* Giveaway - The Yoga of Birth *

Friday, September 23, 2011


I'm so excited today to share this giveaway with you all and talk a little bit about my dear friend, Katie. She has been my boss since I started working at the studio, my teacher since she led my teacher training and my friend since we've had our unofficial two person sewing club. Katie constantly inspires me with her wisdom, playfulness, dedication to her family and the way she manages to live a yogic life in a busy city while being a business owner, freelance journalist, author, yoga teacher and mother to two small children!

I was delighted when she asked me to help her out with her latest book, 'The Yoga of Birth,' and I took over the job of editing and now helping her get it out there in the big, wide world. I've read it a couple of times now, and it is a truly wonderful book. I don't even have kids yet and yet I've found so many bits and pieces in this book that have inspired me and made me think about what I want my own pregnancy, labour and early days of parenting to look like.

This is not a yoga asana (poses) book; rather, it details how the practices of yoga and ayurveda can help women throughout conception, pregnancy, birth and all the way through to toddlerhood. Even if you're not into yoga, I'm sure you'll learn something from this book.

The book is available to buy on lulu, and you can find more info about upcoming events here. The book website isn't live yet, but it will be soon and you can find it here.

Finally, the official book launch is tomorrow at Jivamukti Yoga Sydney at 10 am. It's a family friendly event with gifts galore, games, snacks, and copies of the book will only be $15! Katie will, of course, be there signing books and talking a bit about The Yoga of Birth.

To enter to win a copy of the book, just leave a comment on this post. I'll leave comments open for 1 week. Good luck to you all!

14 comments:

  1. well, i don't have any kids yet either, but this sounds like something i'd really love to read, for future reference :) x

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  2. I don't have kids by now, but planning on having them soon. And this seems something so inspirational I would be delighted to read. Thanks!

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  3. I've just been directed to your website through Che and Fidel (hoping to double my chances of winning!), and I have to say Katie's book sounds amazing.

    I've been doing yoga for a month now and found it to be incredibly fulfilling on so many levels. We're also hoping to be blessed with a second baby soon (hopefully sooner rather than later!), and this book would be the perfect reading material for me right now. :)

    I look forwad to reading more of your blog. Competition or not, I'm so pleased to have found it!!

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  4. this book sounds amazing, gaby....how lucky are you to train with katie?!

    given I am days (or a week or two!) away from giving birth, this book would make great reading in quiet moments or whilst breastfeeding (when I can tear my eyes away from the little one!)...I've practiced yoga for a number of years now - and have absolutely loved the gentleness of pre natal yoga...I'm interested in reading more about yoga beyond birth though...perfect timing.

    hope the launch went well. wish I could have been there :)

    ps. have been meaning to respond to your question about smith journal for a while now...can't give you my honest opinion as I haven't had a chance to read through it yet - but K loved it...and it's pretty jam packed...good to see a quirky kind of mens mag rather than the ralph or mens health type gigs..
    x

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  5. I'm really anticipating reading this, I'm in the US and there is a sweeping and powerful movement here in New York that I'd like to continue. Thanks for highlighting this!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  6. I don't have kids yet, but the husbando and I hope to have a family one day. This book sounds wonderful!

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  7. Ooh, I've been hearing whisperings of this book & I can't wait to read it.
    You are a lucky lady to have such an inspiring teacher & friend.
    I love your apron too by the way! It's super cute.
    Hope you're well & happy.
    x

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  8. This book is recommended by some very wonderful people. I would love to read this book and then pass it on to some of my friends.

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  9. oh my gosh, thank you so much for the heads up!! i don't know how i didn't see this sooner! anyways, definitely hope i win this giveaway! :)

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  10. Thanks for letting me know about the giveaway lovely, i'm most definitley up for reading this book! How exciting!

    I need to catch up on your blog...i'll be back later xx

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  11. Am a late starter when it comes to Yoga (38) but am finding it so relaxing and balancing. Visiting your blog from "Che & Fidel" - will be visiting more often- thank you for the granola idea. Cheers, Yasmin

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  12. This book sounds amazing, Gaby. But I just wanted to say - my sister in law goes to that yoga studio really regularly and she also did the yoga teacher training course last year. Maybe you've ran into her?... her name is Kellie. Fairly tall and slim with dark brown hair that she usually wears up in a high messy bun. Just thought I'd mention it in case you knew of her.
    x

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  13. This might be exactly what I need to help this birth be the opposite of my first. Thanks for the opportunity.

    :)

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