Yoga for Pregnancy and Parenthood

Relax. Adapt. Welcoming the Change. 

I fully intend for all of my Pregnancy Yoga Classes to be delivered in a safe, effective, uplifting and empowering manner.

This is a huge change for the mother, whether it is her first child or her fifth! Each pregnancy brings with it different experiences and it is of the utmost importance that the woman feels supported throughout her pregnancy and dutifully cared for.

I aspire to offer a non-judgemental and informative environment, helping to make these months as enjoyable as possible.

 

Practicing yoga throughout your pregnancy can bring endless benefits. Some of these can include the following…

 

  • Allows for a quicker post-natal recovery

  • Aids sleep

  • Better joint mobility

  • Encourages balance back into the woman's body; postural and alignment issues naturally occur as the pregnancy progresses so we work to counterbalance these

  • Helps improve cardiovascular circulation and lymphatic drainage (detoxifying the body from unwanted toxins and foreign substances, helping to purify the body and maintain a healthy immune system.)

  • Increased strength, helping the body to safely carry the extra weight through pregnancy

  • Helps relieve any aches and pains, stretches out your tender muscles and releases tensions in the body, especially in the lower back.

  • Class acts as a safe space for the mum to be and gives her the chance to connect and form a community with others, if she desires.

  • Encouragement, through practice, to mentally and emotionally connect with the situation and growing bump.

  • Optimal Foetal Position can be encouraged, through yoga, later in pregnancy

  • Encourages a good, positive mind set

  • Aids breathing efficiency during labour

 

It is not advised that the woman practice throughout her first trimester (0-13 weeks).

 

Ladies, please bring a bottle of water with you in order to stay hydrated at all times.

 

Please advise ahead of time, whenever possible, of any particular ailments.

Please ask if you unsure about attending class. In some cases a doctors’ note may be required.

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