Yoga is one of the best forms of exercise during pregnancy, a gentle, safe means of keeping toned and supple without strain. It helps to keep aches and pains at bay and increases energy flow, allowing you to relax your mind and body, and preparing yourself for the physical demands of birth – and motherhood itself.
Internationally acclaimed Birthlight Yoga has been development in collaboration with midwives over 20 years and incorporates carefully selected and long tested classic yoga practices that are conducive to optimal fitness in pregnancy that help to facilitate ‘normal’ childbirth and ease postnatal recovery.
Birthlight yoga is accredited by the RCM (Royal College of Midwives)
What the classes cover
These classes help you enjoy your pregnancy and include movements incorporated with the breath, to renew energy, create space and alleviate pregnancy discomforts. Techniques for use during labour, including breathing and positions, are also included. Each class ends with a deep relaxation.
Sarah also often runs the popular birth preparation themed classes for those over 30 weeks. These sessions bring together the skills learnt in the pregnancy yoga classes and applies them in a practical workshop style session. This gives women confidence in using the self help during labour and birth. Women are empowered to feel confident in their ability to give birth.
Sarah is qualified antenatal teacher with experience of teaching women and their partners practical skills for labour, and brings this knowledge and experience, along with her birthlight training, into these classes.
Improves circulation helping to reduce water retention and oedema.
Relieves many common pregnancy ailments such as, digestive problems, Carpel tunnel syndrome and cramp.
Increases flexibility and mobility.
Promotes relaxation reducing blood pressure and aiding restful sleep.
Encourages the baby into the Optimal position for labour and birth.
Improves posture helping to avoid or ease lower back pain.
Strengthens the pelvis & pelvic floor in preparation for the birth.
Provides an opportunity to practice breathing techniques and positions for labour.
Helps to gain confidence for the birth
Promotes overall well being.
Provides the opportunity to make new friendships.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Yoga safe in pregnancy?
Our style of Yoga is gentle and safe for all women, whether new to Yoga or with years of practice. Simplicity in practice relies on a growing understanding of the effects of yoga on women’s physiology supported by the latest scientific research and exchanges among midwives worldwide.
Pregnancy yoga is safe to practice from 14 weeks, however If you have any concerns about your health, always consult your doctor or midwife before beginning your yoga classes.
I have never been to a Yoga class before, can I still attend?
Yes. These classes are suitable for those who are new to yoga, as well as women with some yoga experience. You are encouraged to work very much at your own pace and to listen to your body, therefore any pregnant woman can take part, no matter what your level of fitness.
What can I start attending?
You can start attend from 14 weeks pregnancy. Classes are suitable for mums expecting their 1st, 2nd, 3rd (or more!) baby.
How do I book?
To book: email Sarah@babyyogis.co.uk or call 07840 707435
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