PREGNANCY & PRENATAL YOGA
Sherry's classes are highly recommended by doctors and midwives. Her classes are taught with specific attention paid to the individual needs of each student, and her 25 years of experience teaching yoga combined with a vast knowledge of pregnancy and the birthing process will ensure you are well equipped mentally and physically for birth.
The benefits of yoga during pregnancy are enormous. Many of the yoga postures we practice are ones that women instinctively use during labour and birth. They widen the pelvic diameter, help position the baby properly and prepare you psychologically for birth. When you practice yoga you learn to breathe and release sensations of stiffness as your muscles stretch, this helps prepare the mind and body for birth.
These classes are aimed at providing not only physical exercises that give strength, flexibility and endurance for labour, but also teach an understanding and trust in the birthing process.
Pregnancy is transformation which begins with self-empowerment through education and practical work that enables a woman to be confident and fully aware of all aspects of her pregnancy and birth. If she has any doubts in her ability to birth naturally then she has already given her power over to professionals to birth for her. When a woman learns to fully trust in her innate ability to give birth she lets go of associated fears, and limiting beliefs that can prevent natural birth and personal growth.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Exercises that promote physical and mental stamina for labour and birth
- Postures that relieve pregnancy discomforts
- Develop breath focus to release anxieties and promote equanimity
- Meditation techniques
- To transform limiting fears to feelings of empowerment
- To strengthen natural instincts
- Birth skills
- Meet like-minded expectant mums as a support group
Pregnancy yoga classes are held every Tuesday and Saturday 10am-11:45am
at Peregian Beach Yoga Studio
PLEASE CALL OR TEXT SHERRY ON 0423 430 694 TO BOOK YOUR CLASS
For 5 consecutive weekly classes
$27 CASUAL (by arrangement)
$80 PRIVATE (by arrangement)
I just wanted to say an extra special thank you. I really don’t think I would have had such a wonderful birth experience had it not been for your pregnancy yoga class! Thank you so much, you have become a great friend and I can’t wait to have my next baby so I can come back to yoga. You have been very inspiring and helped me so much. I was very lucky to have you throughout my pregnancy.
Thanks again, Erin”
“I am so glad that I attended pregnancy yoga classes with Sherry before the birth of my first child Owen. Not only did it keep me fit during pregnancy and prepare physically for labour, it also helped me to mentally prepare. I met many lovely expectant mothers who proved a great support during this time and we still meet up now with our babies. I remember the joy shared in the class when we heard that a member had given birth. When I think back on my pregnancy, the yoga classes that I did were possible my favourite part of being pregnant, as I would leave class feeling lighter than air and of course the social aspect. I found that the yoga training did help with the contractions during labour, however I ended up needing an emergency caesarean. I think that yoga helped me recover quickly after surgery. I must admit to meditating while being wheeled to theatre because I was very scared and this really helped me calm the panic! I still find time to practice yoga now and will certainly practice during any future pregnancies. I encourage my antenatal patients to consider the same.” Rose (Medical Doctor)
Thank you so much for the wonderful yoga classes. Thanks too for sharing your pregnancy and birthing experiences and knowledge, and for encouraging such open discussion amongst us ladies. The benefits of your classes are endless. I thoroughly enjoyed them and I am so grateful.