Mums and Bubs Yoga and Pregnancy Yoga at the Lismore Birth House (combined class) and Pre and Post-Natal Massage at the Lismore Birth House

Held Tuesday mornings at 10:30, onward

Testimonials: “Mums & bubs yoga helps my baby sleep better. I’m currently in the middles of one of these classes and cannot recommend them more! Very nurturing and with a yummy, healthy snack and chat afterwards.”  -Cat  

Laura’s massage was the best one I’ve ever had and doing yoga with her was the best decision I have made for myself and my baby during my pregnancy. It definitely contributed to my healing labour after a difficult one the first time around.-Shantele  

“My 8 month old baby boy and I attended Laura’s yoga classes at The Birth House, Lismore for 3 consecutive Thursdays. We really enjoyed our time in Laura’s space. It was so inviting, warm and nurturing. Mums and Bubs are welcome to do anything necessary to meet the needs of bub throughout the duration of the class and the class is easily adapted for accommodating any eventuality with respect and understanding.  Laura had me mesmerised at her ability to yoga so effortlessly whilst being in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy with her 2nd child, it is a testament to her professionalism and passion for yoga for Mums and Babies. Directly after practicing yoga it was always so homely and comforting to share a cup of tea and homemade goodies that were a beautiful touch.  It really does take a village to raise a child and it is nice to build your village with Laura, she’s such a beautiful and genuine person. I will miss my Thursday sessions with her and so will you once you have shared that space with her.”  -Melanie

Mum’s Circle ~ Sun March 21 in our yurt in Modanville

Are you looking for more time to be present with yourself and to connect with other like-minded mums? Give yourself a chance to fill up your cup and heal through sharing and listening.  We’ll do some yoga & meditation. Share how you are doing in partners and in the circle (whether it be about being a parent or anything else in your life), + learn tips  & resources from the Aware Parenting perspective. If possible make it child-free (babies are welcome).

Are you thinking of joining yoga? Here is what some new students have written about Yoga classes at the Channon Hall and Keerong Hall:

I had NEVER, ever tried Yoga (I’m 52) until I tried a class with Laura In September 2020 at our local Community Hall. I have to say; these classes are fantastic and are something I start looking forward to as soon as our weekly class ends! From the very first class I have loved Laura’s enthusiasm, patience, love of Yoga, her skills as a teacher and her joyful sense of humour. Laura makes every person in our class feel welcome, included, she makes us aware of our progression as skills improve and supports us to feel completely valued. I would recommend working with Laura to anyone looking for an amazing experience.

-Cassie

New to this experience, Laura’s classes were a perfect introduction to yoga for me. From day one I was made to feel very welcome & supported, & several months on the classes continue to find little variances that keep me challenged. I love that it is not just about the poses but includes some very helpful reflections & mindfulness exercises. I look forward to this peaceful hour every week.

-Phil

December Yoga Classes, Summer break from Dec 17-Feb 1

Come and join for Hatha Yoga classes: a wonderfully blissful, relaxing, and rejuvinating experience, held at  *The Channon Hall* on Tuesday evenings, meditation, pranayama, asanas, chanting, relaxation. 6:15-7:15pm, $15/class or $12/conc or awesome monthly rate and *Keerong Hall* on Wednesday evenings, meditation, pranayama, asanas, chanting, relaxation. 6:30-7:30pm, $15/class or $12/conc or awesome monthly rate.

The last class of the year will be on Dec 16. Watch this space for a special dark moon yoga class and a full moon class in January. Regular weekly classes will resume at the beginning of February 2021.

Pregnancy and mums & bubs yoga classes will also be on hold over the long summer holiday period. Classes will resume at the start of Feb 2021.

I encourage everyone to develop/continue a home yoga asana (stretching) and pranayama (breathing) practice over this summer period, as well as to rest in shavasana (lying down relaxation pose) regularly.

