Getting to know our Bliss Baby Yoga graduates and community.
Bliss Baby Yoga Graduate, Fiona Southwell, runs Fiona Southwell Coaching and teaches prenatal yoga, feminine yoga and yoga for fertility group classes. She specialises in working with women one-to-one, building a relationship with their womb space.
What inspired you to work with women in yoga and health?
I found women were experiencing burn-out and living in such a place of overwhelm, disconnection and menstrual issues as their ‘normal’. Having experienced various issues myself from menstrual imbalances and infertility I began to explore, more holistic approaches. I found that our relationship with our womb space had a lot of wisdom to give and also heal.
What drew you to study with Bliss Baby Yoga?
After reading ‘Moving with the Moon‘ I dived deep and really began to grasp the reality of what it meant to understand and listen to my greatest teacher – myself. Living in a more cyclic way, living from a space of femininity and authenticity, is when I found the profound magic of inspiration in my business direction. Now I work with women from a womb perspective rather than just the mind / body.
What was your key takeaway learning from the Bliss Baby Yoga trainings, and how has it helped you in running your own yoga classes and or business?
I first began my pregnancy yoga teacher training in 2013 with Bliss Baby Yoga in Byron Bay. There is so much to love, not only in the course material, but also the essence and integrity. I vividly remember in a break between classes one of the teachers breastfeeding her young child. Now if that isn’t embodying true femininity in an environment of teaching, sharing and facilitating at a training course, I honestly don’t know what is. From that moment I knew that the quality of teachers that Bliss Baby Yoga had were women I definitely wanted to follow and be inspired by.
From then on, I have taken I think nearly all of Bliss Baby Yoga’s online offerings. Not only are they affordable and accessible, they are highly skilled, resourceful and extremely easy to integrate. From Prenatal & Postnatal, Pelvic Anatomy and Physiology, Ayurveda & Nutrition to my most favourite Yoga for Fertility and the newest Supporting IVF with Fertility Yoga.
I feel extremely confident and supported in my skill set personally and professionally in my work as I do not go a day without living my own cyclical way and moving with the moon.
I definitely would not have alleviated my menstrual issues if it wasn’t for Bliss Baby Yoga and would not have found the passion or inspiration to be doing the work I am doing now.
What would you say to someone considering our Bliss Baby Yoga training?
My advice would be if you are thinking about Bliss Baby Yoga personally or professionally is to do it. It is the most valuable thing you could do for yourself, your daughters and your community. It will change your life.
Every woman should know how to support her body. Only you are the expert on you.
If you are passionate about supporting women through yoga, we offer a range of Bliss Baby Yoga online courses including Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Yoga for Fertility, as well as online extension modules including Pelvic Floor Anatomy & Physiology for Women’s Health, Prenatal and Postnatal Anatomy & Physiology, and Supporting IVF with Fertility Yoga. We also offer Online One-on-One Mentoring Sessions with our experienced team of Bliss Baby Yoga facilitators.
‘Moving with the Moon – Yoga, Movement and Meditation for Every Phase of Your Menstrual Cycle and Beyond‘ by Ana Davis is now available in Ebook and soft-cover print book formats, and ships worldwide.
Fiona Southwell, runs Fiona Southwell Coaching and teaches pregnancy and feminine yoga and yoga for fertility group classes. She is also a mother of 5 beautiful babies ranging from ages 10-25 based in Mackay QLD. As a transformational coach, she specialises in working with women one-to-one, building a relationship with their womb space. She recently birthed her 90-day program: Conscious Conception and Fertility. Connect with Fiona via Fiona Southwell Coaching on Facebook and @fionasouthwell_ on Instagram.
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