Every yoga teacher and dedicated yoga practitioner knows that to stay fresh and inspired in your yoga practice and teaching you need to keep deepening and refining your knowledge and experience, which means exposing yourself to a broad range of teachers, and mentoring.
That’s why we are delighted to announce that we are now offering one-on-one (1:1) sessions with our experienced and passionate Bliss Baby Yoga Course Facilitators.
How are these sessions conducted?
These sessions are conducted via Video Call from the comfort and convenience of your own home. After the session, you’ll receive a recording of your session to keep – to prompt your memory of what you discussed / practised. And, if you choose the Personalised Yoga Session, you’ll also be given your own ‘bespoke’ written yoga sequence (with illustrations) to support your ongoing home practice.
Accelerate your learning and professional development by enjoying some private, ‘masterclass’ time with your favourite Bliss Baby Yoga Teacher. This is your opportunity to ‘pick our brains’! Come prepared with all the questions you’ve been wanting to ask about yoga and women’s health.
Receive valuable feedback and suggestions to support your teaching – such as on sequencing, specialised posture & practice repertoires, use of props, developing and refining teaching and meditation scripts. This can help you move forward more confidently in your work in prenatal / postnatal / women’s yoga / restorative yoga with your students.
You might also use this opportunity to ask questions about your own practice to receive fresh ideas, inspiration and valuable tips to support your health and wellbeing.
Think of your Bliss Baby Yoga Facilitator as your personal ‘yoga coach’: she is there to guide and support you in your goals and visions in your yoga teaching and/or niche yoga business management.
Who are these Mentoring Sessions for?
These sessions are for Bliss Baby Yoga course graduates – no matter what course you’ve done with us – and they are also appropriate if you’ve trained elsewhere and you would like to enhance your knowledge with some of our ‘Bliss Baby magic’.
You don’t have to be a yoga teacher! You might also benefit from these specialised mentoring sessions if you’re a serious student thinking of undertaking yoga teacher training or you’d just like some help and advice with your own yoga practice.
You may also work in a related field such as a midwifery, birth support (doula), massage, or physiotherapy, and you’d like some pointers on how to bring a more gentle, feminine-yoga approach into your work with your clients.
How do I choose the best mentor for me?
We believe that an important factor in a successful mentoring relationship is finding a ‘good fit’. For this reason, we offer a free 15 minute call to discuss your needs so that we can set you up with the most appropriate mentor and mentoring package, to best help you achieve your goals and desired outcomes. Contact us to request your free Mentoring Enquiry Call. To request your free Mentoring Enquiry Call, contact us.
How do the Mentoring Sessions work?
To get the most out of your online mentoring session we recommend you come prepared with any questions you’d like to ask as well any particular area of yoga for women or restorative yoga that you’d like to discuss further. You might even want to bring a sample sequence that you’ve been teaching or practising to get your Bliss Baby Facilitator’s feedback.
Your teacher will then respond accordingly, which may involve, from time to time, her demonstrating or even taking you through yoga postures and/or practices (meditation, pranayama, relaxation).
Enjoy a fully personalized yoga session with one of our highly experienced and sensitive Bliss Baby Yoga teachers.
Tell us your goals for either enriching or kickstarting your home-practice, and your teacher will design a tailor-made yoga practice, just for you!
Who are these Personalised Yoga Classes for?
These private, online yoga sessions are for any level of yoga experience. You may be a yoga teacher looking for fresh inspiration and input in your home practice, or you may be new to yoga.
You may be looking for a therapeutic yoga sequence to help you with a stress-related, or women’s health issue.
Or, you might be pregnant, or a new mother, and seeking an individualised prenatal or postnatal yoga session from one of our Bliss Baby Yoga experts that you can practice at home to support you during your pregnancy/ new motherhood.
It doesn’t matter what is going on with your body. That’s the beauty of these personalized, bespoke sessions; they are so much more preferable to the one-size-fits-all approach of group classes!
Your teacher can work with you on a yoga session that meets your specific needs as a woman.
How does it work?
The Personalised Yoga Class involves your Bliss Baby Yoga teacher taking you through a complete yoga practice that you can then keep to practise ongoingly at home, in your own time. Your session will generally involve a 10 minute introduction and orientation, then about 35 minutes teaching you your personalized sequence, and the last 10 minutes or so for any questions about your sequence.
