Yoga for MotherHood with HypnoBirthing Educator & Birth Doula Carrie Jeff
Gorgeous mums - are you looking for more vitality, peace and space? Are you wanting to move on from feelings of depletion, anxiety or exhaustion?
Keen to get some strength and stability back into YOU?
Join me to explore gentle, feminine movements, guided mindfulness practice, safe yoga poses to replenish your energy, ease body tension, release stress. We'll practice guided meditation and discreet breathing techniques that can be done at any time, in any place to calm anxiety and stay grounded.
We'll finish with light refreshments and a chance to sit and absorb the practice before racing home, allowing you time to slowly integrate the benefits into your life away from the mat.
A gentle and feminine approach to yoga, the perfect balance needed for the stress and busyness of motherhood.
Fluid sequences leading to deep resting poses.
Each woman will be a part of the group, sharing the heart of the practice, but she will work to her own beat, respecting her own needs.
This approach to yoga will cultivate a sense of freedom that oozes throughout body, mind and soul.
Suitable for 3 months post birth - for those new to yoga, for those returning to their practice and for those needing space to simply breathe and move.
Restorative Yoga gives provides an opportunity to reset. While we cannot change the demands and the nature of motherhood, restorative yoga helps NURTURE healthier responses to events and situations beyond our control. Along with pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation, you can safely rejuvenate and replenish energy.
Restorative Yoga can help induce the relaxation response, counteracting the ‘fight or flight’ response and promote feelings of wellbeing, making you more resistant to the negative effects of stress. Postures are held passively for an extended period of time, either seated or lying down. We use supportive props, such as bolsters, blocks, blankets, straps and eye pillows, you will be able to completely relax and hold poses for longer - with no effort.
Your body will gradually open up and sink naturally into deep, restorative relaxation. The stretching is passive, which eliminates unnecessary straining.
Sessions will finish with a guided Yoga Nidra meditation. Yoga Nidra triggers the relaxation response balancing the nervous system and allowing the body to heal. Yoga Nidra is known for its ability to assist those struggling with insomnia, anxiety, depression, pain, or the effects of trauma in their life. The restorative effect of a yoga nidra session (30-60 minutes) is said to be the restful equivalent of 3-4 hours sleep.
This deeply restorative guided meditation practice allows you to relax, recharge and rejuvenate.
"Compassion towards ourselves is the foundation for any compassion towards others. If we let ourselves become tired and run-down caring for others, we have less to give everyone. We need to look after our own health too by making time for quietness and rest. In practising compassion we speak kindly to ourselves and notice whether our inner voices are supportive and friendly or judgemental and demanding. We are patient when we falter, for parenting makes amateurs of us all as we confront its never-ending new stages. It helps us cultivate self-awareness, not guilt." Sarah Napthali, "Buddhism for Mothers
Held at private home in Glenview, Qld - address given upon booking