General

Can I do a trial class into pregnancy & active birth yoga?

You are welcome to trial a  pregnancy/active birth yoga class to see if it suits you before you commit to more classes.  We ask that you register online here.  Then send us an email letting us know which class, date and time you would like to attend.  We will send you an email letting you know you are registered.   Please arrive 10 mins early. with your completed  prenatal student contact form for the prenatal yoga teacher.  At the end of the class, you can either pay the casual rate of $30 or purchase a 4 class pass $108 or 8 class pass $184. You can pay using either cash or card.

Can I do a trial class into mums & bubs yoga?

We do not offer trial classes into our mums and bubs yoga classes.  You need to attend more than a single class to see if the sessions suit you and you baby. In addition, the women who attend the weekly sessions get to know each other to build a supportive group which is also very rewarding

Where are your studios located?

Find out about our studio locations here.

What do I bring to a pregnancy/active birth yoga class?

Yoga Mat: If you have your own mat you are welcome to bring one, but it isn't necessary as we supply yoga mats as well as other yoga equipment.  Where comfortable clothing (layering is best) and bring a bottle of water.  Complete the prenatal student contract  for the teacher to review before the start of the class.  Please arrive 10 mins early.

What do I bring to a mums & bubs yoga class?

Yoga Mat, we have a supply of mats and yoga equipment you can use.  Bring a  rug/blanket for your baby to lie on, bottle of water and change bag.  There is  a change table available.  Avoid bringing a pram as there is not much room, use a baby carrier if possible.  Complete  the postnatal student contract  for the teacher to review before the start of the class.  Please arrive 10 mins early.

How can I cancel my class?

Canceling and rescheduling your classes is easy using our YOGABABY + MINDBODY booking system. You can follow these steps to cancel a class* (2 hours PRIOR to the class commencing).

Can I claim health rebates?

Professions such as Yoga and Childbirth Education do not have official government provider numbers. Hence, each fund has different claim requirements. Yogababy provides Hatha Yoga classes and has a Yoga Australia Membership No. 429.  The following funds have allocated yogababy with a unique provider number which you can use: Australian Health Management - Provider Number 21033458; CBHS Health Fund - Provider Number CBHS04820; HBF - Provider Number B17205.  BUPA and AU members must submit the Health Management/Living Well Form signed by their medical provider using the Registered Yoga Teacher Membership Number #429.  THF, TUH, TUF, Westfund members must request a membership certificate from yogababy with Yoga Teacher Membership Number #429.  For other funds it is best to contact your fund directly and enquire if you’re covered for Hatha yoga classes.


Pregnancy yoga 

I haven’t done yoga before, are the classes suitable for me?

Our classes cater for all levels of yoga students from beginners to advanced.  Our teachers are very experienced and qualified, and they will offer different levels of yoga poses in relevant situations.  The classes are, obviously, structured for the pregnant woman and therefore the poses are quite specific and gentle.  You don't need to have any previous yoga experience to enjoy the classes and you should feel the benefits for you and your baby within the first few classes.

How soon can I begin taking Pregnancy Yoga classes?

Women are welcome to join the yoga class at any time during their pregnancy but we advise avoiding other strenuous activities during the 11th to 14th week of pregnancy. Our pregnancy yoga classes are safe and  will help you to enjoy the sensations associated with pregnancy and will help prepare your body for the endurance often needed during labour.  The more you practice and the earlier you practice pregnancy yoga, the greater the benefits that you will enjoy. It is never "too late" to join the class. Women 32 weeks into their pregnancy have benefited after joining the classes.

I'm unable to attend classes due to morning sickness?

If you are under 20 weeks pregnant you can make a special request by email to put your classes on hold for one month. Read about morning sickness special consideration here

I'm 24 weeks pregnant.  Should I do pregnancy yoga or active birth yoga?

You could do either the Active Birth Yoga or Pregnancy Yoga classes.  I suggest you purchase a 4 class pass which you can use in either class.  You can then sign up for a Pregnancy Yoga class and in the following weeks try out an Active Birth Yoga class to see which one suits you.  You can purchase a 4 class pass here.  If you would like to do two classes in one week then you can select to purchase a monthly pass

At around 26 - 30 weeks, most students move into our Active Birth Yoga classes which are great for preparing you for labour and birth. You can purchase an  8 week class pass for Active Birth Yoga (10 week expiry). You can read more about our Active Birth Yoga classes here.

How far into my pregnancy can I continue the classes?

Most women continue attending the classes until the baby’s  birth. However, it is always important to listen to your body and to the advice of your doctor or midwife. Indeed some who are a week past their due date attend class. Pregnancy is not an illness. If you are able to carry on your normal activities, you may well be able to come to yoga.

Can I attend the classes if I am having a planned caesarean?

Yes, you can attend the Pregnancy Yoga up until your due date.  The classes will help you to enjoy a more comfortable pregnancy and strengthen your body for after the birth. The breathing and relaxation exercises are excellent to help you with any challenges you are facing.

I have a medical condition preventing me from attending class regularly. What are my options?

Please email us letting us know of your medical condition. We can offer you a specialised booking which may be either casual classes or a longer expiry date on your class pass.

I am a shift worker and unable to commit to the same class.  Can I move around the classes?

Yes, you can manage your own schedule.  Simply sign up for the classes you can attend. Please email us letting us know of your circumstances. We can offer you a specialised booking which may be either casual classes or a longer expiry date on your class pass.


Active birth yoga

Are your Active Birth Yoga classes a pre requisite for the Active Birth Workshop?

