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Pregnancy exercise: Yoga

Recommended by most doctors and midwives, prenatal yoga offers a multitude of benefits to both mother and baby throughout pregnancy, during birth and beyond.

Yoga Mama’s approach to pregnancy yoga emphasizes physical and mental well-being, as well as complete confidence in Oneself throughout pregnancy by utilising specific yogic techniques. These techniques have been proven by thousands of  pregnant mothers since Yoga Mama’s inception to be extremely beneficial during pregnancy and birth.



Womb Yoga is a style of yoga that is an excellent form of pregnancy exercise. Womb Yoga draws from various yoga practices into a yoga form that has just the right balance to nurture, nourish and mentor women of all ages and stages of life. From maiden to matriarch, to those entering menarche (menstruation) and to those who are in menopause.

Through Yoga Mama, my Red Tent Johannesburg group, my workshops and sacred retreats; I work with women to honour the timeless, respectable tradition of community where the young learn from the wise and the nurturers are themselves nurtured by a community of women.

With Yoga Mama and Red Tent, I aim to create a community of women who are strong in their divine femininity. Who are happy, grounded, connected and healthy; and who not only nurture those in their lives but who nurture and honour themselves. Drawing on yoga practices such as Yoga Nidra – the art of relaxation; Sankalpa – working with the power of heart-placed intention; the yoga postures; and concepts such as balancing yin and yang, nourishing the body with the right food, working with energy and the universal laws; womb yoga - and wom(b)en empowerment -  becomes a way of life.

Did you know? You don't have to be pregnant to benefit from womb yoga? Womb Yoga is excellent for women in all stages of life. So if you need to balance your hormones, reawaken your divine feminine energy, or are planning a pregnancy, come along to a class. You can join a group class at either Bub Hub or Genesis, or you can have private classes with J'anaki Ra for a more personal, one-on-one and focused outcome.

J'anaki Ra also hosts regular workshops and retreats. Click here for more information.

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