Project Description

This 4 hour workshop combines yoga practice and evidenced based research around pregnancy and birthing. If you would like to have an empowered experience in birthing, and gain tools that you can utilise on the big day then this workshop will provide you and your birth support person some practical tips and information that can help you make informed choices in your pregnancy and birthing journey.

Having worked with women for over a decade various concerns around intense sensations, fear , uncertainty, can leave women feeling overwhelmed . We will utilise mindfulness techniques (movement, breath, meditation) to work through those thoughts and bodily sensations. We’ll investigate some of your options in various birthing environments – home, hospital, birthing centre, and even discuss some options around a gentle c-section birth.

Everyone is welcome. Birth support person included in cost. Prepare to move, breathe, and learn.

Topics Covered:

· What is Mindful Birthing
· General overview of Physiology of Birth (Optimal Foetal Position)
· Importance of Movement in Birth + Techniques for each stage of Labour
· Various tools to work with Pain – Tension – Fear
· Importance of feeling Loved and Safe in Labour + Role of Birth Support Person
· Relaxation and Mindfulness Technique
· Post Birth: Extending Mindfulness Practice into Motherhood

About Michelle:

Michelle is Co-Founder of Mindful Birth, a Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia accredited Pregnancy and Post natal yoga teacher training course, and has completed a Diploma of Childbirth Education. She travels around Asia and Australia to deliver Mindful Birth teacher training course for almost a decade to help empower women and families as they navigate life from pregnancy, birthing and parenting.

A life long learner, Michelle continues to study from leading mindfulness teachers and researchers and is currently pursuing post graduate studies on Leadership and Coaching at Charles Sturt University. She has a Bachelors degree in Science Physics.
She is a Level 2 Member of Yoga Australia and E-RYT500 & RPYT with Yoga Alliance.
Michelle resides in Sydney with husband James and her vibrant 8 year old daughter Cassy.

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