Friendly classes to safely keep your body supple and strong, soothe away aches and pains and to keep your mind calm and relaxed, promoting a healthy, happy pregnancy and birth.
Mama2shape Pregnancy yoga courses will take you through a weekly hour of poses and sequences based on traditional hatha yoga. This is precious time you can spend nurturing yourself and celebrating your growing baby.
Prenatal Yoga helps you feel more comfortable during pregnancy. Prenatal yoga will help release muscular and emotional tension from your body, and improve circulation, relieving general aches and pains as well as reducing back, shoulder and hip pain. Yoga helps you improve and maintain good posture (even as your bump grows bigger). This includes relief from symptoms of symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) and sciatica. and improves the flexibility and tone in your muscles. An antenatal yoga practice helps you develop a stronger and more supple body which will cope better during birth and postnatal recovery. You will learn how to tone, and also to relax your pelvic floor, which is essential for birthing a baby. You will learn breathing, visualisation and hypno-birthing techniques to use during pregnancy and labour for pain management and relaxation, and you will practise deep guided relaxations and positive affirmations to allow you to bond with your unborn baby and experience delicious moments of peace.
Some of these benefits include relief from anxiety and depression, and getting more and better quality sleep.
Classes are kept small which allows for bonding as a group, helping you meet local mums-to-be and develop supportive friendships. The small group size also allows Kat to modify practices to suit the needs of all participants meaning that these classes are very safe and effective.
Most mums-to-be prefer to wait until after the first trimester to come to yoga class, but the classes are safe for all stages of pregnancy, and you are welcome any time!