“I have found it incredibly enjoyable to listen to. Bernadette’s voice is clear and calm. The speed is just right and it is as if she is in room with him talking especially to me. I have never been big on meditation nor mindfulness but this is such a pleasure to listen to that I actually look forward to my 45 minutes of me time. I feel much rested and regenerated.”
Bernadette is an established & popular yoga teacher, massage therapist & Reiki practitioner.
She has a wealth of experience, and offers a range of yoga courses and workshops, massage treatments and therapies.
Second Spring - Menopause courses
The aim of this series of workshops is that you will end up with a selection of useful tools & techniques that will hopefully give you a sense of empowerment, rather than helplessness, not just around menopausal issues, but the rest of your life, thereby gaining insight & knowledge about yourself as a woman of wisdom.
Menopause is arguably the biggest transformation in a woman’s life. We all have our story.
We are given the opportunity to start to step into our own skin, heal past karmic patterns. And move forward with self -compassion, self-value, inner knowledge and confidence. It is a voyage of self-discovery.
Course 1: Thursday 10 September – 15 October 2020 / Time: 10:00 -11.30
Course 2: Thursday 17 September – 15 October 2020 / Time: 19:30-21:00
1-1 yoga therapy
1 -1 yoga for women’s health including pregnancy, post natal, menopause, diastasis & fibroids & fertility
- These are bespoke classes that can address various needs, particularly yoga as therapy. They may include asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (expansion & control of breathing), Mudras & Bandhas (energy seals & locks), Concentration & Meditation, Relaxation & Visualisation.
- Bernadette is a highly experienced therapeutic yoga teacher specialising in all aspects of women’s health & well being.
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1-1 yoga therapy
Diastasis Support with Yoga Therapy for all women
Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (Diastasis Recti) seems to have increased in the last two decades. This midline separation of women’s abdominal wall associated with pregnancy is often left untreated during the postnatal period and in later years.
This condition is not prevented by keep fit practices, including some forms of yoga for pregnancy. Yet with a balanced yoga practice, the midline tissue of the Linea Alba can be expected to be flexible and strong enough to withstand most pregnancies. A healthy abdominal wall is essential for a pain-free lower back, urinary continence, sexual health and pelvic organ support.
Bernadette has trained with Francoise Freedman of Birthlight & offers bespoke practices, for various forms of Diastasis Recti and umbilical hernias, which can all occur in pregnancy & the post natal period and may often remain undiagnosed for many years. So whether this is a condition that has not been addressed for many years, or you are experiencing it post natally or you are aiming to heal between pregnancies, there are simple, highly effective yoga based techniques that can make a positive impact.
Bernadette offers bespoke 1-1 yoga therapy for Diastasis recti in your own home or local studio.– contact Bernadette to find out more
See testimonial below to see how Bernadette can help with Diastasis Recti:
“I was diagnosed with diastasis recti around 10 months after giving birth. My condition was particularly concerning as I had more than 3cm gap so I was prescribed physio by my GP, but after a couple of months it didn’t seem to work at all. It was only by chance that I found out that Bernadette was an expert on this issue and, as I loved her antenatal yoga classes and the labour and breathing rehearsal, I started training with her in 1-1 sessions”
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Australian Bush Flower Essences
Australian Bush Flower Essences are catalysts that can help with self healing, by helping people to work through and resolve a vast range of negative emotional states and imbalances and to develop intuitive awareness. The rationale behind their use for healing is based on the belief that when emotional balance is restored, true healing takes place; that much physical illness is the end result of emotional imbalance.
A detailed consultation is carried out before any essences are prescribed. They are not intended to be used as a substitute for medical treatment, yet can act in a supportive way.
Flower essences have been used throughout this planet by many cultures for millennia to promote healing in body, mind & spirit. I am consistently excited and humbled how these essences work with our intuitive selves, which always know what’s right for us.
