Screen-Shot-2018-12-20-at-16.53.47.png

postnatal YOGA CLASSES

for mummy & baby

exercise, well-being and support for new mums & their babies

download.jpg
images.jpg
postnatal-yoga-yoga-with-babies-baby-yoga-fireflow-yoga.jpg

Becoming a mum is a huge change, physically, mentally and emotionally.

 

Post natal yoga is simply the best way to reconnect with yourself, bond with your baby and make new friends.

Postnatal yoga uses movement, breath and relaxation to allow you to reconnect with your body after pregnancy and birth.

 

You will start to strengthen and gently work the muscles of your core, your lower back and the pelvic floor.

The classes are designed for mums come some along with their babies, and so I try to include the little oneswherever I can.

We use the yoga postures in ways that keep the babies entertained, or we may be holding the babies as part of the yoga itself.

Although it doesn’t matter if your baby happen to sleep through the entire class either!

when to practice

  • Suitable from 6 weeks after a vaginal birth, or 8 weeks after a C-section, right up until your baby is crawling

  • As with any exercise after birth, it is always a good idea to get the all clear from your doctor or midwife before you start classes - ask them to check whether you have Diastasis Recti (separated tummy muscles) as that is helpful to know, so exercises can be safely tailored. 

  • As classes progress, you will build core strength and revitalise yourself, feel energised and back to your self once more.

 

No previous yoga experience required.

Classes are on Wednesday mornings ensuring you leave deliciously relaxed, recharged and connected.

 

benefits of postnatal yoga

  • eases tightness, tension, aches and niggles in the post natal body

  • helps build up strength and stamina in the body too

  • provides time to rest and relax

  • starts to strengthen the deep abdominal muscles to ‘close the body’ after birth. Without any high intensity exercise that can actually hinder the your postnatal recovery.

  • relieves stiffness in the shoulders, neck and upper back

  • helps to strengthens pelvic floor muscles

  • strengthens abdominal and back muscles for core strength

  • helps to expand your breathing and calms the mind

  • maintains flexibility in your body

  • helps you to feel a sense of reclaiming your body

  • gives you time each week to nurture yourself

  • renews energy levels

  • quietening the mind

  • can aid bonding between mother and baby

  • creates positivity around your postnatal body

  • gives you relaxed time to connect with and chat to other new mums

  • gets you out of the house in a friendly, non judgemental, supportive environment

  • time to drink tea, eat biscuits and chat after the yoga!

cLASS STYLE

My classes give you a freedom to do whatever you need to.

Many women initially worry that their will be too noisy, will cry, will need to feed, will poo.

Yes they will, but that is TOTALLY FINE.

Everyone in the class is in the same boat, and they are there to support you.

Sometimes babies feed all class long, but again that’s all part of the process of learning to be with your baby and letting ourselves go to ever changing patterns of parenthood.

You will still benefit from breathing, from relaxing, from connecting to your pelvis floor, from chatting and drinking tea (definitely!!) even if you baby does feed for an entire class!

It’s totally OK.

It may be an old cliché but if you have a happy mummy, you have a happy baby, and it is also really amazing to watch how the babies in the class become lively when the energy is alive, and calm down during periods of rest.

And you really don't have to have done any yoga before.

 

I provide  simple, straightforward instructions.

My classes are clear and easy to follow, with a real emphasis on doing what feels right for you in each moment

and not 'trying to be perfect' in any way.

wednesday mornings 10.3oam -12 noon

long lawford village hall