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Quotes Although we were hoping for a home birth I did end up going to the hospital for pain and used the laughing gas while waiting for and epidural however it ended up being to late for the epidural and I found out after that the midwife didn't realize she needed to turn the gas on so I ended up doing it naturally! I had a great experience and both baby and I are doing GREAT! I wanted to thank you for being such a great teacher, your classes really helped me make the mental and emotional transition into mommy hood! Best of luck for your move and if you are ever back teaching in Durham region please let me know. Quotes
Jessica P.
Empowered by My Strength!

Quotes We had a girl! A tiny 6 pounds 1 ounce, but healthy as can be! Thank you so much for your knowledge, passion and inspiration through the scary pregnancy. Here's to your continued success and keep in touch! Quotes
Jade B.
Thrilled As Can Be!

Quotes My little guy weighed in at 8lbs 9oz. Everything could not have gone better. As the contractions grew more intense I used child's pose for a long time because it felt amazing on my hips and back. The breathing from yoga and hypnobirthing was paramount and kept me focused throughout. When I lost focus I was able to use the breathing to re-centre myself and stay on track. I pushed in the Garland position for most of it because it was a great use of gravity and helped to keep my hips open. My little man was a star and had a super strong heartbeat the whole time which the midwives attributed to my staying calm and relaxed (as much as possible). He came out wide eyed and calm; not crying, just happy to be here. In addition to the breathing and poses, the yoga was amazing in terms of being able to stay flexible and strong to maneuver during labour and birth. Sarah, Thanks again for all your guidance and expertise. Quotes
Danielle C.
Proud Warrior Woman!

Quotes We welcomed our son into the world Monday, January 31st! The birth experience was extremely positive. As the day progressed, my contractions grew stronger. I focused on my breathing & my hubby was fantastic talking me through the contractions. By the afternoon I was using my birthing ball between contractions & then would lean over a padded foot rest during the contractions to breathe & change the pressure on my back. I also used heat on my lower back & emptied my hot water tank a few times during the day. We arrived at the hospital 8cm dilated. I truly believe that the yoga & breathing techniques allowed me to labour at home for such along period of time. I only used a bit of nitrous oxide to get to 10cm & then pushed for just under an hour (on my back & left side). Our little guy was calm & alert upon his arrival. Thanks again Sarah for welcoming me to yoga & sharing your passion. It helped to make my birth experience so positive! Quotes
Layla H.
Calm & Blissful Mommy!

Quotes I can't say enough about how much you have helped me. I'm so much better than I was and I owe it to all of your loving care. The massages, reiki treatments and yoga therapy (breathing and stretching) really made the difference in helping me deal with pain and for getting me off my back and back on my feet. Thanks so much, I look forward to my next session and would recommend you to anyone recovering from an illness or fall. Keep up the wonderful work. Sincerely, Quotes
Edith W., Oshawa
99 and counting

Quotes I enjoyed the confidence and positivity that Sarah exuded as she instructed the prenatal yoga class. I felt a real sense of peace and calm during the class and this feeling stayed with me for hours after. During hectic or frustrating times in my day, I would focus on my breathing and that same sense of calm would return. I had a wonderful labour and delivery, although I opted for the epidural, movements and breathing that I learned in the class made my labouring easier. Quotes
Darla Exley
Mommy at Peace

Quotes Thank you so much for your excellent teaching. I used my ujjayi breath and low deep oms (this was key during the hard part of my labour!) throughout the whole birthing process. I was able to get through it without an epidural! Thanks again! I am deeply grateful to you as I learned so much and had such a better labour experience because of attending your class. Namaste, Emily Quotes
Emily L.
Overjoyed Mommy!

Quotes I had my bundle of joy on my birthday - the day after yoga - I did the birthing pool at home and the baby arrived within 45 minutes - it was crazy quick!! I used some of the breathing techniques you taught us and the OMs - it was great! Thanks a lot for your support and teaching a wonderful class - take care! Quotes
Hailie M.
Proud Mommy!

Quotes I had a NATURAL childbirth as I used yoga breathing throughout my contractions and arrived at the hospital 9cm dilated!!!! Thanks for all the advice, amazing instruction and wonderful tips that I will use in future labours!!! I think my little one has already learned the sign for milk :) Oh, and also I had a tough time breastfeeding because of the pain but I use yoga deep breathing to make me focus on the task at hand and not the uncomfortable feeling. I now am successfully feeding with minimal pain! Thanks again for everything! We look forward to your mom and baby classes. Quotes
Brianne N.
Proud Mommy!

Quotes I really like that your classes are always different and that you ask us what we need from our time with you. It really shows your flexiblity and adaptability as you tailor the class to the many needs of the students. It's also nice to know that we can laugh and have fun while trying some of the more challenging postures and that you are right there to assist with hand-on adjustments and positive encouragement. All this and more is what keeps me coming back every week - Thanks! Quotes
Pat
Bowmanville, ON