Color of Calm - Natural Birth Services


Welcome to the Color of Calm! You’re probably here because you’re looking for natural birth options, and for that I commend you. Parenting and making wise choices for your baby begins even before birth!

Having a baby is one of the most exciting and transformative events in life. Welcoming a new little person into this world and into your family is an experience like no other. As women, our bodies know how to birth. Our babies know how to be born. Our bodies and our babies will work together in perfect harmony if we just relax and let nature do what it does best! Birth is not something to be afraid of – it should be peacefully and joyfully prepared for.

Thank you for visiting my site – please continue to browse the resources and services I provide and definitely feel free to call me. I’m always happy to chat with an expecting mother!

– Alanna Peters, HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator
Located in the Vista and North County San Diego Area




HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method

You have many choices and decisions to make for your birthing experience – your care provider, the environment in which you will bring your baby into the world, and the childbirth education classes you will choose to prepare for the birth of your baby.

HypnoBirthing® is a tried and proven method that guides and prepares a woman to birth in a peaceful and beautiful manner. HypnoBirthing courses are built around an educational process that includes special breathing, relaxation, visualization, meditative practice, and attention to nutrition and body toning. It considers the psychological and physical well-being of the mother, her birth partner, and their newborn, fostering mutual respect for everyone involved. HypnoBirthing is very effective in both traditional health-care centers or alternative birth settings – all are welcome! HypnoBirthing provides you with tools you can use in any type of birth –  and carry into your new life as a parent as well.

Through self-hypnosis you will be able to fully relax and trust your body to do what it naturally knows how to do. In our country today there are a lot of fears surrounding childbirth, especially as portrayed by the media. With HypnoBirthing® you will learn to trust birth and let go of any fears or limiting thoughts. In the absence of fear you allow your birthing muscles and your baby to work together in harmony, just as they were designed to do!

Self-hypnosis isn’t anything like the goofy hypnotist stage shows you may have seen. Self-hypnosis is simply a method of bypassing your critical mind and accessing your subconscious through a deeper level of relaxation. It allows you to explore and release any limiting beliefs and fears and replace them with positive ones. You will be completely aware and in control the entire time.

With HypnoBirthing® you will have the advantage and confidence of the Mongan Method reputation for top-quality birthing preparation. Find out more about the HypnoBirthing philosophy.


“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.”

   – Marie F. Mongan

HypnoBirthing Seal

“My husband and I loved this class! We looked forward to our hypnobirthing class with Alanna every week. It was amazing learning about what your body and baby are doing. Learning how to breathe and relax my muscles was wonderful. This class really made me aware of where I was holding tension. The relaxation and breathing techniques are awesome and I know they will help me on my babies birthday. Just reading a little of the book addressed some of my big fears which I don't ever worry about now. Alanna is an amazing teacher and person. She gave us all the information we needed and she answered all of our questions. She is very knowledgeable about birth and babies. Learning about the 4th trimester was eye opening. She really covers everything you need to know. She is an easy person to be around and talk to. If you get into the negative she knows how to gently bring you back to center. She is thorough, encouraging and a gentle guide. I am very happy with our decision to come to this class.”


About Me


Alanna Peters - Hypnobirthing Vista Instructor
Alanna Peters – Color of Calm Vista Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator

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My name is Alanna Peters and I am the mother of two beautiful little girls. I am a certified HypnoBirthing® childbirth educator and a successful HypnoBirthing mama! I had such a beautiful experience with my birth that it has become my goal to help other families have the natural births they envision as well.

I first realized that I had an interest in birth way back in junior college when I saw a birth video for the first time. It brought up a very strong emotional response in me and I strongly felt that birth was something I COULD do, that my body knew HOW to do (even though I was in no way ready to be pregnant yet at that time!). About 7 years later, when I did become pregnant, those strong emotions returned and I began to do immense amounts of research on birth and how I could accomplish it in a peaceful, unmedicated way. Still to this day, every time I see a birth I get so emotional and teary-eyed. That moment of birth is such an amazing, awe-inspiring thing.

