Pregnancy yoga classes
Pregnancy is the perfect time to practise yoga. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a complete beginner, first or third time mum, it’s a time to slow down, focus the mind, and connect with your body and your baby.
My pregnancy yoga classes are specifically designed to meet the needs of your changing body. We practise flowing yoga poses that draw attention to posture, the core muscles, the pelvic floor, and the breath. Many of the common problems of pregnancy such as backache, pelvic pain, insomnia and fatigue will see a marked improvement. You will learn the art of relaxation, and how this, along with various breathing techniques and becoming familiar with active labour and birth positions, will make a real difference to your experience of labour.
By attending classes regularly during your pregnancy your confidence in your body’s innate ability to birth your baby will deepen and grow. You will learn how to encourage your baby into a good position for the birth, and how to work with the energy of labour.
Mondays 7.30pm - 9.15pm
Thursdays 7.15pm - 9pm
We practice yoga adapted for all stages of pregnancy, become familiar with active labour and birth positions, breathing techniques and postures to help with many of the common problems of pregnancy such as backache, pelvic pain, insomnia and fatigue, followed by deep relaxation and then group chat sharing information about pregnancy, labour and birth over tea and biscuits.
The ideal time to start pregnancy yoga is in the 2nd trimester, any time from 12 weeks onwards until birth, it’s never too late to start attending class even if you have just started maternity leave.
No yoga experience needed at all, but classes are equally beneficial if you have lots of yoga experience.
There’s no need to bring anything with you to the classes. Mats, any yoga props you’ll need, and blankets are all provided, although if you prefer to use your own mat or blanket, of course, that's fine.
Class Time and Dates
We practise yoga for an hour, followed by 15 minutes of deep relaxation and 30 minutes of group
chat with tea and biscuits.
Thursdays 7.15pm - 9pm
Thursday class dates:
September 13th, 20th, 27th
October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
November 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th (no class on Thursday 8th November)
Mondays 7.30pm - 9.15pm
Monday class dates:
November 19th, 26th
December 3rd, 10th, 17th (no class on Monday 24th or 31st December)
January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
There are 3 payment options for classes:
- 6 class pass, must be used with 2 months, £60 (equates to £10 per class)
- 10 class pass, must be used within 3 months, £90 (equates to £9 per class)
- Pay as you go, £13 per class booked in advance, please contact me before booking as priority is given to those purchasing a class pass.
Thursday Classes are held upstairs in The Old Post Office Tearoom in Newtown Inford.
Upstairs at The Old Post Office Tearoom
546 - 550 Bradgate Road
Monday classes are held in The Sunday School Rooms, next to the entrance to Bradgate Park in Newtown Linford.
Sunday school Rooms
There is plenty of free street parking available and a small car park.
mum & baby
BABY MASSAGE - Parent and Baby massages classes will be help on Monday Mornings in Newtown Linford and commence on Monday 19th November - More info coming soon.
MUM & BABY YOGA - Postnatal, mother and baby yoga classes will commence early 2019.
Please get in touch to register your interest and I’ll keep you updated with class information nearer the time.
I had been practising yoga since my late teens and I had a yoga practice rooted in the Astanga and Iyengar traditions. I had always wanted to train to teach yoga but never found the right time to take a break from my career in the music industry. The experience of being pregnant and giving birth to my first child 3 years ago was a turning point for me. I slowed down my yoga practice during pregnancy but even though I was totally unprepared for giving birth I found myself instinctively replying on yoga breathing techniques during my labour. I realised what great companions yoga and birth can be, even when birth isn’t straight forward.
Luckily for me I attended a postnatal mum and baby yoga class and discovered an incredible organisation - YogaBirth. I decided it was the perfect time to do my yoga teacher training and to specialise in teaching pregnancy yoga. I have spent the last two years training specifically to teach pregnancy yoga and discovering the yoga of Vanda Scaravelli and her very different approach to yoga, working with gravity, releasing tension and rediscovering the natural ease of movement that we’re all born with and how that relates to pregnancy and birth. The YogaBirth training I have completed has qualified me to teach pregnancy yoga and birth preparation and is accredited by The Royal College Of Midwifes.
I love working with pregnant women, witnessing the changes that take place as they blossom in confidence week by week and helping them have the best birth they can.
get in touch
Please email, call me or complete the enquiry form below if you would like more information or if you have any questions please feel free to ask away.