Kirsty Gallacher

Kirsty teaches Pregnancy and Postnatal yoga as well as runs the Yogahome's Yoga for Labour & Birth and Hypnobirthing courses. Her teaching style is gentle, clear and encouraging, and highlights the importance of relaxation and breathing.

She holds the British Wheel of Yoga teaching diploma, and is certified by the London Satyananda Centre to deliver Yoga Nidra. She has studied with renowned Yoga Teachers: Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Francosie Barbera-Friedman, Tara Fraser, Dr Roger Cole, and Mukunda Stiles.


Kirsty Gallacher instructs the following:
  • pregnancy yoga : all levels
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    Yoga is a fantastic way to get in touch with your body and your breath during pregnancy. It can help to ease the discomforts of pregnancy and prepare you physically and mentally for the birth of your baby. Each class includes 30 mins of tea and chat lead by the teacher. This is an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences.

    If you wish to take part in any other yoga class whilst pregnant please contact us at yogahome on info@yogahome.com or 020 7249 2425 as some classes are more appropriate than others.

    All levels - open to all, no experience required.


  • post natal yoga : newborn to crawling
  • This postnatal yoga class supports new mothers in recovering and getting back into shape while bonding with their baby. No previous experience of yoga necessary. 

    Recommended from 6 weeks after you have had your baby. 

    There is a crèche worker in the room to help take care of your baby. Babies are welcome up until they are crawling.
    The class comprises of a 60mins postnatal yoga, followed by informal tea and snacks in our leafy courtyard area.

    Yogahome is all on one level so if your baby is asleep you can bring your buggie all the way in.


  • Hypnobirthing Course

  • A course run over two consecutive Saturdays covering everything you need to know about hypnobirthing and how it can help you with your birth. The course is for pregnant women and their birth partner.

     
    What is HypnoBirthing?


    Most of us are familiar with the use of hypnotherapy to help overcome fears, like flying. Similarly, hypnobirthing can help to remove worries, concerns, and negative associations in relation to childbirth. By developing a solid understanding of the biological and psychological elements of childbirth, you will come to realise how a woman's body is perfectly designed to allow her to birth her baby physiologically (i.e. naturally), so that any doubts and negative associations are replaced by calm confidence and a positive approach. (Try thinking powerful -vs- painful….).

    Hypnobirthing teaches techniques which work with the natural, physiological process, to help you maintain a quiet, calm confidence as you progress through labour and birth. However, there may be times when nature needs a helping hand, and these techniques are of equal (maybe even greater) value, where labour doesn’t unfold so smoothly and intervention is suggested. By exploring the use of intervention and learning simple tools and techniques, hypnobirthing will also help empower you with the confidence to accept, delay or even say ‘no' to intervention.

    These tools, combined with the simple and gentle self-hypnosis and breathing techniques you will learn together, can have a profound effect, helping labour and birth to be an empowering and joyful experience.


    Session 1

    Introduction to hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing
    Natural labour - how the muscles of the uterus work, the autonomic nervous system and the hormones of labour
    Language & positive affirmations
    The power of the mind & how the body follows where the mind leads
    Upward stage (early & active Labour): breathing & visualisatios, positions, things to do, massage
    Position of baby
    Relaxation and scripts to work on at home


    Session 2

    Recap of upward stage
    Downward stage (from transition to birthing baby & placenta): breathing & visualisations, positions, things to do
    Due date, induction & ways to encourage spontaneous labour
    Pelvic floor & perineal massage
    Cascade of interventions & the role of birth partner
    Fear releasing & building confidence

     

    Cost:  £195

    Cost is for two people, and includes MP3 download and online resources.