Pregnancy is a great personal journey for any woman and is a time of mental and physical change. It can also be a challenging time, as adjustments are necessary as the body starts to change shape. For this reason, many women are now turning to pregnancy yoga. A pregnancy yoga practice can help address some of these mental and physical changes in a positive way. Women who practise yoga during pregnancy are able to be really present in their bodies and connect with their unborn child. In addition to this, yoga has a calming effect on the mother. This calm is also transmitted to the baby.
PREGNANCY YOGA WITH YOGA MAMA WELLNESS
We offer Pregnancy Yoga through our colleagues at Yoga Mama Wellness, who specialise in prenatal yoga. We keep our classes small deliberately, with an average of 6-12 students per class. This allows for individual attention and support from our team of highly qualified and experienced teachers. Yoga Mama Wellness recommends attending classes after 12 weeks of pregnancy.
At present we currently offer online group and 1:1 Pregnancy Yoga classes.
FIND A GROUP CLASS
Use our interactive class timetable below to find Pregnancy Yoga classes at Yoga Mama Wellness. You can also use this to make class bookings in a few simple steps.
We currently offer online 1:1 Pregnancy Yoga. These are unavailable to book online. So, if you would like to book a 1:1 session, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07939 589 083. See below for pricing options for single sessions and discounted block bookings.
BOOKING A CLASS
At present we are unable to take class bookings or accept cash payments at our reception. Therefore, students must make all bookings and payments via our online booking system. Enrolment closes 60 minutes before classes are due to commence, so we urge you to book early to avoid disappointment. Should you require any further information, please send an email to email@example.com or call 07939 589 083.
SINGLE CLASS & CLASS PASSES PRICES
SINGLE 1:1 SESSIONS & BLOCK BOOKING PRICES
ATTENDING THE STUDIO
We have reduced our in studio class capacity to 6 in order to allow correct (1m+) social distancing. We kindly request students follow the guidelines below.
Please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before your scheduled class and use a face covering in all communal areas. You can remove this once inside the studio. Remember to wash your hands or use sanitising gel before entering the studio. Before entering the studio, we offer students pre-class temperature screenings.
We have delimited mat spaces in order to help you stay physically distanced. Please bring your own mat and any props you wish to use, as we are unable to provide mats or props at present. We do have some mats and props on sale if required.
Teachers will not be offering hands-on adjustments for the time being. Finally, we ask you keep personal belongings to a minimum.
For more information, read the Yoga Mama Wellness Covid-19 Policy.
Enrolment for online classes closes 60 minutes before the class start time, so book early to avoid disappointment. Please note, online class bookings are not valid on our in-studio classes.
When scheduling your class, you will receive a confirmation email which includes the Zoom meeting link for your class. Join the ‘meeting’ 5 minutes or so before your class is due to starts with your audio and video switched on so that the teacher can say hello. You can then go off and do other things or get settled before the class starts.
We run our online classes using ZOOM. In order to join a class, download the latest version of Zoom. We recommend leaving plenty of time for this so as to avoid any last minute hitches before your class starts.
Please ensure your device is charged sufficiently for the duration of the class (60 minutes).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
BREATHING TECHNIQUES IN PREGNANCY YOGA
Breathing techniques learnt in pregnancy yoga can be used at anytime during pregnancy and many women find them very useful when giving birth. Focusing on the breath can have a profound effect; by learning to control the breath women may feel empowered and more in control of their thoughts and body.
HOW DOES PREGNANCY YOGA DIFFER FROM OTHER STYLES
Pregnancy yoga differs from general yoga classes, inasmuch we adapt many of the classical poses to accommodate the changes in the body. Twists are open and poses are fluid and nurturing for the mum to be. This creates space in the body and helps to alleviate some of the common ailments often associated with pregnancy such as backache, heartburn, swollen limbs, etc.
THE BENEFITS OF PREGNANCY YOGA
By practising yoga, the body is strengthened and toned. Many women find that they regain their shape and fitness more quickly after giving birth. In addition to this, spending time in a pregnancy yoga class with other women can be an emotionally bonding experience.