Yoga for Parents
10am - 11am
Aberystwyth Arts Centre,
Block book £20 (£5 per class)
Drop in £7 per class
Come with or without your little one!
This informal class is designed to gently release aches and pains from carrying and feeding, ease tension, welcome yourself back into conversation with body and breath and to reconnect to centre physically, energetically, emotionally and mentally.
Each class will have a different focus, but all emphasise meeting yourself where you are on the day, honouring your needs on all levels, de stressing and boosting energy levels.
We finish off with a little meditation and relaxation.
As the class is attended by parents we all know that babies and children can make noise and need attention at various points during the class, so it's a very laid back atmosphere!
Pelvic Floor - Connect & Restore
16th January, 3pm - 7pm, Borth Community Hall
£35, concessions available
This workshop will introduce
a truly holistic approach to working with your pelvic floor and core... Because let's face it, we are woefully lacking in the West when it comes to support / information on how to take care of our pelvic floor! Apart from "do your kegels" (which by the way aren't always what's needed, and the way they're often taught means they don't necessarily translate to a functional pelvic floor) we are provided with very little real world or helpful info or practices. Let's change that!
Suitable for women and those with vaginas at all stages of life, we will explore the physical, the energetic, the emotional and the mental layers of working to connect to, understand, heal and nourish the pelvic floor.
Part learning opportunity and part delicious yoga, breathwork, relaxation, tea drinking and cake eating, this will be a treat and super practical all in one.
Some of things this learning could help with:
Building a functional, healthy pelvic floor
Incontinence (weeing a bit when you jump / run/ cough etc)
Preparing for birth / postpartum / perimenopause / menopause
Recovering connection and tone
Welcoming a positive relationship to your body
More fulfilling orgasms / deeper connection to your erotic life force energy
Helping build confidence and release anxiety and stress around this area /pelvic health
Come along, then tell your daughters / mothers / sisters / loved ones everything you learn Let's start a positive spiral around pelvic health.
NB Please be aware that working with the body and the breath with a particular focus on this area can sometimes release long held memories / emotions etc which means there is the possibility this work can be triggering for some who have experienced sexual trauma. The approach is very gentle, but can also be very powerful, so please check in carefully with yourself that this work is right for you at this time / make sure you have support in place if you feel that you might need it <3
Flow & Unwind
Tuesdays, 6pm-7.30pm, ON HOLD
£10 per class, book online, click "Sign Me Up" above
We will start with breathwork, allowing time to really arrive on our mats. Then moving through smaller movements as we begin to mobilise the body and get energy moving. We will enjoy some activating flow, as you are guided to practice in a way that supports you from the ground up and inside out, allowing you to find freedom of movement that is kind to your body and feels great.
The second part of the class focuses on longer held postures, taking time to allow your body to unravel tension gently, helping your body release physical, mental and emotional stress and patterns that no longer serve you.
All classes end with a guided meditation for deep relaxation.
Friendly and informal class. Beginners are always welcome.
You will need to bring your own mat, props / blanket and water bottle and wear a mask between the entrance and your mat / if you go to the toilet, as well as completing a track and trace form upon arrival, thank you.
Tuesday Lunchtime Yoga
in the Dance Room
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
£5 per class as block book (£30 for 6 weeks) or £7 drop in
An oasis of calm in your day! Release stress and tension, boost energy and welcome a sense of tranquillity with breath lead, gently paced movement, some longer held poses to help your nervous system settle, topped off with breathwork and meditation for relaxation.
Please bring a mat and bottle water.
Book online for drop in or contact me for block booking
Thursdays, 6pm - 7.30pm,
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Block book at £8 per class (4 week block £32) or drop in £10 , Book online, click "Sign Me Up" above
These classes emphasise working in harmony with body and breath, moving with love and presence and finding what resonates for you on that particular day.
Including techniques to bring energetic balance and grounding to help move through times of transition and challenge with more ease, and combine movement and stillness in a way that allows you to recenter yourself. Yoga to soothe the soul!
6 week block starts Monday 16th May (there is no class on 30th May as it's school holiday, so last class of the block is 27th June).
£60 for the 6 weeks
This 6 week block of classes will be a combination of pregnancy yoga, hypnobirth meditations, breathwork for labour, relaxation, and learning how to prepare and care for your pelvic floor in pregnancy and postnatally.
Pregnancy yoga is one of the most gorgeous ways to connect to your body, mind and baby and will also help you prepare physically, mentally and emotionally for birth and beyond. Beginners are totally welcome!
As well as a blissful yoga practice, we will cover hypnobirthing -what it is, how it works and how to use it, practicing hypnobirth and breathwork techniques that will help you enjoy your pregnancy and approach birth feeling calm and confident. We will also explore active birth - what it is, how it works and different ways to work with it. We will also look at preparing the pelvic floor for birth and the postnatal period.
You will be held in a safe, confidential space where you can freely share any worries, hopes, fears or excitement about pregnancy, birth and beyond.
At the end of the six weeks there will be the option to come with your birth partner to the Empowered Birth workshop, where we will cover topics like: how to be an amazing birth partner, massage for pregnancy and birth, partner hypnobirthing techniques, effective comfort techniques for labour and birth, navigating fear around birth and creating confidence, partner hypnobirth techniques, creating a postnatal plan (we often create a birth plan and forget about the bit when the baby has arrived!) and baby proofing your relationship / family interactions, as well as loads of other useful tips, techniques and info. This course will be priced separately.
As well as being a pregnancy and postnatal yoga teacher I work as a doula (supporting mothers and parents as they prepare for birth, through labour / birth and in the early days with their baby), hypnobirth teacher and massage therapist and love including techniques that help women and parents feel confident, calm and empowered on their pregnancy and birth journey.
Embracing the Shadow
Date and time TBC, please contact me if you are interested and I will get in touch once date confirmed
Our shadow is the parts of ourselves that we reject - the parts we don't want others to see but are crying out for some love and nurturing. Shadow work isn't "creepy", infact it's some of the most powerful and nourishing work we can do. It can be challenging as we are faced with the most hidden aspects of ourselves, perhaps long held patterns of shame, anger or guilt, but shadow work is about radical self acceptance, integrating and welcoming ourselves as an authentic whole.
This workshop will use yoga, breathwork, mantra, energy work and effective techniques to help us explore:
What is my shadow ?
How the shadow comes into play in our lives
How we can embrace the power that comes with vulnerability, self acceptance, self knowledge and stepping into the truth of who we really are
Techniques to help us stay emotionally safe, strong and steady as we do this work / navigate the often stormy seas of life (Hello 2020 / 2021!)
If you like the sound of a compassionate, mindful and kind approach to exploring the treasure filled world of our shadow, come along.
NB: Shadow work can be extremely healing and empowering, but when we explore what is hidden there is a chance that we can "re activate" trauma that may have been buried as a coping mechanism, so please consider if this work is suitable for you at this moment in time. If you have experienced deep trauma or have intense mental health challenges that you are working with, this work would best be undertaken one to one with a therapist who can assess if it would be beneficial to you.