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Tue, 10 Jan

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Quaker Meeting House, Bangor

Pregnancy Wellbeing Course

Yoga, Relaxation and Wellbeing for Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood: 5 week course

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Pregnancy Wellbeing Course
Pregnancy Wellbeing Course

Time & Location

10 Jan 2023, 18:00 – 20:00

Quaker Meeting House, Bangor, Quaker Meeting House, Dean Street, Bangor, LL57 1UP

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About the event

This is an opportunity for you to slow down, pause, and listen to your own instincts and insights as a pregnant woman. It is an opportunity to be part of a community of other women, to share our stories with one another and to learn from each other. We will do some yoga to begin with, followed by a period of time to speak and reflect on the theme of the week, followed by a deep relaxation or meditation, with some snacks provided to keep you going!

Weekly Themes:

1. Physical Wellbeing in Pregnancy: adapting to changes in the physical body

2. Emotional/Psychological Wellness in Pregnancy: riding the waves and embracing the transformation of pregnancy

3. Preparing for Birth: exploring our choices and instincts and how to meet the basic needs of a woman in labour 

4. Birth and Baby's First Hour:  more on labour including birth of placenta and bonding with baby

5. The Fourth Trimester: becoming a Mother (again); planning for postpartum rest; newborn care & our mothering instincts

6. Wellbeing for Mothers: revisiting aspects from the course; sharing tips and tools for the long-term

What to expect:

  • 2 hour class every Tuesday for 5 weeks (see below for full dates)
  • Yoga: stretch, move and realign the body - suitable for all abilities
  • Reflect: explore themes relating to Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood; listen to others and speak your mind in a safe, confidential space (nobody has to speak, simply listening is welcome)
  • Relax: we will complete each session with a deep relaxation/meditation to support your well-being and to assimilate all that has been spoken about and experienced during our time together.
  • Snacks: light snacks will be provided during the class, but please try to eat something before you come
  • A safe and intimate group of no more than 10 people

Course Dates:

  • 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st Jan
  • 7th Feb

Aims and ethos of the course:

My hope is that you will leave each session a little lighter in body and mind; feeling heard and listened to; feeling part of a community of other mothers, and a little more in tune with your own instincts and priorities. I don't believe there are any special techniques we need to learn or practice in order to give birth; our bodies were made to do it. I do believe that the environment and the people we have present during our pregnancies and at the time of our birth play a huge part in how things turn out. I know also that life is full of surprises and to learn to adapt to these curve balls is what gives us strength and brings inner peace. Pregnancy and Birth hold an opportunity for immense transformation in a woman's life and it is my hope that this course will support you to find your own way through this incredible journey of childbearing and bringing life, feeling empowered and capable.

Testimonials:

"Surprised by how much I enjoyed the talking circle. I just loved the community. A really lovely magical experience. Thanks Laura xx" - Poppy

"So grateful to all the women for their honesty, it has been so empowering. I really think it has been a vital part in shifting my attitude, thoughts and positivity. It has helped me to be more open with myself and with my partner and has helped me feel more in tune with myself." - Lora 

"It has provided a space to focus on bump/baby and my 'current' body's needs. I've met a group of women with whom to share a special journey. Listening to others experiences and wishes from a diverse group has enabled me to become more comfortable and empowered in making my own choices around birth. Thank you Laura" - Katy

About Laura: 

My mothering journey began 11 years ago, and I now have 3 children. I have been practicing yoga and meditation for 17 years and teaching yoga on and off for 12 years. I am a Birth Doula, accompanying women and families through the journey of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I love to be amongst groups of women and to experience the gentle healing that it brings for us to be together. I am a huge advocate for self-led healing, living and birthing, and am a great believer that we can heal the world, one birth at a time.

Tickets

  • Pregnancy Well-Being Course

    6 week course

    £62.00
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