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

“My husband and I loved this class! We looked forward to our hypnobirthing class with Alanna every week. She really covers everything you need to know. She is thorough, encouraging and a gentle guide. I am very happy with our decision to come to this class.”

- Nura  New Mom

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.

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.


Postpartum Doula

I am a CAPPA-trained Postpartum Doula, currently working towards my certification. As a postpartum doula I aim to help new parents feel empowered and confident in their parenting abilities.

What is a Postpartum Doula?

Postpartum Doulas support new families by providing emotional, physical, and evidence-based informational support after the birth of their baby.

In the postpartum period it is so important to support the mother’s recovery. Remember that mothers just underwent a life-changing experience too, and they need to be cared for as well as their newborn does! Postpartum doulas assist new mothers by giving instruction on infant care and feeding, assisting with household organization, offering support, information, instruction, comfort, and referrals as needed.

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CAPPA Postpartum Doulas:

  • Provide non-biased emotional, physical, and informational support during the postpartum period
  • Encourage the family to seek care that reflects their values and needs
  • Model and teach effective communication
  • Encourage informed decision making
  • Support the physical and emotional healing of the mother
  • Provide information on care options and resources for the mother and newborn
  • Support and assist with infant feeding
  • Educate the family on newborn care and characteristics
  • Provide support to the new mother’s partner and/or family
  • Assist with household organization
  • Refer to healthcare professionals when support requires clinical assessment, a need for prescription, or medical diagnosis
  • HypnoBirthing



    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

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

    - Jane Weideman  Founder of Birth Buddies



    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, see below


    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.


    Hypnobirthing Dates


    Thursdays 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


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

    Class pre-registration is required. Please note that classes at CAP Wellness Center must be booked directly via their website.

    If you are interested in private classes, please contact me directly to make arrangements. (760) 542-8090

    • Professional Instruction
    • 5 One on One Meetings
    • HypnoBirthing® Text
    • Practice Scripts
    • 2 Audio CDs
    • Birth Preference Forms
    • Companion Birth Prompts
    • Informational Handouts

    Newborn Care & Breastfeeding

    This class was created to help you transition into parenthood with confidence. In this combined class, you will learn the basics of both newborn care and breastfeeding. Both partners are asked to attend so you can be on the same page in how to support each other through this new experience of bringing a baby home for the first time.

    • Newborn Care taught by Alanna Peters, HBCE & Postpartum Doula
    • Breastfeeding taught by Christa Gonzalez, CLE (

    Course Includes

      • Breastfeeding
      • Hunger cues
      • Cord care
      • Circumcision care
  • Bathing
  • Diapering
  • Swaddling
  • Babay-wearing
  • How to soothe a crying baby
  • When to call the doctor
  • Newborn Care Dates



    Tuesday 6:00PM
    CAP Wellness Center ($95)
    535 Encinitas Blvd. Ste 115 – Encinitas, CA 92020


    Tuesday 6:00PM
    CAP Wellness Center ($95)
    535 Encinitas Blvd. Ste 115 – Encinitas, CA 92020


    Tuesday 6:00PM
    CAP Wellness Center ($95)
    535 Encinitas Blvd. Ste 115 – Encinitas, CA 92020

    Please bring any and all questions you may have about the first few weeks after bringing baby home! Class is three hours long and will include videos, discussion and baby dolls will be used for hands-on practice.
    Class pre-registration is required.

    Please note that classes at CAP Wellness Center must be booked directly via their website.

    The HypnoBirthing 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.

    - Danielle Mother of three


    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

    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


    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

    Birth Education Center – Doula Matching Program

    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

    Support Groups

    Babywearing San Diego

    Babywearing International of San Diego

    Badass Breastfeeders of San Diego

    Semi-Crunchy Mama Club

    Breastfeeding Support

    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


    I'd love to hear from you!

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