1-1 yoga therapy
Unexplained infertility Bernadette offers specialised 1-1 guidance for women or couples. As well as using a variety of yogic practices, she also incorporates massage therapy, Reiki & Australian Bush flower essences, which can all support those who are facing this issue.
Sessions can take place in your own home or at studio space in Greenwich or Blackheath.
Please get in touch if you would like to arrange a free 10 minute phone consultation.
Call 0208 853 5944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Support with labour
Empowered Labour workshops
- 3 hr Zoom workshops for women with or without labour companion. £50 per person, £90 per pair
- Home Visits: £140 per couple
- If you would like details of the next Zoom workshop or would like to arrange a bespoke session for yourself, with or without a birth supporter, please contact Bernadette directly: email@example.com
- You will also receive detailed, illustrated workshop notes to support you
- Find out more: Empowered labour workshops
Email Bernadette for full booking details firstname.lastname@example.org
The following MP3 is available from our shop:
“The season of winter begins at Samhain, the Celtic New Year, on the eve of November. Samhain means “the summer’s end”. Of all the Celtic festivals, this is the one where we deeply experience the overlap of one world with another.
It is a time to peacefully assemble, put our affairs in order and align ourselves with blessings and opportunities of this darker half of the year.” (Caitlin Matthews)
The full moon on 31 October, also strongly resonates with these callings. To be close to the Earth and reflect, consolidate, dream. This workshop is an opportunity to deepen your practice, using various yoga techniques, which will include Pranayama, Winter & Full Moon asana sequences, visualisation, relaxation, meditation, mudra, bandha & mantra.
Date: 01 November 2020
Time: 10:00 –13:30
Venue: Blackheath Complementary Health Centre, 184/6 Westcombe Hill, London SE3 7DH
Drop in classes
Venue: Greenwich Centre, Lambarde Sq. SE10
Please bring own mat if possible.
Classes starting with Bernadette from Wednesday 05 August 2020
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Testimonials about Well Woman yoga
“Obviously, yoga by zoom is not quite like a face to face class but I stayed open minded and I love it – my Tuesday morning class is an absolute lifeline at the moment and I’m so grateful to Bernadette for doing this.
One of the biggest things I’ve noticed is being able to connect with a group of like- minded women at this time is really special. I find the classes many things – grounding, relaxing, calming, energising, uplifting. I do yoga on my own at home as well, but there is something about being able to do this together as part of a group that feels so vital right now. It is particularly precious when faced with such huge unknowns and uncertainty.”
C.L.Testimonial about Well Woman Zoom class
I have been practicing Well woman yoga continuously for the past 4 years. It has become part of my life. It is a safe space for me to just be. I have learnt that subtle often means deep… When I first joined, body & mind were very much two separate things in my book & now I can say that I am able to connect with my body & my inner wisdom more & more. I know what serves me & what doesn’t.
I’ve learned a lot of techniques that I use in my day to day life, particularly breathing techniques, which I value very much. I am sure Well Woman Yoga has helped me reduce my fibroid from 8cm to 0.5cm.
V.Don the benefits of Well Woman yoga
I wanted to get back to a yoga class that would be gentle on my knees and strengthening for my prolapsed bladder.The classes are refreshingly surprising every week with a mix of mudras, lovely readings and variety of props to enable participation and my expectations have been definitely exceeded.
I realised quite soon that it is a process of ‘unlearning’ for me which has timed perfectly with changes in my consciousness – I need to be gentle with myself. A huge Yes for pelvic floor support exercises and some of them are very easy to incorporate outside of class and the alternative postures that extend the range of movement in my knees.
I would recommend these classes especially to women of my age or who have not tried yoga or who gave it up in the past. Bernadette’s experience and commitment to yoga is demonstrated by her range and breadth of knowledge which is superlative, I learn something new every week. Bernadette is mindful of individual needs and offers an extensive range of alternative practices tailored to personal need. Classes are held in a relaxed, calming and supportive environment with an emphasis on enjoyment and some fun along the way!
P.Mhelped by Well Woman yoga
“Just the ticket. A good balance between energetic and calming.”
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