A PREGNANCY DAY RETREATRetreating into Motherhood
Our Pregnancy Day Retreat in St Georges Basin on the NSW South Coast is an invitation to slow down, deeply connect with yourself and your baby and prepare for your birth and postpartum.
WHETHER YOU ARE:
- in your 2nd or 3rd trimester
- a first time mum or a mum again
- a seasoned yogi or a novice
You’re in the right place!
I'm going to tell you exactly how Retreating Into Motherhood: Pregnancy Day Retreat will give you the tools, inspiration and unparalleled support as you prepare for your birth and postpartum so you’ll feel prepared and able to rest and recover no matter how your birth unfolds.
Here’s What You Can Expect
Pregnancy Flow Yoga
Pregnancy Flow Yoga is Infused with yoga poses, breathing techniques, visualisation, meditation and guided relaxation with a focus on preparing for birth. You'll learn breathing techniques and Active Birth Positions for a calm birth.
Restorative Yoga and Crystal Bowl Sound Bath
Restorative Yoga is a form of ‘active relaxation’ in which your body is supported by yoga props including yoga bolsters, blocks and blankets in seated and supine poses that are held for between 3 and 15 minutes. You’ll feel held and supported physically, mentally and emotionally allowing you to deeply relax and let go. This relaxed state will be enhanced by the healing vibrational power of an immersive crystal bowl sound bath with Carli Sheriff from The Om Project.
A Shamanic Drum Journey Into Your Womb To Meet Your Baby
“Drumming is an ancient shamanic technique to connect you with your baby, womb, vagina and vulva. So often women feel disconnected from their babies and their own bodies and this process helps work toward healing or dealing with whatever it is that blocks that connection. Shamanic drum journeying is like a self guided meditation into the unseen realms, or into the body, to the beat of the drum, for the purpose of seeking in- formation and spiritual guidance”- Jane Hardwick Collings
Preparing for your Postpartum
Traditional cultures around the world like India, China, Indonesia and South America recognise the physical, mental and emotional changes that a woman undergoes during pregnancy and birth and it’s why the first 30- 40 days after birth is a time where a new mother is encouraged to completely retreat while she’s cared for and nurtured by her community./p>
In our Western culture the emphasis is on birth but birth is like the wedding and postpartum is like the marriage. That is, birth is just an event but motherhood is forever.
During our Pregnancy Retreat I’ll guide you into preparing for your postpartum so that you’ll feel prepared and able to rest and recover so matter how your birth unfolds.
Enjoy a delicious homemade, nutrient dense, organic lunch buffet style by the water as you soak up the view. A nourishing morning and afternoon tea will also be served.
Sitting in Circle with other women on a similar journey to mothering or mothering again, you’ll listen to each other’s stories and feel seen and heard.
Pregnancy Retreat Location
Our Pregnancy Retreat is held at stunning St Georges Basin on the NSW South Coast- close to Hyams Beach, Vincentia, Sussex Inlet and Jervis Bay. You’ll have uninterrupted views of the lagoon from the beautiful yoga studio, Into The Stillness. The stillness of the water is conducive to slowing down, letting go and preparing to retreat into Matrescence.
St Georges Basin is only 2 hours and 40 minutes from Sydney, 2 hours and 30 minutes from Canberra or 30 minutes from Mollymook. You’ll find plenty of options for accommodation if you’d like to get away for the weekend and spend your day off exploring the area.
Melissa has supported mothers for the past 19 years as a Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Instructor and more recently as a Birth Educator and Birth and Postpartum Doula.
After 9 years, Melissa sold her first studio, Yoganic in Sydney when she moved to Milton on the South Coast in 2018 where she opened a boutique studio, Mamatoto Retreat.
Melissa is passionate about supporting women to and through matrescence. She believes if mothers are well, the family will be well, if the family is well, the community will be well, if the communities are well, the world will be well.
Here’s what’s Included:
Pregnancy Flow Yoga
Restorative Yoga and quartz crystal bowl sound journey
Shamanic Drum Journey into your womb to meet your baby
Preparing for your Birth and Postpartum workshops
Informational support from a Birth Educator, Birth & Postpartum Doula and mother
When: Saturday, July 2
Where: Into The Stillness, St Georges Basin
BRING A FRIEND FOR HALF – PRICE (only $95.50).
Who’s this Pregnancy Day Retreat for?
Pregnant women in their 3rd trimester, whether you’re a first time mother or a mother again.
What if I’m new to Yoga?
Classes are for all levels- including complete novices. I’ll encourage you throughout the classes to listen to your body and if a pose doesn’t feel comfortable, I’ll suggest ways you can modify it so it feels good and gives you the most benefits.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring a yoga mat, pillow, blnket, journal and pen.
What do I need to wear?
Clothes that are stretchy, comfy and make you feel good. Layering is best in case you get hot or cold. No shoes or socks are necessary.
Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately, I’m unable to refund you for cancellations within 7 days of the Day Retreat. Cancellations more than 7 days prior will be refunded minus the $75 non- refundable deposit.
Got more questions?
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