Stretch. Breathe. Relax. Be Inspired.
Learn more than you could imagine
Specialised Yoga and Pilates classes just right for your stage of pregnancy.
Want to exercise safely in pregnancy?
Want a class that’s specifically designed just for women like you?
At our specialised yoga and pilates classes you’ll gain fitness as well as knowledge week by week.
You deserve a class which is totally focussed on everything you need for a comfortable pregnancy & confident birth
breathing – relaxation – positions for birth
strength – tone – flexibility
friends – support – education
Suitable for all stages of pregnancy
Fit or unfit, flexible or not – our classes will suit you
You're in good hands
I know you want to feel comfortable & healthy as you prepare for birth
Over many years of working with pregnant women I’ve worked out that what you want: a good stretch, to build some strength and tone, to learn how to breathe during birth and how to 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. You’ll leave every class feeling energised, informed and listened to. You deserve it.
Class Details for Booking
Pregnancy Yoga Tuesdays 6-7.30pm & Saturdays 9-10.15am
Pregnancy Pilates Tuesdays 9.15-10.30am & Thursdays 5.30-6.45pm
$22 first class then 6 class pass $120 – valid for 8 weeks.
If you’re in your last month or so of pregnancy you don’t have to buy a pass.
FOR MORE INFO: Karen on 0424 226 490 or email email@example.com
TO BOOK: www.facebook.com/birthandbabyvillage
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?
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 Shlegeris, 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.