Pregnancy yoga classes with Rebecca
£11 Drop in | Block of 5 classes £50 | Please book online as spaces are limited to 8 people max
Pregnancy is an exciting time but it may also be very overwhelming as your hormones have you on a roller coaster of emotions. Prenatal yoga is here to help you ride your way through the wave of feelings and constant changes. You will learn to ease tension and stress and promote relaxation, while deeply connecting you with your little baby. Our approach to prenatal yoga is not only here to support the body and mind but also to awaken your inner power by moving you inward, directly and deeply connecting you with your womb, your centre of creation.
What is prenatal yoga?
It is a yoga practice designed for women in every stages of pregnancy. You will learn a range of safe, gentle postures and movements specifically adapted for pregnancy which will help to strengthen, tone and stretch all of the necessary muscle groups in the body that will help to prepare you for labour, delivery and motherhood. You will be guided through breathing techniques to help you and cope with any anxiety or emotional issues.
What are the benefits of Prenatal Yoga?
The benefits of prenatal yoga are many. Here are some of them :
• Soothes the discomforts of pregnancy
• Strengthens the body and mind in preparation for labour and birth
• Relieves stress and helps promote relaxation
• Increases flexibility and overall muscle tone
• Enhances the bond between mom and baby
• Provides an opportunity to connect with other moms-to-be
Can I start prenatal yoga even if I have never done yoga before?
Yes. You don’t have to be a yogi to start prenatal yoga. As long as your doctor has given you the green light to stay physically active during pregnancy, yoga is an ideal activity for all expectant moms.
When is it safe to start yoga when pregnant?
You can start your pregnancy yoga as early as 8 weeks on. But if you have never practice yoga before pregnancy, be sure to have the “go ahead” from your health practitioner. If you have practiced yoga before pregnancy, a prenatal yoga class is the perfect place to take it to your own pace, especially in the first trimester when your energy level is low.
What do I need to bring?
You will need to wear comfortable clothing, which allows ease of movement. The mats and blocks are provided
Rebecca has a long-standing yoga practice which started 15 years ago. In her personal practice Vinyasa Flow classes are her favourite. Rebecca has always been fascinated by pregnancy, an interest that deepened after she undertook her first degree in Biology. After which she she completed a Midwifery degree and graduated with a First-Class Honours. After several years working in a busy west London hospitals, she furthered her training by attending Ina May Gaskin’s Advanced Midwifery workshop at The Farm Midwifery Centre in Tennessee in 2013. She now works as an Independent Midwife (a midwife who has chosen to work outside the NHS in a self-employed capacity providing true continuity of carer). By following her clients throughout their pregnancy, birth and postnatal period, she has seen how beneficial prenatal yoga practice is. Therefore, it was an easy decision to become certified as a Pregnancy and Postnatal yoga teacher with a Yoga Alliance-accredited course.Rebecca is a Board Member of Independent Midwives UK, a member of Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Nursing, and is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.