Maternity Chakras – Manipura


Maternity Chakras: Manipura

For Yoga Teachers & Birth Professionals

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Date: Sun 27 Feb 2022

Time: 0900-1130 GMT (UK Time)

Cost: £45


Feedback from attendees of Nadia's Trainings:
"Thank you so much for your offerings! I was so happy to be on your chakra course, it was such an intimate and empowering space, and I really had the feeling that all of your teachings and practices came from your heart <3"
E.X. Pregnancy Yoga Teacher, Attendee Maternity Chakras 
"I’ve been loving our Wednesday night sessions — thank you! Today’s heart chakra focused class felt wonderful! The more pregnant I become, the more the classes resonate with me week by week — it’s lovely! 
E.M. Attendee Maternity Chakras

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"Nadia is an excellent communicator and has a wealth of knowledge. She is masterly at combining past and present teachings about the chakras and maternity yoga."
Una Bentley, Attendee, Maternity Chakras Introduction. & Muladhara
Course Outline: 

The ancient chakra system with its structures of subtle energy pathways and confluence of energy centres has informed yoga practice for millennia  It offers us all a truly holistic map to help us know ourselves fully and live freely.

The journey through the chakras is the Maternity journey of discovery and healing along the rainbow bridge — the metaphysical bridge that connects consciousness with matter; instinct with spirit. This journey has been travelled many times by yoginis but rarely in pregnancy.

And yet pregnancy is the journey from mystery to manifestation and from instinct to transcendence.  Pregnancy is transformational whether you like it or not. When consciousness is brought to the process, the transformation can be healing, empowering, integrated and stabilised. As the body expands and opens so does the heart, themind and awareness. Perceiving pregnancy and birth through the lens of the chakras enables deep insight into the multidimensional aspects of the experience and of the potential of yoga practice too.
The Maternity Chakras Teachers Path: Manipura Chakra
Join Nadia Raafat this weekend to take a deep dive into the classical and modern understanding of Manipura Chakra and its significant relationship with Pregnancy, Birth and the Perinatal period.
At this workshop we will be exploring:
  • Seeing the Maternity System Clearly
  • Pranayama for a Vital Pregnancy and Birth
  • The Alchemy of Maternal Responsibility 
  • Practices for Being with the Difficult: Burning Through Doubts & Insecurities
  • Cultivating Divine as opposed to Egoic Will
  • Accessing Your Inner Healer 
  • Motherhood as Sacrifice
This is a stand-alone workshop that is also a step on the Maternity Chakras teachers path — an advanced training for passionate pregnancy yoga teachers. Recordings Available for Past Chakra Sessions - once you have attended the workshop you can then choose to sign up for the full course with discount which will give you access to all previous recordings and all future live trainings and recordings.
This training offers a deep understanding of Chakra Theory and Practice as portals to a much deeper offering of yoga for pregnancy and birth.

"I loved the course, what a wonderful experience and sangha you created, via zoom no less. It was nurturing and nourishing and wonderful to connect with other expectant mamas in these strange times. I feel much more confident and I really noticed the shift from trepidation to excitement for my upcoming birth growing each week of the course. The penultimate class on the third eye with all of the breath work and meditation ushered me into experiencing a real sense of calm and readiness for motherhood and birth."

JG Yoga Teacher, Attendee Maternity Chakras
The workshop will give you mixture of theoretical background and practical exploration including yoga, movement and meditation so that you can experience how the journey through the chakras can positively impact the experience of pregnancy and birth for your clients. 

At the end of the training, you will receive Certificate of Attendance from Yoga Teachers Forum.

"I enjoyed Nadia's workshop on chakra's history and its evolution in western culture. It was a tremendous eye opener for me, to learn what was in the original text. I can't wait to continue the workshop and learn deeper for each chakra." 

Gita,  Attendee, Maternity Chakras - an Introduction


About the facilitator - Nadia Rafaat:

Nadia is a senior yoga and meditation teacher, trained in a variety. of yoga and meditation traditions and disciplines: Hatha, Yin, Mindfulness, Yoga Nidra, and Hypnosis. She is a perinatal specialist  (Pregnancy, Birth Prep, Postnatal, Baby Yoga,), a pelvic health specialist, childbirth educator and doula with over 15 years experience in the field. 
Nadia is the producer of Yoga and Mindfulness for Pregnancy & Birth DVD and Online and In-person Course which has been taught to 1000s and has devised and directs the Yoga & Mindfulness for Pregnancy & Birth 100 Hour Teacher Training Programme. Nadia is also a former journalist, a mother of 4 and lives in Kingston, London.