Bliss Baby Yoga News: Nurturing the Nurturer - Restorative Yoga, Nourishing Soup recipe and Yoga Off-the-Mat for New Mums

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Nourishing the Mother

Dear Bliss Babies,
 
Welcome to our Bliss Baby Yoga October Newsletter. 
 
Life after the birth of a new baby presents us with some of the most challenging times during parenthood.  What a woman does within those first early weeks of settling in with her newborn influences her ability to care for her baby and herself going forth. Our modern culture promotes the unhelpful idea of the ‘Supermum’ which more often than not leads to physical, emotional and mental exhaustion for a new mother.  Babies thrive when their mothers are rested, calm and healthy.  
 
The idea of surrender or ‘Ishvara Pranidhana’  is a constant in motherhood, and comprises the final component of the personal moral ‘restraints’ or Niyamas of the ancient yoga text, “The Yoga Sutras”. In this month’s newsletter we explore what Ishvara Pranidhana means and some of the ways that the tools of yoga can help nurture and support a woman – in all stages of motherhood.  
 
Bliss Baby Teacher Trainer, Mari Notaras explores the benefits of Restorative Yoga for new mothers in her article Mother Me – Restorative Yoga for Mummy Only, and how these delicious classes can help a woman adapt, surrender and nurture herself during these rapid changes into motherhood. We also share a wholesome, Postnatal Nourishing Chicken Soup Recipe, that we can prepare with lots of love for our new mummy friends, to help them with their healing, nourishment and self care in these early days of motherhood.
 
Lastly, my experience of parenthood has now journeyed into the tween years and my article, Yogic Lessons for Parents reflects on the lessons that motherhood has taught me though the first twelve years of my son’s life and how these ideas might prepare me for the teenage years ahead. 
 
The themes of surrender, acceptance and self care are guiding principles in all of our Bliss Baby Yoga Courses. If you’d like to learn how to teach Restorative Yoga to your Prenatal and Postnatal students  - have a look at our upcoming Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Intensives which explore suitable Restorative Postures for these different stages.
 
To delve deeper into the world of Restorative Yoga why not attend our upcoming  Level 1 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Star Depres, and our new Level 2 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Ana Davis, 19 & 20 November, in beautiful Byron Bay.
 
And, I’m very excited about our new Shakti Purna 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training Course coming up next month (from 6 November) which not only teaches you safe yoga practice from a feminine perspective but also looks more deeply at the yoga philosophy that underpins yoga practice. 
 
Until next time – remember to get a head start before the crazy Christmas period overtakes you and establish/re-estabilsh your self-care routines for the health and wellbeing of both yourself and your family.  
 
Love and light,
Ana
 
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Upcoming Events

October 22nd-24th, 2016: Wellington, NZ, Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Intensive (places filling quickly!) 

October 28th-30th, 2016: Brisbane Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Intensive (places filling quickly!)

November 6th-17th, 2016: Shakti Purna 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training (2 residential place remaining!)

November 18th-20th, 2016: Adelaide Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Intensive (places filling quickly!)

November 18th-20th, 2016: Auckland Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Intensive (places filling quickly!)

November 19th & 20th, 2016: Level 1 & 2 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, Byron Bay (limited places!)

February 12th-20th, 2017: Costa Rica 85 hr RPYT Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

February 17th-19th, 2017: Byron Bay Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training weekend intensive

March 11th-13th, 2017: Melbourne Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Long Weekend Intensive

March 22nd-31st, 2017: 80 hr Women's Yoga Teacher Training, Byron Bay (places already filling quickly!)

March 25th, 2017: 1-Day Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training, Byron Bay  (limited places!)

May 2nd - July 11th, 2017: Live Online Lecture Series

May 19th-21st, 2017: Perth Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Weekend Intensive

June 3rd-5th, 2017: Auckland Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Long Weekend Intensive

June 9th-11th, 2017: Melbourne Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Weekend Intensive

June 12th, 2017: Melbourne 1-Day Level 1 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Anytime, Anywhere: Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training

2017 DATES COMING SOON: 100 hr Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training, Byron Bay

 

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