just like the golden rule says, please treat the space and neighboring businesses with respect as if it were your own. Keep noise and aroma levels appropriate. 3. Take pictures and videos. Tag @gathr_a_community_collective so we can share the love! 4. As a renter, it is your responsibility to: ATTENTION: Failure to follow rules will result in a fee of $50/plus. Ensure that access to the venue is for your attendees only. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ATTENDEES. We love creativity but please clean the space after its use. I.e. remove the trash, dust mop the floors, etc. etc. Basically, let’s get it back to how it was when you started please. (If the space needs to be cleaned by a third-party, an additional charge will be determined after the event.) We would love for you to use the props and amenities available but please do so with respect. Props in the shower closet are available for every one but please PLACE PROPS BACK NICELY AFTER YOU USE THEM. Ensure that the lights and equipment are off, and doors are locked when you’re done. There are 2 separate entrances. *A separate email/text will be sent upon confirmed booking with additional instructions. The space holds a lot of history as it was built in the 1800's and includes many original features. This includes wood flooring, windows and adobe walls. Part of the beauty of this space includes wear and tear. Please try your best to honor the building by helping us maintain her integrity. NOTHING IS TO BE USED ON THE WALLS without consent from management. You are welcome to bring furniture/props in but please do your best to pick them up as you move them in the space. NOTIFY US ASAP IF YOU SEE ANYTHING DAMAGED OR MISSING PRIOR TO OR DURING YOUR SCHEDULED TIME. Otherwise you may be charged for someone's mistake. If you do not report something, you could be held responsible by the person following. Obtain renters insurance for your event(s) and/ or be willing to sign a liability release form (signature below) for both you and your attendees. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ATTENDEES. Thank you for understanding the need to protect ourselves. 5. Booking/Allotments: The time you book includes 15-20 minutes before and after set up time or maybe a bit more within reason. Additional time will be charged separately. It is the renter’s responsibility to notify management of additional time used. Payment will be due in full at the time of booking. Cancellation Policy: Event rental fees are 50% refundable if canceled one week prior to your scheduled event. We understand that sometimes you may need to reschedule your event, please reach out to us if you need to do this (preferably 1 week in advance)-we hope to be accommodating if there is an open timeslot. Food and drink are allowed. As long as you clean everything up afterwards. Please bring in your own garbage bags etc. Capacity is about 10-25 people. To be determined by you for your event. 6. GATHR/Crystal Lyon/The Cottage Health Center is not responsible for any lost or damaged personal items. 7. GATHR/Crystal Lyon/The Cottage Health Center, its owners or associates shall not be responsible for any loss or damage sustained directly or indirectly to personal property in or about the venue belonging to the renter or renter’s associates/attendees. 8. The renter assumes all responsibility for the condition of the facility and all props and amenities. The renter shall protect and maintain the space and hold harmless the space owner (GATHR/Crystal Lyon/The Cottage Health Center ) and its associates from and against any and all claims, demands, expense and liabilities arising out of injury or death to any person (renter and renter’s attendees), or the damage, loss or destruction of any property which may occur in the venue. 9. Any disputes arising under this contract shall be adjudicated at the cost of the renter/renter’s attendees in the space owner’s local jurisdiction and this agreement shall be pursuant to Utah law. 10. The renter agrees that in the event that any provision herein contained is deemed to be unenforceable and/ or invalid, that the provision shall be severable from the whole document, and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the other provisions and document as a whole. 11. The renter acknowledges that he or she has read the above, understands, and accepts the contents. We’re excited to be part of your event! If you have any questions please reach out. With love, GATHR Management
  • Can I come and see the space before I book?
    Yes. In fact I encourage it! You can contact us and we can set up a time to meet at GATHR.
  • How many people can your venue accommodate?
    GATHR is a 330 square foot room. It can accommodate 10-12 yoga mats and about 15-20 people without mats. It really depends on what type of event you have planned. If your event is Open House Style then the space can accommodate more people coming and going.
  • Can I get in early to set up?
    You have about 15 minutes set up/take down/clean up time. With a little leeway on both ends. So please plan for set up and clean up when picking how many hours you will need.
  • How do I enter your space when it's my time in the space?
    We will send you a text/email message with a door code and instructions before your event. This will also include our GATHR agreement that needs to be signed before use of space.
  • How do I book the space?
    Booking is easy! First check out our community calendar to see what days/times are available. From there choose how many hours you want to book and chose your time either from our "Community Space or All Services" page. That will take you to a calendar where you can choose your date and START time. The calendar calculates the amount of hours that you chose and will only show you START times that will work for your event.
  • Do we clean up after our event?
    Yes, please clean up after yourself. Please clean the space after its use. I.e. remove the trash, dust mop the floors, etc. etc. Basically, let’s get it back to how it was when you started please. Use the props and amenities with respect. Props in the shower closet are available for every one but please PLACE PROPS BACK NICELY AFTER YOU USE THEM.
  • Amenities/Props
    Amenities: 330 square foot spacious room Farmhouse wood flooring Tall shiplap ceilings with white neutral walls Free WIFI Big farmhouse windows that brings in natural light Dimmable lighting Free parking in back, west side and across the street 1 Private Restroom Large dry erase board Projector & Bose speaker (rent for additional fee) Located in historic Lehi's main street-Lots of foot traffic Free marketing through GATHR's socials/main street sign Attached to many other businesses within the health center for lots of visibility. Props: 12 yoga mats 24 yoga blocks 12 yoga blankets 12 yoga bolsters 12 floor chairs 12 yoga straps
  • Are tables and chairs included?
    As of right now there are not tables and chairs available - although there are 12 floor chairs with backs that you can use. You are welcome to bring your own furniture in, if done with care.
  • Is there a kitchen/prep area?
    No there is not. There is only a small bathroom. Please plan food accordingly.
  • Do you have a sound system?
    I do have a Bose bluetooth speaker you are welcome to rent for $10 if you need. You are welcome to bring you own in too. You are then able to play your own playlists from Spotify or Amazon music.
  • Can we bring in our own food?
    Absolutely! Think of GATHR as the DIY of spaces. You get to provide the rest in whatever manner you'd like. If you want to go minimalist and budget friendly you can! If you'd like to spend more and really go all out you can!

