photo credit: Tania Jimenez, 2016
Yoga for Labor
a workshop for women and their birth partners
This three-hour workshop is designed for birthing women and their partners. Learn how to apply yoga-based breath, movement, touch, and relaxation techniques to the process of labor. We will discuss the stages and physiology of labor and practice methods that both you and your birth partner can use to support the challenges of each stage. These techniques can be used in any type of birth setting: with or without medication, in the hospital or at home. This class picks up where many talk-based birthing classes fall short: you will leave with practical tools that you can practice at home to help you cope with the physicality of the birth process. Yoga for Labor & Delivery can be taken as a one-off childbirth-ed class, or as a supplement to more comprehensive childbirth courses.
Next class is February 10th
at Usha Veda Yoga, 1006 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint
Breath and Embodiment for Pregnancy and Childbirth
This three-week series offers meditative practices utilizing anatomical embodiment, breath work, and light movement. Emphasis is on creating a daily pregnancy practice for stress management that you can take with you to the labor room. The series is a great way to expand on the practices presented in the Yoga for Labor & Delivery workshop, but can stand on its own as well. Emphasis is on the birthing mother, as opposed to partner work.
I am offering these classes three weeks per month on Mondays, 6:30-8:30.
Thank you a million times for your calming presence, for your teachings- not just yoga positions, but about our bodies, about movement, about questions to ask, about the delivery process- you helped me in every possible way- and I was so supported in the delivery room- physically, emotionally, and mentally. Thank you!
-Briana, yoga student of Adele and mother of Ronan, born 6.4.2014