Understand birth, and you understand yoga, the fact that you are the source and force of life. Direct access to your power, what yoga calls shakti, is the gift. It’s your connection to this power that gives you a real ability to mother, heal and teach.
In learning the principles of breath and body that let the vast intelligence of life flow, a woman has the practical means to prepare for the complete integration that giving birth entails. These principles come from an ancient knowledge of life that Krishnamacharya was blessed to learn but that has yet to become a part of our collective understanding. Simple and safe, these principles lead to an experience of your natural state and the strong likelihood of an uncomplicated, spontaneous birth. Birth IS yoga.
An exploration of the physical, psychological, and spiritual transformations a woman goes through in the childbearing year will give you insight into her needs and will help you provide a space that nourishes her connection to herself and her community. The feminine force isn’t a concept, myth or metaphor; she is you and me.
Crescence Krueger passes on the beautifully simple and profound Yoga that she has received from Mark Whitwell. Her direct experience of Yoga began when she gave birth to her daughter and it has continued through eighteen years work as a Doula, helping other women give birth. Her ability to integrate the wisdom of traditional midwifery into current birthing environments has been supported by a twenty year connection to Isabel Perez and Ina May Gaskin. Crescence teaches and mentors Yoga teachers and Doulas. Real relationship is at the heart of life and she is committed to working in a way that makes it possible.
BIRTH: THE HEART OF YOGA
with Crescence Krueger
An Immersion and Pre and Postpartum Yoga Teacher Training
June 4/5, 11/12, 25/26; Saturdays 2:30pm-6:30pm, Sundays 1:30pm-5:30pm;
and two private meetings with Crescence
at LiV Yoga Studio, 155 Liberty St. (King and Dufferin), Toronto.
Appropriate for anyone who is interested: teachers, pregnant women, doulas, midwives…the yoga will be adapted to you.
$645.00 + HST Yoga Alliance credits; certificate given.
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 416.994.4566