PREGNANCY, BIRTH AND BEYOND
Yoga for you and your beautiful bump!
I teach private Active Birth workshops and prenatal yoga classes.
I don't have any public prenatal classes to offer at the moment but if you or a group of friends would like to organise a private class, please get in touch.
Active Birth is like an extension of yoga and uses breathing, movement and mindfulness to help you through the challenge of labour and birth.
For more information on Active Birth and prenatal yoga, see below.
ACTIVE BIRTH WORKSHOPS
An Active Birth Workshop is for a mother-to-be and her partner and is best held in the comfort of their own home where much of labour takes place. It is most suitable for the third trimester of pregnancy.
The workshop is designed to empower women and her partner to participate fully in the birth of their child and to bring their child into the world as easily and naturally as possible. A perfect complement to prenatal yoga, you will learn how yoga positions, breathwork and mindfulness can help you to give birth as naturally and easily as possible.
You will gain a better understanding of what to expect during labour and birth and how you can help yourself to cope. We will discuss the physiology of birth, natural pain relief options and the important role your partner can play.
The workshop includes handouts and recommended reading to support the material we cover.
The cost is €120 per couple. Please get in touch if you would like any more information or to book.
PRENATAL YOGA CLASSES
I qualified as a prenatal yoga teacher in 2004, completing the Birthlight diploma in perinatal teaching. In 2007, I completed the perinatal yoga teacher training program at the Elbow Room.
Since then I have given birth to my two sons and my daughter, one in hospital, two at home, using Active Birth techniques and yoga. My experience of pregnancy, labour and birth was very positive and empowering and I try to pass on some of what I learned through my prenatal yoga classes and Active Birth workshops.
Prenatal yoga is suitable for everyone from 12 weeks of pregnancy. No experience of yoga is necessary. I teach prenatal yoga on a one-to-one basis or to small private groups.
Yoga postures can provide relief from common ailments and discomforts, such as backache, heartburn, swollen legs, etc.
It can also help to boost your energy, leaving you feeling lighter and more relaxed, ready to enjoy a good night's sleep! Above all, it is a wonderful way to create some space in your life to focus on your baby and strengthen the bond between you.