Suzanne Swan is the principal teacher and founder of yogababy.
She has a Postgraduate Degree in Psychology, is a Senior Yoga teacher with Yoga Australia, an Advanced Educator with Childbirth and Parenting Education Association (CAPEA) and is a Registered Calmbirth® Practitioner.
Suzanne has been teaching Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga since 1999. She is certified as a Yoga for Pregnancy teacher and Active Birth Educator by Jane Campbell-Kaye and Janet Balaskas of the Active Birth Centre, London.
Using the awareness gained through the practice of breathing and relaxation, she birthed her two children using Active Birth skills. Since their births, she has studied with many renowned international and local teachers in the areas of birth, yoga and healing developing her own inspiring body-mind centred childbirth classes. She is dedicated to providing the best possible childbirth education programme available to couples today.
As well as teaching weekly Active Birth Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga and Mummy and Me Yoga classes Suzanne conducts specialised pregnancy and postnatal teacher training courses and leads Active Birth Workshops for health professionals, physiotherapists, childbirth educators and midwives.
Suzanne has a passion for birth and believes in the transformational power of yoga. Her yoga practice for the last twenty-five years has been dedicated to understanding how meditation and different breathing and yoga techniques enhance hormonal balance and women's health. She has been inspired by Yogini's such as Janet Balaskas, Geeta Iyengar, Swami Gurupremananda Sarawati, Judith Lasater, Ateeka and Tam James.
Nicole brings a therapeutic approach to pre and postnatal yoga with her training in yoga therapy. She understands that the body goes through many changes throughout pregnancy and then after the baby is born.
As a new mum it can be difficult to work with these changes and any aches and pains that come with it. Nicole’s focus is to get your body back in a progressive and safe way and at the same time share special memories with your baby. Being a new mum herself, Nicole can relate to the joys and demands of having a baby, thus making her passion for healing and nurturing both mom and baby a primary focus in her life.
Alex is a registered yoga teacher with a passion for women’s health and wellbeing, and mindful family living. She has found yoga to be a wonderful practice which assists us to embrace and grow with the ebbs and flows, the challenges and joys of pregnancy, birth, and life with children.
Her yoga practice is grounded in family life with her partner and two daughters. She has completed over 100 hours of additional training in pre/post natal with IYTA . And has practiced yoga for 20 years, including attending Yogababy Mummy and Me classes in 2004. She teaches Pregnancy Yoga at West End.
Lauren (Loz) has always believed that yoga encourages you to see that everything you need is within and as women there is a deep cycle that we are internally connected to. "Yoga was a wonderful way for me connect with my baby & the changes occurring in my body during pregnancy also to prepare me for the birthing experience. It allowed me to be in the present moment & believe this is why my daughter has such a calm spirit. As a yoga teacher I have the unique opportunity to truly support pregnant women". Loz teaches Pregnancy Yoga at Auchenflower.
Mummy & Me yoga classes would have to be my favourite class to teach. She attended Mummy & Me yoga classes with her daughter in 2016. Watching mothers deepen their bond with their babies in a relaxing environment is divine. Loz teaches Mummy & Me Yoga in Auchenflower & Chermside.
- Level One Yoga Teacher Training through My Health Yoga in 2012
- Kids Yoga Teacher Training through Angel Yoga 4 Kids in 2013
- IYTA diploma of Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training 2014
Through yoga I want to create a more empowered, peaceful and compassionate world in the future.