Pregnancy Retreat for Couples
ONE DAY RETREAT
Aug 17th 2019, 9am-5:30pm | Bright, Victoria |
We are excited to announce a brand new offering – our 1 Day Pregnancy Retreat for Couples, brought to you by Pregnancy Massage Australia® and Ginger Ki Yoga & Wellness. Join us on Saturday 17th August in Bright for a day of pregnancy wellness delivered through yoga, pregnancy massage and creating connections. The retreat includes a 90min yoga class, Partner Training ‘Massage for Labour’ Workshop, individual massages, gift pack and catering. Places are limited, so don’t miss out! Tickets to the retreat can be purchased in our online store for $475 per couple.
// Yoga Class //
Enjoy a 90 minute yoga class presented by Kylie Bertuch Haynes of Ginger Ki Yoga & Wellness, designed to support you and your partner through whatever stage of pregnancy you are at. Specific poses combined with breath allow you to open the body through lengthening, but will also work to maintain structure and support while you carry and connect with your growing baby.
Partners can also benefit from the calming and improved overall wellbeing effects yoga has to offer. Open to all levels, yoga can assist in birth preparation, help calm the mind and body for journey through pregnancy and birth, and also equip you with useful tools to use during labour and life beyond. Using asana (yoga poses), pranayama (breath work), meditation and essential oils, you will leave feeling nourished, connected and supported through this ancient holistic practice.
// Partner Training ‘Massage for Labour’ Workshop //
Massage can be used during birth to make it easier and more comfortable for the mother. During the 2 hour ‘Massage for Labour’ Workshop presented by Catherine McInerney, the couples will learn how to successfully use massage as a tool to relieve pain and discomfort during labour, while enhancing and nurturing the mother/partner/baby connections.
A well-prepared partner offering support through massage can be of great benefit and comfort to the labouring mother. During the workshop, you and your partner will learn how and when to apply massage for labour, and how to maximise birthing partner preparedness to support the labouring woman.
After the Workshop, the couples will have the option to enjoy individual massages.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
90 minute yoga class (focus on prenatal yoga but also beneficial for the partner)
All mats and props for the practice (bring your own if you like though)
Guided meditation and pranayama
Partner Training ‘Massage for Labour’ Workshop
Massage for the mama, with partner massages available as an add on
Healthy lunch, snacks, and light refreshments
Essential Oils for the practices
A gift pack to take home
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Kylie is a mother of two beautiful girls aged 1.5 and 2.75 and will be eternally grateful for the tools she has learned through yoga for helping make both her pregnancy and birth journey’s extremely positive ones. Kylie has been practicing yoga for 14 years and teaching for 7 years.
The style she is most passionate about is vinyasa yoga and enjoys adding some suggestive personal enquiry, intention setting, creative sequencing and perspective changing concepts to her classes. Kylie has trained both overseas and locally and is fascinated and inspired by the broader concepts of what the life changing practice of yoga has to offer, both on and off the mat. Official trainings have included 500+ Hours of Hatha, Ashtanga and Forrest Yoga influenced Power Vinyasa Yoga with Julia McCabe Yoga, Prenatal & Restorative Yoga with Bliss Baby Yoga, and most recently 100 Hour Advanced Yogic Anatomy Training with Irene Ais on energy anatomy and the 5 koshas.
Kylie is a Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia Level 2 (500 Hour RYT) Registered Teacher with over 1000 hours of teaching experience and is passionate about spreading the love of yoga in her local and global communities. You can read more about Kylie here.
Catherine McInerney is the founder of Pregnancy Massage Australia (PMA), offering specialised training in pregnancy massage.
Catherine was the Director of the Copeland College which was a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) offering nationally Recognised training for over 14 years. Catherine is a Remedial Massage Therapist and an experienced lecturer in Pregnancy Massage with a focus on women’s health during the childbearing years. Catherine is a recognised expert in this field offering Australia’s leading Prenatal Massage education. Catherine is an experienced lecturer in a broad range of modalities including Relaxation, Advanced Sports and Remedial Massage.
Catherine also runs a Pregnancy Health Clinic with a team of pregnancy massage specialists at the Copeland Massage Therapy Clinic.
Specialising in Pregnancy Massage, Catherine has researched the many and varied techniques of massage which can be applied to relieve musculoskeletal discomforts experienced during pregnancy.
Partner training is also part of the pregnancy Journey that Catherine explores; a well trained birth partner will assist in a positive way during the labour.
Pregnancy massage is a journey which has given Catherine the opportunity to broaden her knowledge and skills in a positive way. She is passionate about the importance of assisting a healthy pregnant client through the many changes occurring during each trimester. You can read more about Catherine here.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
Massage for partners is not included in the overall cost but will be available as an add on
WHAT TO BRING:
Comfortable clothes to do yoga in
Warm, weather proof outerwear and shoes, just in case you would like to go for a walk
WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW:
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Any allergies or diet requirements?
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF BOOKING
100% of the payment is required to secure your place.
Cancellation 8 weeks prior – Full refund
Cancellation between 8 weeks and 7 days – 50% refund (unless place is transferred)
Cancellation less than 7 days – no refund. (unless place is transferred).
If you decide after arriving at the retreat that it is ‘not for you’, you will not receive a refund.
If we, the organisers cancel due to lack of sufficient numbers, by a certain date determined by us, you will receive a full refund.
If there is a natural disaster in the area that prevents us from undertaking the retreat the organisers will make a decision as to the status of the bookings, in the best interest of all parties concerned. You will most likely receive a full refund.