From time-to-time Natalie runs special classes and workshops, so check this page regularly for updates. Natalie is also available to hire for your event and even corporate yoga classes. Please contact Natalie for more information.

Pregnancy Yoga & Birth Prep

4 Week Course - Starting 25th April 2020

Yoga during pregnancy is the perfect, healthy start to motherhood. It can relieve aches and pains and develop strength and confidence for you during the birth as well as during the post-natal period. Yoga and Pranayama (breath work) can help balance and calm the active mind, as well as being a valuable relaxation tool to help you before, during and after the birth of your baby. It's also a great opportunity to connect with local mums-to-be in a relaxed environment.

Pregnancy and birth are one of the most special and important times in your life. This four-part course lead by Natalie (pregnancy yoga teacher, birth coach and doula) will take care of you and your precious cargo and provide practical support and guidance during this wonderful time - from pregnancy, through to birth and beyond.

You will also be provided with a wealth of knowledge and support based on my own experiences as mother as well as the experience and knowledge I have gained from my career as birth coach, doula and pregnancy yoga teacher.

Suitable from 14 weeks of pregnancy.

Starts: Saturday 25th April to Saturday 16th May 2020
Time: 11:30am - 13:30am
Where: Balance Fitt, 1 Maypole Yard, Dunstable LU6 1XF
Investment: £85 per person which includes four two hour sessions, and a birth preparation pack for you to takeaway at the end of the course.
Course Focus:
Week 1 to 2 - Yoga for you and your changing body
Week 3 - The Birthing Ball
Week 4 - Birth Preparation

This is a small group limited to 6 women so you will receive lots of attention and support.

Summer Solstice: Yoga, Mind & Movement for Women

Saturday 20th June 2020: 2pm - 5pm

The summer solstice, also known as midsummer, occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun. It happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere. For that hemisphere, the summer solstice is when the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky and is the day with the longest period of daylight.

The summer solstice is a time of honouring the earth and the sun's blessing of warmth and light. In Patanjali's Yoga Sutras 3.26 it's written in translation, “One learns from the perfect discipline of the sun and solar system.”

The workshop will incorporate both the yin and yang to balance body and mind. You'll be guided through a dynamic mandala flow, where you are welcome to invite in free movement in celebration of this fiery, exuberant, passionate time. I always welcome intuitive movement to ensure your move in ways that suits your body and serves your energy levels. Energy-wise the summer solstice is like the full moon and is pregnant with possibility. We'll then slow down to long held, grounding yin asana. Underpinning the physical postures will be principles of mindfulness woven throughout to create a mellow, grounding and relaxing afternoon. We'll enjoy a break with some plant-based snacks and refreshments before coming to meditate for an extended period time where you will have the opportunity to work with seasonal meditation questions. Meditating in this way takes you through a series of open inquiries that will help you to:

- Connect to the season you are in.
- Reflect on how you wish to use your energy and set your intentions for the coming seasons.
- Learn how to align your own energy with the prevalent energy of the season and know which time favours contemplation or action.
- Access deep wisdom of your subconscious mind.

Date: Saturday 20th June
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Where: Markyate Village Hall, Cavendish Road, Markyate, St. Albans AL3 8PS
Investment: £30
Who's it for: This workshop is suitable for all levels although some experience of yoga will be helpful.
To bring: A mat if you have one but not essential, a bolster or pillow, a blanket, a notebook and pen for meditation questions.
To book: Please click on the photo.

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