Gabriel had huge amounts of knowledge on pregnancy & birth, I absolutely trusted what she had to say.
– Zoe, trained midwife.
The classes had a very open and friendly atmosphere which made it possible to share and discuss various pregnancy ailments. I would definitely recommend Gabriel’s classes.
– Tamsin, Magistrate.
I always felt very safe, calm and reassured in her presence. The atmosphere was very calm, inclusive and empowering.
She had a wealth of knowledge and advice about childbirth and looking after small babies as well as mum. It wasn’t just physical yoga – I felt she gave me great psychological support too.
-Jane Secker, Sky TV News Journalist.
She referred back to her own children which also made me feel at ease given that this was my first baby.
– New mum.
[During labour] I concentrated on my breathing and used it as a huge distraction when having contractions. I also used a few of the yoga positions that I’d learnt to ease the pain and help with the labour.
Friendly, relaxed and welcoming as well as feeling like I’d left having done a really good class.
The breathing techniques and positions were particularly useful for birthing. Gabriel taught me about ‘golden thread’ breathing which I found really helpful during labour. She also gave me confidence that I could do it, that it was ‘natural’ pain, and that it would eventually pass.
– Pregnancy yoga attendee
I had pelvic pain – Gabriel had particularly good suggestions for dealing with and improving this condition – her advice was more comprehensive than the usual advice given by the midwives.
Attending yoga gave me familiarity with different positions which helped with my difficult (posterior) labours.
– Client of 6 years
Very good advice about the exercises that could be done soon after birth helped me to recover my strength and Gabriel had lots of helpful advice on breastfeeding.
– Postnatal Yoga attendee