New: Pregnancy Yoga in Dublin
Pregnancy yoga is a great way to prepare for birth irrespective of what type of birth you are planning or might have. It enables you to maintain flexibility, suppleness relaxation and stamina, all combining to making your pregnancy easier and your labour calmer.
Pregnancy yoga : Breathing
The one thing that you can guarantee throughout pregnancy labour and birth (by whatever means) is that you will be breathing! I have worked with thousands of women over the last 15 years as a birth mentor antental teacher advocate and doula and women who are able to work with their breathing and use it to support them in pregnancy and labour do better than those who cannot.
Learning techniques to help you use your breath to fee calmer, less anxious and more able to be in the moment is an asset to any pregnant person. Pregnancy yoga can enable you to do this through regular practice.
Pregnancy yoga : Flexibility
Pregnancy yoga also offers you an opportunity to stay physically supple and fit in a very safe way. Throughout pregnancy your body shape, hormonal balance heart and lung function changes and pregnancy yoga can help your body adapt and acclimatise to your new physiology and help your body stay healthy and well both during your pregnancy . For some women pregnancy brings unexpected aches and pains from time to time and again pregnancy yoga helps you to be aware of these and adapt healthy safe responses.
Pregnancy yoga : Stamina
Labour makes many demands on your body so being prepared to deal with the physical intensity is important. Pregnancy yoga enables you to test your stamina safety and offers you the opportunity to gradually improve your stamina as time goes on. It also offers ideas on how to deeply engage with labour and how to move and use your body so that labour is more comfortable and manageable. For women planning an epidural we also look at coping techniques for before you go to the hospital and also good positions to adopt when your epidural has taken effect.
Pregnancy yoga : Relaxation
Pregnancy, can be an anxious time for many women. It is a time of making many decisions, sometimes for the first time and also its can be a time when we are faced with the unknown. Waiting for the results of tests and meeting healthcare providers for the first time all take their toll. Many mothers also find sleep can be a challenge during pregnancy, so coming to a pregnancy yoga class can offer techniques to help you deeply relax and hopefully sleep better. If this is not your first baby then finding time for yourself in a pregnancy yoga class might be a haven of peace in a busy life with other small children.
Whether you are planning to go through labour, or planning a c birth its important to know how to relax your body. Contractions are not easy to deal with but women who are well prepared in what to expect and who practise relaxation techniques regularly become accustomed to using breathing and visualisation techniques to relax their bodies. C births are also hard work. They can be challenging in a different way. It is important to be able to relaxed and calm in the run up to entering theatre and also in recovery afterwards.
Sometimes the birth we hoped for and planned for doesn’t quite go the way we expected, so having relaxation techniques to draw on that help us cope with the unexpected can be helpful.
Pregnancy Yoga with Krysia Lynch
Why should you take your pregnancy yoga classes with me? What do I offer that is different to other teachers?
1. I have studied and practised yoga and many other holistic body work for nearly 30 years
2. I have been teaching body work to women for about 20 years so I am an experienced teacher and I am a professionally trained facilitator as well as a specifically trained pregnancy yoga teacher (100 hours course)
4. I am probably Ireland’s most experienced doula having worked with women in pregnancy labour and birth since 2003. I regularly personally attend hospital settings with women and so I know the inside outs of what women face in both planned c births and also labour.
5. I am a trained antenatal teacher with Birthing From Within since 2003 and I have attended many CPD courses in supporting women to be prepared for their birth experience
6. I am a licenced registered homeopath (4 years training and 2 years CPD) specialising in pregnancy and birth and so I have an intimate understanding of anatomy and physiology and how your body changes throughout pregnancy and labour
7. I am a birth advocate and I have represented pregnant women in every aspect of maternity care planning in Ireland. I sit on committees in all the three Dublin maternity hospitals and also on the National Home Birth Committee. There is not much that goes on in birth in Ireland that I dont know about or am involved in.
8. I have been a breastfeeding counsellor since 2006 and have supported many thousands of women in their breastfeeding journey.
9. The last 15 years of my life has been dedicated to ensuring that women birthing in Dublin have the best experience possible.
Pregnancy Yoga : Classes
Classes and courses can be taken privately or in a group.
SPRING 2018 schedule
Group classes Central Dublin: Saturday at 3pm in Insight Matters Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1.
Group Classes: South Dublin: Please email for info
All classes are small in number to ensure that everyone gets individual attention and enough time to discuss their needs at the start of each class.
Cost: Groups classes €75 for a course of 6 classes which can be taken over two months. Classes last an hour and 15 minutes
Cost: Individual classes €60 per class. Please email email@example.com for more details or to book