Meet Doula Sian Williams

Sian Williams

Simply Birth Yoga Workshops
Glow Prenatal Yoga Classes
Baby&Me Postnatal Yoga & Baby Massage Classes
Doula Support & Consultations
Energy Balancing Sessions

Why does Sian doula?

Sian is an advanced RYT500 & RPYT85 yoga instructor, specialising in prenatal, vinyasa and yin yoga. She is an internationally trained doula, passionate about teaching women how to move safely and effectively during pregnancy and birth.

Her yoga classes and The Simply Birth Workshop is held in Kommetjie, South Peninsula. Her birthing workshops are held every three months, teaching expectant moms (couples) a variety of deeply empowering yoga body-work techniques to help labour effortlessly. Bringing partners on board during the labour process to connect and help moms find equilibrium, a state of physical balance. Including how to labour and birth effortlessly, breathing exercises (pranayama) to activate PSNS (parasympathetic nervous system) necessary for an empowered birth experience.

“I have many times over witnessed the beautiful benefits of yoga practice for pregnancy, the birthing process, and for postnatal recovery. From conception to birth, the journey of pregnancy relies on our body to be healthy, balanced and in motion. I am inspired to help women on their birthing journey, working within the capabilities of their range of movement while instilling in them a deep-seated trust that their body knows exactly what to do… given space and time,” says Sian. “I love yoga for its potent, life-transforming qualities on an anatomical and physiological level. I was nineteen when I first experienced yoga, and from the very first class I was amazed to discover that the simple practice of moving the body with breath, meditating and gazing at a candle (tratak sadhana) could conjure up such feelings of contentment and vitality. A decade later, returning home after studying yoga and Ayurveda in India, I started a 200-hour Yoga Alliance yoga teaching training course at The Shala in Cape Town, and conceived my son. I spent the first 5 months of my pregnancy training to become a yoga teacher and haven’t looked back. It was transformational. My yoga experience through pregnancy, and the birth of my son led me to specialise as a vinyasa & prenatal yoga teacher and doula. I am a mentor and an advocate for pregnant women, passing on the torch through skills and knowledge for an empowered, positive birth experience.”

What you don’t know about Sian…

Sian’s gorgeous boy, North, was born on Easter Sunday 2013 with a private midwife in Cape Town. She loves surfing fun waves, hiking and travelling as much as possible.

 

Sian: 0828889160; sian@glowyoga.co.za