In-Person Classes are Back!
Please note: Soul Mama Yoga will continue to offer Online Classes via Zoom. Simply Register for your desired class and Kelly will be in touch with details.
Soul Mama Yoga
Soul Mama Yoga on the Gold Coast, Australia teaches specialised pregnancy yoga, postnatal yoga, and baby classes through tailor-made postures, modified movements, massage, breathing techniques and relaxation to clear and calm the mind and body, preparing you for labour, birth and beyond.
By providing an essential ‘yoga toolkit’ Soul Mama Yoga enables you to be comfortable and confident with the capabilities of your new ever changing self, body and with your baby.
Pregnancy is the beginning of a journey for both mum-to-be and dad-to-be whether it be their first, second, third or fourth etc. Every pregnancy is different, every child is different and every situation is different.
A whole array of emotions varying in depth will be experienced by all involved, however none will impact more than on the woman as she readjusts herself daily to the never ending cycle of changes mentally, physically and emotionally and attempts to refocus her new life direction.
Register Online Today!
Register your details online with Kelly today and be on your way to a healthier, happier and more comfortable pregnancy and postnatal period.
A Happier Pregnancy and Creation of a Strong Mama-Baby Bond
Soul Mama Yoga classes provide a gentle and moderate form of exercise encouraging the release of endorphins, ‘happy hormones’ into the body helping to provide a more balanced sense of well-being and calm emotions. Endorphins are also released in response to stress and pain creating a calming and pain relieving effect on the body. This is particularly beneficial during labour and birth. Soul Mama Yoga provides Pregnant Mamas classes specifically designed with beneficial movements to help continue the production of these endorphins during labour. Endorphins also play a role in strengthening the mama-baby relationship postnatally, however decreased levels can have a negative impact resulting in “baby blues”, although this is perfectly normal prolonged reduction of levels can lead to depression therefore Soul Mama Yoga’s perfectly modified Postnatal Yoga and Baby classes are a welcome addition to life as a new mama helping to maintain a balance of hormones, greater sense of well-being and connection with your baby.
A More Progressive Labour
Oxytocin is incredibly important in the latter stages of pregnancy when the uterus becomes more sensitive to its presence. It is also responsible for starting the labour process off with uterine contractions to thin and dilate the cervix. Levels of oxytocin increase once the baby’s head hits the cervix, the more oxytocin produced the better the ability to distance oneself mentally, often described as “going into the zone” this helps the birthing body to take over. Deep breathing releases oxytocin into the body as it is in a state of relax which effectively contributes to a more progressive labour. Soul Mama Yoga teaches techniques to encourage relaxation promoting the production and release of oxytocin. When the body is experiencing fear or anxiety our ‘fight or flight’ response kicks in causing adrenaline to be released. Unfortunately adrenaline inhibits the production of oxytocin which can lead to a slowing down of the labour process or halting it altogether therefore remaining calm and relaxed is paramount for a progressive labour.
Safe Tailor-Made Exercise for a More Comfortable Pregnancy and Delivery
Soul Mama Yoga classes are designed to nurture women through safe tailor-made postures focusing on strengthening the physical capabilities of an ever changing body. During pregnancy Relaxin is produced having a crucial effect on the body allowing muscles, joints and ligaments to soften, stretch and relax. It is also responsible for softening and widening the cervix. Relaxin’s attention is predominantly focused on the pelvis allowing it to stretch with more ease during pregnancy, labour and birth. Soul Mama Yoga classes teach pregnant and postnatal mamas how to use and adapt exercise for their new body comfortably with confidence and most important of all, safely to help prevent any discomfort, pain or injury.
A More Relaxed Pregnancy, Birth and Postnatal Period
Breathing techniques practised through Soul Mama Yoga’s classes will not only increase oxygen and nutrients to the baby but also assist in the removal of toxins and waste. Deep breathing allows the feeling of being more in charge of one’s own body, labour and birth. Working with the breath helps to create a more connected and empowered birth whether it be a natural one or otherwise. Breath-work helps provide women with the skills to come to terms with any given situation, regain control and bring forth a sense of presence in the here and now, helping to feel more connected and in the moment during delivery.
Postnatally these techniques can be practised to help manage the many new challenges that will be faced. Breath work also helps by gently activating the abdominal muscles helping to bring them back together in a controlled and safe way.
