So much more than just a pregnancy exercise class.
Learn more than you could imagine
Get ready to rock your pregnancy and birth.
Whatever your stage of pregnancy, level of fitness or flexibility, you’ll be very welcome as you join our fun classes. We’re down to earth and very friendly. With all the great information I share you’ll be ready to rock your pregnancy and birth. As soon as you get out of your car you’ll breathe a sigh of relief – it’s really peaceful here overlooking Lake Weyba in my lovely calm home. You’ll leave every class feeling light and relaxed and excited about giving birth.
On Tuesday evenings you’ll float home for the best night’s sleep, and on Saturdays you’re welcome to stay for tea and chat with the other mums.
You're in good hands
I have 20 years of experience with women preparing for birth.
Over many years of working with pregnant women I’ve worked out that what you want is a good stretch, build some strength and tone, to learn how to breathe during birth, and lots of relaxation. You also want to hear other women’s stories and talk about your own. You want to learn all about birth and ask questions, however silly they seem. And you want to feel special because you are – you’re having a baby!! I care about each and every one of my mums and help you get what you need to feel excited and confident about giving birth.
Fire your imagination and learn all about birth
Many yoga poses mimic the positions women adopt during labour and birth, such as lunges, squats, forward leaning positions and child pose, so we imagine we’re in labour by holding poses while we practice our birth breathing.
This is great practice for labour, and it fires the imagination for women who don’t want to lie on the bed to give birth.
I show you why and how to make space for your baby during birth and teach you about the importance of your baby’s position so that you can have the best birth possible.
And of course the best part of every class is blissful relaxation. I'll get you comfy on your mat with lots of pillows then use my most relaxing voice to guide you through some simple breathing and visualisation. You'll enjoy a delicious, deep relaxation and will be amazed at how calm and relaxed and energised you feel. It's essential time out for you and your beautiful baby inside.
Where are classes and who’s teaching?
Tuesdays 6pm – 7.30pm & Saturdays 9.30-11am
Noosaville lakeside studio
175 Lake Weyba Drive Noosaville
Just up from Aldi, turn at the Weyba Road roundabout and drive for about 2km until you see the brown timber fence and flag at the gate. Plenty of free shady parking.
I’m Karen, a specialist pregnancy yoga and pilates instructor as well as a birth educator, doula and massage therapist. I’ll make sure you’re comfortable by modifying your class to suit your stage of pregnancy, level of fitness and to manage any pregnancy discomforts. I’m here to care for you and your individual needs, so just let me know how I can help you and I’ll do my best.
What do I need to know before I attend?
Suitable from about 13 weeks of pregnancy right through until birth. You can even start at 39 weeks!
When’s the best time to begin? As early as possible. When’s the second-best time to begin? NOW!
You don’t have to be super-fit or flexible to practice yoga – it’s ideal for all pregnant women.
Come once or twice a week or as often as you can. You do not have to book in for a course.
All equipment is supplied.
Wear comfy, stretchy clothing and bring your water.
For your comfort, don’t eat a large meal within an hour and a half of class starting.
The moment you were conceived as a female, your body-mind contained all the instructions it needed to know how to conceive, give birth to and nourish your baby.
Soften, open, relax, let go.
You are a strong birthing woman.
Every time you practice relaxation you produce calming, feel-good hormones. They flow via your bloodstream through your body, making you feel good. They also flow through your placenta, through the umbilical cord into your baby, teaching your baby how to be calm and peaceful. We all want a calm baby!
Always, always come back to your breath. In, and out. Soft and gentle.
Choose how you want to respond to every situation rather than reacting without thought. There’s always a moment before you act where you have a choice – how will I act now?
Just as your body knows how to conceive your baby and grow your baby, it knows how to birth your baby. It wouldn’t go to all the effort to grow your baby then not know how to get the baby out.
Your pelvis stretches open and the baby’s head moulds to become smaller. That’s how the baby fits through the birth canal.
Soft shoulders, soft face, soft jaw, soft pelvis.
Send a smile to your baby. Smiling produces feel-good hormones.