Meditation is a brain workout! Just as you go to the gym to strengthen your muscles, mindfulness and meditation trains and sharpens your awareness to observe without judgment. The aim is to improve and develop a healthier sense of perspective which ultimately enhances ones overall mental health. During pregnancy you have to cope with many emotional and physical changes which can be really challenging at times. Meditation during pregnancy enriches and nourishes mamas-to-be and their connection to their unborn child. Regular practice enhances the feel good hormones and familiarises you with your inner tranquillity.
ONLINE PREGNANCY MEDITATION – 5 WEEK SERIES
Join us for this 5 week mindfulness meditation series especially for pregnant mama’s, if you have had your baby feel free to join in with bubs. It is my intention to take a moment to connect with you over the 5 week and support your connection with your body, breath and baby.
Join Sarah Goldberg and other mamas to slow down for moment in time to dive into this space of deeper connection with yourself. This is a space to develop your meditation practice and engrain breathing and mindset techniques for birth.
This is suitable for both beginners and more experienced meditators. There is no prior meditation experience required, show up as you are even in your pyjamas.
Elixir for the soul!
2021 -5 week online series
Monday evenings at 8:00pm beginning February 15th
Place: Online via Zoom
Cost: $50+ gst
If you don’t wish to do the 5 weeks and only want to do one or two of the classes in the series you can purchase a drop in pass. Once you have purchased please contact us to book you into the class you want.
PRE-RECORDED PREGNANCY MEDITATION
During lockdown in Melbourne, we had 170 people sign up for our free online pregnancy meditations. Each Sunday, at 10 am, for 15 weeks straight, mamas turned up each week to practice mindfulness, our breath, focus, and mindset. It was truly a precious space that was shared during these very difficult & stressful times .
These meditation practices were recorded live over Zoom, and we have edited them and prepared them for release. You can now purchase the first bundle of 4 meditations which is just under 2 hours of bliss. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
No previous experience is required. We will focus on the power of the breath and connection to self. We will slow right down to remember this potency and how we can use that to help us in our day to day but also to birth. You can read more about the meditation bundles here
SPECIAL GUEST – RHEA DEMPSEY
On Sunday the 13th of September part of the Free Pregnancy Meditation sessions during lockdown, the wise and passionate Rhea Demspsey Author of ‘Birth with Confidence’ and ‘Beyond the Birth Plan’ joined us to chat all things brain changes during pregnancy and birth. Stay tuned as we will release another Meditation Bundle of 3 meditations plus Rhea’s talk very soon. If you would like a copy of either of Rhea’s books head over to our shop.
Previous experience with meditation is not necessary at all, just showing up as you are is perfect and we all go from there. Sarah and guests will lead you to focus on the power of the breath and connection to self, to slow down and to use this potency in your daily life and also to birth.
Meditation is an ancient tradition of thought awareness allowing the mind to reach a peaceful and focused state. It has been practiced in many cultures over thousands of years. There are many benefits to a regular meditative practice and these are particularly valuable during pregnancy.
It is never too late to start meditating. Every moment is a new opportunity to give it a go. During pregnancy, your body is flooded with changing levels of hormones, for some it may lead to fatigue, mood swings, nausea and perhaps anxiety. Mamas-to-be don’t glow constantly throughout pregnancy – they may have worries about the comingchanges to their lives or giving birth.
Mindfulness is a powerful tool which develops compassion, tolerance, patience and acceptance. It can be profoundly life changing. Apart from pregnancy having it’s challenges it is an exciting time. A time of joy and celebrating life and getting ready for what is to come, so taking time to deeply foster the connection to self and use this potency to slow right down, reducing the stress of daily life and boost all those feel good hormones is a precious gift to oneself and your unborn child.
Stress during pregnancy, particularly in the last trimester, has the potential to affect your baby’s development and temperament after birth.
Avoiding stress is challenging in today’s fast paced society and during times of COVID-19 isolation. Regular Meditation and Mindfulness practices has the potential to rewire structures of the brain, resulting in improved function related with that area of the brain. Therefore changing emotional response habits and developing better ways of manage stress and overwhelm.
“When we are more mindful we communicate better and with better communication we establish better connection and with better connection we enhance our experience” – Sarah Goldberg
Meditation can assist woman when it her time to birth. Whether the birth is natural, a caesarean birth or an induced birth she can take the tool everywhere with her as it is established within. A known place, an internal sanctuary of familiar tranquillity. As a carer for woman who birth, we want for her to be as calm and relaxed as possible as we know this supports the wellbeing of both mother and child.
Meditating with others creates a powerful shared energy that supports the individual’s ability to focus on the power of the breath and connection to self. As you create that connection with your body, you dive deep into the bond with your baby.
“There is a synergy which is created when people meditate together. The healing power that is cultivated in a group meditation is far more effective than meditating alone. Also, there are studies that prove the existence of a ripple effect of peace in the surrounding environment when a group meditates together.” – Samvedna Meditation Centre