Prenatal yoga, the weaving together of yoga and childbirth preparation, empowers women to reclaim their physical, mental, and emotional strength and receptivity during the birth process. Yoga can help women journey through their pregnancy with minimal discomfort, as well as developing tools which aid the birth and post-delivery stages. We are often so detached from our instinctual selves that sometimes we need to be reminded of what we already know; these sessions will encourage you to trust in your natural ability to birth and mother your baby.
Classes will include a combination of yogic practices designed and modified for pregnancy. Below is further information on these groups of practices:
Asana including flowing postural practices which prepare women physically for giving birth by strengthening the core to stabilise the lower back; mobilising the joints; creating spaciousness in the body; and increasing our energy levels. Women practicing antenatal yoga find relief from common physical and emotional ailments of pregnancy including fatigue, lower back pain, nausea, insomnia and anxiety.
Pranayama are breathing practices which help women to foster spacisouness and ease breathing in later stages of pregnancy. We also practice techniques such as the Golden Thread Breath to help with the birth of our beautiful babies. Most women find that the increased awareness of body, mind, and breath teaches them what truly helps when it's time to deliver their babies.
Mantra and mudra help us harness the power of sound and gestures to calm the mind, stimulate the body and breathe a fuller breath. Sounding the breath can be particularly useful for women during labour.
Relaxation (aaahhhhhh) enables women to find stillness and rest which can lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, overcome fatigue and help us confront the fears and frustrations associated with pregnancy and motherhood
Sessions can be attended on a drop-in basis for £7 per class, however block booking is advised to guarentee your place as places are limited.
Classes can be booked in 4 or 6 week blocks for a discounted price (this may vary depending on how many weeks are remaining before the birth).