Becoming Mother

Yoga & Mindfulness for Pregnancy & Birth

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Becoming Mother's 5 lesson Pregnancy Yoga course will take you on a journey of Yoga and Mindfulness specially adapted for your pregnancy. Featuring 5 x 45 minute dynamic pregnancy yoga classes and 5 stand-alone mindfulness meditations this programme is designed to accompany you through your pregnancy  journey from 14 weeks to the birth of your baby. 

Each lesson is designed with enough instruction and guidance for an absolute beginner and enough movement, birth education and richness for the more experienced practitioner to enjoy and benefit from. The 5 classes  are  designed to grow with your pregnancy - the more dynamic lessons being classes 1-3 whilst the later classes feature more birthing movements, pelvic awareness exercises and birthing positions within the pregnancy yoga flow.

These classes were created by Nadia during her last pregnancy. They are safe, accessible and effective for all stages of pregnancy - guidance and modifications are offered during the classes for those suffering from PGP, High/Low Blood Pressure and other common pregnancy complaints. 

Each class offers  a full mixed range of movement practices designed to support, strengthen and mobilise the body and breath work to calm your mind and balance your emotions. 

The Course contains the following classes:

Practice 1: Flowing with the Breath

Establishing the practice of moving the body in harmony with the natural rhythm of the breath.

  • 1.1 Mindfulness: Breath Awareness

Practice 2: Gentle Strength, Soft Power

Exploring the strengthening poses of the Pregnancy Yoga pantheon with a sense of ease and softness.

  • 2.1 Mindfulness: Present Moment Awareness

Practice 3: Open Your Body, Open Your Mind

Gently Encouraging flexibility and spaciousness in the shoulders and the hips and expansion in the pelvis in preparation for childbirth.

  • 3.1 Mindfulness: Acceptance

Practice 4: Support and Yield 


This chair-based yoga practice creates a dynamic yoga flow that incorporates positions and movements that can be used during labour to facilitate progress and encourage descent.

  • 4.1 Mindfulness: Letting Go

Practice 5: The Birth Dance

Encouraging you to move freely and trust your body, this class culminates in a. liberating and energising birth dance.

  • 5.1 Mindfulness: Connection and Wholeness

What's included?

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Nadia Rafaat
Nadia Rafaat
Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher, Birth Doula

About the instructor

Nadia Raafat is a Yoga and Mindfulness teacher with over 14 years experience. She is a birth doula and childbirth educator. The co-founder of BatterseaYoga, where she was responsible for the perinatal arm of the business, she has been teaching pregnancy and postnatal yoga and birth education for over 10 years. She is trained and certified with the British Wheel of Yoga, Birthlight Trainibng, YogaBirth, the Sivananda Vedanta School of Yoga and the Satyanada School for Yoga. Nadia is a member of the Federation of Antenatal Educators (FEDANT) and Doula UK. She is also a certified Dancing for Birth teacher with a background in dance and physical movement. A mother of four, Nadia has home-birthed three of her four babies after an emergency caesarean section. She filmed these pregnancy classes whilst 8 months pregnant with her 4th child.

Nadia is also a former journalist, a writer,  blogger and a keen amateur poet.

nadia@nadiaraafat.com

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