Pregnancy Classes and HypnoBirthing classes coming to the Matakana area soon,
watch this space!
These classes are a space for pregnant women to be themselves wherever they are at in their pregnancy journey. To experience some nourishment in the busy-ness of their lives (while miraculously growing another human being!), to ask questions, to share, grow, learn and connect with other mammas to be in an approachable, non-judgmental, confidential space.
The focus of the classes is guided by the interest of the mammas attending and includes:
Deep nourishing relaxations
Practices for mums to connect with their babies
Relaxation and breathing techniques (pregnancy, birth and the busy fourth trimester)
Baby positioning for a more comfortable pregnancy and birth (inspired by Spinning Babies)
Sessions on the natural processes of birth and practical birth preparation
Gentle dance movements
No experience of yoga is required and all equipment is provided, along with an abundance of practical handouts, recordings and mini library of pregnancy books to borrow.
In addition to my 500 hour plus training as a yoga teacher and being a mother to 2 exquisite, happy, cheeky little ones, I have specific training to support women through pregnancy, birth and afterwards. I initially attended yoga training for pregnancy and birth and then completed 2 levels of teacher training in Embody Birth (previously known as Belly Dance for Birth), with Maha al Musa, while pregnant with my first child.
Between children I spent a year researching and delivering workshops to support women’s hormonal balance through menstruation, preconception, pregnancy and menopause. Then while pregnant with my second child, through Spinning Babies, I learnt more about the natural physiological processes of birth, what helps and hinders its flow and how to encourage babies into the most optimal position for pregnancy and birth.
I did HypnoBirthing with my second child and was so in awe of my experience that I trained as a HypnoBirthing Educator in 2022 to share more of this amazing work with couples and their whanau.
Supporting women, and particularly mothers, is definitely my passion! I absolutely love these classes and feel very honoured and humbled to share a small part of women’s journeys into motherhood.
"I am extremely grateful that I had the opportunity to attend prenatal yoga classes with Becks. Becks is so passionate and knowledgeable about the miraculous process of pregnancy and the journey of preparing for motherhood, and her enthusiasm and awe for this process is contagious.
I always left her classes feeling inspired, informed and supported.
Becks always put so much effort into preparing these classes, which were tailored to the women attending, intimate and relaxed. In each class, we did yoga asana, tailored specifically for pregnancy, combined with a range of other activities such as meditations, breathwork, dance, hypnobirth techniques, art, discussion and more. Every week I learnt something different!
Attending Becks' classes was like stepping into a little sanctuary of time each week where I felt truly nourished and supported to tune in to my self, my baby and the amazing journey that was unfolding within me. Thank you Becks!!" 2021.
"During my pregnancy I'd look forward to Becks yoga class each week. It felt so good to move my body in a gentle way and take the time to really switch off. Being someone who has always pushed myself, it was nice to know I was in good hands and encouraged to surrender to a gentle style of movement that benefited both me and the baby.
The breath work we did during class meant when I went into labour it felt completely normal and really helped me get into a rhythm to breathe through those contractions. Would highly recommend Becks classes pregnant or not!" 2022.