Blog

Fertility Yoga provides a space for our patients to connect with their mind, body and spirit to promote positive mindfulness during their fertility journey. IVF can be extremely challenging both physically and mentally. It is important to engage in practices which alleviate both stress and anxiety, intended to keep one calm during their journey which can improve an individual's chance of conception. No.1 Fertility is the first clinic nation-wide to introduce Fertility yoga sessions right here on site at Emerald City, our East Melbourne facility.

Fertility Yoga

Yoga for fertility is a series of specific postures that regulate and influence our endocrine system, increase blood flow and vitality to your pelvic region and improve nutrient supply to your reproductive organs. These specific yoga poses not only restore your physical and emotional health, they release muscle tension and reduce stress.

Benefits of Fertility Yoga include:

  • Helps to reduce stress and anxiety
  • Focuses on a positive body connection and positive mindset
  • Renews a sense of sexuality
  • Connects back to the feminine
  • Increases intimacy between partners
  • Encourages coming back home to your body
  • Restores nervous system to its parasympathetic (PNS) state which is essential for our reproductive system to function properly
  • Balances endocrine system so it can regulate your sex hormones and reproductive health

In-House Fertility Yoga with Instructor Tanya Neate

Tanya Neate has been teaching fertility yoga group and private classes since 2013. The idea of running yoga classes, specifically for women struggling to conceive, came to her as she lay in relaxation at the end of a yoga class back in 2009. Yoga had become such an important support through her own fertility journey, that she began to research deeper into its benefits for fertility health. When she couldn’t find a fertility yoga class for herself, she decided that she would have to become a yoga teacher and her dream was to offer the kind of yoga classes she would have loved to attend during her own challenges. So began many, many years of study to first obtain her yoga teaching qualifications, then to specialise in yoga for women’s health, and then complete the four years of yoga therapy training. She now mentors and trains other yoga teachers all over the world in this specialised field. Never in her wildest dreams did she think that she would teach yoga, yet it was her fertility journey that set her on this path. Along the way, Tanya also studied and qualified to become a counsellor and loves the balance of offering therapeutic support in the clinic counselling and then on the mat supporting clients with the tools of yoga.

Teaching yoga at Number 1 Fertility feels like full circle for Tanya as Dr Lynn was her specialist all those years ago and now she has a chance to support other women on their journey to motherhood.

For more information about how to join our Fertility Yoga classes, please visit number1womenshealth.com/pages/fertility-yoga

In House Fertility Yoga with Instructor Tanya Neate

CALL 1800 861 177