Pregnancy Yoga

“Thank you ever so much for your fantastic teaching. During my labour I remembered to breathe deeply and slowly, even in the worst contractions and everyone commented on how calm I managed to stay throughout, which I am sure was all down to how you taught me to control my breathing. The birthing ball was definitely invaluable too as I spent much of the first stages of labour leaning over it, thank you once again”

Why is it so good for you and baby?

  • Yoga can help you be more physically and mentally comfortable during your pregnancy
  • Any common problems of pregnancy such as backache, anxiety, constipation, heartburn and pelvic discomfort can be eased
  • It will provide you with ‘me-time’, where you can look after yourself and your growing baby
  • Yoga can safely prepare you for labour and can offer positions for birthing
  • You will develop controlled breathing patterns that will support your birthing process
  • Yoga can help you begin to form a special relationship with your growing baby
  • Yoga will promote relaxation and an attitude of ‘letting-go’ to let your body do what comes naturally
  • The classes are good for social contact with other mums-to-be and the exchange of experience can make you feel part of a supportive group
  • The yoga, Hypnobirth and active-birth information from the teacher will help you feel better equipped to deal with the pregnancy, the labour and being a new mum

There is a pregnancy yoga class from 7.30 until 9.00pm on Thursday Evenings at Yanley Court Complimentary Therapy Centre in Long Ashton. Pregnant women are warmly welcomed at whatever stage of their pregnancy, and at whatever level of fitness. No experience of yoga is necessary.

I am a mother of two, a fully trained and experienced yoga teacher and therapist, antenatal and postnatal yoga teacher and a qualified experienced Hypnobirthing teacher. She qualified as a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training with Vivien Tallis-Evans, under the auspices of the BWY.

Postnatal Yoga

Why is it so good for you and baby?

  • Postnatal women need ‘me-time’ more than most, particularly after giving birth and spending days and nights nurturing a baby (or babies!)
  • Postnatal yoga class can help gently nurture a woman who is probably physically exhausted, mentally scattered and emotionally frayed
  • Mainstream exercise classes are not usually appropriate as the hormones responsible for opening the pelvis at birth are still flooding her system, leaving all her joints unstable and vulnerable
  • Postnatal women should try to move safely, so a carefully constructed postnatal yoga class taught by a skilled teacher is invaluable
  • A postnatal class is a great way to meet other new mums, who share emotional and experiential support
  • The group is a baby friendly group
  • Relax for a while
  • Yoga can help postnatal women cope with life as new mothers and feel ‘normal’ again

A Postnatal class is held on Monday Mornings at Yanley Court Complimentary Therapy Centre in Long Ashton. Babies are welcome and women are encouraged to feed, change and comfort them at any time during the classes. Refreshments are provided at the end of the class.

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