Pregnancy yoga is a fantastic way to engage with your pregnant body and breath and prepare for the antenatal period, birth and the immense transition into motherhood. It can calm the mind, help to remove fears around birth and it permits you to leave behind the stresses of busy city life to focus on yourself and your unborn baby.
Classes are a mixture of breath work, calming sequences to help soften and open and more energising postures to help strengthen the body. Throughout my sessions, you will learn to connect your breath to your body, which is not only relaxing but prepares for effective breathing during labour.
My couples’ birth preparation workshop incorporates pregnancy yoga and I also offer this class as a 1-2-1 session. This can work really well as it gives you the opportunity to learn in your own home and practise different birth positions in the place where you will most likely spend the early part of your labour.
With a focus on maternal wellbeing and healing, these classes are designed to gently ease you back into yoga. The sequences include calming breath work, pelvic floor toning, core work and overall strengthening and stretching. I develop the yoga over the weeks allowing you time to grow in strength and confidence, gradually introducing more dynamic sequences. The sessions are relaxed and baby friendly and can be started after your 6-week check.