Pre-Natal Partner Workshop with Mary-Louise Parkinson

Saturday 24th Apr 2021


Want to actively involve your partner and plan for the birth of your baby?

Bring your partner and join national pre-natal expert, author and teacher Mary-Louise for an afternoon to Educate, Inspire, Empower and Nurture yourself and learn how to involve your partner in Labour.

You’ll learn how to prepare for birth:

• Positions to help with each stage of labour
• Understanding your labour
• Partner massage
• Tools to help retain energy and strength
• Mindful Meditation for a Mindful Birth
• Breathing techniques to help with each stage of labour
• How to turn pain into positive energy and action
• Bonding visualisations – Mother, Partner and Baby
• Positive affirmations to trust your body and birthing process

You also receive notes and a copy of Mary-Louise’s Book for new mothers: Holding the Baby.


Please bring a yoga mat, cushion and a blanket or towel.


Cancellation up to 48 hours prior to event date is possible subject to a $5 cancellation fee. Less than 48 hours’ notice of cancellation is only possible if we can fill your place from a wait-list.

** This event has a maximum of 20 participants and is specifically planned to provide safety and comfort observing current COVID distancing rules.
Qi Yoga at Freshwater is a beautiful, large and well ventilated space.


Mary-Louise first experienced yoga while at high school. This introduction to yoga proved to be the steady, unbreakable thread weaving its way throughout Mary-Louise’s life. 

Mary-Louise spent 20 years in the IT industry. She was one of a hand-full of women who reached the status of General Manager of a US computer company. 

After the birth of her first child she qualified as an IYTA teacher. She went on to study with Simon Borg Olivier, Shandor and many different styles of yoga, including Iyenger, culminating in qualifying as one of the first teachers of Dru Yoga in Australia. 

She has always been an advocate of natural child birth and the benefits of yoga throughout pregnancy. She established a large following at her Harbord Yoga Centre where she introduced one of two major pre-natal yoga schools in Sydney 25 years ago. 

She is a tireless community organizer, a counsellor, a marriage celebrant and has written a book for new mothers, helping to deal with the emotions of motherhood. 


Saturday 24th Apr 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm




$195 per couple

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