Long before the ‘terrible twos’ and ratbag teenage years, there is a smorgasbord of emotions and challenges new and expectant mothers must face with warrior strength.
Like the mythological yoga heroes that have gone before them, pregnant women need to be strong both physically and mentally to cope with the seismic shift in their lives.
I know this because I arrived on this well-trodden battlefield eight years ago when I had my son, Gabriel. Studies have shown that prenatal yoga has many benefits for the pregnant woman, that support her not only through pregnancy, but in birth and beyond.
The perfect gift to treat yourself or a friend, my online pregnancy yoga training supports your changing body both during pregnancy and following birth. Explore my pregnancy yoga online programs.
With studies consistently showing the benefits of prenatal yoga and meditation, but expectant mums being busier than ever, these online pregnancy yoga and meditation videos bring all the benefits of prenatal classes into the convenience of your home.
My online prenatal yoga classes are simple, fuss-free and accessible to everyone, while providing powerful benefits specific to each trimester.
Postnatal yoga has been shown to facilitate healing, recovery, restoration and skillful rebuild of the body after pregnancy and birth.
It supports the inevitable emotional upheaval of the fourth trimester, and targets key muscles like pelvic floor and core.
It stretches those parts of the body that naturally get overused, fostering physical, mental and emotional release. My online postnatal program provides simple and short practices aimed specifically for the new mama to make the most of those rare moments of ‘me’ time.
Traditionally yoga was taught one-to-one, which is why I still offer private yoga sessions tailored specifically to each student’s individual needs.
Whether you’re working with an injury or special circumstance, or just keen to dive deeper into the yoga philosophy or physical practice, I love working with individuals and small groups either online from the convenience of your home or office, or in-person outdoors or in a private setting.
The perfect gift for a new mama or mama-to-be!
Treat a special lady in your life to my pre and postnatal yoga classes, which can be completed online in the comfort of your own home.
Give the gift of wellbeing with a yoga gift voucher.
Academic studies suggest Pre and Postnatal yoga can provide many benefits during pregnancy as well as improving labour, birth outcomes and postpartum recovery.
Further benefits include:
A regular yoga practice builds strength in parts of the body that will support those parts that naturally soften in pregnancy.
As expectant mums lose access to deeper core muscles, we focus on targeting areas that will need to be strong for the duration of pregnancy and postnatal.
Yoga is one of the most beneficial forms of exercise during pregnancy that keep the body mobile in a very safe way.
We focus on opening areas that tend to get closed off or tight like the shoulders, back, hips and backs of the legs.
Learning to breathe is the most powerful tool pregnant women can have for pregnancy, birth and motherhood. It switches on the parasympathetic nervous system (the ‘rest and restore’ response) and will become an expectant mama’s superpower.
Breath work is especially potent in labour and the postnatal period to manage stress and anxiety.
We are all aware of the power of mindfulness. Mindfulness in pregnancy, birth and postnatal gives expectant mamas practical tools to become present, practice acceptance, and relax with what is.
Pregnancy and everything that comes after it is NO joke.
While the teachings and physical poses of yoga are strong, they call us to lean in to become warriors and at the same time learn to let go and trust something greater than ourselves.