Prenatal Yoga

Monday, August 8, 2011

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This weekend I came together with 11 other women to learn how to teach prenatal yoga. We had such wonderful teachers including: my yoga teacher/dear friend, a doula, a childbirth educator and an anatomy and physiology specialist.

I have always found the topic of pregnancy and birth fascinating, ever since a midwife came to give us a lecture in a class I took during my undergrad. I think what piqued my interest during that lecture was how little I knew about the choices that we have surrounding birth, and how most women don't realize there are choices. Editing a book about yoga and birth recently just confirmed that for me. I wish women knew that you can have a midwife instead of an obstetrician, that you can have a homebirth, that you can be "overdue" since due dates are so very arbitrary etc. etc...

And while I'm far from having my own children, I'm grateful for what I learned this weekend and I hope that I can be of service as a prenatal yoga teacher. As our teacher explained, a yoga class may be the only positive space in which pregnant women gather, and as such, I think it's a pretty important thing. xx

3 comments:

  1. sounds like some really good information! if/when i get pregnant someday i might just have to ask you more about this! :) do you know of any books/websites i can go to to learn more?

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  2. what a great way to spend your time and explore your passion. and such positive energy in creating a space for birth.

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  3. I would love to do that! If I was pregnant, that is. You've inspired me - when I do eventually get pregnant, this is happening.

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