TERM 5 Course
May 27th – June 17th, 2017
Saturdays – 11:15am – 12:30pm
Course Fees – $75
Pregnancy yoga is the perfect exercise for pregnant women. Classes aim to provide women with asana (postures) to stretch, tone, create space and strengthen their bodies during their pregnancy. Breathing and relaxation techniques empower women in preparation for labour, as well as help to deepen their connection to their growing baby. By using the tools of yoga, focus is given to the magic of women’s bodies, and the innate power that all women possess for a positive pregnancy journey and birth.
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 the pure joy of this journey 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.
Within each class of the course you will:
“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
Email bookings (at) urbanyoga.co.nz for more information.
Please note that both casual $25 drop ins and returning Pregnancy Course student drop ins ($20) to our Saturday course sessions are available only if space allows. Please contact bookings (at) urbanyoga.co.nz the Thursday prior to a Saturday class, to see if there are drop in spaces available.