Pregnancy, Motherhood & Yoga

Sep 22, 2019 | Yoga

Pregnancy, Motherhood and Yoga at TLWS

Pregnancy and early parenthood can be a time of great joy and amazement. It is also a significant time of change physically, emotionally and mentally for a woman. Finding ways to support herself through this life transition is important for a woman through the perinatal period.

The practice of yoga, specifically prenatal and postnatal yoga can provide an expecting or new Mum with powerful strategies of support through this time.

At The Living Well Studio, a safe space is provided which nurtures and supports a woman’s overall wellbeing through pregnancy and postnatally. Specialised classes are taught from a foundation of knowledge and experience of the perinatal changes for a woman and how to traverse these.

Yoga is well known for its physical practice of poses or asanas that strengthen the body and release tension. Specific modifications for your body’s changing needs are taught, understanding how to keep a woman safe during pregnancy and also whilst she is recovering during the postnatal period. Understanding how a woman’s body changes throughout pregnancy and birth and the impact of hormones on flexibility, circulation and movement is critical in providing safe practices through this time.

Alongside the physical aspect of yoga in strengthening and restoring the body, yoga also provides breath and mindfulness practices which support a woman’s mental/emotional wellbeing through a time of transition and change. The principle of mind-body connection underpins all yoga practice and is no different in pre and postnatal yoga practice. Using the breath and movement to create a present moment experience allows for feeling centred with deeper self-awareness. These practices can assist in preparation for birthing, as well as for the unpredictable world of early parenthood.

Throughout Prenatal and Postnatal Mama and Bub classes, a foundation of building connection and bonding with your baby underpins the yoga practice. Honouring the special relationship forming with your baby alongside nurturing, strengthening and restoring the whole wellbeing of a woman.

Women do not need any prior yoga experience to participate in these classes.

Pregnant women may attend Prenatal classes from 2nd trimester onwards.

Mama and Bub classes are suitable for Women who are 8 weeks postnatal, with their babies up to early crawling age.

Prenatal classes are due to commence in October. Register your interest at the front desk and fill out the following survey to help us determine the best time for you!

Postnatal Mama and Bub classes are held Wednesday mornings at 10.45am. To book please speak to our friendly front desk staff.

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As per the government health guidelines on the 22nd of March 2020 non essential services will be closed. This does not include us. While we are still open for our usual services we will be practicing strict and heightened hygiene measures during this time to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

From the PM’s address today, we want to be clear we are not a gym. We are a health care practice, that provides services to optimise health and reduce pain from musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Our studio team are ensuring complete high grade sanitisation of props and equipment that will only be single person use for each session, and ensuring social distancing. The staff and studio have had no connection to the COVID-19 at this time.

As per the government health guidelines we will not allow access to our services if you answer “yes” to any of the below:

Have you been overseas in the last 14 days?
Have you been in contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
Do you have a dry cough, shortness of breath, fever or sore throat?
If answered yes to any of the above, please call the COVID-19 hotline on 1800 020 080.

We ask patients who are at risk to please let us know before your appointment so we can discuss your position. This includes immune-suppressed, the elderly and those who have been in high-risk areas. We also ask that you call the clinic if you do develop COVID-19 or have come in contact with someone who has so we can act according to the government recommendations.

For all treatments, our linen is being changed for every client and a wipe down of all equipment used. We ask that you remain in your car until your treatment time to minimise patient to patient contact in the waiting area. We also ask that you use ‘tap and go’ for your payment method rather than cash. Also we will not require you to sign your health fund slip to minimise cross use of pens between staff and patients. All our door handles and surfaces are regularly being cleaned during the day.

We ask everyone who comes in for group therapy sessions.

Bring a large towel and socks.
Keep 1.5m distance between yourself and others.
Wash your hands before and after the class.
If you need to cough or sneeze, cover your face and wash or sanitise hands immediately.
If you wish to wear gloves we have them available for you.
Online and Telehealth will be an option in the very near future….watch this space.

We are understanding of each and everyone’s individual position and we deeply care for your health and encourage everyone to take steps to keep strong and healthy at this time. Please feel free to call or email our staff to voice your concern and receive guidance. We are dedicated to informing you of our position and future movements in relation to Covid-19.

Thank you for your cooperation and support.

TLWS Management team.