Fertility: Your Body, Your Journey, Your Choice - Yoga

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I mentioned in an earlier post that Yoga is a great form of exercise and is good for fertility.  It is great for balance, toning, flexibility and preparing your body for pregnancy. Yoga can bring an overall balance for your body, physically and mentally. 

Fertility Yoga uses certain poses that can assist your body in strengthening, supporting and nurturing your reproductive system.  

There are other benefits to Fertility Yoga as well:

• Increased energy flow • Helps to balance hormones • May clear blockages or adhesion's in reproductive system • Increases circulation • Supports healthy immune system • Supports the body in detoxifying • Helps with mental struggles of your journey • Calming environment to reduce stress

Given all the benefits listed above, what do you have to lose? At the very least it’s a night out! 

North Yoga & Wellness in London offers Fertility Yoga, and their instructors are great! By doing yoga you are strengthening your reproductive organs and muscles that are used during pregnancy and child birth, so it is a big benefit.

I challenge you to find a yoga studio near you and give Fertility Yoga a try!


A New Way of Learning!

You may have noticed that our workshop programming at North Yoga & Wellness has slowed down. Well there is very good reason for that!!

We recognize that programming specific classes and workshops doesn't always work with your schedule. You have baby showers to attend, registries to compile and babies to birth.

We have moved our workshops locally to an on request basis, offering 1-on-1 workshops and small class workshops still at North. We are also developing and publishing online workshops so that you can work through the content with a series of videos and PDF's at your own pace!

We have content created for....

  • birthPrep (Pregnancy and Birth Education)
  • Practices of a Calm Birth
  • Doulas, Dads and Partners
  • Planning Your Postpartum
  • Self Care for New Moms
  • The ABC's of Newborn Care
  • Baby Nutrition 101
  • Meditation for Pregnancy and Birth
  • Comfort Measures During Labour

And we are developing new content all the time! If you have a request for a certain topic that you would like a course designed on, please let us know. Our doulas are always working to do more research and stay up to date on current birthing methods and trends to provide you with the best support and care possible.

New Classes Starting Soon!

We have three new classes coming to North Yoga & Wellness in just two weeks, and they have something for everyone.

Shannon leads our Mindful Motherhood series, a class written specifically with mama's in mind. Over the course of an hour, for four weeks, we will spend time sharing our stories of motherhood, talking about who we are now and who we aspire to be. We will celebrate the small victories, and acknowledge the moments where we feel less than.

Each class will end with a meditation, where you can indulge in some weekly self care, sink back into the yoga mats, cozy up with a warm blanket and just be.

birthPrep is our four week childbirth education and birth prepartation class. This round is being led by Birth and Postpartum Doula Lisa, who provides a safe environment for parents to get to know their options, discuss them openly and find the path that is right for them.

There is no right or wrong way to birth your baby, or raise your family. We are here to help you navigate all of the options, provide you with nonjudgmental support and the information you need to make empowered decisions.

Shannon wraps up our Sunday classes with a fantastic four week session, Meditation for Stress Relief. Open to beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners, men and women alike - there is something for everyone at this practice.

Using soft spoken words, visualizations, candlelight, warm blankets and a safe environment, we encourage you to indulge in an hour of self-care time, let go of thoughts that don't serve you in a positive way and let the stress melt away.

To register for any of these classes, email us! info@sweetstellas.com

New Workshops, New Location!

You may have heard that we have a new home, and if not...surprise! We do!

We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing you content rich, amazing programming at our new home at North Yoga & Wellness! Here's a bit of what you can expect from our team!

5 week sessions led by our doulas, covering content such a newborn care, family transitions, birth practices, and so much more!

Weekly evening workshops to prepare you for pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

Regular Meet The Doulas events, where you can come and meet our team, engage with them, book your consultations and maybe even win a little something!

We are so happy to have found our place with North and are excited to offer you continued programming to enrich, soothe, and support you while on your journey through parenthood.

January Programming

Chakra Meditation
January 24-March 13, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Balance your Chakra's as we take 8 weeks to meditate and release our energy. Shannon will draw on her over 10 years of meditation practice by focusing on a new chakra every week, leading you in a comfortable and relaxing meditation experience. On the eighth week, we will do a full chakra energy scan and you will leave balanced, harmonious within yourself, acknowledging both that is within and without.

New Family Transitions
January 24-February 21, 2:00pm-3:00pm

New Family Transitions is a new 5 week session that Kristine will be adding to our programming. This will be an interactive class wherein Kristine will provide tools and techniques to help create a smooth transition to this new season of life. We will include such topics as household maintenance, visitors, relationship support, and more!

January 24-February 21, 3:00pm-4:00pm

birthPrep, our doula led childbirth education class, is launching in January and we couldn't be more thrilled about it! Kristine takes the helm of the first 5 week session and will be teaching everything from informed consent to home and hospital procedures, newborn care, postpartum recovery and more!

Practices for a Calm Birth
January 24-February 21, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Practices for a Calm Birth is back and will be held on Sunday afternoons for the course of 5 weeks. We will practice various breath techniques and positions, discover why the language we use surrounding birth impacts our process, and end each session with a prenatal meditation to help you visualize the best possible outcome for your birth.

New programming will be announced every month, so stay tuned! Classes fill up quickly, and advance registration is appreciated.