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Yoga for Pregnancy - Inna Alex

Yoga can bring tremendous benefits to your experience of pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. Join Inna to collect your basket of tools to practice at home preparing for birth! We will cover: Gentle warm-ups, amended Surya Namaskar, breathing techniques, further asanas, and relaxation exercises.

The practice of gentle stretching and breathing exercises improves posture, flexibility and body awareness, aids effective relaxation and helps to avoid minor ailments of pregnancy. Yoga helps us to trust in our bodies and get in touch with our birth giving instincts. Inna is a qualified yoga teacher who loves sharing her passion for exploring the Self through yoga. She has been practicing traditional hatha-yoga for 16 years, having studied both in Germany and India. Inna is a mum herself and practiced yoga throughout her pregnancy.

Suitable for: adults only

Duration: 90 minutes

Presenter: Inna Alex


Living in an intentional community, Inna (MSC Env Management) works with the Tui Balms workers' co-operative, as a yoga teacher and in environmental & permaculture education with Earthcare Education Aotearoa. Inna studied Deep Ecology with Joanna Macy in 2009, and has been teaching workshops around NZ for the past 6 years. Inna is also a qualified yoga teacher (Sivananda, and "Zen-Yoga" via Peter Hempel, Germany). Practicing traditional hatha-yoga she has gained an appreciation for bhakti yoga, the yoga of devotion. Inna has been collecting bhajans & heart songs for many years which she is passionate about sharing and chanting with others. Inna's earth-based lifestyle in Tui Community has provided her with many practical skills in permaculture living, organic gardening, healing foods (incl food fermentation), group facilitation and women's work.



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