Alongside her scientifically acclaimed Childbirth Education Program – She Births, Nadine’s Prenatal Yoga allows women to create a more natural, gentle and joyful birth experience. Discover how to inspire and accommodate pregnant women in your classes or create an empowering prenatal class by joining Nadine in one of her mini workshops below or by registering for the upcoming Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training.
Teach safe, inspiring and empowering prenatal yoga classes and learn how to include pregnant students in your general classes.
- Discover the simple questions you need to ask every pregnant student in order to minimise risk and optimise their practice
- Practice variations that allow you to keep your class both interesting and accommodating of different trimesters
- Learn the Vedic wisdom that will inspire your pregnant mums and ensure they have a more positive and natural birth experience
- Enjoy a unique She Births® Prenatal Yoga class including Kundalini Rolls and Surya Namaskar P
- Learn even more from a short presentation including examples and have time for a group Q & A.
PLUS … In depth notes are given to every participant that allows you to remember all we cover in class
Register for the upcoming Yoga Teachers workshop here
Testimonials from Yoga Teachers Workshop:
‘I learnt more in 2 hours from Nadine than I did during my whole yoga teacher training about pregnancy and birth.’ Simone Lai
‘Nadine’s prenatal workshop had been in many ways an eye opener for me. She clearly and simply demonstrated the changes occurring in a woman’s body through all stages of pregnancy.
From subtle internal chemical changes to the more apparent physical transformations. The advice given on how to still make a yoga practice safe and enjoyable, and beneficial is something I am now using in class almost daily.
She helped me to remove any negative emotion associated with pregnancy, like for example anxiety to practice. And her advice on how to prepare the future mother for this life changing event through yoga is simply amazing
Furthermore, some of her suggestions are now even helpful for my other non pregnant students – even men!’ Marc Wittenberg
‘Nadine’s Pre-Natal workshop was informative, inspirational and engrossing. Her skills and expertise in this area are evident in the way she delivers vast quantities of information that are both accessible and interesting.
Going over specific variations and learning new variations and how to work safely with the pregnant body was incredibly helpful … something all of us yoga teachers need to be reminded of and updated with regularly.
Nadine is a passionate and extremely well informed educator in this field. Just as we commit to continue updates with our CPR trainings this training is vital in keeping our pregnant women safe, comfortable and supported.’ Anna Phillips
Prenatal yoga research:
”Regular yoga practice in the last 10–12 weeks of pregnancy improves maternal comfort in labor and may facilitate labor progress. The researchers offer several theories for these effects. First, prenatal yoga involves synchronization of breathing awareness and muscle relaxation, which decrease tension and the perception of pain. Second, yoga movements, breathing, and chanting may increase circulating endorphins and serotonin, “raising the threshold of mind-body relationship to pain” (p. 112). Third, practicing prenatal yoga postures over time alters pain pathways through the parasympathetic nervous system, decreasing one’s need to actively respond to unpleasant physical sensations.Prenatal yoga strategies that help women prepare emotionally and physically for labor may help reduce pain and suffering and optimize wellbeing in childbirth by providing coping skills and increasing self-confidence and a sense of mastery. More research is needed to confirm the findings of this study. However, yoga’s many health benefits and the lack of evidence that yoga is harmful in pregnancy or birth provide justification for encouraging interested women to incorporate prenatal yoga into their preparations for childbirth.” — Amy Romano MSN
“Prenatal Yoga was associated with reduced pain (mean difference (MD) -6.12, 95% CI -11.77 to -0.47), one trial, 66 women), increased satisfaction with pain relief (MD 7.88, 95% CI 1.51 to 14.25, one trial, 66 women), satisfaction with the childbirth experience (MD) 6.34, 95% CI 0.26 to 12.42, one trial, 66 women), and reduced length of labour when compared to usual care (MD -139.91, 95% CI -252.50 to -27.32, one trial, 66 women) and when compared with supine position (MD -191.34, 95% CI -243.72 to -138.96, one trial, 83 women)…. Relaxation and prenatal yoga may have a role with reducing pain, increasing satisfaction with pain relief and reducing the rate of assisted vaginal delivery.” — by Smith CA, Levett KM, Collins CT, Crowther CA.
Taken from Science and Sensibility: http://www.scienceandsensibility.org/?p=4062