January has been an exciting month here at Hypnobirthing Leinster. As many of you may know the year got off to a great start with the move to Sadhana Yoga Studio The Folly Wexford (behind Tescos and beside Jenny's cupcakes). In this beautiful, quirky, intimate and warm oasis we aim to provide a calm and relaxed space where you, your bump and your baby can feel safe and supported, wherever you are right now and in whatever course you chose to do.
Infra-red heaters add to baby massage experience
We are continuing baby massage as before on Wednesday mornings but at the new studio. We are half way through the first course and loving it, not least because Sadhana Yoga Studio is fitted with infra red heaters. These provide delicious warmth and coziness for the little ones who seem to be thoroughly enjoying their time there. The heaters are known for their healing properties, principally for bone and immune system, so great for adults too. Classes are on Wednesday mornings 10 to 11 am and run over 5 weeks. Next course begins February 21st and we are taking bookings. Did you know that health insurance covers up to the full cost of baby massage? Be sure to check with your provider.
New Pregnancy Yoga Classes Have Started
A new venture for this year is the introduction of pregnancy yoga classes. As a midwife and hypnobirthing practitioner I am particularly delighted to be offering this service as I feel that physical yoga completes the mind-body-spirit approach to birth. We are running two classes: Tuesday afternoons at 14.30 and Wednesday evenings at 7.45. As expected classes are small and intimate to start. Mums can join at any time at a drop in rate or for a six week discounted rate. You can do yoga at any time during pregnancy and many mums find it useful to attend weekly yoga from the beginning of pregnancy right up to birth.
Hypnobirthing Classes and Workshops Continue
We are continuing to offer hypnobirthing workshops evenings and weekends. However, for logistical reasons, the venue for this will continue to be in Ferrycarrig. We are currently taking bookings for:
Evening classes-Tuesday evenings 27th February 7pm to 9.30 pm for 5 weeks and weekend workshop Sundays 11th and 25th February. Insurance providers may cover the cost of hypnobirthing (up to as much as 95%) when the course is thaught by a registered midwife, so again be sure to check with your provider.
Mother and Baby Yoga Coming Soon
And yet more exciting news! We will be rolling out mother and baby yoga beginning Wednesday 28th February at 11.15 am. Drop-in or discounted rate for 6 classes. Mum and baby yoga classes are suitable from 6 weeks to one year post partum. Whether you need a strong workout, some gentle stretches, some quality time with baby, some "me" time or just a place to network and let off steam there will be something here for you.
You can now book in advance for any of these courses via a new on-line payment option on the website http://www.hypnobirthingleinster.ie, email [email protected] or facebook hypnobirthingleinster. The website is a work in progress so thank you for your patience!.
And last but not least - we are planning various workshops, information evenings and guest teachers at Sadhana Yoga Studio. The studio owner Linda O Grady has lots of exciting events lined up . I recommend you pop over to her website and check her out: http://sadhanayoga.ie
Exciting times ahead.
We will keep you posted.
And for those who have yet to join events in the words of Oscar Wild -
"strangers are merely friends who have not met yet".