Some build respect and a sense of awe whilst others like ‘downstairs’ can manifest confusion. This three-day workshop called ‘creative ways of making space for the baby’ was well described. It was as it sounds. Jenny Blyth and Fiona Hallinan helped us understand the mechanics of birth. It was enlightening to see and feel how our bones, muscles and ligaments can soften and open to allow a baby to be birthed. (Click the above image to see their website).
I have been exploring topics about pregnancy and birth for around five years now. My awareness has deepened and my respect grown. I am honoured to be able to help people prepare for this profound rite of passage. The workshops I run are based on “Birthing From Within” and aim to help people re-learn to trust their intuition. The processes help women to discover and validate what they already know and help them prepare to birth from within.
Many classes and books teach about birth ‘from the outside’ (like how to birth in a hospital and how birth is managed). The ‘Birthing From Within’ prenatal workshops help women to understand what labour will be like from their perspective. There is more focus on emotional and spiritual preparation and how to birth as a woman and mother (rather than as a trained professional).
This combined with the wisdom and exercises to open physically can provide a potent recipe for helping women to gain confidence in their bodies. There are ways to help the body to soften and make room for babies to enter the world and I am delighted to share these dynamic processes with the women of the Northern Rivers.
We are continuing to build friendships and a sense of community at Birth and Beyond. Come along and say hello!
Birth & Beyond August Schedule
10th August: Zuela Christi will discuss energy balance for self and babies
17th August: Yoga exercises that mums n bubs can enjoy together
24th August: Not on (I will be away)
31st August: Discussion on Natural Remedies for Children
7th September: Not on (I will be teaching in Newcastle)
Nimbin Birth & Beyond meets nearly every Friday from 11am-12.30pm. Sessions are run by donation. For more info (or to hold a session): Phone 0429 308 851 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org. To be added to the mailing list just send an email or text.