In Birthlight pregnancy yoga I have found the connection between what I know and practice as a doula and what yoga can offer during pregnancy and then labour and birth. It gives the power and control back to you over your own body, on the level of your own comfort; with how you move and also with how much yogic you wish to be. Exercises I teach during the classes aim to restore and maintain balance, paying attention to pelvic awareness, to the importance of breathing, to the bond between mother and baby and how all these through movement
When I became pregnant with my first daughter 8 years ago I had very minimal yoga experience but for some reason pregnancy yoga felt like the thing I wanted to do. Previously I had been to - now looking back and having more experience - some very strange non pregnant yoga classes; one, for example was held next to a very noisy gym so relaxation or quiet concentration was hardly possible. Yoga in general didn't really speak to me, I felt intimidated by not knowing the correct usage of props, (especially bricks freaked me out, they looked just too
As of the 8th of September I will be teaching pregnancy yoga at the Oost studio of Thrive Yoga on Thursdays at 6:30pm. Come and join me if you would like to safely exercise while expecting and would like to prepare your body and mind for birth and motherhood. You can sign up for a trial class HERE My bio on Thrive's website.