What is Pregnancy Yoga?
Pregnancy Yoga (or Pre-Natal Yoga) is an adapted type of yoga designed to support and accompany women throughout pregnancy, from their 1st to 38th week. Using various supports and props (such as cushions, yoga bricks, bolsters etc.), the postures are adapted for pregnancy and for particular needs and requirements. There is no need to have done any yoga before!
Pregnancy Yoga brings many benefits for future mums, and can greatly help the process of pregnancy: hormonal changes, body changes and various pains and discomforts that can be helped with this practice, nurturing the body and mind deeply, and helping to prepare the body for the moment of birth.
What are the Benefits?
So many! Pregnancy yoga helps on every level to live one's pregnancy better, bringing women in a state of balance, physically, emotionally, hormonally and mentally.
Bringing more dynamism and energy to help reduce fatigue, tiredness and heaviness
Alleviating common issues experienced throughout pregnancy
Helping to create a greater feeling of space in the body as the baby grows
Bringing deep relaxation to help future mums to sleep better, restore and regenerate, recharging the batteries
Strengthen and/or open parts of the body, helping the body to adapt throughout pregnancy and to prepare for labor
Developing connection with one's body and one's baby and creating more awareness around the changes experienced and the entire process
Creating a sense of community with other women sharing the same experience
Learning how to breathe correctly and use the breath for labor
Rebalancing the nervous system and hormonal system, helping to reduce any anxieties, fears etc.
- Techniques Used -
This yoga uses many tools to accompany future mums in the best possible way:
Yoga postures: modified and adjusted in different stages of pregnancy and for each body, using props to insure a proper alignment and bring the most benefits.
Breathing techniques: to rebalance the nervous system, and prepare for the moment of labor and help with pain management
Meditation and visualisations: to calm the mind, bring more serenity, positivity and trust.
Yoga Nidra: for deep nurturing relaxations and to recharge the batteries.
Where are the meet-up events taking place?
The events take place in a small cozy yoga studio right in the center of Bad Aussee! Once you register, I will be sending you the details of the location.
What language are the sessions in?
The sessions are led both in English and in German (with a French accent :-)
Do I need to have done yoga before?
No, absolutely not! This practice is held only for pregnant women, and are adapted for your particular needs and requirements. No prior experience is required!
What to bring?
All the yoga materials are there, please simply come wearing comfortable clothes!
What about Covid regulations?
The current Covid regulations apply, so please come ready to present proof of vaccination, recovery or a valid test result.
Do I have to register?
Yes! This is a must, as there are only 8 spots in an event! And also so I can give you the directions to the studio.
How to pay?
You can pay in cash at the studio when you come or via Paypal here:
Your Teacher: Déborah
Déborah is a French-English certified 80hrs Pre-Natal (Pregnancy) Yoga teacher and also a 700+ Hatha Yoga and Meditation teacher and 50hr Post-Natal Yoga teacher, who lives in beautiful Altaussee and offers group, private and online classes in Ausseerland.
"I look forward to accompanying you on this wonderful journey and to offer you through Yoga the support, care and attention you need in these times, as well as a space where you can connect with deeply yourself, your body, your baby together in a community of women sharing the same experience!"
There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful.
It’s that women are strong.”
- Laura Stavoe Harm -