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With my first pregnancy I tried a few different natural birth techniques and labored very peacefully for about 30 hours. The time eventually got to be too much for me and I gave in and got an epidural. I still had a wonderful birth experience but I was determined to do it completely naturally the second time around! I had several friends who had successful HypnoBirths so I decided to give it a try for myself. I ended up having the most amazing, relaxing, easy birth I could ever imagine. I was so relaxed that I didn’t even realize I was truly in labor until a few minutes before my baby was born peacefully at home! It was such an incredible experience that I felt compelled to share these HypnoBirthing® techniques with others. A natural, healthy pregnancy and birth are things that are extremely important to me and it is my desire to help others achieve them as well.

Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear.

- Jane Weideman  Founder of Birth Buddies


Your HypnoBirthing® course includes

  • Classes are taught in a series of 5 weekly 2.5- to 3-hour class meetings as required by the HypnoBirthing® Institute, helping you to understand how to have a calmer, easier birth:
    1. Building a Positive Expectancy (History/Introduction)
    2. Falling in Love with Your Baby/Preparing Mind and Body (Prenatal Bonding/Beginning Self-Hypnosis Techniques)
    3. Getting Ready to Welcome Your Baby (Birth Preferences/Deepening Techniques/Fear Release)
    4. An Overview of Birthing – A Labor of Love (Preparing For Birth)
    5. Birth – Breathing Love – Bringing Life (Positions/Breathing/Bonding)
  • Your own copy of the HypnoBirthing® Text book, HypnoBirthing®– The Mongan Method
  • 2 CDs/Download Cards for your relaxation, stress reduction, and bonding (Including the program cornerstone track, Rainbow Relaxation)
  • Professionally written scripts for your home practice
  • Handouts for planning your Birth Preferences
  • A set of Birth Prompts for your Birth Companion
  • Well-paced class instruction is designed to build your confidence and help you to have a safer, easier, and more comfortable birthing.
  • Classes are small for personal attention; Private instruction available if desired


In class we will also cover

  • Good pregnancy nutrition
  • Body toning exercises
  • Several deep relaxation, visualization and breathing techniques for use during labor and birthing
  • Demonstration and practice in optimal birth positions
  • Hypnotic sessions in building birth confidence and eliminating fears


Class Details

  • You can start classes at any time, earlier or later in your pregnancy. It is recommended to start somewhere after the 5th month of pregnancy but, the sooner you start, the more time you have to practice and prepare your mind and body! And it is never too late, either. If you are afraid you are too close to your birthing time to start a 5-week class series, please contact me and we’ll see what special arrangements can be made.
  • Birth companions are an integral part of birthing, and we all work together as a team to bring your baby into the world in the way you envision. Together you will make the most important decisions for your baby and choose a supportive caregiver.
  • Group classes usually include several couples and are held one weeknight or one weekend morning a week.
  • Private classes can also be held at your home or one of my Vista class locations. If you are interested in private classes, please give me a call to make arrangements.
  • Makeup classes and refresher classes are also available for $100/class. Please contact me for details and to arrange time/location for these.



Class pre-registration is required.  Please call or email Alanna before enrolling in order to ensure there is room in your desired class. (760) 542-8090. Please note that classes at CAP Wellness Center must be booked directly via their website.

If another day of the week would work better for you, please let me know – I am flexible with future dates!


Wednesdays 6:00PM
CAP Wellness Center ($395)
535 Encinitas Blvd. Ste 115 – Encinitas, CA 92020


Saturdays 9:00AM
CAP Wellness Center ($395)
535 Encinitas Blvd. Ste 115 – Encinitas, CA 92020


Wednesdays 6:00PM
CAP Wellness Center ($395)
535 Encinitas Blvd. Ste 115 – Encinitas, CA 92020


Payment Options (For Vista Locations)

NOTE: I am not currently offering any group classes at my Vista location. If you are interested in private classes, please contact me directly to make arrangements.
Pre-registration is required. You may either pay the full amount upon registration or you may pay a non-refundable deposit of $150. Balance is due in full one week before the start of the first class. Pay online below or contact Alanna to arrange payment by cash or check. (760) 542-8090



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Color of Calm
HypnoBirthing and Natural Birth Services
Vista, CA
North County San Diego
Phone: (760) 542-8090

