Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga @
ACT Yoga and Meditation Centre
I am a yoga and meditation teacher with three and a half 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...
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 4 2023 Mon 9th October - Wed 29Nov (Cancelled)
Yoga classes term 4 /23 Cancelled until further notice
Timetable of classes
Mon: General Yoga (Yoga for anyone - non pregnant)
Tues: Prenatal Yoga
Wed: Prenatal Yoga
Wed: Post Natal Yoga (mums and bubs)
Payment Terms and Conditions
Yoga Class Fees for Term /2023
8 Week Yoga course $210
(Concession OAP or Full time Student $190)
(Book here to secure your spot )
Payment may be made by direct deposit (see enrolment form)
Confirmation of booking will be forwarded to you.
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.