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Yoga for Pregnancy


Sat 17 Aug 2013, 11:30am–12:45pm
Sat 24 Aug 2013, 11:30am–12:45pm
Sat 31 Aug 2013, 11:30am–12:45pm
Sat 7 Sep 2013, 11:30am–12:45pm
Sat 14 Sep 2013, 11:30am–12:45pm

Where: Urban Yoga, Level 3, 160 Willis St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • 6-trip: $105.00
  • 8-trip: $120.00
  • Casual: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: kellykfisher2

Yoga is the ideal exercise for pregnant women. It is widely recommended by midwives and doctors to expectant mothers as a way of keeping fit and mobile in preparation for labour. Each class is designed specifically with a pregnant body in mind, to ease away aches and niggles, to create a sense of calm and ease so you can bond with your baby and experience pure joy in your present state of pregnancy.

We don’t give birth with our brains, we give birth with our bodies, and yoga is a wonderful way for mothers to create a strong awareness of their body’s ability and power to birth their baby.

The pregnancy course will run over an 8 week term and within each class you will:

- Learn postures that will challenge and strengthen your body in preparation for birth, in a safe way for both mother and baby.
- Learn active birthing postures to help you during the different stages of labour.
- Learn breathing and visualisation techniques. Deep breathing will draw more oxygen into your body to create more energy and it also calms the nervous system making you centered and balanced. There will also be techniques taught that will help you ride the breath during the second stage of labour when contractions intensify.

Every class will also offer you the time to completely relax and let go. A women’s body works so hard during pregnancy, and modern society doesn’t give much space for you to slow down. Through meditation, and an extended shavasana (relaxation) you will be given the chance to get full rest, to switch off and re-energise, and most importantly of all, time to connect to your baby and the complete magic of them growing within you.

“It was so lovely to spend that hour every week focusing on our bodies and the amazing little beings that were growing inside of us. The classes really helped me to relax and prepare my body for the birth, and I think speeded up my recovery afterwards. Thanks to you Shelley I felt ready when the time came and not at all frightened to face the huge challenge of birth. The breathing really helped me to stay calm. Thanks again for being a great teacher. Your classes really helped me to believe in my body and what it is capable of achieving.” – Julia H

“I just wanted to say that I thought the yoga was brilliant prep for labour – the breathing helped for dealing with contractions and got me in the right head space for coping. I managed to have the baby at home in my living room and by a miracle it was drug free – so I think it was the yoga, Tens machine and birthing pool (plus my amazing midwife) which all helped! I am a complete yoga convert!” – Thi D

If your 38th week of pregnancy falls within the course, you can pay until that point and then $15 per class.

Call Kelly on 021 889 048 to book or email Kelly (at) urbanyoga (dot) co (dot) nz for more information.

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