|Date:||16th Feb 2017
|Class description:||This class is designed to meet the needs of pregnant women and allow them to connect with their babies and their bodies during this special period in their lives. Specific postures are performed with the purpose of connecting with the pelvic floor area, strengthening specific areas of the core and nourishing their bodies as a whole. A sense of community is encouraged by practising along other women and sharing the experience of pregnancy. Some pranayama, chanting and meditation may be included.
Permission from a physician is recommended for this class.|
|Class level:|| Gentle|
Samantha began yoga with intentions to deepen her personal practice and expand her knowledge of yoga. After her first teacher training programme in 2005, yoga transformed into a lifelong journey of learning, opening, sharing and teaching. Samantha's vision and knowledge have grown to include not only yoga, but also women's health, life balance, and total wellness. She enjoys her friendships, family, pottery, photography, reading, hiking, travel and food.
Samantha's inspiration comes from each of her past teachers as well as her students. She believes that watching students practise yoga increases her understanding of yoga's complete benefit for a happy and healthy life. This enables her to continually grow as she teaches. In addition to her foundational Hatha Vinyasa teacher training, she has also expanded into Pre- and Post-natal Yoga Teacher Training, Birthlight Perinatal Yoga, Infant Massage, and Kids Yoga.
Samantha is particularly focused on teaching that allows for the progression of students at their own paces. Her style is steady, calm and very approachable, aptly her nickname as 'killer Sam'. She has an astonishing way of making students work, raising their practice to higher and higher levels - without them feeling it was all work and no play. She is down-to-earth and guiding in her life as well as her teaching.
|QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS|
|•Power + Precision + Mindfulness Mastering the Art of Vinyasa Yoga 50-hour •Training with Jason Crandell (2016)|
•Dharma Yoga Wheel Teacher Training with Dov Bargas & Leela Om (2016)
•Diploma in Birthlight Postnatal with Jane Collins, Birthlight, UK (2016)
•Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, USA (2016)
•Yoga Bou Teacher Training Course with Michiko Minegishi (2015)
•Yoga Biomechanics Lab with Jonas Weststring (2015)
•Diploma in Birthlight Perinatal Yoga Parts 1 and 2 with Jane Collins, •Birthlight, UK (2015)
•Reiki Master with Joyce Thom (2015)
•Wall Rope Yoga 35-hour Training Level 1 (Iyengar Based) with Bryan Legere (2014)
•Certification on Massage in Schools Programme (MISP), Massage in Schools •Association International (2014)
•Raw Food Chef and Health Educator Certification, Levels 1-3 (2013-2014)
•Certification on Infant Massage, International Association of Infant Massage, Sweden (2014)
•Alexander Method of SMR Level I Coach Certification (2014)
•Reiki I and II with Joyce Thom (2013)
•Insight Yoga Teacher Training with Sarah Powers, Taiwan (2012)
•Yoga Therapy Diploma Certification from Paramanand University of India (2011)
•Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Yoga Teacher Training with Jean Byrne & •Michelle Papa (2011)
•Moving into Meditation with Sarah Powers, Hong Kong (2011)
•Yin Yoga Training - A 3-day Teacher Intensive with Sarah Powers, Beijing (25 hours) (2010)
•Diploma in Yogakids Facilitator, CYKF, Yoga Kids International (2009)
•POET for Yoga Anatomy with Ellen Heed (31 hours) (2009)
•Foundations YogaKids Facilitator Training and Certification Programme, Yoga Kids International (2008)
•Functional Anatomy for Yoga Teachers with Ellen Heed (20 hours) (2007)
•250-hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Limbs Hong Kong (2006)
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