Postpartum Foundation Series with Amber Sawyer
2.30pm - 3.45pm
Often times we hear the term postnatal yoga, but in this foundation series, we introduce postpartum yoga, which carries a small but important distinction. Postpartum is a mother-centric term for the journey following the birth of a baby (whether recently or decades later). In this practice, our focus is on healing and restoring the mother. This is a mindful and foundation practice for reconnecting a new (or seasoned) mother with her body, her pelvic anatomy and safe core training, and is specifically for empowering mothers to find their inner and outer alignment, whether they are newly postpartum or even many years since having their child. With the magnificent birthing process comes a tremendous stress on the female body that often times requires specific attention to restore.
This foundation series of 4 classes is purposefully curated to introduce simple methods to establish postural alignment, breath connection, pelvic floor balancing and activation of the deep core system as a means to provide a solid foundation from which a safe and confident yoga practice (or daily practice of any kind) can be established. In these classes, we address the Core Four, balance of the Pelvic Floor Muscles (hypertonicity and hypotonicity), Diastasis Recti and restoring functionality of the Linea Alba through Transversus Abdominis activation.
Week 1: Establishing Postural Alignment and Core Connection Breath
Week 2: Pelvic Floor Balancing
Week 3: Activation of Deep Core System
Week 4: Integration
While this is a mother-centric class, mothers are welcome to bring their baby (non-mobile) and tend to the baby’s needs as and when necessary. Do note that this is not Mums and Bubs, so the focus is not on involving baby in the exercises. We offer this option for those who do not have extra help to look after baby and/or are breastfeeding on demand, so that they they can still attend the classes. We ask that you use discernment to know when to have private space for you and baby.
$140 for 4 classes
2.30pm - 3.45pm
December 6 - 27
ABOUT AMBER SAWYER
As an Embodiment Facilitator, Amber shares the joy of living through holistic practices of yoga, active meditations, and elemental wellness, as well as combines these offerings with her service as a birth doula and holistic guide for pregnancy/postpartum women. With more than 20 years of study and practice in Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation, as well as a PhD in Biomedical Engineering in the field of stem-cell tissue repair, Amber brings a unique perspective on healing and self-discovery through the influence of scientific and ancient wisdoms.
From 2009 to 2018, Amber founded a community in the heart of Singapore known as Satsanga where she offered weekly active meditation and yoga classes, kirtans and community events. Amber has also studied directly under the tutelage of many Masters, learning to share Active Meditations (using sound and movement), as well as has been certified in Universal Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga, Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga and Mindful Birth, Elemental Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselling. Amber also holds certification as a birth and postpartum doula, and has been serving as a midwife assistant and doula over the last two years.
After the birth of her little one in 2015, Amber shifted into her current offerings, which include mothering her vibrant little one, continued work with group immersions and retreats, developing Embodied Dance Movement with her life partner, annually leading a 200hr 5-Elements Yoga Teacher Training and Embodied Woman Prenatal/Postpartum Yoga Teacher Training, and empowering women to have a conscious pregnancy, birth experience and preparedness for motherhood through holistic support during pregnancy and postpartum. Amber offers weekly prenatal and postpartum yoga and workshops at Hom Yoga Singapore and has launched a unique 4-week Postpartum Yoga Foundation Series that is a must for mothers reconnecting to themselves and their evolving practice following birth.