Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga @
ACT Yoga and Meditation Centre
I am a yoga and meditation teacher with three decades experience here in Canberra. As well as teaching normal yoga classes, I have specialised in teaching pregnant women, and mums & bubs.
I have been fortunate to be a support person for numerous women during their births and have also trained in Ayurvedic post-natal recovery care. Drawing on this experience I can offer you, whether you are new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, ways to apply the beneficial practices of yoga, breathing and meditation to build confidence and enhance your unique preparation for birth and motherhood. I create a friendly and relaxed environment in the comfort of a home studio, close to the city centre, where you can meet and practice yoga with like minded women. You are very welcome...
All classes are now live online with Zoom
Some Impressive Research
CAN PRENATAL YOGA REDUCE LABOR PAIN & IMPROVE BIRTH OUTCOMES?
This randomized control trial of 200 primips at ≥30-Weeks, all with no prior yoga experience, had some fascinating results. These 20yr-35yr expectant women, had six 30-min sessions from 30-39 weeks’ gestation. Outcomes with these women was they required fewer inductions, had shorter labors, less analgesics, more vaginal births, less C-sections, better pain tolerance, fewer low-weight babes. Impressive results for only 3 hours of yoga over 10 weeks!
Read whole article at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30160530/
Term 2 2020 - Mon 27 April - Wed 17 June
Term 3 2020 - Mon 20 July - Wed 9 Sept
Bookings for Term 2 2020 - now open
Timetable of online classes
Mon: 5.30 - 7.00pm General Yoga (Yoga for anyone - non pregnant)
Mon: 7.30 -9.00 pm Prenatal Yoga
Tues: 7.00 - 8.00 am General Yoga (Morning class - non pregnant)
Tues: 5.30 - 7.00 pm Prenatal Yoga
Wed:10.30 -12.00 am Postnatal Yoga (Mums & Bubs 6 weeks +)Fully Booked
(please contact me to express your interest in a possible new Postnatal class)
Wed: 5.30 - 7.00 pm Prenatal Yoga
Payment Terms and Conditions
On-Line Yoga Class Fees for Term 2 /2020
On-line classes run as 8 week courses
Cost $120 term (Concession: Full Time Students $100)
Payment is required at time of booking, once payment is received you will be forwarded the link to join the online class
Unemployment hardship due to Covid-19 (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Direct transfer of payment to our bank account
BSB: 325–185 Acc. No: 03409630
Acc Name: ACT Yoga & Meditation Centre
(please include your name with the transaction so we can identify your payment)
If a cancellation is made up to 72 hours before the start of the course a refund of the total amount, minus an administration fee of $20 will be given. For any cancellations after this time the total amount is non-refundable. In extenuating circumstances an application for transfer to another course will be considered at the discretion of the centre manager.
Content of Classes
This class is for non pregnant students who wish to explore yoga in more depth.
Prenatal Yoga and Meditation
Enjoy a relaxed and healthy pregnancy developing skills to prepare you for a calm and positive birth experience. YogaNatal classes are gentle and safe. No previous experience of yoga is necessary.
This class is for you and your baby from six weeks after birth until they can crawl about. At the end of each class we have chat circle (with a cup of yummy chai tea) to encourage connection with other post natal women and their babies. Some previous yoga experience is necessary for this class.
Professional Association Memberships
These classes are being taught by a qualified yoga teacher. All care will be taken to ensure your wellbeing and safety. Any instructions given are intended as guidance only and you should not do anything that you consider is inappropriate for you. This course is not intended as a substitute for medical advice or care. Please consult your medical practitioner before you begin or if you have any questions or concerns about the suitability of these classes.