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.
Next 8 week online course begins 7pm Wednesday 21st October.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Yoga Asana: practice a blend of gentle warm ups, more dynamic flows (vinyasa) and held postures that balance openness with strength and stamina, and help you feel comfortable in your changing body.
Breathing: harness your energy through breath and awareness. There is no surefire, one-size-fits-all breathing “technique” for labour, but through becoming intimate with your own breath, you will find that you have an incredible anchor and ally in your birthing journey.
Visualisation and Vocalisation: learn powerful yoga-based tools to help you stay focused and work with the intensity in labour.
Relaxation: embrace the healing power of deep rest. Plus discover comfortable, supported positions in which to practice your extremely important nana naps!
Meditation: letting go of expectations about how things should be and instead becoming open to fully experiencing what actually is sounds simple but takes practice too. This is a cornerstone of contemplative practices and can become a vital tool during pregnancy as we surrender to what is unfolding.
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 offers support* in managing 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 are also invited to attend 2 additional hour-long zoom sessions – which will give us a chance to chat and perhaps share a bit about ourselves and how we are travelling. These sessions will also include time to explore a few more pregnancy-friendly mindfulness and breathing practices. Plus the opportunity to ask questions or unpack anything we’ve been learning throughout the course.
Throughout the course you will also receive regular (approx weekly) email updates with supporting notes, background info, and useful links connected to the practices we explore.
|Wednesdays 7pm – 8.15m AEST|
21st October – 9th December
|PLUS:||2 shorter zoom catch ups – dates to be arranged|
|COST:||$140 for 8 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 or have had any previous issues
“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!” (Jess, 28/08/20)
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.