Introductory Prenatal Pilates Course.
A safe and supportive prenatal pilates short course to help you care better for your body during pregnancy.
Learn simple movements to support your body through pregnancy and birth.
Focus on pelvic floor health, safe core activation, arm and leg strength, safe lifting techniques, and birth preparation based on principles of Optimal Maternal Positioning.
The Introductory Prenatal Pilates Course is a foundational course designed to offer you safe prenatal movement classes you can do during pregnancy. It's a little more in depth and comprehensive than the mini prenatal course and will introduce you the fundamentals of prenatal specific movement, whilst offering valuable movement tools to help nurture your body during pregnancy.
Includes short lectures on caring for your body through pregnancy and birth, and also four hour long classes taught around the themes of;
1. Mobilise and balance your body for better core function and in preparation for birth.
2. Stabilise and connect with your pelvic floor and deep abdominals to support your pelvis and pelvic floor.
3. Release your body to support proper pelvic floor activation and in preparation for birth.
4. Strengthen as your baby grows to better support your pregnant body and also ensure you're strong enough for the physical demands of motherhood!
Learning how to care better for your body using movement is a really important aspect of preventing, managing, or rehabilitating injuries related to pregnancy and birth.
Participating in pregnancy specific movement every day or several times a week can help you feel better now, support you during birth, and prepare you to recover better after.
This course has been designed to offer you movements suitable for prenatal exercise; however everyone's body types and personal circumstances differ. It's your responsibility to stop and seek advice from a qualified practitioner or medical caregiver if any of the exercises within cause discomfort or pain. I intend for these classes to be kind, gentle, preventive of injury, and restorative for your remarkable mama body.
(Price is in US dollars so I can enable Paypal on Teachable, and is adjusted to be the appropriate amount for AU dollars, to accomodate most of my customers who are in Australia!)
If you want to try just a couple of classes, have a look at the Mini Prenatal Course.
Sophie is a pregnancy and postpartum professional with a very big love for helping mothers to care better for their mamabody. She has two young children and works as an integrative movement practitioner, pregnancy and postpartum corrective exercise specialist, pilates teacher, shiatsu therapist, and postpartum doula in Melbourne Australia.
StartWelcome and Introduction!
StartPrenatal Pilates May Class 1. Balance the baby room. Breathing. Pelvic Floor coordination. (70:54)
StartDiaphragm and pelvic floor coordination explanation (3:32)
StartPrenatal May class 2. Stabilise your 'core'. Pelvic floor and deep abdominal activation. (59:18)
StartIntroduction to Release for Birth. (6:41)
StartPrenatal May class 3. Release and relax. (58:09)
StartHow to Push (8:00)
StartStrengthening Introduction (4:27)
StartPrenatal class 4. Functional Movement. (52:33)