Soul Mama Yoga aims to provide a safe, open and non-judgemental space to enable each and every one the opportunity to find the inner power and confidence to freely express themselves comfortably, secure in the knowledge that they are not alone on this journey. Share your experiences with other like-minded mamas and build invaluable friendships to empower each other to trust and believe in yourselves and the power of connection with your baby.
Soul Mama Yoga Services
Soul Mama Yoga Specialises In
Yoga designed to prepare both the mind and body for pregnancy, labour and birth effectively as well as connect with their baby and enjoy a positive and empowering entry into motherhood.
Yoga designed for Mama's to help reconnect with themselves, help clear, calm and heal the mind and body providing some well earned and well deserved Mama 'Me time'.
Baby Yoga & Massage
Yoga and massage designed to build parental confidence and connection with their baby whilst supporting infant mental health and boosting their physical, emotional and social development.
What my clients say
“I felt Kelly’s pregnancy yoga classes were significant in assisting me to have the birth I hoped for. The classes provided a great balance of education, practical strategies and mindfulness and differed from many of the other yoga classes I previously attended. Kelly’s classes provide a sense of empowerment and control that we all hope to bring into the birthing world. Kelly is personable, genuine and nurturing.
Thank you for making my pregnancy journey a positive one. I am grateful.”
“I absolutely loved my Pregnancy Yoga classes and now Postnatal Mama & Baby Yoga classes. Kelly creates such a welcoming environment and really looks after her clients. Classes are well balanced and every aspect is covered with yoga for mum and baby massage through songs, toys for babies to play with, refreshments after class, well prepared classes and most of all; a teacher who genuinely cares and has a fantastic knowledge of yoga, massage and its benefits.
I highly recommend Kelly and Soul Mama Yoga.“
“I have just completed an 8week block of pregnancy yoga with Soul Mama Yoga and cannot begin to explain how great it has been. Having previously only done the odd yoga class with years in between, I’ve always struggled to feel in touch with my breathing. After 8 weeks of Kelly’s Pregnancy Yoga I have learnt not only to be able to focus on my breathing but also feel more in touch with my body and my baby. Attending classes on a Friday evening has been a great way to release everything from the week. There have been numerous weeks when I get home from work and just feel meh!, but after getting myself up and off to class I am always so refreshed and ready for the weekend. It really has been a truly amazing experience and having the opportunity to interact with other pregnant ladies.
I am looking forward to my next 8 weeks and continuing until baby comes and beyond.“
“We attended the ‘Daddy & Me whilst Mummy has Tea’ Baby Massage Workshop and absolutely loved it. Kelly is so calm and knowledgeable and goes above and beyond. My partner was quite nervous about attending thinking he wouldn’t know how to massage a baby but walked out totally enjoying it. The Daddy & Me thumb print key rings Kelly helped them make at the end was just an amazing little gift and an example of her kindness and how she goes above and beyond.
“Kelly you are amazing! We did it. Our little man was born at 12.30 today. My waters broke at 7am this morning and I was feeling great. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your text messages, your wisdom and support the past month! So thankful you came into my life when you did.
Thank you, thank you xxx.”
“I first met Kelly at one of my antenatal classes at the Gold Coast Private Hospital. Kelly did a relaxation meditation session and it left me feeling completely calm and present with my changing body. I knew her classes were for me and I can honestly say they prepared me for my labour. Utilising the breathing techniques and labour positions and movements I was able to progress through 8 hours of labour without any pain relief.
I am now looking forward to attending Postnatal Yoga with my son.”
“Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your classes. I really learnt so much! I feel so calm and relaxed about labour thanks to all the techniques, the breathing, and the love and laughter.
Kelly is such a special person and I cannot wait to attend postnatal classes with my baby.“
“What a beautiful teacher and a beautiful soul. Kelly makes sure you feel welcome and leave relaxed. Inviting, calming and judgement free environment where you can feel safe and taken care of.
Thank you so much.“
“My daughter and I participated in the 1-1 baby massage and yoga classes via Zoom. The baby massage course was excellent, I highly recommend it. Fantastic handouts to use in an easy format to follow. Kelly’s kind and caring nature enabled the classes to flow easily and be adapted to meet the needs of the baby and mother. The yoga classes were also fantastic as it gave me a chance to connect with other mums and their babies. Kelly was quick to adapt the yoga moves to cater for all.
Overall Soul Mama Yoga is incredible, thank you for a great experience Kelly.”
“Kelly’s class was very soothing. I also liked her anatomical knowledge and her ability to modify the exercises with this knowledge, particularly when accommodating beginners like myself.
