Pre and postnatal yoga have a multitude of physical, emotional and mental benefits for both you and your baby. Reducing stress and anxiety through awareness, connection and breath aides both mom and baby through pregnancy, birth and life! Stretching, strengthening and balancing your body aides with comfort in pregnancy, ease in birth and recovery post-partum.
"A doula enters the space of a labouring woman and is highly responsive and aware of her needs, moods, changes and unspoken feelings. She has no need to control or smother. Every pregnant woman should have the benefits of a doula. This person does not detract from the role of the baby's father (or co-parent) but instead leaves him (or her) free to do the very important job of loving the mother." Christine Northrup. M.D. Women's Bodies Women's Wisdom.
As a professional, certified CAPPA, DONA, Mother Wisdom, Spinning Babies and Sacred Pregnancy doula and birth educator, I wish to support and guide mamas as they connect mind, body and spirit and truly embrace their power during the transformative experience of becoming a mother.
Sometimes parents feel overwhelmed by the amount of information available during pregnancy. Moms can feel disconnected from their bodies and/or from their partners, the stories we often hear about birth are less-than-empowering and it's really hard to feel confident and trusting of 'the process'. Understanding the 'hows' of childbirth can be helpful, but in our birth education classes, we strive to help parents connect with the "why's" and then give them practical tools to surf whatever waves may come.
As both a certified CAPPA and Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting instructor, I combine the technical, physical and spiritual in my birthing classes to ensure we cover all the bases :)
I am currently taking a break from teaching prenatal and postnatal yoga classes as I develop a french KidsYoga program.
Meagan Synnott (Ombaby Calgary) offers exceptional classes at the Yoga Studio Calgary and at Yoga in Bowness. Check her out!
Birth is sacred and every birth is unique. Too, rarely is our birth as we imagined it would be and so it is of the utmost importance that mothers be listened to, treated with respect and given the guidance and support they need to ride the waves of labour. The ability to read a mother's body language, to anticipate her needs and have the knowledge to offer support as she moves through the dance of birth is what I do - no judgement. Open heart and open mind. I offer support throughout pregnancy, as labour unfolds and then continuous labour support during active labour, birth and during the first hours postpartum. I have extensive experience with breastfeeding and post-partum challenges and am ready to support my clients as needed. Please contact me for more information and fees.
Having supported well over a thousand mamas in pregnancy and birth, Meagan Synnott (Ombaby) and I have created a Labour and Birth Preparation workshops for couples that educate and empower both the mother and her support person during pregnancy through labour and birth. We share insightful information on best practices to thrive during all stages of labour based on our experiences as doulas, yoga instructors, spinning babies practitioners and mothers! These classes are offered every 6 weeks and parents can contact us for more information or register online with the studios directly Please see below for dates and times.
Please contact me directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.
Labor and birth preparation for couples:
Due to COVID-19, our April 9th workshop has been cancelled.
May 30, Yoga Studio Calgary
Yoga Studio Calgary:
Register online or please call 403-265-6295