“When I was pregnant with my third I knew I wanted to try hypnobirthing but had no idea where to start. With rave reviews from my friends about the program, I sought out an instructor and found Alanna of Color of Calm. She was very affordable and even came to my home for the classes! This made things very convinient since I have two other kids at home and classes were usually at night. The classes were very rewarding and so much more than what the book would have provided. We received real life experience from Alanna as well as great suggestions on ways to practice at home in between classes. By the time my little one was ready to arrive I was able to use the techniques learned through early labor. Even though I ended up with a c-section due to breech positioning of a large 10lb baby with a big head (long story), I was able to use what I learned in class throughout the end of pregnancy and into my labor. Honestly, I still use some of the techniques in meditation to help calm my body. Great classes and a fabulous instructor!”



Educational Websites

HypnoBirthing Institute

Evidence-Based Birth

Spinning Babies

Dunstan Baby Language

Care Providers

Dr. Nick Capetanakis, DO
Phone: (760) 634-2814
Address: 535 Encinitas Blvd #120, Encinitas CA 92024
(Scripps Encinitas)

Dr. Damon Cobb, DO
Poway Women’s Health
Phone: (858) 618-1156
Address: 11939 Rancho Bernardo Rd Ste 110 San Diego, CA 92129
(Pomerado Hospital)

Dr. Lac Vu, MD
Ho Vu Women’s Healthcare
Phone: (619) 286-5858
(Alvarado, Scripps Mercy, Sharp Grossmont)

Dr. Timothy Riley, MD
Hillcrest Obstetrics & Gynecology
Phone: (619) 297-4901
(Scripps Mercy, Sharp Mary Birch)

Dr. Dale Lapp, MD
Phone: (619) 299-3111
(Scripps Mercy, Sharp Mary Birch)

UCSD Birth Center Midwives
and Dr. Yvette LaCoursiere, MD
(619) 543-3863
Address: 200 W. Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103

Kaiser Zion Medical Center Midwives
Phone: (619) 528-5000
Address: 4647 Zion Avenue, San Diego, CA 92120

Midwives (Birth Center and Home Births)

Michelle Freund
Birth Matters Holistic Midwifery
Phone: (760) 757-8650

Paula Tipton-Healy
Phone: (760) 709-7396

Andrea Meyer
Ocean Midwives

Karen Ruby Brown – Aerie Midwifery
Phone: (858) 707-5765

Karly Nuttall
Phone: (619) 794-7312

Cristi Lewis (Fallbrook)
Phone: (760) 877-9939

Birth Centers

Babies in Bloom Birth Center
Phone: (760) 940-2229
Address: 1948 Via Centre, Vista, CA 92081

Tree of Life Birth Center
Phone: (760) 230-6077
Address: 617 Saxony Place, Encinitas, CA 92024

Best Start Birth Center
Phone: (619) 299-0840
Address: 3343 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103


Erin Fritz
Dragonfly Birth Services (placenta encapsulation)
Phone: (760) 310-2050

Willow Buckley
Balancing Your Health (homeopathy, placenta encapsulation)
Phone: (760) 815-8027

Kelly Pappas
A Beautiful One Birth Services (placenta encapsulation)

Maya Fishman
A Tribe Birth Services

Jaime Goldman
Pomegranate Life & Wellness (physical therapy, yoga)

Debbie Shelton
Expecting Your Miracle Birth Services (Birth Doula/Monitrice)

Rachel Flores LM, CPM
A Mother’s Nature Birth (Doula/Monitrice/Midwife, placenta encapsulation)

Laura Baker

Rosie Peterson

Cassandra Weber

Jen Graham

Kristen Stratton

Amy Bailey

Debbe Cannone

Chris Dorman

Massage, Prenatal Yoga, Etc.

