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.
Yoga poses and sequences based on traditional hatha yoga help release muscular and emotional tension and prepare your body for an active labour. You will learn positions that are great to use during labour and birth, to help keep labour moving along and ease birth. 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.
There are many benefits to practising yoga during pregnancy. Some of these include relief from anxiety and depression, and getting more and better quality sleep. Yoga can relieve general aches and pains as well as reduce back, shoulder and hip pain. This includes relief from symptoms of symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) and sciatica. Yoga helps you improve your posture (even as your bump grows bigger) and improves the flexibility and tone in your muscles, gives you greater body awareness, and prepares you physically, mentally and emotionally for giving birth.
Practising yoga during pregnancy also helps you develop a stronger and more supple body which will cope better during birth and postnatal recovery.
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!