Pregnancy & Birth
Becoming Mother is a peak life event. From the circumstances of the conception through the metamorphoses of pregnancy and the drama of the child-birth experience to new motherhood and all that it entails, this journey will transform you.
It is an experience that impacts every part of your existence from your outer world to your deepest physiology and self-identity.
There is no better time to embrace the well-travelled paths of Yoga and Mindfulness and discover how these age-old practices can support and inspire you along the way.
Pregnancy Yoga is the ideal physical practice and exercise for any pregnant woman . Widely recommended and promoted by midwives, doctors and doulas, it is considered the safest all round exercise for women during pregnancy as well as an ideal birth preparation programme.
Here are just some of the benefits from a regular pregnancy yoga practice:
- Spinal alignment
- Increased lung capacity
- Enhanced Pelvic awareness
- Loosening the hips and pelvis
- Toning the birthing muscles
- All over body strengthening
- Active birth positions
- Calmer more grounded disposition
- Optimal fetal positioning
- Deep relaxation and Visualization techniques for pregnancy and labour
- Fear management techniques
- Nutritional Advice
- Space and time to connect with your unborn child
Pregnancy Yoga is so much more than just a physical practice; it offers a pathway to deeper embodiment; an expansion of self-awareness and greater mental and emotional equilibrium. Consistent and regular practice will bear the fruits of a regulated nervous system, better connection with your pregnancy and unborn baby and an increasing inner steadiness and resilience all of which will serve you well in the drama of childbirth and the challenges of post-partum life.
Nadia offers three pregnancy classes:
Yoga & Mindfulness for Pregnancy & Birth 12 Week Course
Monday Evenings 6.30-8pm (Next Course starts September 22)
12 weeks of pregnancy yoga, mindfulness training and mindful birth preparation ensuring you receive the most complete support during your pregnancy and birth. To read more about Nadia’s course for pregnancy please visit the Yoga and Mindfulness for Pregnancy & Birth Course Page. The next course dates Monday 12 September to Monday 5 December 2022.
Livestream Pregnancy Yoga Class
Tuesday Evenings, 6.45pm
Nadia’s 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.
In-Person Pregnancy Yoga Class
R- Space Studio, High Street, Thames Ditton.
Wednesday Evenings, 6.45pm
90 minutes of slow flow pregnancy yoga and birth dance followed by yoga nidra for pregnancy. Practising pregnancy yoga and birth dance increases energy, maintains strength and flexibility, provides relief from common pregnancy complaints, reduces stress and anxiety and encourages an active and empowered birth. This class can be attended as a drop-in or you can book a discounted five class pass. To book a space visit the Book a Class Page.
You may also be interested to learn more about her Labour with Love Yoga Birth Rehearsal Workshop for Partners, which she also offers as a private service; her Birth Doula Package or the Monthly Mothers Wisdom Circle; a meditation and inquiry circle for mamas. Please click on the various links here or in the menu bar to visit your page of choice.
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Wishing you peace and clarity, love and light on your journey to and through Motherhood.