Online yoga and Aware Parenting Workshop

Hello ❤️🙏,
How are you?
Are you a parent looking for more balance, energy and support?
Starting Oct. 25, I am so happy to commence a 4-week online workshop, incorporating yoga and Aware Parenting techniques to help families find more peace, compassion and understanding during these unusual times.
I would love to support you on this parenting journey.
Please join us to:
~heal, connect, receive/give empathy.
~learn why babies & children have disrupted sleep, can become aggressive or non-cooperative
~ develop techniques to help babies and children heal, sleep better and be more cooperative without punishments and rewards
❣️October 25- November 21 (4 weeks)
🙏$80 ~ please contact me for booking details by PM or Laura 0415533311 [email protected]
❤️4x online fb lives
❤️4x small group personalised zoom sessions
❤️written info
❤️study guides
❤️plenty of opportunity for you to share how you are, be supported and ask any & all questions.
Themes over the 4 weeks will include:
-benefits of the “crying-n’arms” approach, how tears & tantrums are both a little one’s tool for communication and a natural healing mechanism
-understanding the causes of children’s behaviour: feelings, needs and information
-suggestions for eliciting cooperation in toddlers and children + attachment play activities to strengthen attachment, help children heal and resolve discipline problems
-loving limits
-your healing: relieving stress, being heard and relaxing
🥰
This workshop will run over 4 weeks. Oct 25th is the first day with a group zoom session at 10am Sydney time. Other times of zoom sessions and fb lives will depend on when you are available… possibly continuing on Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings. Don’t worry, though, we can work around each other’s schedule to find the best time to run these sessions.
Lots of love,

Laura


P.s. if you would like to hear a bit more about Aware parenting before the workshop begins, and if you are local, then please come and join for a sat morning talk on Saturday oct 10 at the Lismore birth house or Monday Oct 19 in Mullumbimby at the Byron Pregnancy Support group 🙂


Laura Shaz is a certified yoga teacher, Aware Parenting (AwP) instructor and Ayurvedic massage therapist. She holds a master’s degree in Conflict Resolution and Mediation. She teaches yoga locally and for mums & bubs and pregnant women at the Lismore Birth House, gives massage and holds AwP consultations, workshops and mum’s circles. She is passionate about physical and emotional healing for families and about making mothers’ and families lives more joyful.

Mums & Bubs Yoga and Pregnancy Yoga, Massage and Aware Parenting Consultations at the Lismore Birth House on Tuesdays

Ongoing Tuesday classes, massage and consultations available at the Lismore Birth House

Mums and Bubs, Toddlers and Pregnancy Yoga class:Tuesdays 10:30 am $20/class or $50 for 3 classes

Morning tea provided for after classYoga is a wonderful way to stretch, heal, get healthier, reduce tension, while also connecting deeper with yourself, little ones and other like-minded mums. Please let me know if you would like to join.

I’m so looking forward to sharing this sacred time with you.I am also so happy to offer massage and aware parenting consultations.

Yoga for mothers with babies and young children aids in connection, relaxation, stress-release and health through gentle stretches, relaxation exercises, breathing techniques and strengthening postures.

Aware Parenting teaches techniques to enhance your child’s development, solve typical behaviour challenges for your children, help your kids be more relaxed & calm, and in turn sleep better, gain the ability to concentrate for longer, cooperate more, etc. AwP encourages big emotions to be released through crying with connection/tantrums or play/laughter, (rather than suppression or aggression). When little ones (and adults) have released emotions and been heard/supported, they will return to their natural state of love and gentleness. Especially during this pandemic time, big feelings for adults and children will come and will have huge benefits from being expressed and heard.

much love,

Laura

0415533311

Laura’s massage was the best one I’ve ever had and doing yoga with her was the best decision I have made for myself and my baby during my pregnancy. It definitely contributed to my healing labour after a difficult one the first time around.-Shantele

Pregnancy Yoga in Nimbin

Namaste to Mums-to-be 🙏
Calling all pregnant women who are looking for some quieting down, healing and connection.
I’m so happy that a few Nimbin mums have already expressed interest initiating and asking me to lead a pregnancy yoga class. 🙂 Usually I teach at the Birth House. Since classes have not yet returned there, I will offer a pregnancy yoga class next week on Thursday July 16 at 4pm in Nimbin at Birth & Beyond.
Class will be a soothing and nourishing hour of yoga, which includes stretching (asanas), relaxation, mantras and breathing techniques (pranayama) to help you feel awesome and to ease birthing and the birth of your baby.
Any other pregnant woman who wants to join, is more than welcome to!
The benefits of yoga during pregnancy include:
Improve sleep.
Reduce stress and anxiety.
Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth.
Decrease lower back pain, nausea, and headaches.
After class, we will sit for a cuppa and treat that I will provide.
Cost: $15.
If enough interested and committed, I would love to continue for a few more weeks at the same time and place.
Please let me know if you will join. Laura 0415533311. Feel free to invite friends. xo
I also offer pregnancy & postpartum massage, as well as Aware Parenting workshops & consultations.
lots of love!
Laura