|6:45 – 7:50 pm||Pregnancy Yoga||Streatham with Anja Brierley Lange|
|any time online||Pregnancy Yoga||Anywhere online videos here|
Private yoga session also available click here for more information
Pregnancy Yoga aims to encourage women to create strength, flexibility and relaxation – physically, mentally and emotionally. In the journey to motherhood, during pregnancy and postnatal recovery, yoga can support a woman to listen to her body’s intelligence and during pregnancy connect with her baby. Expect physical postures influenced by Vinyasa Flow Yoga, breath awareness and relaxation.
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.
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, Birthright 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.