I specialised in Prenatal Yoga, yoga for pregnancy & birth as I truly believe that if there is one point in a woman’s life where yoga is an amazing tool, it is definitely this one. Whether she is feeling exhausted, anxious, sick, full of beans, energized or ecstatic, a woman is at her most vulnerable. It is a time where she needs to both nurture and let go of expectations.
Yoga can be a precious prenatal practice (and life-long tool!) to safely address the common aches & pains caused by all these body changes, to manage stress and the emotional ups & downs. We will be working on postures to help women feel strong and flexible, guided breathing and relaxation to help with sleep problems, exercises and visualisation for pain perception but also many postural tips and some homework to increase the chances of a shorter labour.
As a Doula (trained birth support companion), I always start the class with a women’s circle to share knowledge, experience and positive birth stories and weave useful information into the practice. I also attended a Spinning Babies® workshop in 2018 and integrate their principles in my preparation as much as I can.
Of course, no need to say that my golden rules of diversity, encouraging environment and body positivity (see my General Yoga page) apply 10 times more in this special and vulnerable time. I also integrate my knowledge of Ayurveda globally in my practice as a yoga teacher and as a Doula.
Recommendations: The best time to join this class is from 12 weeks onwards. Please communicate with your health care team before starting.
I am a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT®) and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT®) with Yoga Alliance. I teach yoga as a volunteer in the community as well as regular classes and private students. Get in touch for more info on my schedule.
Emily and Emmanuel Hastings & baby Oslo, Clinique Jeanne d'Arc, Paris, France
She coached me through one of the most challenging moments of my life.
In the end my labour didn’t progress and I ended up having to have a C-Section, an outcome I had not prepared for. Amélie gave us a crash course on what to expect and told us of all the questions we could ask the OB ensuring we were advocating for ourselves. Because of Amélie’s great advice we ended up having a beautiful C-section experience. Read More “She coached me through one of the most challenging moments of my life.”
Justina Gill & Philip Kean, Sydney, Australie
Result : a fantastic birth !
Having Amelie by our side during pregnancy and birth was one of our best decisions ! So much gentleness, energy, empathy and most of all, so much knowledge on the before/during/after that were so useful to prepare us to welcome our baby girl in the best way possible. Read More “Result : a fantastic birth !”
Elodie, Seb & baby Lou, Dee-Why, Australie
her gentleness, her energy and her deep knowledge made me feel very safe
Amelie played an essential and supportive role in my pregnancy and was present for the amazing birth of our son […] She was by my side giving me confidence, helping me push through the stages of labour (all 50 hours of it!) Read More “above and beyond what was expected”
Pregnancy & Labour Support
She was completely present for my labor and supported me physically and emotionally in her compassionate way. I can’t thank her or sing her praises highly enough … Read More “completely present”
I was a beginner and I was not sure if yoga was the right thing for me but Amelie was really patient and professional to teach me everything about it, she is a person with an extensive knowledge … Read More “taught me how to focus my energy”
Gonzalo Zabaleta, Dee-Why
a heart opening approach
I really love Amelie’s classes. She has a heart opening approach to the way she teaches. Her classes integrate vinyasa flow with alignment and meditation which cater to all levels, always offering different options to suit everyone … Read More “a heart opening approach”
Mariam Nakhal, Randwick
warm, caring and gentle
I liked Amelie right from the start. She was so warm, caring and gentle. She really went that extra mile with making sure I was looking after myself and encouraging me to have some “me-time”. She cooked nutritious wholesome meals … Read More “warm, caring and gentle”
Juliana R, Eastlakes
really helped create my ideal birth
Having a doula accompany me through the birth of my baby girl was absolutely the best decision I made. And Amelie is an ideal companion, support, educator and coach for the birth process … Read More “really helped create my ideal birth”