PREGNANCY YOGA MACAU
Preparing your mind and body for labor

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These sessions are suitable for expecting moms from 14 weeks on - the beginning of the second trimester.
Make sure to check with your doctor before starting any program that involves physical activity during pregnancy.

“Whatever happens, yoga will enable you to approach the experience from a position of inner power.” – Janet Balaskas

WHY DO YOGA WHEN PREGNANT?

Prenatal or pregnancy yoga sessions support your body to stay active in a safe way during pregnancy, it is both beneficial for you and for your baby. You will learn breathing exercises to navigate contractions and mindful meditation techniques for mental centering, both tools are very helpful in labor.  We will also be monitoring if your baby turns head down between week 28 to 32 and practice gentle poses to make more room to keep baby there or help them to turn for optimal fetal positioning and smooth the way to a fast and easy birth. A regular yoga practice will also help you to increase self-awareness and understand your pregnant changing body.

And because your husband/partner is also an important element in your pregnancy journey, I also offer childbirth preparation private sessions for couples, where I provide useful information to your partner on how to help you when the contractions start. He will learn more about the stages of labor and support you with confidence, using comfort measures, massage, and acupressure point techniques to help labor progress with greater calmness.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Practice suitable postures for your pregnant body

  • Great way to relax and stay fit during pregnancy

  • Calm anxiety and gain confidence that helps you throughout pregnancy and delivery

  • Learn tools like meditation and visualisation to help you cope with physical and emotional changes

  • Learn the best body postures during pregnancy to promote baby's optimal positioning for birth

  • Practice some focused breathing techniques

  • Good opportunity to connect with like-minded expecting moms

  • Enjoy deep guided relaxation with props at the end of each class

  • Learn useful childbirth education information from an experienced yoga instructor

Prenatal Yoga sessions are open to everyone, previous yoga experience is not necessary. For inquiries please contact me.

Before deciding which prenatal class to enroll in, I want to give you this big piece of advice: the session you join MUST be taught by a qualified and experienced prenatal yoga instructor. If what you are doing feels uncomfortable, do not continue and talk to your instructor immediately.

WHEN

New dates TBC

LOCATION

The Warehouse Studio

568 Avenida Olimpica, Unit F, G/F,

Edf. Industrial Va Nam, Taipa, Macau.

氹仔奧林匹克大馬路568號

華南工業大廈地下F室

TEACHER

Margarida Luz, E-RYT200, RPYT

Teacher bio

CLASSES LANGUAGE

English | Portuguese | Cantonese

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My teaching journey started 6 years ago. Early in 2019, I've decided to take a specialisation in pregnancy and postnatal yoga, with great attention in childbirth education. For the past two years, I guided more than 30 parents in Macau with Prenatal Yoga and childbirth preparation, and Postnatal Yoga for birth recovery and reconnection. My main goal is to keep women well informed, physically active and emotionally balanced.

My Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) Credentials
- Mindful Birth Australia’s Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Teacher Training with Michelle Papa and Dr. Jean Byrne
- Prenatal Yoga Center NYC Teaching the Postnatal Student Teacher Training with Deb Flashenberg

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Learn more about Yoga applications in pregnancy, follow @yogapregnancymacau on Instagram

 
 
After Yoga Class

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“In every session, Margarida showed us the importance of all the poses and exercises that might help during the delivery and postpartum. I need to mention her great job as a yoga instructor, helping us to understand our body changes and adjusting the yoga practice to each one of us even during the group session.
Thank you Margarida.”

— Ana Carneiro —