Yoga With Georgie

Hatha and Pregnancy Yoga classes in Harrogate and nearby


19:00 – 2:30

Yoga and support for mums-to-be from 14 weeks

If you’re thinking about joining a pregnancy yoga class but worried because you’ve not been to a yoga class before then fear not, it doesn’t matter at all and you definitely do not need to be a “bendy Wendy” to gain all the benefits of perinatal yoga.

During pregnancy, perinatal yoga can play a key role in enhancing your experience of this precious time and empower you to have the most conscious, positive and life-affirming birth experience. Perinatal yoga includes flowing sequences specifically designed for pregnancy, birth and beyond and is not just focused on birth, but also on the enjoyment of pregnancy. Perinatal yoga classes combine movement with breath, relaxation and awareness to strengthen your body and mind throughout your pregnancy and beyond. Perinatal yoga classes support pregnant women with common pregnancy ailments such as heartburn, backache and pelvic pain. Perinatal yoga classes also offer the opportunity to connect with your baby.  Coming to classes is a great way to feel part of a supported community, creating friendship and support.

Benefits of Pregnancy Yoga

–  increases your energy
–  empowers the mother-to-be to have conscious birth experience
–  keeps you fit whilst being sensitive to the baby and you
–  decreases anxiety
–  strengthens birthing muscles
–  quickens post-partum recovery
–  improves sleep
–  reduces backache
–  improves circulation
–  promotes healthy birth

When to practise

Be conscious of how your body feels and seek medical advice regarding any health issues.

General guidelines are that you:  

–  rest during the first trimester
–  start yoga in the second trimester
–  continue your classes until before birth
–  take up postnatal classes after birth

It’s never too late to practise prenatal yoga so whatever stage you’re at in your pregnancy, come along and experience the benefits of yoga.