Before you receive your online skype lesson with your facilitator, you will have completed a questionnaire giving your teacher specific information about your health background and intention and goals for your practice. For example, you may have a history of a menstrual health imbalance like endometriosis and you’d like a sequence you can practice at home to support your hormonal health, reduce your stress levels, and maybe help you get pregnant. Or, another example – you may just want a home practice that is more feminine and flowing to support your health, vitality and wellbeing. Whatever your needs, your teacher will do her best, using her skills and experience, to tailor a unique yoga sequence just for you.
Choose from the following senior Bliss Baby Yoga teachers:
Kanako Yajima (E-RYT 500, RPYT) has long been a dedicated yoga student, teacher, and teacher trainer. She is very passionate about supporting women at all stages of their lives by sharing yoga practices that are individually relevant and accessible.
She has been trained in various styles of yoga including Solomon Yogalates, Ishta System with Rachel Zinman, and Vini Yoga and the Five Element Form with Peter Clifford. She worked closely with late Maria Kirsten whose amazing passion and work have inspired and continue to inspire the way Kanako works with her own body and with her students.
Kanako has also worked internationally in many teacher trainings, retreats and workshops as both interpreter (for Japanese groups) and as a teacher trainer.
Thanks to her experience as a yoga translator/interpreter (between Japanese and English) and her dedication to knowledge and growth, she has been immersed in various teachings including yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology, pranayama and meditation, and her versatile and unique teaching styles reflect that extensive knowledge and experience.
Kanako is grateful everyday for being a mother to her daughter as it has been the most challenging yet beautiful and transformational yoga sadhana in life, and she loves sharing the magic of yoga practices with students from that heart-felt space.
- Yoga for pregnancy
- Postnatal Yoga
- Breath-centred Yoga
- Mindful movement
- Restorative Yoga
- Accessible Yoga
Kanako is also a Senior Course Facilitator for our Bliss Baby Yoga Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course.
Nadine O’Mara (E-RYT 200, RPYT, YACEP, Yoga Australia Lvl 3 Teacher, DONA Certified Doula) is an experienced prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher, doula, and our Bliss Baby Yoga Director who is passionate about supporting women’s health, especially around birth.
Nadine began her journey teaching yoga in 2005 and with time channelled this into teaching yoga for pregnancy, preparation for child birth and yoga for the postnatal period, having run classes both in Australia and the UK. She sees teaching prenatal and postnatal yoga as such a unique gift – supporting students at their most vulnerable time. Sensitivity and understanding is key to your teaching.
In addition to sharing her knowledge in our Bliss Baby Yoga online courses and content, Nadine has run her own business Conscious Birth for almost ten years in Sydney and now in Bellingen, NSW Australia. Nadine provides doula support and yoga as well as prenatal yoga teacher training, birth education, self care and restorative yoga workshops for mothers, facilitates mother’s circles, family yoga and retreats for women and/or families. She is most importantly a mama to two girls who get on the mat with her when they can.
Nadine has a wealth of experience to share with newer and trainee teachers in the area of pregnancy and birth and in running a feminine centred business. She believes that teaching pre and post natal yoga helps facilitate a gentle birth and the creation of positive family life.
- Prenatal Yoga
- Mother & Baby / Postnatal Yoga
- Restorative Yoga
- Family Yoga
- Running your own yoga business
- Running birth workshops
- Women’s circles & workshops for new mothers
Nadine is also a co-presenter for our Bliss Baby Yoga Online L2 Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training course and our Online L2 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training course.
Rosie Matheson is a passionate women’s health and wellbeing educator. She has trained extensively in Hatha Yoga, and is a also a qualified Doula. Rosie’s many offerings for women include classes, workshops, and teacher training courses in yoga for fertility, healthy menstruation, women’s life cycles, and both the prenatal and postnatal phases of life.
Rosie’s foundational work in women’s yoga was conducted during a three year residency on Koh Phangan, Thailand. There she participated in over 700 hours of Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher Training courses in addition to attending Yoga Therapy workshops, meditation courses, and a variety of women’s retreats and classes.
Teaching women close to home and across the globe, Rosie regularly leads trainings for students in the USA, Japan, Italy, and Australia. Rosie’s passion is in educating women on the power of their bodies, and the undeniable correlation between celebrating your feminine form and living an empowered and vital life.
