What do we do in the course?
Each week we will touch base on a different topic combined with pranayama (breathing), yoga asana’s (postures and movement) and deep relaxation.
Week 1 – Grounding
As soon as you find out you’re pregnant, a lot of changes come your way .This, alongside our already busy lives, can make it challenging for us to enjoy the journey by staying mindful and present of our physical and emotional state. In this class we will practice staying in the moment, becoming aware of any sensations physically and emotionally without judgement. Once present and aware, the journey you’re on as mother will become a conscious and joyful one. Take this time (and tools!) to connect with yourself and your baby.
Week 2 – Going with the flow
Let’s face it, pregnancy comes with a lot of unanswered questions. When will I start showing? When will this morning sickness go away? How will I respond when labour gets tough? Sure, you can prepare yourself in certain areas, but everyone is unique which means no two journey’s will be the same. One of the best gifts you can give yourself is to let go, and learn to go with the flow! An amazing tool to guide you through pregnancy, labour and motherhood. Kids will keep you on your toes from the day you become pregnant!
Week 3 – Intuition
What really happens during labour? Your body is the best gynecologist you’ll ever meet with the best drugs in town! In this class we will touch base on which hormones get released during which stage of labour…and why! It will make it easier to surrender to your body during strong sensations if you have a better understanding of what is happening. During this practice we will tune into our intuition to listen more closely to our body and hear what it has to say and how we can work with it.
Week 4 – Trust in yourself/releasing fear.
This class dives a bit deeper in following your intuition and trusting your body which will allow you to work with any arising sensations, rather then trying to make them go away (which is essentially working against what your body is trying to do). We will practice how to keep the mind gentle and relaxed and building that trust with ourselves.
Week 5 – Self care
Did we get the right shade of green for the baby’s room? Do we have enough nappies? Women are a-ma-zing at taking care of others, meaning we can forget about ourselves. It is pivotal for a mother to start taking care of herself as well. Take this time to fully relax and unwind whilst gently developing your boundaries.
Week 6 – Support
What kind of birth would you like to aim for? Who, and what, do you need to achieve this? What kind of support do you have lined up once baby is out? And how do you feel about reaching out for support? Again, a lot to think about once you’re pregnant. Our environment has a big impact on our wellness and also our labour which is why it’s so important to get everyone (!) on the same page as you! This class will also cover several poses and stretches you can do together with your partner at home (and in the delivery room) to work on feeling connected and supported through physical contact. This also gives the partner a sense of accomplishment and something tangible that they can work with.
If you are experiencing any complications or discomfort, please let us know before class. Our teacher can then help make any necessary adjustments for you.