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Welcome to Yoga for Birth and Beyond, Canberra!

Prenatal yoga, Mums and Bubs Yoga, Yoga and Active Birthing Skills Workshops and Baby Massage

Hi, my name is Julia Willoughby and my passion is supporting women and their partners through this special time of their lives and helping them to feel confident and positive about their journey.  My training includes Childbirth Education, general yoga and pre and post natal yoga and I have been teaching for over 18 years.

If you would like to feel confident, empowered and knowledgeable about labour and birth then these prenatal yoga classes are for you!

Joining your prenatal yoga classes was the best thing I did during my pregnancy! I can’t explain to you how much it helped me to develop a much more positive frame of mind to deal with my many fears around labour and birth. It really made a big difference to my whole pregnancy experience.  Kristina

During the term you will practise safe yoga postures which develop strength, stamina and flexibility and enable you to naturally adopt active birth positions in labour.  You will learn simple and effective practices to reduce stress, strengthen your mind set and cope with pain including yogic breathing, mindfulness, movements to help labour progress, visualisations, sound, affirmations and relaxation techniques (To read how women have used these tools check out Birth Stories of some past participants).

Can’t make classes?  You can find safe Yoga Practices, mindfulness audios, relaxations and Skills for labour and birth on the on-line Yoga Active Birthing Skills course

Each class begins with a short discussion backed up by access to further reading material, a guided meditation track and a home practise booklet.  If you would like join us: 

 

Active Birthing Workshops for Couples  are held regularly throughout the year and are packed with ideas for your partner or birth helper to support you in ways that complement what you learn in yoga.  The workshop is interactive and includes Active Birth positions, labour massage and acupressure, Mindfulness and relaxation, yogic breathing for labour, decision making and much more!

 

After your baby is born catch up with friends from Prenatal Yoga and make new ones in the relaxed Mums and Bubs classes (Post Natal). Strengthen your pelvic floor and core muscles, relieve tension and tightness in your body, learn some great baby yoga and songs and join in the discussion group afterwards to share valuable information and mothering skills:

 

I look forward to meeting you in these classes and sharing this special time of your life with you and your growing baby or new baby!

Prenatal Yoga Classes

Prenatal Yoga practices give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to actively participate in labour and birth in an empowered way and have a positive birth experience however your labour unfolds.

Mums and Bubs Classes

These classes were started 16 years ago by Julia and Tracey Anderson Askew with the intention of providing a friendly, relaxing and supportive environment for new mothers and their babies.

Active Birth Workshops

Two of Canberra’s most experienced pre and post natal yoga teachers have joined together to present this workshop for couples and/or those supporting at a birth.

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Where do we hold our classes?

Prenatal Yoga classes are held in Tuggeranong, Woden and Pearce.

 

Mums and Bubs and Baby Massage classes are held in Weston.

 

Yoga and Active Birthing Skills Workshop for couples is held in Lyneham.

 

Please click on the Locations button below for maps of the locations.