PREGNANCY YOGA CLASSES
'I’ve found the pregnancy classes really helpful. They kept me focused on remembering to exercise my pelvic floor regularly and helped me understand what type of exercises might help me prepare for birth.
During the actual birth I used the golden thread breath and I particularly found those 3 minute endurance exercises you got us doing to be helpful in the concept of ‘sitting with’ pain until it passes.
I won’t lie to you... the pain got very difficult to manage... However, the midwives commented on how well I was managing the contractions and when I was examined they were surprised I’d dilated so far. I definitely think the yoga helped with this!
Thank you so much Claire.' - Helen
The biggest turning point in my yoga journey was pregnancy yoga.
Pregnancy yoga gave me the tools to connect in with my ever changing body, to learn how to respond and find ease and also led me to a very natural birth, where, most importantly, I was in control. This was all thanks to having learnt the ability to tune into my body and how to use my breath; using my breath to release tension, learning how to focus on parts of my body to find a little bit of ease.
Join me to develop these skills.
Time to connect with yourself and your changing body.
Time to connect with your growing baby.
Time to be you, with nothing else to do for 60 minutes other than be simply be, creating space in your body and your mind.
During pregnancy, yoga can play a key role in enhancing the experience of this precious time and empower the mother-to-be to have the most conscious birth experience.
Pregnancy yoga is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners – helping women enjoy their pregnancy with minimal discomfort, cultivate breath awareness and strengthen the body in preparation for labour.
Yoga offers you the opportunity to connect with your baby, and you will leave each class feeling deeply relaxed and take with you relaxation techniques you can use during your pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Coming to classes is also a great way to feel part of a community of other women enjoying the same life-changing journey – often the starting place for deep friendships.
You are welcome to start from the 14th week of pregnancy. No previous yoga experience required.
when to practice
Be conscious of how your body feels and seek medical advice regarding any health issues. General guidelines are that you:
Rest during the first trimester (unless you already have a regular yoga practice)
Start yoga in the second trimester (from 14 weeks)
Continue your classes until before birth
Take up postnatal classes after birth
It’s never too late to practice prenatal yoga!
So whatever stage in your pregnancy, come along and experience the benefits of yoga under my care.
Classes are on Wednesday evenings, 7.45pm at Bilton Infant School, ensuring you leave deliciously relaxed, recharged and connected.
benefits of pregnancy yoga
increases your energy
empowers the mother-to-be to have conscious birth experience
keeps you fit whilst being sensitive to the baby and to you
decreases stress and anxiety
strengthens birthing muscles
quickens postpartum recovery
promotes healthy birth
'The all fours move you did on the last class (where we moved from all fours to child pose and back again) proved very useful! As did the visualisations.
Thank you for everything you taught me throughout my pregnancy.' - Pip
'Thank you so much for all your support, every time my head said you can't do this I channeled your voice saying you can do this.' - Louise