Her genius is in presenting these ideas in a way that is accessible, nurturing, and inspiring to women everywhere.
- Yoga for pregnancy
- Yoga for fertility
- Guided meditations for women’s health and wellbeing
- Yoga to support the menstrual cycle and menstrual imbalances
- Restorative yoga
Star Despres is a devoted yogini, practising since she was 19 and teaching since 2006. She is a Senior Byron Yoga Centre qualified Teacher and Teacher Trainer, has been facilitating Bliss Baby Yoga teacher training courses since 2010. Star’s passions rest in empowering women to reconnect with the divine feminine, no matter what stage of life they are in, and assisting them to find a more nurturing and sacred approach to life. She especially loves to support women through pregnancy, the postnatal period, perimenopause, menopause and times of exhaustion and depletion via the practise of Restorative Yoga and daily self care rituals.
Star is also the founder of Divine Star, an Online sanctuary honouring the feminine and offering private mentoring, retreats, workshops and circles to inspire women to reclaim their power and reconnect to their authentic selves. Her greatest role is as a mama of 2 daughters (17 years apart), and continues to fine tune the balance of work and Mamahood whilst also honouring her own needs.
- Prenatal yoga
- Postnatal yoga
- Restorative yoga
- Yoga for women’s health
- Self-care practises / yoga
- The art of creating and holding safe space
- Running women’s workshops
- Sequencing your women’s yoga class
Star is also a Senior Course Facilitator for our Bliss Baby Yoga Online Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course and Online L1 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training course.
Emma Louise Roger (E-RYT 200, RPYT, YACEP, Post Grad Dip Counselling, Cert IV Ayurveda, IRest Lv 1), has been a dedicated yogini since 1996, she is a mother of two daughters and has a passion for supporting women through Yoga, Ayurveda and counselling.
Emma began teaching Yoga in 2001 and in 2002 taught her first prenatal yoga class. Magically Emma fell pregnant with her first child just 3 weeks later. Since then, Emma has specialised in yoga for women, in particular, teaching prenatal and postnatal yoga, Love Your Body for healthy body image, Women’s Shakti Yoga and Yoga for Trauma. Emma has studied and trained in the U.S., India, Bali and Australia in traditional Hatha Yoga – Swami Satchidananda & Pattahbi Jois of Ashtanga, Yoga Therapy of Krishnamacharya and Tantric Yoga with Uma Inder.
As well as teaching for Bliss Baby since 2010, Emma founded Red Tent Yoga for women in Byron Bay in 2008, where she has taught regular prenatal, postnatal and women’s yoga classes, birth workshops and support groups for women. Red Tent Yoga still continues in the form of local classes and private sessions. From this experience, Emma has a good understanding of how a feminine centred and yoga business can operate. Emma is also a qualified PACFA Holistic Counsellor, and specialises in Perinatal Counselling for pregnancy and mothers, and offers Havening therapy for trauma.
- Yoga for Pregnancy & Birth Preparation
- Postnatal / Mums & Bubs Yoga
- Women’s Shakti Yoga
- ‘Love Your Body’ Yoga
- Yoga & Practices for Trauma
- Ayurveda & Self-Care
- Support groups for women
- Birth Workshops for Couples
- Counselling for Pregnancy & Motherhood
- Running a yoga women’s centred business
- Wellness Coaching
Tanya Neate has been specialising in yoga for women’s health since 2013. Running private yoga therapy and group yoga classes for women at all stages of life, but especially for those experiencing fertility issues, and prenatal and post-natal clients. Tanya has extensive training in Hatha yoga. She has also completed the Bliss Baby Yoga Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Training and a 4-year Yoga Therapy Certification in the tradition of Krishnamacarya.
Complementing her work as a yoga therapist, Tanya is also a certified and registered counsellor and loves the way these two modalities intertwine.
Traveling with students from preconception all the way through to having them bring their bubs to “Baby & Me” yoga classes is an incredible journey, and the power of yoga to support this time of life always leaves Tanya in awe and feeling blessed to do this work.
What past online mentoring / personalised class participants say:
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1 hour Personalised Yoga Class
*If you purchase 3 or more session the price per session is just $120