If I could describe the experience of pregnancy yoga at our centre in one word, it would be… liberation.
I’m Kate Porotto and after 15 years of teaching and training in yoga for pregnancy and birth, I’m not surprised when mamas to be tell me they ‘never knew my body was capable of this power.’ In my experience, women underestimate the wisdom of the body, as much as they underestimate themselves. That’s my biggest delight in guiding pregnancy yoga classes. To witness a woman fully realising just how powerful and amazing her body is.
I’ve trained with renowned leaders in the field of active pregnancy and birth, such as Dr Sarah Buckley, Janet Balaskas, Janet Clarfield and Birth International. Besides the professional training, I’ve birthed 4 of my own babies and been present at over 200 births. To say yoga for pregnancy is my passion is partly true. Actually, this work is my calling. I was born to help women trust their body to birth, and trust themselves to nurture their children. (Lots of dads are empowered by my work too… they realise they can have a role that’s active and supportive, rather than playing the passive spectator.)
These pregnancy yoga classes are designed specifically for pregnant women and are highly educational.