with Amba & Rachel
Empowering you for birth workshops
Pregnancy Yoga & Birth Preparation
Welcome to my Pregnancy Yoga page. Congratulations on your pregnancy! Whether this is your first time or second, third or fourth child, you have come to the right place.
I have been teaching pregnancy yoga for 7 years since my own pregnancy and the birth of my baby girl. Keeping up my yoga practice and adapting it was extremely helpful during pregnancy birth through early motherhood and beyond.
Breathing and relaxation
In pregnancy yoga classes we look the physiology of breathing and how this changes in reaction to stress. As baby’s growing pressure on the diaphragm can cause shortness of breath, classes include different ways of connecting to the breath. As we practice gentle breathing practices, these help heighten our awareness of our own breath. Different breath practices can help energise or trigger the relaxation response.
Hypnobirthing & Deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra)
Classes always end in a lovely nurturing deep relaxation. I am trained in integrative hypnosis for birth (Creative Calm with Janine Hurley)https://www.creative-calm.com/meet-the-teachers.html. In classes we look at how hypnobirthing can help during labour. Pregnancy Yoga classes also include some techniques and antenatal workshops explain these in more detail. Both deep relaxation and hypnobirthing work in the same way, triggering the deep rest and digest response. These practices can be extremely helpful during labour and birth to remain more calm, producing the helpful hormones to manage the surges.
Time to connect to bump and other mums to be
Classes provide a friendly warm environment for you to have some time for yourself to enjoy your pregnancy. Pregnancy Yoga also offers a safe place for connecting with your baby to be. Classes are social and allow time for you to meet other mums and make lasting friendships. Coffee dates are a regular feature of some classes.
New class with Rachel starting in 2020-
I am delighted to announce this new class from January. My delightful colleague, pregnancy yoga & experienced independent midwife Rachel Lex will be taking this class as part of Mamba Yoga’s expansion. You can read more about Rachel here – https://wessexindependentmidwives.co.uk/1_39_Pregnancy+Yoga
Rachel is also available for private one to one sessions tailored for you.
Wednesdays 530-545 pm arrival for Yoga- 645 pm at Urban Shanti, Sovereign Centre, Boscombe
Please contact me https://ambasyoga.co.uk/pregnancy-yoga-bournemouth/
Amba Yoga Empowering you for Birth workshops
Aim to do just this, to empower you and your partner with confidence and knowledge to help you birth with awareness and assurance. Fun and informative sessions. Spaces are limited to 6 couples and are bookable in advance.
We cover active birth positions, how to reduce anxiety and how to connect to calm and space within us. We look at the role of breath, including learning helpful practices. We use integrative hypnosis to hypnobirth your baby and relaxation techniques and the use of touch. These tools are extremely helpful in managing surges and the more intense sensations during labour. Handouts, hynobirthing audios and relaxations included. Amba brings her 15 years expertise and experience of managing stress and anxiety to help you both feel much more confident and knowledgeable about your baby’s arrival into the world.
£50 per couple
Next workshops Sunday 24 November from 11-230 pm at Urban Shanti, The Sovereign Centre, Boscombe.
Please enquire for further 2019/2020 dates.