Through the comfortable, supported postures of Restorative Yoga, we’ll drop into a deep state of physiological relaxation that many women find to be helpful in increasing mental, emotional and physical comfort throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum. By subduing the sympathetic nervous system’s fight, flight or freeze response and igniting the parasympathetic nervous system, a birthing mother can surrender into a state of mindful connection and ease where her body opens more efficiently, comfortably and healthfully. Within this state of deep surrender, women find it much easier to draw on their primal birthing resources and remain more connected to their babies, partners and the power of this sacred transformation. In addition to the Restorative poses (which may be used as birthing positions), we’ll explore movement, meditation, breathing, visualization and HypnoBirthing techniques to deepen relaxation through all phases of the childbearing year.
This workshop is designed for all pregnant women, their partners, birth companions and anyone who works with childbearing women, including yoga teachers, doulas, midwives, nurses, doctors, therapists, acupuncturists and chiropractors. Partners and other support people will learn the basics of how to set mamas up in the postures, as well as how to experience the relaxation themselves.
No yoga experience is necessary.