PREGNANCY YOGA & BIRTH PREPARATION CLASSES
Barton-under-Needwood Village Hall
More details below.
Mama, Birth & Baby Pregnancy Yoga Classes
You are probably aware of the physical and emotional benefits of yoga.
Calm Mind. Healthy Strong Body.
These are even more important during pregnancy.
Yoga allows you to be connected. 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.
Our 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. These classes can help you overcome any fears you may have of giving birth.
Mama, Birth & Baby Classes are held in Barton-under-Needwood, and are easily accessible from Lichfield, Burton-on-Trent, Tamworth, Derby and Rugeley. They are suitable for everyone, whether you have done any Yoga before or if you are a complete beginner.
During the classes, I’ll be 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. You can read some of their stories HERE.
PREGNANCY YOGA & BIRTH PREPARATION CLASSES
When: Mondays 7.00-8.30pm
Where: Barton-under Needwood Village Hall, Crowberry Lane, DE13 8AF
Cost: £42 for 4 week class pass. Includes 32 page EBook ‘Top Ten Birth Essentials‘. After 37+ weeks, PAYG fee – £11.50. Initial first ‘taster’ session – £11.50.
Class Details: Each class will consist of gentle, appropriate stretching to ease out the aches and pains of pregnancy and also to develop specific breathing techniques and postures in preparation for birth. We will spend some time discussing relevant pregnancy and birth topics, and also create a friendly space to connect with other Mums-to-be. I am always happy to create a class based on your needs. The final 15-20 minutes will be spent in deep relaxation to nurture your body, mind and baby. For more details on class content, CLICK HERE.
Additional Support: There will be handouts on particular topics, some extra video tutorials and a private What’s App Group to keep in touch with myself and the other mums for continued support.
What do you Need: A yoga or exercise mat, a cushion and comfortable stretchy clothing. You may also need a birthing ball for some of the sessions (I have a few available).
Missed Classes: Unfortunately I am unable to offer refunds or credits for missed sessions at this time. There may be an option for me to record a session and share the link if I have plenty of notice to set this up. If you know you are unable to attend every session due to change of ciircumstances, shift work etc, please get in touch to discuss other options.
No experience of Yoga is necessary, these classes are suitable for beginners.
I’ve been working with Pregnancy Yoga and Active Birthing for over 17 years, and in that time I’ve collected a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and successful techniques both from the Midwives and the Mamas that I’ve worked with. I would love to share all this with you. When you book onto the Pregnancy Yoga Classes, you will receive this 25 page guide on BIRTH ESSENTIALS, and find out the TOP TEN things you need to know and do to prepare for the birth of your Baby.
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?
How long can I keep coming?
What do I need to bring?
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.