Why should I try pregnancy yoga?
The benefits of practicing yoga during pregnancy are endless, it’s great for you and your baby.
- It’s fantastic for relaxation
- It’s a fun way to meet other pregnant people
- It prepares you for birth by increasing your strength and stamina
- You will learn breathing techniques to support you through birth
- It helps for a quicker postnatal recovery
- It improves sleep
- It’s fantastic for relieving tension, aches and pains associated with your changing body
- It’s fantastic for bonding with your baby, even before birth
- It’s a great way to get to know yourself and your body better
“I came to class limping with sciatica pain, by the end of the hour I could walk properly and the sciatica stayed away!”
Pregnancy Yoga…with a doula twist!
These sessions are friendly, informal, supportive and questions about pregnancy, birth and babies are encouraged.
After the yoga we have tea and cake and have a group chat where I share my support as a birth and postnatal doula.
Each week a theme will be set, for example, sleep, back pain, pelvic floor, yoga for birth and lots more.
Sessions may include asana (positions), pranayama (breathing), chanting and guided relaxation, but will be guided by your requirements.
I will provide the props to use during the session, including a yoga mat if you don’t have one. Please just ensure that you are dressed comfortably and can move around freely.
Pregnancy Yoga Classes
Writtle Village Hall
“As well as the yoga I also loved the tips for my upcoming birth”
Mother & Baby Yoga
A lovely happy session intended to intensify the bond between parent and baby.
Physically beneficial for the parent, as well as the baby, and wonderful to help calm, connect and relax together. These sessions will be a lot of fun for both of you, including an exciting sensory experience for your baby. You will learn some rhymes with actions, soothing touch for your baby and some yoga moves that will benefit your postnatal recovery.
We will also work on recovery for any diastasis recti (abdominal separation) and practice pelvic floor exercises. There could still be a lot of the hormone relaxin in your body, which can cause aches and pains due to your joints being less stable. We will work on stabilising and strengthening your body.
Baby yoga is proven to help babies feel safe and secure and they respond positively to the power of touch and movement. It’s also fantastic for helping your baby sleep and to alleviate digestive issues
These sessions will be led by your baby. If they need to sleep, feed or need a cuddle then we will work around them. If sleeping, we will do some postnatal yoga without baby, until they wake.
There is always an opportunity to chat to other new parents and to ask me any questions to utilise my knowledge as a postnatal doula and breastfeeding peer supporter.
Cost £45 per hour (private class)
Mother and baby classes
Mother and baby yoga details
- 6 weeks following an “issue free” vaginal birth
- 10 weeks following a vaginal birth with intervention (forceps, episiotomy, ventous, tearing)
- 10/12 weeks following a caesarean birt
To be discussed before commencement
You will need to have completed your 6 week GP postnatal check-up and given the go ahead to exercise before any sessions can begin. Please remember your safety is paramount.