Monday, May 17, 2010

snip, chop, cut (+ giveaway)


Sir Lancelot is no more. The bird's nest of golden locks (dreadlocks most of the time) fell to the floor and in it's place is a pixie-do that requires little brushing (and even littler tantrums).

Every time I headed for the hairdresser he would have both hands on his head declaring: "NO haircut!" And so with me, it never happened. But yesterday, while I was teaching a birth workshop, Mama braved the two-year-old defiance and took him along to the local hairdressers and of course, he sat quietly, and watched each piece gracefully drop to the floor. Apparently the in-house DVD player showed regular cartoons so the little one was happy.

Yogaways' third "Pregnant and Prepared" workshop was a success with seven couples participating in an engaging discussion. The day involves a yoga class and positions for birthing as well as the language, sound and breath of birth. It's always quite light hearted (you have to keep it light when you're talking about the cervix, vagina and the primal roars of a birthing woman - otherwise the men would run screaming). It's a beautiful space to be in and to look into the faces of mums and dads-to-be with all their fear, excitement and hope is an honour. We invited a couple from one of our past workshops to bring their newbie along and discuss their birth day and it was such a blessing to hear the recount of their 'enjoyable and emotional' experience. The language we use prepares couples for the reality of birth - the birth that is hard work, challenging, confronting, primal, beautiful and empowering. All those wonderful things.

Every couple receive, along with other gifts, a Yoga Nidra CD specifically for pregnancy. A few months ago I went into a recording studio and recorded two half-hour sessions. Half-an-hour of yoga nidra is equivalent to 3-4hours of sleep (music to the ears of a tired pregnant woman). I'm going to start selling them online, after I work out the best way to do that. But to celebrate my first CD I'm offering a give-away. Leave a comment to go in the draw to win a copy (and if you're not pregnant, it could make a beautiful gift!). Entries close one week from today. Good Luck.

Pregnant and Prepared workshops run on the following Sundays: June 20th, July 25th, September 12th & 7th November. Bookings are essential. Read more about the day here


23 COMMENTS

  1. Oh how I would love to be able to attend one of your workshops. At this late stage, three hours sleep would be nice too!

    (Every morning there are threats of golden locks being lopped in this house...I love his new look.)

    xo

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  2. Maybe one day I could use your cd again too. :)

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  3. id love to win your cd. love che's new hair cut

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  4. Jodi, I know I've said it before but your workshop was one of the reasons our labour went so well. I'll never forget your honesty about birth.

    Che is looking super cute. xx

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  5. A copy of your cd would be so lovely.

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  6. your workshop sounds wonderful! and the cd sounds great too :)

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  7. Oh, thanks for the opportunity! The workshops you are doing sound amazing, and as a worker with moms-to-be I would like to have one of your cd's. Maybe with giveaway!

    gracias!

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  8. he looks so much like you in that photo! peace, jamie

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  9. My preggie friend would love that as a gift!

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  10. even though i am not pregnant, i would love to be a part of this giveaway. i am curious about yoga nidra, and would love to win this cd. thanks for offering it!

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  11. I'm not pregnant but I would love to win your cd. Maybe I can pass it on to one of my pregnant friends...

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  12. I'd love to win the CD, it sounds so calming and good.
    x.

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  13. Oh how brave...he looks so different.
    What a great venture...selling your own CD's. I love yoga nidra!

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  14. Where did all his blond go? You have been such a busy mum. The recording studio sounds like such a good time. Would love to have a listen and share it.

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  15. I would love this for my sister in law who is due August 8th!

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  16. Hi Jodi,
    Sounds like a perfect tonic for me right now. I am very focused on finishing my post-grad uni (5 weeks to go!) before our third child is born (13 weeks to go!). Two little ones already keeps me busy, so 3-4 hours of extra sleep ANYTIME sounds good!
    Thanks for your blog.

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  17. Jodi, So pleased you added that bit about Daniel being you ... eek. Was a little confused. I've done that before - posted as my Guide unit before. So pleased to hear that you feel out of "limbo". Your blog reflects that and it sounds like you're handling the new challenges well.

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  18. Beautiful photo with his reflection.

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  19. 噴泉的高度,不會超過它的源頭。一個人的事業也是如此,它的成就絕不會超過自己的信念。.............................................

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  20. I am oh so pregnant and dreaming of a relaxing exercise in peace like this. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  21. oooh - 4 hours sleep in just 30 mins... that's just what i need. fingers crossed.

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  22. your workshop sounds amazing! are you a midwife or a doula?.. maybe I suouldnt be asking questions but its just that chch so needs something like that here. very keen to know more

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  23. he looks handsome! oh how i wish i could make it to one of those workshops- they sound wonderful xo m.

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