for an Effortless Pregnancy
through yoga you find ease in your body . . . your breath moves freely providing nourishment and peace to your body & therefore your baby . . .your breathing slows down . . . the worries and fears in your mind disappear . . . your body releases all tension. You become aware that you are supported . . . you relax into the feeling that you know what is right for your body and your baby.
PRE + POSTNATAL YOGA
Pregnancy yoga can help to deal with the many many strains both physically and mentally that pregnancy places on the body. Yoga with help you to relax, gain strength and help you to prepare for birth. This is a dedicated time for both you and bump to connect and a chance to meet other mums-to-be in the area. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you on your journey.
Some benefits of pregnancy yoga:
- Nurturing “me time” – supporting your intention to take care of yourself and your baby,
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Relief from aches and pains, including tension in your lower back, hips, chest, upper back, neck and shoulders
- Developing strength and stamina, providing you with more energy and increased strength for carrying growing baby throughout your pregnancy. You will need this strength to carrying your baby comfortably once they arrive.
- Calms your nervous system which will improve digestion, sleep, and supporting your immune system to function effectively
- Boosts circulation, helping with fluid retention and further enhancing immunity
- Prepares you physically, emotionally and spiritually for childbirth, empowering you to access your inner strength
- Decreasing the risk of prenatal and postnatal depression
- Increasing healing, resilience, and coping after birth
- Providing a supportive community of women at a shared stage in life, and the opportunity for continuing friendships after birth.
Research at The University of Manchester have studied the effects of yoga on pregnant women, and found that it can reduce the risk of them developing anxiety and depression. There is also evidence yoga can reduce the need for pain relief during birth and the likelihood for delivery by emergency caesarean section.
Please note that antenatal yoga classes go under the banner ‘antenatal care’ for the NHS which means you are entitled to PAID time off work to attend. Please have a look at the DirectGov website for more details.
What classes are available?
Classes are run in blocks, if a block has started and there is space, you are welcome to join in part way through the block.
Where are classes held?
All our classes are held at The Barn, Netherton Farm, ML7 5TT. I am available to attend private group classes for organisations or a group of mamas to be and come along to your chosen venue. Please contact me to arrange this.
When can I start pregnancy yoga?
You can attend these classes from 14 weeks.
Please note that KCR treatments are available in the first trimester of pregnancy but NOT after. KCR will be fantastic postnatal to help realign the body and help it to heal.
I have no experience of yoga, can I still attend?
Absolutely, there is no experience required. The class is different to a normal class where specific postures, breathing techniques and relaxation are designed for pregnant women to help with pain relief, help you to stay calm and give you tools to help prepare for labour.
What do I need to bring?
Just yourself, maybe some water. I have all the equipment you will need, if you do have your own yoga mat and would like to bring it along, please feel free. You may want to wear layers and some cozy socks for relaxation.
“Didn’t know what to expect before I started the class, so glad I signed up to it as it was very beneficial and helps prepare you before baby comes.”
“This is a wonderful course for mum’s to be. The breathing techniques, postures and meditation are both relaxing and empowering.”
“Great class, so relaxing but also empowering with techniques to prepare your managing labour. So glad I did it-feel like I have a toolkit if things to help me when I go into labour”