prenatal yoga

I just can’t recommend both Yoga and Hypnobirthing enough.

Whilst keeping up exercise is important, walking and swimming are both wonderful too, during pregnancy yoga benefits the prenatal body in lots of other ways, allowing the mother to relax, to feel spacious and focus on her changing body, self-care and breath

Carrying a baby can put stress on the body and mind, it changes your outlook and periphery, effecting both balance and posture and maybe even the sense of who you are in the world. With additional weight from your growing baby, placenta, water retention, extra blood, your changing body, and your hormones can make you feel all over the place. Causing you to get tired and anxious which is why it is so important to practice and move in a safe, constructive and mindful way.

Connecting to the breath is not only useful in labour, but also helps by creating space as your baby grows while enabling a sense of relaxation, space and control.

I also teach KGHynobirthing which is a wonderful tool to have at your disposal. It opens up a whole new world of knowledge on birth, your body and your options. So, you can cope and self-support with wisdom and confidence, enabling trust in your own intuition and your ability no matter what you are faced with.  Let’s face it birth is a big deal, its life changing literally so the more knowledge you have the more prepared you will be.

I am presently teaching in an online format, one to ones and will be holding group trainings during the year.

Prenatal Yoga

Christine is a wonderfully supportive teacher who brings a large breath of knowledge to her classes. I attended both prenatal yoga and hypnobirthing with Christine in 2020 and found her to be so compassionate, considerate, adaptable and patient in her approach. She made my experience so lovely, especially as it was in the midst of Covid which caused so much anxiety and stress. I always left classes, be they in person or virtually feeling grounded and calm and this was something I was able to carry with me into each week. The skills I learnt in both the prenatal yoga and hypno-birthing were such an important tool in both the lead- up-to and during my child's birth.

Christine is a wonderful teacher who brings a huge depth of knowledge and wisdom to her classes. Her serenity, sincerity and compassion ensures that every person in her class feels valued and welcome as they explore and experience asana in a safe and special environment.

Christine's offering to the yoga student is consistent, quality teaching day after day, year after year.

Christine Stewart teaches and practices yoga with an uncommon authenticity and integrity. It has been my privilege to be both taught by her and to attend her amazing retreat that she hosts on Inishbofin every year.

I have never done yoga properly until this weekend on Inishbofin. Christine was so good and made it such a lovely experience. Learn a lot about yoga, will look into doing more classes and come back next year.

Christine has the most calming energy which you feel as soon as you step foot (or log on) to one of her pregnancy yoga sessions.

In her yoga sessions there is so much focus on being upheld, supported & embracing your inner strength as you prepare for birth.

Christine has a very individual approach within her group sessions.  Christine listens to each participant & understands the challenges that each mother to be may be experiencing (achy back, nauseasness, poor sleep, etc) & tailors the class to support the various issues that arise.

My favourite part of the yoga session is the Savasana; the time out & rest which always helped me with a deeper night's sleep.

When I found out that Christine was a hypnobirthing instructor, I booked her straight away.  I had been going to Christines yoga classes for a couple of years & always loved her calming energy.

I had a lot fears around birth (as most pregnant women do), and the added worries around hospital restrictions didnt help.

Christine's powerful hypnobirthing scripts were so soothing. They made me feel calm & peaceful.

She also helped me feel really empowered as I made informed decisions about birth.

Throughout birth I practiced the breathing techniques that Christine taught me and they helped so much.

I'd highly recommend Christines pregnancy yoga class and Hypnobirthing sessions to any mothers to be!

Thanks so much for all your support Christine.