Making Mothers – holding a Blessing Way

Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers — strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength. Barbara Katz Rothman I’ve just arrived home – still buzzing – from being part of a beautiful Blessing Way (or Mother’s Blessing) for a dear friend whose second bub is Continue reading Making Mothers – holding a Blessing Way

The Three Rs: Relaxation, Rhythm and Ritual during childbirth

I’ve always felt it is so important to begin a prenatal yoga class with a good long relaxation … setting aside enough time to truly arrive and completely release. Sometimes we don’t even realise how busy we’ve been and how much tension we are carrying around with us until we take a minute (or ten!) Continue reading The Three Rs: Relaxation, Rhythm and Ritual during childbirth

You’ve got this: Mindfulness for pregnancy and birth

I love teaching new students and especially those that are drawn to practice yoga during pregnancy. I wonder if it’s because there is an absolute finite amount of time available to a pregnant woman that she will really commit and “show up” to practice and delve deeper into her experience. Plus, having a baby on Continue reading You’ve got this: Mindfulness for pregnancy and birth