Yoga for Childbirth with Natalie Edward

This workshop is split into two segments:

Part One: Join prenatal yoga teacher Natalie, and Summer, a registered Midwife, for a prenatal yoga practice that will weave in active meditation and pranayama (breath) that can be practiced throughout pregnancy and during your birth. The practice will be followed a short discussion about how yogic tools can be applied during labour. Learn how to work with your body, not against it!

Part Two: This segment will involve less movement and more discussion, group activities and time for questions.

A lot of the fear surrounding childbirth stems from not knowing what to expect, so we will explore the birth process in depth and discuss how to use tools such as yoga, active meditation, mantra and breath to move through the fears and anxieties that could inhibit you from having the most enjoyable birth experience possible. Come prepared for this workshop with writing material and your questions about birth. You’ll leave this workshop feeling more calm, confident and prepared for your upcoming birth experience!

Date: Saturday December 1st, 2018


Part One: 12:30pm-2pm

Part Two: 2:30-4:30pm (For those attending both segments, there will be complimentary snacks and refreshment available during our break.)


Part 1: $30

Part 1 & 2: $45

Location: Pure Yoga Downtown

This workshop will NOT be heated. Growing a baby is hard work and your comfort is important — you are welcome to bring snacks, water and props (i.e. blanket or cushion)

Please note, this workshop is meant to complement — not replace — the prenatal and birthing classes available via childbirth educators, midwives, the birth centre, etc.

Natalie teaches Vinyasa/flow and yin yoga. She is also a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Certified Birth Doula (DONA), and mama to an adorable, fiery toddler.
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Summer is a Registered Midwife who began her passion for birth many years ago working as a doula and birth advocate. She has worked as a midwife in large urban centres including Vancouver and Ottawa, but prefers the ‘coziness’ of small rural practice. When she is not on call, you can find her playing with her kids, going for a run through the forest, doing yoga, or just trying to get some extra sleep!



Date: Saturday December 1st, 2018
Time: 12:30-2pm (Part One) & 2:30-4:30pm (Part Two)
Location: Pure Yoga Downtown


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Pure Yoga Westboro

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Ottawa, ON
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