It is estimated that one in 6 coules in modern Ireland have fertility issues while trying for a baby. This can be devastating for both parties but particularly for women as it is their body that will be under particular scrutiny during this journey, whether she is trying to conceive naturally or using assisted reproductive technology.
This two-hour fertility yoga workshop will offer a safe, supportive space for women trying to conceive who are experiencing infertility issues. The workshop 2 hours long and specifically designed to help decrease stress, worry and anxiety and to promote optimal health in body and mind. It is suitable for all women who are trying to conceive, whether you are under-going assisted reproductive treatment or trying to conceive naturally. You do not need to have previous yoga experience.
There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that Yoga can be beneficial for fertility. There are a number of ways that these workshops can help you on your fertility journey.
• Reduce stress and tension
• Helps to stimulate the endocrine system and balance hormones
• Can help to regulate your cycle
• Encourages a positive mindset
• Helps release built up anxiety and underlying trauma
• Helps you switch off and let go
• Increases the circulation to the pelvic muscles and reproductive system
• Helps get you back in touch with your body in a positive way
The workshops will be held approximately once a month and will include breathing techniques, gentle yoga poses, fertility-based visualisations and a deeply relaxing meditation practice called Yoga Nidra. You will learn techniques and practices which you can take away with you and practice at home. All the poses practiced are also safe to perform in early pregnancy.
The most important aspect to these workshops is the provision of a nurturing and supportive environment for women. Unfortunately, infertility is still very much a taboo subject in Ireland and that secrecy can add to the stress and sense of isolation at an already difficult time. Each session will finish with a cuppa and time to chat and share tips, advice and support. This sense of community can facilitate healing on a deep spiritual level.
The first workshop takes place in Studio 72, Killester on Sunday 7th July 12-2pm
Places are limited so get in touch soon to find out more or book you place
The cost for this workshop is €25
Claire is a yoga instructor with many years experience teaching Hatha Yoga, pre and postnatal yoga, baby massage, special needs yoga and kids yoga. She also holds a diploma in Fertility Yoga.
Claire Corcoran087 9924094