Hear what our students have to say about our pregnancy yoga classes:
Just to let you know our little yogi arrived nice and early Sunday morning.Labour took 6.5 hours from me noticing the contractions were regular (30 mins apart) to baby in our arms. Had planned a water birth at Birthcare but by the time we turned up - 2am - I was already 10cm dilated. 20 minutes of pushing later and he arrived. I laboured at home with no pain relief but used my Swiss ball, yoga mat, yoga exercises and deep breathing to get me through - plus a wheat pack! Totally natural experience that thanks to all the yoga and breath training I managed to stay calm and relaxed throughout. It was a real pleasure to take your classes and I will certainly be recommending them to everyone I know"
"Our little boy was born Mon night in an amazing accidental home birth! I was so relaxed with all the breathing, yoga and hypnobirthing techniques that I totally underestimated how far advanced I was, then final stage went v fast. Thanks a million for all your support, tips, positive attitude and of course yoga! It all really helped."
"Barbara, I want to say the biggest Thank You as the breathing I learnt in your class truly helped me so much and got me through without any medical pain relief (apart from 5 contractions using gas). I kept picturing our class, the other girls and you, as I breathed deeply in to each contraction. Please let the girls know how much I valued it"
"Barbara, a BIG thank you for the yoga classes - I don't know what I would have done without them and the support from you and the other girls in the class. The breathing you taught me was a tremendous help, not only during pregnancy but also throughout labour and birth it helped me to focus and keep calm. Now after the birth of my beautiful baby girl Olivia, I regularly use the breathing to help me relax. Never did I realise that breathing would be so beneficial and I now see it as an essential part of my life."
Your class was fantastic - your calm reassurance and good humour every week plus meeting the other preggy women in the Tummy Club (!) has been one of the nicest things about my pregnancy so far. Now that I am leavng Auckland, I'm so gonna miss it! I will definitely be recommending your class to others."
"Having never tried yoga before my midwife recommended it; I was delighted at how much I enjoyed the class. Since starting Pregnancy Yoga I have discovered strength both physically and mentally that has helped me throughout my pregnancy. Barbara’s experience and knowledge is evident in the caring way she instructs the class, and I would have NO hesitation in recommending Barbara or Kelly Street Yoga Studio to anyone looking to start Yoga."
Sorry for the delay in letting you know that I gave birth to a little boy Jack , just 2 days after my last pregnancy yoga session. I was rapt to have my first drug-free birth (I had an epidural for my last 2 babies) and that the breathing that you taught us was a HUGE help!!! My midwife was so impressed with how calm and centred I was throughout the labour and how well I was breathing. So a big thanks to you for preparing me for a lovely birth, one that I am so proud about."
"Pregnancy Yoga with Barbara is a MUST! I've been going now for about 12 weeks and feel so much better for it. After each class I feel so much happier and re-energised and look forward to each class, knowing how great I feel afterwards. I really love the fact that the classes are smaller so that Barbara can work with each of us as needed to help us get the most out of our session. She also talks to us to find out how we are doing and tailors the class to how we feel and what we feel we want from that particular session. Yoga gets two thumbs up from me!!!"
Just thought i'd update you on the birth of our baby daughter.She was born 18th May, 3.19kg @ 39wks , so I didn't make it to the wed night class!A short and drug free waterbirth, was a wonderful experience. Used my yoga breathing, a TENS machine and the waterbath and that was it. Brilliant, thank you so much for your classes."