Course Description

Pure Pregnancy is an online holistic prenatal program based on yogic principles. Complete your prenatal preparation from the comfort of your own home while learning gentle methods to connect with your unborn baby, relax your body and mind, and reduce discomforts of pregnancy and birth.

Pure Pregnancy is an online prenatal yoga program like no other. It is designed for parents-to-be that want something more from their birth preparation. You will still learn about the typical physical experiences of pregnancy and birth, but you will also go deeper by learning how to enhance the spiritual experience as well. Based on yogic principles you will practice yoga, use meditations, simple chanting, complete self-reflection exercises, and connect with a community of like-minded parents to experience pregnancy and birth for all its worth. We want you to have an empowered birth and feel connected with your baby throughout the process.

Lead Facilitator

Jennifer Kavanagh

Jennifer Kavanagh is the owner and founder of Pura Vida Soul Institute Inc in Muskoka, Ontario. She developed this retreat center after years of working as a corporate trainer, experiencing burnout and watching many others get overworked and overstressed. Jennifer want to create a sanctuary for adults to escape from their busy lives and the restraints of participating in development in a work environment. Pura Vida was born to allow her clients to rediscover their heart's passion, reconnect with their soul, and explore their needs in a safe place.Jennifer is a registered yoga teacher, yoga therapy educator, past life regression coach, intuitive, and mother. She combines all of her healing modalities with a strongly grounded understanding of science, the human body and mind, and adult learning principles. Academically Jennifer has completed doctoral level studies in adult education and contemplative holistic practices, holds a Masters of Education, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.When working with her clients, Jennifer emphasizes empathy, kindness, and gentle progress. There often are multiple ways to achieve the same goal and she believes it is important for her clients to find the path that works the best for them.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Week 1: Determining Your Birthing Style

    • Introduction Video

    • Week 1 Instructions

    • Introduce Yourself

    • Understanding Your Birth Style

    • Yamas & Niyamas Graphic

    • What Yama Most Describes You?

    • What Niyama Most Describes You?

    • Ujjayi Breathing

    • Yoga Tools & Props

    • Yoga for Hip Discomfort

    • Homework Assignment: Write a Leter to Baby

  • 2

    Week 2: Managing Pregnancy Symptoms

  • 3

    Week 3: Stages of Labour

    • Week 3 Instructions

    • Birthing Knowledge Check

    • Stages of Labour

    • Understanding The 5 Koshas

    • 5 Koshas Handout

    • Positive Birth Language

    • The Words We Use...

    • Positive Birth Affirmation Meditation

    • Positive Birth Mantra Exercise

    • 3-Part Breath

    • Energetic Prenatal Yoga Flow

  • 4

    Week 4: Early Labour

    • Week 4 Instructions

    • Early Labour

    • Visions of Early Labour

    • Early Labour Positions

    • Surges

    • Surge Breathing

    • Birth Numbing Meditation

    • Early Labour Yoga Flow

  • 5

    Week 5: Active Labour

    • Week 5 Instructions

    • What is Active Labour?

    • Active Labour Positions

    • Discipline in Pregnancy

    • What is More Important: Discipline or Forgiveness?

    • Chakra Toning Exercise

    • Meeting Baby Meditation

    • Yoga for Back Pain

  • 6

    Week 6: Transition Labour

    • Week 6 Instructions

    • What is Transition Labour?

    • Transition Labour Positions

    • Horse Lips Breathing Technique

    • Lower Chakra Chanting To Release Pelvic Tension

    • Cervical Flower Opening Meditation

    • Mastering Transition labour

  • 7

    Week 7: Birthing Your Baby

    • Week 7 Instructions

    • Birthing Your Baby

    • Birth Breathing Technique

    • Your First Eyes on Baby

    • Relaxing Yin Yoga

    • Mother's Loving Kindness Meditation

    • Birth Vision Board Exercise

    • Breathe Your Baby Out

  • 8

    Week 8: Postpartum Self-Care

    • Week 8 Instructions

    • Postpartum Sensations

    • What Does Your Self-Care Look Like?

    • Body Scan Meditation

    • Postpartum Coconut Oil Uses

    • Private Part Prayer

    • Postpartum Padsicles

    • Private Part Prayer Recipe

    • Postpartum Belly Lotion Recipe

  • 9


  • 10

    Breathing Techniques

    • Ujjayi Breathing

    • 3-Part Breath

    • Birth Breathing

    • Horse Lips

    • Surge Breathing

  • 11

    Yoga Sessions

  • 12

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