Pregnancy Yoga and Pelvic Health Workshop with Amber Sawyer, Apr 10
Saturday, April 10, 2021
9.30am - 12.30pm
What is the magic of our pelvis during pregnancy? And how best to support and nourish the potential of our pelvis?
In this workshop, we will explore the incredible wisdom of our pelvis to support the pregnant body and a growing baby in utero, as well as how the pelvis can birth a baby. We will learn about and practice yoga asanas that help to mobilise and stablise the pelvis in preparation for birth, how to maintain a healthy balance of our pelvic floor muscles and how yoga asanas need to be modified to support conditions such as pelvic girdle pain. We will demystify pelvic floor balancing, as well as take a closer look at common pelvic floor disorders that may appear during pregnancy.
If you are practicing yoga during your pregnancy (or teaching to pregnant women), this workshop will provide essential information for optimising pelvic health prenatally through the use of asanas and functional movement.
Topics to be covered:
- Anatomical and physiological changes of the pelvis during pregnancy
- Yoga asanas that can help to mobilise and stabilise the pelvis for birth preparation
- Anatomy of the pelvic floor muscles
- How posture and breath affect pelvic health
- Dispelling common myths about pelvic floor balancing during pregnancy
- Pelvic floor dysfunction during and after pregnancy
- How to balance the pelvic floor muscles during pregnancy and in preparation for birth and postpartum recovery
- What is pelvic girdle pain and how to modify yoga asanas to support this condition
This workshop will combine theory & practice, as well as be open for questions and discussion throughout. Please wear comfortable clothing to practice in, as well as bring a pen to take any notes. A handout will be provided for the material we cover together.
ABOUT AMBER SAWYER
Pregnancy and postpartum can be such a potent time for a woman as she embraces change on every level of her being, as she steps towards the labyrinth of birth and motherhood, shedding who she is now in order to bring forth and take care of a new human being.
Amber Sawyer, PhD, Founder of Embodied Woman Yoga, specialises in developing mindful and foundational yoga practices for expectant-, new- and seasoned- mothers, empowering them to find inner and outer alignment, connecting with their pelvic health, breath, body, mind and preparedness for birth and entry into postpartum. Currently she serves as a birth assistant, teaches pre and postnatal yoga, as well as offers an Embodied Woman Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga Teacher Training biannually. Amber also founded Embodied Woman Yoga Academy, which is a platform for courses, CEUs, Yoga Teacher Trainings and resources related to women’s health, particularly pregnancy and postpartum. She has been a resident teacher and teacher trainer at Hom Yoga Singapore since 2012.