Cap Wellness Center
Phone: 760-634-9715
Address: 535 Encinitas Blvd. #115, Encinitas, CA  92024

Chiropractic Rehabilitation Wellness Center
Phone: (760) 726-9660
Address: 115 Main St, Vista, CA 92084

Yoga Janda
Phone:(760) 716-6386
Located INSIDE Babies in Bloom Birth Center: 1948 Via Centre, Vista 92081

Yoga With Lisa Bandong
San Marcos Community Center


One Moon Doula Services
Postpartum Doulas

Beautiful Beginnings
Birth & Postpartum Doulas

The First 40
Phone: (619) 289-9233
Address: 924 Encinitas Blvd #45, Encinitas, CA 92024

Postpartum Health Alliance

Postpartum Support International


Birth Photographers

Catie Stephens

Vuefinder Photography
Phone: (619) 203-9412


Lil’ Busy Bodies Playgym and Preschool
Phone: (760) 659-0599
Address: 208 E. Broadway, Vista, CA 92084

Support Groups

Babywearing San Diego

Babywearing International of San Diego

Badass Breastfeeders of San Diego

Semi-Crunchy Mama Club

Breastfeeding Support

Free Breastfeeding Support Groups

This is a list of free breastfeeding support groups in North County San Diego. I do my best to keep this list updated, however, I am not affiliated with these groups and times and dates may change. Please use the contact information listed below before driving to any meetings. Feel free to send me any schedule updates/corrections! email


11:00 a.m.
UCSD Thornton Hospital – 9300 Campus Point Drive La Jolla, CA 92037
SDG&E Room 3-102 or Lycan Room 1-245, First Floor near Radiology
(858-657-7000) | (619) 543-7878


10:00 a.m. (2nd Tuesdays only)
La Leche League North County Coastal
Lanikai Lane Mobile Home Park Community Room  – Just off the Coast Highway between Poinsettia & Palomar Airport Rd.
Christina: | Margi: | Facebook

10:00 a.m.
UCSD Thornton Hospital – 9300 Campus Point Drive La Jolla, CA 92037
Lycan Room 1-245, First Floor near Radiology

11:00 a.m.
(First Tuesday of the month only)
Mamas Circle II – Full Term (“Extended”) Breastfeeding Support
Mamas & Milk – 15706 Pomerado Rd. Suite 108, Poway
(858) 218-MILK (6455) | |

1:00 p.m.
Babies in Bloom Lactation Lounge – 1948 Via Centre Vista, CA 92081
(760) 940-BABY (2229) |

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Palomar Health Downtown Campus, 555 East Valley Pkwy., Escondido 92025
Education Classroom, Lobby Level
(760) 739-2434 |

9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Tri-City Medical Center, 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA, French Rooms

10:00 am
B.O.O.B.s Free Lactation Support Group
Cap Wellness Center – 535 Encinitas Blvd #115, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 634-9715 |

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Vista United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall
490 South Melrose Avenue, Vista, CA 92081
1-800-SCRIPPS (800-727-4777)

10:00 a.m. – 12 noon (3rd Thursdays only)
La Leche League of Poway
Carmel Mountain Library – 12095 World Trade Dr., San Diego, CA 92128
Patty: | Sara: | Facebook

6:30 p.m. (1st Thursdays only)
La Leche League Camp Pendleton – On Base (Anyone welcome)
Britni (405) 508-1067 |
La Leche League of San Diego Supports Military Mamas | Facebook

7:00 p.m. (2nd Thursdays only)
La Leche League of Escondido
Michelle: (760) 741-7268 |


10:00 a.m.
Breastfeeding Circle
Pregnancy Sanctuary – 466 North Coast Hwy. 101 Encinitas, CA 92024

10:30 a.m.
Mamas & Milk  – 15706 Pomerado Rd. Suite 108 Poway, CA 92064
(858)-218-MILK (6455) | |

11:00 a.m.
Babies in Bloom Lactation Lounge – 1948 Via Centre Vista, CA 92081
(760) 940-BABY (2229) |

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
San Dieguito United Methodist Church
170 Calle Maglalena, Room 9/10, Encinitas, CA 92024
1-800-SCRIPPS (800-727-4777)

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Palomar Health
Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, 15611 Pomerado Road, 1st floor, Poway 92064
Education Classroom, First Floor
(858) 613-4053 |

1:30 p.m. (2nd Fridays only)
La Leche League Oceanside
Capistrano Park – 770 Capistrano Dr, Oceanside
(760) 453-1372 | El: email

10:00 a.m.
Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo, Lower Lever Conference Room – 15004 Innovation Drive San Diego, CA 92128
1-800-SCRIPPS (800-727-4777)  


Facebook Support Groups

Badass Breastfeeders of San Diego

Babies in Bloom Lactation Lounge