More than just a Yoga Class…..
Stretch out all the aches and pains in your joints, in your hips, in your back
Relax away all the stress of working and everyday life
Prepare for your Birth with helpful techniques and knowledge
15 Minute Pregnancy Super Stretch
A short prenatal yoga video that targets all the usual niggles of pregnancy.
Why attend Pregnancy Yoga Classes?
You are probably aware of the physical and emotional benefits of yoga.
Calm Mind. Health Strong Body.
These are even more important during pregnancy.
Yoga allows you to be connected. To be fully present. To be fully aware of your body, and of your baby. It is this connection, forged gently and subconsciously over time, that allows you to birth lightly.
A regular Pregnancy Yoga class will keep your body healthy, stretch out all your aches and pains, and give you tools and techniques to prepare you fully for birth.
I believe that the more informed we are, the better we can prepare for whatever life throws at us.
I endeavour to unravel the mysteries of pregnancy and labour during the classes, giving lots of information, along with advice on topics such as Optimum Foetal Positioning – essential for getting your baby into the correct position for labour; taking care of your perineum to avoid tearing; how to use a Birthing Ball for pregnancy and labour; and sharing the experiences of the other Mums who have taken this journey – hearing the weekly Birth Stories is often a highlight of the classes.
Scroll down for class details and bookings.
I offer you nurture, support and knowledge.
** THIS CLASS IS TAKING A BREAK UNTIL SEPTEMBER **
TIME : 9.30-11.30am
VENUE : Douglas Room (upstairs) Barton Village Hall, Crowberry Lane, Barton, DE13 8AF
COST : £9 drop-in/£32 per 4 week block
TIME : 7.00-8.00pm
VENUE : Shingles Room (downstairs), Barton Village Hall, Crowberry Lane, Barton, DE13 8AF
COST : £8 drop-in
£28 per 4 week pass (Must be used within 6 weeks)
In addition to regular Pregnancy Yoga stretching classes, we will also have specific sessions on the topics below:-
OPTIMUM FOETAL POSITIONING
How to help your Baby into the best position for Birth
PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES
A range of techniques and why they are important
How to use them in Labour and also how to use them for a comfortable pregnancy
Practical techniques for an Active Labour. Specific movements and breaths for various stages.
Strengthening and stretching techniques to reduce hip pain and discourage or alleviate SPD.
Lots of stretches and techniques to prevent and alleviate pregnancy backache.
Successful stress-busting techniques and why it is important in pregnancy and birth.
Stretches for heartburn, shoulder/upper back pain and breathlesssness.
Happy Yoga Mamas….
“The breathing, massaging and upright positions you taught were invaluable and got me through the hardest part no doubt about it. I will recommend Pregnancy Yoga to everyone, as well as the Birthing Workshop.”
“I’d like to thank you for the classes as even after 3 previous babies and two home births I felt much more prepared this time for labour and birth. I could hear your advice about hip circles and breathing right at the peak of my contractions and by listening to your advice had a really controlled and text book birth experience!”
“I can’t thank you enough for how much your yoga coaching helped especially in the first stages of labour, physically and mentally. You’re an inspiration and have helped me loads during my pregnancy and during the birth, thank you.”
“Thank you so much for everything you taught me at Yoga in preparation for the Birth. It was the most useful antenatal class I attended!”
“My husband credits the Yoga again for helping me to stay calm, focused and strong during labour. So thank you!”
“I honestly think your Yoga Classes helped me to have a natural and relatively calm birth experience that I’ll never forget. Thank you!”
We really can’t thank you enough for everything you taught us, and for reassuring me though my fears and worries. I feel it was because of this we had such an amazing, positive birth experience”.
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I start coming to the classes?
It is recommended to attend Ante-Natal Yoga after Week 14. This is usually the time when your nausea and fatigue subside. If you wish to start sooner, and feel able to do so, please get in touch. If you would like to wait till Week 14, but want to do something in the meantime at home, please check out the Blog Post and short Video Class for the First Trimester.
How long can I keep coming?
Most Mums continue with the classes right up to their due date. I’ve even had a few mums keep coming up to 42 weeks!
What do I need to bring?
Please bring a Yoga or Exercise mat, a pillow and a blanket in Winter months. I have some spare mats that you can use if you don’t have one. You may wish to bring some water/juice along aswell.
Occasionally we do a session using birthing/gym balls. These can be an invaluable tool for late pregnancy as well as labour. I will let you know in plenty of time when we will be doing a Birthing Ball session, and I have some spare balls to borrow if you don’t have one.
Not Quite 14 Weeks yet?
Here’s what you can do…….
1. Check out my Blog Post on ‘How to Survive the First Trimester’
2. Check out the video below for a simple First Trimester Yoga and Relaxation practice.