Nadia’s weekly candle-lit Hatha class offers a full repertoire of held yoga postures, salutations, flowing sequences, inversions and seated postures to prepare the body. The approach is mindful with an emphasis placed on establishing presence and embodied awareness throughout. A strong Asana practice is followed by pranayama and meditation/relaxation to still the awakened energies and experience the settled mind. Nadia welcomes postnatal mums in her Hatha Yoga Classes.
Pregnancy Yoga (14-42 weeks)
Nadia’s pregnancy yoga classes combine slow-flow yoga sequences with plenty of guided mindful awareness to encourage students into the optimum yogic state. Classes are dynamic but accessible to everyone – irrespective of gestation and experience. There is plenty of instruction and individual support. Each session offers pranayama and meditation/relaxation to encourage the body to release tensions, the mind to become still and the mother to create a deeper connection with her growing baby. Priority is given to supporting the pregnancy on all levels and establishing a strong internally-focused practice as this is what will be most useful during the childbirth experience.
Mindful Birth & Parenting Course
This ten week course brings together the teachings of Yoga and Mindfulness and applies them to the childbirth and parenting experience. Honed over 11 years of teaching both Yoga and Meditation and Birth Preparation, this course offers ten essential Mindfulness lessons combined with the up-to-the-minute evidence-based and experience-based birth and new parenting education, to offer a complete Mind and Body Birth Prep and Parenting programme. This course is ideal for any woman – irrespective of her birth choices – who wishes to support herself properly on her journey to Motherhood, explore her inner world and equip herself with skills that will carry her through the birth of her child and into parenthood too. An ideal time to start would be from 25 weeks onwards.