Hazel Cazzini is a registered midwife and is currently working as a midwife in a Maternity Hospital in Dublin. She has been leading Antenatal Classes since 2004 and trained with experts in Natural Birth such as Andrea Robertson (Birth International) & Judith Schott. Her belief in Active Birth inspired her to train as a prenatal yoga teacher in the Elbowroom in 2009 where she gained a diploma to teach from a Yoga Alliance School. Hazel’s combined training as a midwife, antenatal educator and prenatal yoga teacher, make her a uniquely qualified Active Birth Workshop leader and prenatal yoga instructor. Hazel is the proud mother of two young children http://www.antenatalclasses.ie/
Hazel instructs the following:
Open to those who are completely new to Yoga as well as those who are experienced. Must be beyond 14 weeks and can continue up until the birth.
Prebooking is essential.
What is Prenatal Yoga?
During pregnancy your body goes through many changes, which creates stress on you mentally and physically. A way to maintain a healthy mind and body is prenatal yoga.
Prenatal yoga focuses on poses for pregnant women, in order to increase strength and flexibility.
It also helps pregnant women to develop proper breathing and relaxation techniques for easier and more comfortable labor.
What Are The Benefits Of Prenatal Yoga?
- Improved sleep
- Reduced stress
- Increased strength, flexibility and endurance
- Decreased lower back pain
- Decreased nausea
- Decreased carpal tunnel syndrome
- Decreased headaches
- Reduced risk of preterm labor
- Lowered risk of intrauterine growth restriction (condition that slows the baby’s growth)
- In addition to the benefits listed, studies have found there is a relationship between prenatal yoga and the reduction of hypertension-related complications, as well as, improvement of fetal outcome.
- Single Class €18
- 6 Class Pass €100 (valid for 6 months)
Your insurance provider may contribute towards your pre/ postnatal yoga expenses. Check your policy for more details. Receipts can be issued for classes.
Birth Preparation Workshop
Half-day Birth Preparation Workshop led by a prenatal yoga teacher and midwife Hazel Cazzini. Suitable for expectant mothers with their birth partner from 34 weeks of pregnancy onwards.
Originally founded by Janet Balaskas, Active Birth is a philosophy of working with the natural process of labour and birth.
As the term "Active Birth" suggests, women are encourage to be active not passive during labour. This approach promotes walking around, remaining upright (where possible), choosing positions for labour and birth freely, and finding ways to relax in upright positions. The Active Birth workshop is designed for the pregnant woman and her birth partner. It outlines the birth partner’s role in supporting their partner physically, mentally and emotionally during labour.
This practical half-day workshop is designed to help you prepare for labour and birth, using movement, breathing and relaxation techniques.
€100 per couple
- This antenatal education workshop is refundable under some health insurance options as it is led by a midwife. Check your policy for more details. Receipts given for the workshop.
Subject to a minimum number of participants registering.
In the event of this workshop not proceeding due to insufficient numbers we will notify you at least 24 hours before the workshop date.
We would also require 24 hours notice from you to cancel your reservation in this workshop.
If you have a birthing ball or fitness ball could you please bring it along to the studio. If not, no worries - there will be some available. All other materials will be supplied.