Renowned yoga teacher Katy Appleton presents her prenatal yoga DVD devised to support and inspire you through your pregnancy. Included are three 45-minute flows, Sanctuary, Shine and Stillness, 15-minute Hypnobirthing Relaxation and special features of Pelvic Floor Play and Top Tips including remedies for common ailments during pregnancy.
These practices are safe, effective and accessible, and have been refined by Katy over many years, most recently embodied in her own pregnancy. Sanctuary, Shine and Stillness have been created to work with each trimester, balancing your pregnant body, mind and emotions. All encourage strength and releasing movements, while creating space and nurture for your growing baby.
Each flow offers empowered breath techniques to calm your system and prepare for birth.
Sanctuary: suitable for all trimesters, especially the first, it introduces safe, effective and gentle movements that create space and strength in your body to support the many changes that occur during pregnancy.
Shine: the most dynamic of the series, this is ideal for your second and early third trimester; it offers a practice that is strengthening and empowering.
Stillness: suitable after the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, and perfect during your third trimester, it offers time to relax, restore and connect with your baby and body, in preparation for labour.
Prenatal Yoga with Katy Appleton - Introduction
1st Trimester - Sanctuary
2nd Trimester - Shine
3rd Trimester - Stillness
Katy Appleton - Founder & Director of appleyoga
Katy Appleton, Founder & Director of appleyoga brings to yoga more than 25 years of expertise in movement through ballet, Pilates, body tuning, breath and energy work. She is an internationally recognised teacher of Vinyasa Flow and is known for bringing the true essence of yoga alive in a student's body mind in creative, dynamic and life transforming ways. Her teaching is biomechanically savvy whilst fun and playful, invoking a deeper embodied sense of self within a practice.
Katy enjoyed a 10-year career as a dancer before devoting herself completely to yoga. She danced across the world with the Royal Ballet and English National Ballet, complimenting her dance career with the power of yoga's movements, breathing and relaxation techniques. This background as a dancer gives her an extraordinary vision into how bodies move and influences her understanding of posture, alignment and energetic flow. Her integrated teaching style involves an eclectic mix of dynamic vinyasa, bhakti yoga, (the heart essence path), structured alignment, philosophy, mantra, sufi poetry and wicked musical vibes.
After qualifying to teach in 1998, she studied many different styles with some of the world's leading teachers, and she draws on her experiences to form her own style of yoga, known worldwide as appleyoga. Katy is also the creator of the appleyoga school, running life-transforming teacher trainings, apple adventure worldwide retreats and online courses. She has published several yoga books and award-winning DVDs for home practice.