SPRING TERM 2024 DATES
TUESDAY, 9 JANUARY – TUESDAY, 5 MARCH
19:00 – 20:30
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 classes include flowing sequences specifically designed for pregnancy, birth and beyond and are not just focused on birth, but also on the enjoyment of pregnancy by combining movement with breath and awareness to strengthen your body. We explore different breathing practices that can energise, calm and centre your mind throughout your pregnancy, labour and beyond. Perinatal yoga classes also support pregnant women with common pregnancy ailments such as heartburn, carpal tunnel syndrome, swollen hands, ankles and feet, backache and rib and pelvic girdle pain.
Coming to perinatal yoga classes allows you to have some precious time for you on your pregnancy journey and also offer the opportunity to connect with your baby. The classes are always fun and are a friendly, safe space to share any concerns with other mums-to-be giving you the opportunity to become part of a community of amazing women, creating friendship and support.
Benefits of Perinatal Yoga
– increases your energy
– empowers mums-to-be to have a conscious and positive 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.