The class series includes:

5 weekly 2.5 hour class meetings, helping you understand why and how labor is manageable.
Demonstration and practice in optimal birth positions.
Professionally written scripts designed for home practice.
Information and handouts for planning your birth preferences.​
Hypnotic sessions in building birth confidence and eliminating fears.
 Access to a private Facebook community.
Several deep relaxation techniques for use during pregnancy and birthing, plus instruction designed to build confidence and help you have a safer, easier and more comfortable birthing.
Your personal copy of the 302 page book HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method.
Good pregnancy nutrition and body toning exercises.
Small, intimate classes for personal attention. Private instruction available if desired.
Specially designed breathing techniques for use throughout pregnancy, labor and during birthing.
The advantage and confidence of the Mongan Method reputation for the highest quality birthing preparation. 
6 audio tracks for your relaxation, stress reduction, and bonding (including the program cornerstone track, Rainbow Relaxation.)


 Group Class Schedule

Please look at the OFFERINGS page for my upcoming series dates. These will meet at the same day/time for 5 consecutive weeks, unless otherwise noted.


Pre-registration and  non- refundable deposit of $100 are required to hold your spot!


If another date would work better for you, please let me know – I can sometimes be flexible with future class dates.

Class Location:

Flow Chiropractic 

325 E. 100 N. Suite B

Lehi, UT 84043

Ready to prepare for your calm birth experience?


Group Class

Class in an intimate group setting, with limited space.  In-person and online classes available.


Refresher Class

Already taken a HypnoBirthing class but need a refresher? Two 90 minute private sessions in your home.  In-person and online classes available.


Make Up

Need to miss one of your group class meetings? We can meet privately to make it up.  In-person and online classes available.


Private 1 on 1

Want to meet 1 on 1 at your house. Check out services for details.  In-person and online classes available.


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