The practise of yoga can greatly enhance your sense of health and enjoyment during pregnancy. Gentle stretches help release physical discomfort and keep your body toned whilst many of the yoga postures are energising and may be used to encourage a natural, active birth.
The focus on breath awareness and deep relaxation will help you cope with the emotional changes you experience, encourage you to tune in to your intuition for labour and empower you to cope with the intensity of birth.
Interwoven into each class are themes integral to the experience of wellbeing during pregnancy and birth. These include trusting your innate wisdom, connecting with the presence of your baby, embracing your pregnant form, postural alignment, optimal foetal positioning, finding a positive resolve, pelvic floor awareness and acknowledging and releasing fears. The course also provides the opportunity for women to share stories and feelings about pregnancy and birthing in an open, supportive environment.
This course is open to you at any stage of your pregnancy with no previous experience of yoga necessary. Many women choose to commence classes early in pregnancy and continue up until the arrival of their baby.
Schedule & fees
Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth — Tuesdays
Due to Term One finishing mid March I have decided to offer four casual classes these will be held on 27th March, 3rd, 10th and 17th April. You are welcome just to turn up for these, the cost will be $20 each or $70 for all four. Please bring the money with you.
Term Two commencing 1st May 2018
5.30–7pm (10 weeks)
Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth — Thursdays
Term Two commencing:
3rd May 2018
4.15–5.45pm (10 weeks)
25 Weld St, South Hobart
“Julia is a gifted and knowledgeable yoga teacher who offers a profound preparation for birth and life with your baby, all the way empowering you to feel calm and connected”
— Natalie (University Lecturer)
“I knew the benefits of yoga for both mind and body but Belly Bliss yoga provided so much more. I got to spend time with an amazing group of women, share pregnancy experiences and to focus on the beautiful life growing inside me.”
— Samantha (Manager, State Public Service)
Yoga helps you to let go of the pressures of work and prepares you for the gentleness of motherhood. The relaxation and breathing techniques were particularly helpful.”
— Phillida (Midwife)