Teaching Active Birth Skills

Teaching Active Birth Skills

Just completed teaching the three days yogababy Active Birth training with a wonderful group of yoga teachers and midwives. So much learning, exploration and discovery. Next training is PostNatal Yoga Teacher Training in May 18th -20th

Im also looking forward to going to Melbourne in May to the CAPEAs conference (Plant a seed, grow a village) to present a workshop to Midwives and Childbirth educators on Active Birth Skills. Also to be inspired by Virginia Bobro, Hannah Dahlen, Rhea Dempsey and Chris May and more! 

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When a Yogababy 'baby' turns Pro!

When a Yogababy 'baby' turns Pro!

Pacha Light was one of yogababy's first babies.  In early 2000 when I was studying Childbirth Education & Prenatal Yoga with Jane Campbell-Kaye in Brisbane, I travelled to South America to help my bestfriend, Anja Light,  bring Pacha into the world - at her home in the mountains of Ecuador. I taught  her yoga techniques to stay peaceful and relaxed during labour. 

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BIRTH STORY: Meet baby Matteo

BIRTH STORY: Meet baby Matteo

I am very happy to announce you the birth of baby boy Matteo on the 26th of December, 2017. 3.7 kg. Beautiful baby who was born very quickly after only 2.5 hrs and 8 minutes of pushing! We arrived just on time at the hospital! Labour went very well thanks to breathing, counting the breaths, vocalisation, etc so thank you so much for your help again in this birth. And see you soon at baby yoga!

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A Pregnant Woman's guide to attending a General Yoga class

A Pregnant Woman's guide to attending a General Yoga class

If you are already in a routine with your yoga class before you become pregnant, it is not uncommon to want to stay in that class for as long as possible. At Yogababy, our instructors are trained specifically to teach yoga to pregnant women so our classes are quite specialised in that way to cater for your changing body and the needs.

However, if you are still attending your general yoga class, here are five things to consider during pregnancy: 

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A Yoga Teacher's guide to teaching a Pregnant Student

A Yoga Teacher's guide to teaching a Pregnant Student

So you’ve covered pregnancy in your teacher training course, or maybe you’ve even been pregnant before, but can you remember what to say in the 5 minutes you have with her before class begins?

This is especially important if your pregnant student is under 14 weeks or over 36 weeks. Here's a refresher on some key points to remember: 

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BIRTH STORY: Meet Baby Finley

BIRTH STORY: Meet Baby Finley

I am sharing another birth story with you today. Sometimes, babies give their mamas the gift of self belief. Read on to find out how baby Finley did just that as told by Yogababy mama Marielle: 

My plan was to have an epidural on arrival. When the midwife monitored me, she asked me , do you want the good news or the bad news? I said bad first. She said, your birth plan is out the window, it’s too late for an epidural, you are fully dilated, you are having this baby now. What she also said that was really powerful was that you need to believe in yourself right now that you can have this baby without the epidural, it’s too late. You need to focus all of your energy on pushing, and push the pain away.

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Yoga for Pregnancy

Yoga for Pregnancy

Knowing that you are going to have a baby is a great joy. However this joy is often accompanied by the discomforts of morning sickness, emotional ups and downs and apprehension about the impending labour. Obstetricians and midwives recommend yoga to pregnant women to help promote a healthier, happier pregnancy. They notice that those women who have practised pre natal yoga throughout their pregnancy cope better with the challenges of labour.

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