The Active Birth Yoga classes are not a pre requisite for the Active Birth Workshop, however women learn more and practice in weekly classes which helps the skills become more instinctive during the birth. 

What is the difference between the Active Birth yoga classes and the Active Birth workshop with partners?

The Active Birth yoga classes are women only and  held weekly.  The focus is on preparing your mind and body for the birth process, and allows you to get to know your birthing body. You learn yoga postures and techniques that are specific to helping you have a positive and empowered birth experience.  We spend 1 hr 15 mins exploring each topic using different learning styles - knowledge, experiential body centred exercises, yoga postures and discussion. The eight topics are relaxation & mindfulness, releasing fears, optimal baby positioning, visualisation, breathing & vocalisation in labour, 1st & 2nd stage positioning.

The Active Birth Workshop is specially designed for you and your birthing partner, providing your partner with hands on practical skills to support you during labour, through massage, active birthing positions and breathing techniques. Equipping your partner with the knowledge and skills is beneficial in labour as they can help you refocus. This whole day workshop (6.5 hours) you will cover all the topics in the Active Birth yoga classes with the focus on your partner's involvement on the actual day.  

What if I birth early?

Classes: If you give birth during your class expiry period (excluding monthly class pass) and you let us know, your unscheduled classes will be credited to mum and bubs yoga.

Workshops: Check out our terms & conditions

How far into my pregnancy can I continue the classes?

Most women continue attending the classes until the baby’s  birth. However, it is always important to listen to your body and to the advice of your doctor or midwife. Indeed some who are a week past their due date attend class. Pregnancy is not an illness. If you are able to carry on your normal activities, you may well be able to come to yoga.


Active birth workshop & Private session

What is the difference between the workshops?

Check out our workshop comparison chart.

When should I attend the active birth  courses with my partner?

Most couples attend when the mother is between 30 and 37 weeks pregnant. It can be attended alongside the hospital antenatal classes as a good complementary course. 

Does the Private session cover the same content as the Active birth workshop?

The Active Birth Private Sessions are 3 hours in duration and cover breathing techniques, massage skills of labour, and birthing positions for 1st and 2nd stage.  There are a condensed version of the workshop.   Review a comparison here.

 Reasons you may prefer a private session are:

  • The dates of the Active Birth group workshops are not suitable
  • You live a distance away from our regular yoga classes or workshops
  • You do not like learning in a group situation
  • You have special needs.  This might include a high profile public lifestyle, previous traumatic birth experience, special family circumstances, lack of support or medical issues
  • You prefer one-on-one learning environments.

Is 24-32 weeks too early to attend the active birth workshop

24 weeks is not too early to do the workshop with your partner.  You will learn some very helpful skills for labour that you can start practising early. You will receive a workbook and activity sheet which outlines the practices you can do earlier.  I suggest if you are able to attend the active birth yoga classes your will be practicing your skills on a weekly basis.  You can purchase the workshop and 8 active birth yoga classes for $513 (under better birth bundle in dropdown menu under BIRTH).

Can I attend the active birth courses instead of the hospital antenatal classes?

Yogababy’s Active birth workshop and Private sessions for couple’s compliment what you learn at the antenatal classes run by the hospitals. We are often referred by the hospital midwives who encourage their patients to come to Yogababy for further private birth preparation.  The active birth courses will give you the practical skills to apply during your labour & birth experience and often cover the birth journey and what to expect much more thoroughly than the hospital classes. 

What if my baby arrives early and I have already paid for the workshop?

If you go into labour on the day of the workshop we will not issue any refund if you are over 37 weeks, which is considered full term, however we will offer a 50% refund for withdrawal due to premature labour.  To request a refund, please apply by email.Please refer to our terms & conditions.


Mum & bubs yoga

Do you offer trial classes?

Our Mums & bubs classes are ongoing so you can start anytime!  Due to the nature of the classes we don't offer trials. We offer a 5 week class pass for  you to try it out.  We recommend at least two x  5 class passes or a 10 class pass for the full benefits for you and your baby to be experienced.  You can book online here.

My baby is 8 weeks old, can we start now?

Yes, for babies 8 weeks to four months, gentle movements based on relaxation are beneficial.  Arm and leg movements prepare your baby for rolling over.  Relaxation is important as your baby’s body is very stiff, with arms and legs bent, and fists clenched; after the yogababy sequence your baby’s limbs will loosen up and your baby will sleep better.  Your baby may not do all of the yogababy sequence which is perfectly fine. You can do yoga for yourself when your baby is sleeping or resting. 

What do I bring to a mums & bubs yoga class?

Yoga Mat, we have a supply of mats and yoga equipment you can use.  Bring a  rug/blanket for your baby to lie on, bottle of water and change bag.  There is a change table available.  Avoid bringing a pram as there is not much room, use a baby carrier if possible.  Complete  the postnatal student contract  for the teacher to review before the start of the class.  Please arrive 10 mins early.


Payments

Do you offer student discounts?

Yes, we offer a 10% discount for full time students for the 4 or 8 class pass.   Please sign up to classes here and send us an email requesting a student discount and we will send you our bank transfer details.  Once we have received payment we will schedule your classes.  Please include a copy of your student card with your email request

What are yogababy's bank transfer details?

You can make payment via our bank details are below:

BSB Number:   034-061   Account No.:    415352

Account Name:  yogababy  Bank Name:       Westpac Bank

Reference:         Your First and Last Name

I would like a copy of my yogababy receipt?

You can search on your email log for a yogababy receipt which was sent to you immediately after purchase. Check your spam folder. Alternatively, contact us by email and request your receipt.