I felt very tranquil by the end of the class.“
“Kelly’s classes are soothing, supportive and catered to your needs. My pregnancy hasn’t been the easiest and Kelly has taken the time to listen and give out personalised, practical advice. I’m sleeping better and my anxiety and pregnancy aches & pains have reduced significantly. I particularly enjoy the ‘bonding with your baby’ aspect to the classes and the tips on breathing and positions to use in labour.
I only wish I’d found her sooner. Thank you Kelly.”
“I’ve been taking prenatal yoga classes with Kelly, they are fantastic. I’m so glad I found these classes to help me prepare for labour. They’ve helped throughout my pregnancy with both mind and body. This is my third pregnancy and I only wish I’d found Kelly with my first.
Great classes, Kelly is very personable & knowledgeable, highly recommended.“
“Kelly’s classes are fantastic, much more than just yoga. Heaps of information relevant to pregnancy and birth and the chance to connect with other women in small classes. I have found the online classes really useful in maintaining some normality towards the end of my pregnancy during Covid19.
Highly recommend, especially for first time mums.“
“Have you ever met those people who radiate love and compassion? Kelly, Soul Mama Yoga’s founder is that and so much more. Kelly creates a safe and inclusive environment that nurtures mother’s-to-be. I love that she takes time to offer emotional and physical support during the program. If you’re looking for nurturing support during your pregnancy journey and want to learn some yoga along the way – there’s no need to look any further.
I can’t wait to bring my newborn along to Baby Massage classes once he is born.”
“Kelly you are amazing at what you do. I love every minute of your classes. The music, the daily inspirational quotes, the adjustments to our classes to fit in with our babies.
So happy to have found you!“
“Very calming and supportive environment. I attended the postnatal yoga and baby yoga and really enjoyed both of them.
Would highly recommend and the classes are a lovely way to connect with your baby.“
“I had the most amazing natural birth and despite my initial scepticism in the early yoga classes I really did breathe my baby out. Afterwards, my student midwife said she found it really empowering, it made her want another baby!
Thank you Kelly for equipping me with the skills for a great birth.“
“I am a midwife and joined Kelly’s yoga classes from 25weeks into my second pregnancy. This was my first time trying yoga throughout a pregnancy as I never attended any with my first. This time, getting my mind and my body prepared for birth was something very important to me. I can honestly say that Kelly truly goes above and beyond in her classes. It doesn’t just stop at yoga itself, she encourages friendship building, sharing of invaluable information in a safe space, bringing in a physiotherapist for discussions and her continued to desire to grow to include as much packed into her classes. You genuinely get a sense of how much she enjoys it and loves seeing all the pregnant mums each week.
I will definitely be continuing my yoga journey with my baby in the postnatal group”.
“My son and I absolutely loved our baby massage classes with Kelly. It has been an excellent opportunity to really connect and bond with my baby through massage. Thank you Kelly for sharing your expertise and knowledge with us. Kelly is incredibly passionate and so caring and supportive. We are very grateful.
I would definitely recommend this to other mums and bubs.”
“Kelly is such a caring & giving soul! She’s dedicated to providing support during her pregnancy yoga & postnatal “mum & bub” yoga classes. Pregnancy yoga was instrumental to my positive birth experience as Kelly provided breathing techniques, yoga/birth positions & the most beautiful affirmations for us to “breathe our baby out”! Kelly supports all styles of birth, it’s not about having a drug free birth, it’s about having an empowered birth & that’s what Kelly’s classes helped me & my partner have. The postnatal mama & baby yoga classes are heavenly. Perfect to connect with other mums while being able to do something for myself & my body. The baby yoga has been amazing for my daughter with tummy pains & reflux. My partner also attended the Daddy & Me Baby Massage Workshop which he absolutely loved! He felt so connected to our daughter & feels much more helpful at home knowing he can massage aches & pains away from our little girl. I can’t thank Kelly enough for empowering me along my motherhood journey. Kelly goes above & beyond & genuinely cares about each of her clients – you are never just a number.
This is not just yoga, this is connection, empowerment and love!“
“I love Kelly’s classes. I really look forward to them each week. I have little to no yoga experience, but I was super comfortable and felt great after each session.
I’m really looking forward to labour and birth. Thanks Mama!“
“I look forward to Kelly’s class every week! It has made such a difference to my mindset around labour and birth.
Kelly is amazing and I feel truly prepared to have a positive birth.“