Birthing A Deeper Pregnancy Yoga Practice with the Chakras
8 Week Online Pregnancy Yoga Course with Nadia Raafat
Course Dates: Wednesday 3 June 2020 to Wednesday 22 July 2020.
Course Time: 6.30 pm-7:45pm (GMT)
Course Cost £70 (Booking Below)
Online Pregnancy Yoga is so much more than just stretching and breathing. It is a powerful and potent ancient practice which when unlocked can connect you with your feminine roots, bring about spiritual transformation and provide you will all the inner resources you need to embrace the incredible childbirth experience.
It is a beautiful visceral and embodied practice that uses the postures and physical movement work as gateways to the deeper experience of Yoga; a dissolution of unconscious self-control and conscious connection with expanded thought-free awareness. Along the way the whole body-mind system is deeply nourished, the heart centre is activated and we discover an inner strength and power we never knew we had. It is truly an ancient and complete system of self-development and self-awakening.
When women practice yoga with confidence, they trust their bodies, connect with their babies, they birth faster, in more comfort and more effectively. (Rong et al 2020).
This exciting new online pregnancy yoga course is born out of a need to deepen the transmission of yoga and connect more deeply with students in the online realm.
The 8 Week Online Pregnancy Yoga Course is built on the inner foundations of the seven subtle energy centres known as the Chakras. These seven energetic centres of the body are believed to govern not only the physical body and its systems but also the behaviors, drives, and emotions that are associated with each center. Collectively, the yogis believe that their balance holds the key to our vibrant health and well-being and to our spiritual awakening.. Understanding these energy centres and how they relate to the physical body enables a much deeper understanding of the experience of Yoga and of Pregnancy, Birth and Lactation.
3 June (session 1)
Muladara – Root and Support – Earth Element
Grounding – what it means to ground, how we embody this concept at the muscular level and as an experience. An introduction to mulabanda and the pelvic floor. Understanding the role and function of the lower pelvis in Pregnancy and Birth. Yoga to ground. Moving from the ground up. Yoga to activate the lower Pelvis.
10 June (Session 2)
Svadisthana – The Sacral Chakra; Water Element
An honouring of the Feminine Sexual center – Exploring Sexual Power, Fear and Trust. The Creative Centre – establishing a Creative Flow. (Spirals and Circles.) Womb Yoga and Energising and Supporting the Pelvic Bowl.
17 June (Session 3)
Manipura -The Navel Chakra – Fire Element
Mother/Baby Connection, Honouring the self and Birthing the Warrior, – Establishing Your Power Centre – Stability During Pregnancy.
24 June (Session 4)
Anahata – Heart Chakra – Air
Entering the Centre – Heart Yoga, Self-Nurture, Love Hormones and Breastfeeding
1 July (Session 5)
Vishuddhi – Throat Chakra – Space
The Yoga of Sound, The Throat and the Pelvis, Sound in Movement and in Stillness. Speaking your truth and articulating your needs.
8 July (Session 6)
Ajna Chakra – the ‘Command’ Centre
Full Body, Clear Mind: Clearing Mental Clutter, Meditation and Birth Visioning.
15 July (Session 7)
Sahasrara – A Thousand Petals
The Pregnant Pause and the Sacred Space.
From Movement to Stillness.
22 July (Session 8)
Week 8: Birthing a Potent Practice – Intention, Attention and Connection.
Each session will feature creative sequencing, breathwork, and either Yoga Nidra or Meditation.
At the end of this course, you will have a deep understanding of the practices of yoga adapted for pregnancy, the origins of female yoga, as well as accessed a tonne of traditional and modern evidence-based birthing wisdom. You will be ready to birth consciously, with trust in the process and in your own power. That is my wish for you.
The Course Dates are:
Wednesday 3 June to Wednesday 22 July 2020.
6.30 pm-7:45pm (GMT) (15 minutes of each class will be reserved for questions.)
Access to the recording of the complete session will be possible for those that cannot join the live classes.
Full Course: £70
Single Lesson: £10 per session.
You are encouraged to join the full course if possible. In this way, you get the most benefit from the learning and commit to the journey and I get committed students.
Partial attendance will also be available for those whose EDD comes before the end of the course.
Previous Classes will also be made available for those who join the course late.
I look forward to joining you online for this deep dive into pregnancy yoga.
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About Your Teacher
Nadia is a YAP registered Senior Teacher. She has practiced Yoga for 18 years and taught for 15. She has trained with Birthlight, YogaBirth, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and the British Wheel of Yoga. She has completed a Sivananda teacher Training and a Teacher Training in Yoga Nidra with Satyananda School of Yoga and Swami Pragyamurthu. She has been taught meditation by Ajhan Sumedo at Amaravati Monastery, deepened her practice with the Shambala Centre and has completed many other courses and training in meditation and mindfulness with the British Wheel of Yoga, Kay Baxter and Rupert Spira.
Committed to deepening her own practice on all levels she has studied Yin Yoga more recently with US-based teacher Cyndi Lee, and Norman Blair, and practiced with Susanne Lahusen, Alan Lowen and joined the Embodied Philosophy Program.
Nadia is a trained and Doula-UK approved Birth Doula (since 2010) with over 50 births behind her.
She has also experienced four of her own births.