Prenatal Essentials Workshop with Sara Riad, Aug 21

River Valley
Sunday, August 21, 2022
1pm - 4pm

This Prenatal Essentials Workshop will provide you the knowledge and confidence to practise yoga throughout your pregnancy as you prepare your body for an empowered journey into birth and postpartum recovery. You will learn the fundamentals of prenatal yoga, the anatomical and physiological changes that occur in your body during pregnancy and how to modify your asana practice to support these changes whether in a prenatal class or in an open level class.

We will cover the following:

- An overview of the anatomical and physiological changes that occur in the body during pregnancy
- Prenatal yoga pose modifications suitable during each of the three trimesters
- Contraindications for each of the trimesters as well as for common pregnancy related complications
- Using yoga props as tools to support you in your practice including sun salutations and savasana
- Learning suitable and safe core and pelvic floor work for pregnancy
- Understanding what lifestyle changes you can incorporate off the mat that will help to support your ever-changing body

This workshop is open to all—whether you have been practicing yoga for a while and want to learn how to modify your practice during pregnancy, or if you are new to yoga and would like to explore how prenatal yoga can help support you and baby.



Cancellation Policy

Please note that this event is non-refundable.


Sara found and discovered her love for yoga in 2014—a time and period of transition in her life. In her first ever class, she felt held, supported and guided in a way she had never experienced before, particularly in savasana. With sweat dripping down her face, she felt an immense sense of calm and clarity wash over her. It felt like she had been taken in and nurtured by a stranger. Yoga then became a huge part of her life. A few classes after her first, she knew she wanted to share yoga. It was only a matter of time, space and flow.

Sara then continued to practice over the years which led to her first teacher training with Blair Hughes, followed by her prenatal and postpartum yoga training with Amber Sawyer. She is now a trauma-informed, cycle-aware yoga and meditation teacher, who lives to empower women through yoga. Sara teaches prenatal and postpartum classes to help balance hormones in all stages of a woman’s life. She also runs workshops, one to one classes and group classes on pregnancy, postpartum, pelvic health and hormone balancing.

Sara specialises in prenatal and postpartum yoga and is a menstrual cycle coach in training and guiding women as they transition through menarche, monthly cycles, pregnancy, birth and motherhood.

As a teacher and facilitator, she intends to hold space in a way that brings people back to themselves—creating a sense of acceptance as they shape-shift, and connect to their bodies, breath, inner wisdom, intuitive power and deep knowing.