Taught by Birth Doula and HypnoBirth Educator, Carrie Jeff
Prepare yourself physically and mentally for labour and birth - with the personal support, guidance and connection that you all need and deserve!!
The easing of COVID-19 restrictions allow the following dates to be held at the Mooloolaba Studio with strict social distancing measures in place. Should the lifting of restrictions be reversed, all payments will be refunded if we are unable to meet in person.
5 wk term
Mondays 5.30 - 6.45 pm
20 July - 17 Aug
Numbers will be limited!!
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Pregnancy is a sacred time and even experienced yoga practitioners learn that they now have a new body, one that changes every day.
Even though women are designed to create new life, our modern way of living can sometimes hinder correct posture and alignment. Hormonal changes can create strain around the pelvis as the bones start to move. Having a strong, fit body during pregnancy will help you support your changing body and growing weight of your baby as he or she grows.
Many prenatal yoga classes focus on opening the body, but you can't forget the importance of stabilisation and focus too. Although Pregnancy Yoga at Joymamma is slow, gentle and nurturing, there is also an emphasis on poses that increase this stability and focus. With a regular practice, you will gain strength, focus and stability needed for the duration of your pregnancy, labour and birth.
Pregnancy can be a time of apprehension and uncertainty - but also of joy and gratitude. Fluctuating feelings and emotions are a normal part of the journey. During your pregnancy, there will be a lot of information and advice coming from many different sources, some of it conflicting. If you rely too much on the external voices, you can become overwhelmed. Practising breathwork and meditation can help you move more inward, listen to your own intuition and feel grounded during this life-changing time of your life.
At the end of each class, you will spend time in relaxation using bolsters and cushions to support your body. While resting and breathing, tension is released from deep in the body and the Parasympathetic Nervous System is stimulated. Endorphins flow, blood vessels dilate bringing more oxygen and blood flow through your body and to your baby. This tells your baby on a chemical level that he or she is safe.
Experts in many fields are now starting to understand the biological, psychological and sociological impact of our time in the womb and the importance of self care during this time. These moments of communicating calm and peace can affect how your baby responds to stress later in life.
Pregnancy can sometimes limit how the body can move and we are trained to offer modifications if you are experiencing any pregnancy complications or discomforts.
Suitable from 14 wks pregnant up until birth.