PREGNANCY CLASSES – These classes are especially designed to help pregnant mothers practice in a ‘baby-centred’ fashion. Breathing, voice use, stretching and toning all work towards easing pregnancy and labour difficulties.
Pregnancy is a truly remarkable time in your life. You are going through an incredible transformation. Practising Yoga in pregnancy creates time and space to integrate the process of change that is taking place. By drawing your attention inward, your awareness of and connection with your baby is deepened, preparing you for birth.
Through the use of Yogic postures and practices, breath awareness and relaxation techniques, Yoga in pregnancy also promotes:
• Increased energy throughout pregnancy
• Strength and flexibility of the body and mind
• A sense of relaxation, trust and confidence in the power of your body
• The use of the breath as a deeply effective tool in labour
• An opportunity to honour yourself, your pregnancy and your baby
Pregnancy classes run on Saturdays from 10.30 – 11.45am - booking not necessary. You are also invited to attend regular beginner classes and Restorative classes as long as the teacher is informed that you are pregnant. But avoid regular classes between weeks 11-15. It’s fine to still attend the pregnancy classes during that time if you are feeling fit and well.
with Helen Bartrom HBCE Affiliate of the HypnoBirthing ®Institute
HypnoBirthing uses deep relaxation, visualisation, affirmations and special breathing techniques to achieve a confident, calm, peaceful birth and a positive birthing experience for both you and your baby. HypnoBirthing is a childbirth method that focuses on preparing parents for a gentle birth. In HypnoBirthing classes you will learn proven techniques in a well-thought-out program of deep relaxation, visualisation and self-hypnosis. HypnoBirthing encourages a calm, peaceful and natural pregnancy, birth and bonding experience for families.
Courses are: 5 x Saturday afternoons 2.00pm – 4.30pm
- January 11, 18, Feb 1, 8, 15
- March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29