I offer specialist Fertility Yoga in a number of ways to suit you and your life. As a half day introductory workshop, a 6 week group programme of classes, or as private 1 to 1 sessions, as well as specific IVF support.
How fertility yoga can benefit women
Fertility experts talk about how emotional and mental wellbeing can affect your physical well being, and how achieving a strong mind-body connection can have a positive influence on your chances of conception. Many people need support in reaching a relaxed and optimistic mind-set during what can be a very stressful time. Eliminating unnecessary stress is very important when trying to conceive (studies show women with high stress levels often have a harder time getting pregnant), and this is a key way that yoga can help you. Here are some others:
Yoga is an effective way of:
reducing stress and anxiety
creating a positive mind-set
reconnecting with your body and reproductive system
learning relaxation techniques to use anytime
being proactive on your conception journey so you feel more in control
Of course I cannot guarantee that fertility yoga techniques will get you pregnant, but everything suggested in the workshops/courses/1 to 1's is worth doing in its own right, because it will make your lift better, whether or not it results in a pregnancy.
The six week Fertility Yoga programme
This six week programme is for supporting your journey to motherhood. For women who are planning to start a family soon and want to prepare themselves, women trying to conceive, struggling to conceive for the first time or with subsequent pregnancies, women trying to conceive after miscarriage, or women looking at assisted fertility treatment.
What we'll do
We’ll work with a range of yoga techniques, including:
yoga postures to support the endocrine system and optimize blood flow to the pelvic region
restorative yoga postures to self-nurture and nourish and allow the body to deeply rest
breathing techniques to reconnect with yourself and calm the nervous system
deep relaxation practices
We'll also look at lifestyle changes, nutrition and complementary therapies and practitioners.
So many unique extras too...
You’ll develop a toolkit of yoga and relaxation techniques that you can use between sessions and after the course. Also included in the course is a wide range of unique extra's created especially for this course, including:
.mp3 audio relaxations to download
.mp3 guided visualisations to download
.mp3 breathing practices to download
.pdf guides on subjects including breathing techniques, fertility nutrition, lifestyle changes, complementary fertility therapies and cycle awareness
worksheets on subjects including yoga self-care, gratitude practices and mindfulness for fertility
a series video content of postures and sequences to use after the course
Our six meetings plus the added extras mean that you will leave the course with so many wonderful tools and information you can use straight away and long after the course too.
Connect with other women
You also get to meet regularly with other women who are experiencing similar difficulties on their journey to becoming a mother. Having a safe shared space where you can be open and feel supported can be very beneficial. You can also join a private Facebook support group to keep connected and share information after the workshop.
Fertility Yoga group course - dates & times
NEW course - starting September 2019
Six week course, on these dates: SUNDAYS: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th September. 6th & 13th October 2019
Time: 6pm to 7.30pm
York Yoga Studio, 112 Acomb Road, York, YO24 4EY
£90 for the six week course (including all the brilliant extras above)
Please contact Susan for full course details and to make a booking enquiry - by email firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 07954 238 424 or use the form below.
Places are limited for this course, so please book as soon as you can to ensure your place.
Fertility Yoga - private 1 to 1 Fertility Yoga Course
If you are unable to make the course, or would just like to have some one to one private fertility yoga sessions with me please do get in touch. I offer a Fertility Yoga Programme over 6 weeks (not necessarily consecutive weeks) on a one to one basis which I can discuss more with you. The course can be tailored to your specific requirements including your menstrual cycle, any known fertility issues, and any assisted fertility treatment you are undergoing or about to undergo.
To find out more please drop me an email email@example.com or you can can me on 07954 238 424, or use the form below.
*NEW* IVF Support Programme - private 1 to 1 support
In the UK, fertility problems currently affect about 3.5 million people and over 50,000 IVF cycles are performed each year. Using mind-body approaches from yoga and hypnotherapy this programme can help women going through the various stages of IVF treatment, as well as preparing for it which can also improve the chances of a successful outcome. This is through a series of special guided relaxations and visualizations, deep relaxation techniques, mindfulness techniques and breathing practices.
*NEW* Guided Relaxations For IVF - coming soon
I am currently devising a series of audio recordings that will be available soon, to help you on your IVF journey.
This will be 5 special recordings available as .mp3 files to download. These are designed to help you to help you deeply relax, to dial down the stress response in your body, to use positive visulaisations and imagery to positively visualise the process that your body is experiencing. Scientific research suggests that the success rate of IVF and ICSI may be improved by using relaxation and positive visualisation techniques, both by themselves and along with acupuncture, during the pre and post transfer stages. So these recordings can be used alongside acupuncture or alone.
Fertility Yoga - book or enquire:
Fertility Yoga - half day workshop
A half day workshop is an introduction to some of the yoga concepts covered in the 6 week course. You'll get a great little overview of how yoga can help you on your fertility journey. And you'll experience a number of different yoga practices during the workshop including:
restorative yoga postures for fertility, to aid relaxation and release stress
yoga postures to support blood flow to the pelvic region and endocrine system
how to use positive affirmation for fertility
We'll also look at other key ways to help your fertility including:
nutrition for fertility (and you'll get to try some delicious & nutritious fertility focussed treats)
simple lifestyle changes that can make a huge difference
You'll learn about other complementary therapists who specialise in the field of fertility and will share their expert knowledge with you
And you get to connect with other women who are experiencing the similar fertility problems to you, in a safe space, and this support and freedom to talk can be invaluable according to past participants.
In addition you'll go home with these lovely extras to support you AFTER the workshop:
a gorgeous guided relaxation mp3
a simple yet powerful guided breathing practice mp3
membership of a private Facebook support group
a follow up email after the workshop to ask any questions or get any further clarification.
York Yoga Studio, 112 Acomb Road, York, YO24 4EY
Dates & Times:
To be confirmed - next workshop is likely to be Spring 2020
£35 for a half day workshop (including gorgeous home-made fertility focussed refreshments)
Please contact Susan for full workshop details and to make a booking enquiry - by email firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 07954 238 424 or use the form below.
Feedback from previous course participants:
“I loved permission to rest and visualise myself in such a positive way. The restorative postures felt comforting as did sharing the experience with others who really understand. It's a place to park the emotions for an hour and a half, and allow self-care to take place”
“The relaxations and visualisations have been really helpful. They helped me to visualise my body, being healthy and fertile and remind myself of this mantra when I find myself feeling broken”
"I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU. I can't say enough about how helpful your sessions were. When we started I was going through my second miscarriage I felt I was going out of my mind, and your sessions helped me to pick myself back again and cope with my grief."
"I do some of the fertility yoga poses before I go to bed almost every day as I find them calming and relaxing."
“Susan your Fertility Yoga Course was absolutely fantastic. I think it made the biggest difference to our fertility journey, and ultimately getting pregnant!! I would wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone struggling with fertility, it's amazing for your body and your mind, and to feel like you're not alone 💖 xx”