A Prenatal Day Retreat
Annie Martinello has been supporting Prenatal and Postnatal Women since 2005, through the supportive practice of yoga. She has a strong passion to help women along this journey, through pregnancy, birth and beyond. Since having her second child 9 years ago, Annie has become a Certified Yoga Therapist through IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapist) and a Postpartum Doula. She believes in the importance of supporting women and giving them the tools to take care of themselves so that they can be happy healthy and all around balanced mothers in mind, body and spirit - which then passes onwards to her children and the rest of the family. Annie currently teaches in her home community of Squamish BC where she co-manages The Yoga Studio and leads a pre & postnatal yoga teacher training through Ajna Yoga School in Victoria BC
To learn more about Annie, her stories and offerings, you can go to website, www.sacredlightyoga.com.
Workshop: The 4th Trimester Care and Support
In this presentation Annie will explore the common changes that occur during the first few months of your baby's life - also know as the "4th trimester." This session will cover the physical, mental and emotional challenges that may arise after your birth, for various reasons. Whether you are welcoming home your first child or a new sibling, the whole family must adapt to this change. Balancing the needs of the new babe, the recovering mom, and the rest of the family may bring some over whelming shifts. Annie will shed light on ways to reach out for support prior to baby's arrival to soften the challenges that lie ahead, as well as how to reach out after baby's birth, if overwhelm creeps up on you unexpectedly. In this session, Annie will explore the role of Postpartum Doula care and services these doulas can provide. She will also bring into discussion postpartum depression & psychosis - the signs to look out for and how creating you support system prior to baby's birth can help to prevent such challenges.