“Squat 300 times a day and you’ll have an easy birth” - Ina May Gaskin
Gaia believes that pregnancy and birth represent a pivotal moment in the life of a woman and that each of them deserve to live it being fully in charge of her body and her decisions. In order to do so though, she needs to be prepared and feel confident in the process and in the knowledge of her body.
With these thoughts in mind she became a doula first, certified by JJ doulas in Amsterdam. A few months later she decided to turn her passion for yoga, started in New York in 2007, in a tool to help women connect with their bodies and their babies during pregnancy and in the first few months after birth. She certified then in Pre- and Postnatal Yoga with Birthlight, in Utrecht in 2015 and started teaching in Amsterdam right away, both to groups and to her doula clients.
The added value of a pregnancy yoga class, compared to a private class, is the precious atmosphere that it creates, where women feel safe and free and where each discomfort or fear can be shared and faced with new strength and confidence.