Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth Course

Monday nights 7pm.

Next 6 week on-line course begins Monday 31st August .

WHAT TO EXPECT:

These courses are designed to support you – body, mind and spirit – throughout your pregnancy and empower you towards having the birth you envision. They are suitable for absolute beginners through to more experienced yoginis. 

Yoga Asana: learn a blend of gentle warm ups, more dynamic movements and flows (vinyasa) and some held postures that balance openness with strength and stamina, and help you feel comfortable in your changing body.

Pranayama: harness your energy through breath and awareness. Make breath your best friend so you really can just breathe your baby out!

Visualisation and Chanting: learn powerful yoga-based tools to help you stay focused and work with the intensity in labour.

Restorative postures: discover the healing power of deep rest.

Relaxation and Meditation: open to fully experiencing this moment, just as it is.

We will also explore how using yoga helps prepare for an active birth, learn about our pelvic floor health and integrity, and discover how yoga may help us to manage common pregnancy-related complaints eg morning sickness, cramping, sciatic pain, insomnia, pelvic instability, lower back pain, circulation issues, depression and anxiety etc (*None of this should be seen as a replacement for advice given by medical professionals… )

In booking into this course you will also have access to a 2nd, shorter catch up session on Thursday nights. This gives us an opportunity to share with other mums-to-be (only if you feel to) – to build community and get to know each other! The 2nd half of this session is set aside to do a quick stretch, guided relaxation or meditation. I know life gets busy, but I encourage you to attend these session as often as you can… It has been a real life-saver during these unprecedented times!

If you are unable to attend these sessions, you are welcome to arrange a short Zoom or FaceTime catch up with Kate within the first 2 weeks of the course to check in and see how you are travelling.

LIVE ZOOM: Mondays – Full practice – 7pm – 8.15pm
PLUS:Thursdays – Catch up – 5.00pm – 6.00pm
COST: $110 for 6 WEEK COURSE
OR:$20 casual per week (this option is only for those who have previously completed a course with Kate)

NB: THESE CLASSES ARE ARE ONLY AVAILABLE LIVE ON ZOOM

** Matriyoga prenatal classes for pregnancy and birth are suitable for any stage of pregnancy, however if you have any concerns please speak to your midwife/doctor or get in touch through matriyoga’s contact page. Some students do prefer to wait until their second trimester especially if they are new to yoga.


Kate reminds me every week of the power of my mind, body and soul – and the breath that connects them. She creates a really special space (in my own home – thanks online classes!) where we connect with other people in the class, release where we are at and then move into a practice, that strengthens and guides. My baby, my body and myself have all gained in huge ways from being part of the classes.

Even though I’ve not met anyone else in person, I feel a real sense of community in Kates classes. She is an amazing teacher, a fun person and so rich in knowledge of bodies, babies and birth!

Thanks Kate xxx (Jess Joseph, 28/08/20)

{getting in the zoom zone last term}

NB: If you are new to yoga or feeling a bit rusty, I am also available to do one-to-one sessions at a time that suits us both. This provides the opportunity to chat a bit more about what you would like to get out of the practice and get you up to speed with anything you are unsure about. I am also available to consult with more experienced yoginis who might be interested in learning how to adapt/modify more challenging practices for pregnancy.