Temporary online yoga on Facebook and Instagram. These classes are all free and any donations via Paypal (no need for Paypal account) are gratefully accepted. (Timetable subject to change. See updates on social).
TUESDAYS (starting in May)
|12:15 – 1:15 pm||Pregnancy Yoga||Brighton|
|1:30 – 2:30 pm||Postnatal Yoga||Brighton|
THURSDAYS (currently not running)
|6:45 – 7:50 pm||Pregnancy Yoga||Streatham|
|any time online||Pregnancy Yoga||Anywhere online videos here|
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Private yoga session also available click here for more information
Open for all levels this prenatal yoga class will move you through yoga poses to create strength, stability and flexibility to support your pregnancy journey. Not only physically but also providing techniques to encourage mental and emotional wellbeing.
The class includes pelvic awareness, alignment and pelvic floor practices as well as preparing for labour, birth and postpartum recovery.
We use breath awareness and relaxation to reconnect to our body and rest.
From 14 weeks until birth (after first scan + ok’ed by health care provider)
I found the things I learnt at your pregnancy yoga sessions (in addition to gas and air and a pool birth) really helped to keep me calm and focused. I really want to thank you so much for that.
I would highly recommend your classes as a way to learn to relax during the very long 9 months and also as a way to prepare for birth.
Please check with your health consultant if you have any concerns.
Postnatal yoga focuses on the healing and recovery for the new mum. We learn to reconnect to the pelvis and pelvic floor. Create deep core stability as well as release the tensions and strains from pregnancy, birth and adjusting to having a new baby/babies.
The yoga session provides a much needed opportunity to nurture the new mum – physically, mentally and emotionally.
It is also a welcoming accepting space where all new mum and babies are welcome.
They have definitely been an important part of getting myself back to normal after giving birth.— CAROLINE
The class is for mums and babies (6 weeks after birth/8 if c-section – please check that you are healed and ready to go with your GP) until crawling. Please provide own blanket/toys for baby/babies.
Time off work for yoga?
Women in full-time employment are entitled to paid time off work to attend yoga classes (included in ‘antenatal appointments and relaxation and parentcraft classes’). For further details please visit: www.dti.gov.uk/er/individual/03.htm
Why 14 weeks?
The first trimester is a time for the body to get used to being pregnant. There are plenty of hormonal changes (sometimes manifesting as nausea, heartburn, tiredness) and it is also the time where the body will either accept the healthy foetus or if something isn’t right our bodies will reject it. If this is the case it usually happens around 7-12 weeks. Exercise, or yoga, will not be the cause of a potential rejection/miscarriage but no one would want to have that association or concern. Especially if you have a history of repeated miscarriages or have had IVF treatments. HOWEVER many women enjoy continuing with their regular yoga practice. If that is the case please let your yoga teacher know. I have happily had my existing yoginis in my classes (flow and prenatal) from conception to until their waters break!
I’ve been teaching yoga since 2005 (first graduating in 1998) and soon started to specialise in women’s health, pregnancy and postnatal yoga. My passion led me to co-create, teach and be the course leader on a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Course in London for several years.
I am delighted to update and give birth to this new Prenatal Course certified by Yoga Professionals UK.
Teaching is a never-ending journey of research, training and practice. I am continuing my professional education being an Ayurvedic Practitioner (BSc, PGDip) which inform my yoga teaching and my approach to pregnancy yoga, specific pregnancy and postnatal trainings with Shiva Rea, Uma Dinsmore Tuli, Birthlight and Claire Missingham. Completed various courses including a doula training with Michel Odent and Female Pelvic Floor Training for Birth and Wellness Practitioners.
I have offered classes and private sessions in exclusive spas and members clubs in Chelsea and Knightsbridge to hip studios in East London and community rooms South of the river. Now I am based in Worthing and share my passions by the sea and travel to London once a week to share yoga and prenatal classes.
Yoga is such an empowering tool during the journey to motherhood. To prepare for pregnancy, during pregnancy and postpartum. To see a woman feeling more confident, trusting her body and getting stronger, stabile yet more flexible in both body, mind and emotions through her yoga practice is why I love what I do.