Suitable for all women past 14 weeks of pregnancy.
No yoga experience necessary. Beneficial to those new to yoga & for women with an established yoga practice.
The classes focus on preparing for the birth of your baby. Yoga poses (asana) help build strength & stamina required for labour & carrying your baby through pregnancy. Different asana develop flexibility allowing the body greater freedom of movement in pregnancy, labour & birth. We focus on the muscles of the pelvic floor learning to strengthen & tone as well as softening & releasing this area. During each class there is an emphasis on breath awareness, connecting to your baby & deep relaxation.
What to bring:
- Yoga mat (there are some available if you don't own one)
- Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing
- Practice with bare feet
I started teaching pre-natal yoga in NZ when I moved to Dunedin pregnant with my second son. The class became a great space for meeting other expectant mothers & I made some wonderful friends who became invaluable support as we shared our pregnancy, birth experiences & parenting through those life changing times.
I aim to facilitate that feeling of community & support to women in Nelson during these on going lunch time courses.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
It may be possible to join a class part way through if there is space.
Numbers will be limited for more individual attention.
If you need to arrive after the start time or leave before the end due to work this can be facilitated with notice.