3rd Trimester Yoga for Birth Classes

“There are as many ways to give birth as there are women who are pregnant. There is no one right way. There is only you, in your body, finding your way, moment by moment. Through yoga practice you can cultivate the attentiveness, strength, flexibility, freedom, and courage to move and adapt to the changing conditions of the labour process, practising the yoga of childbirth during labour and birthing itself” (Nancy Bardacke, Mindful Birthing)

This daytime class is for women in the last few weeks of pregnancy who would like to slow down and go deeper into their mindfulness, breathing and relaxation practices in preparation for giving birth.

We will still move and stretch – using our yoga to explore feeling open and grounded, move energy and awareness down through the body, practice tempering strong sensations with softness, discover active birthing positions and movements and more…

PLEASE NOTE: until the current OMICRON outbreak settles down these classes will run as a hybrid… The 1st session will take place in person in a park to meet each other, share our stories and explore some breath work and mindfulness in the natural environment. The following 2 sessions will happen via zoom (and the recordings will be available to you if you’d like to repeat the sessions). You are welcome to borrow a bolster to help with your home practice (I can bring to our first session) as long as you are able to return it to my home in Belmont after the course finishes 🙂

When:Tuesdays 11.30 – 1pm
Where:A park in central Geelong TBC plus ZOOM
Cost:$90 for block of 3 classes
  • Please note our first session will go til 1.30pm to allow extra time to settle in and introduce ourselves.

“I did the Matri Yoga third trimester yoga for birth classes with Kate during somewhat ‘normal’ covid times where birth classes at hospitals were still online. I was able to prepare mentally and physically for the birth of my daughter with Kate who gave me an abundance of strategies and resources. 

Kate made each class unique, was flexible and adapted to the needs of the mums-to-be in the class. I think every woman left class taking away something different that was going to support them, which goes to show the range of strategies that were on offer. Kate shared her own experiences and expertise as well as providing extra resources to look into if we wished. 

The classes were a combination of relaxation techniques and breathing/focus strategies that support women to be grounded and anchored in labour and preparation for the physical side of labour with strengthening techniques and positions. I went into my induction feeling prepared and able thanks to all the skills I learnt with Kate. 

I can highly recommend the 3rd trimester yoga for birth classes with Matri Yoga. Kate was a huge support in the lead up to birthing my daughter and I will be going back for round two when the time comes.” (Jenna, Geelong)