Pregnancy is a wonderful time to practise yoga. Developed over 30 years, YogaBirth classes offer specialist yoga for pregnancy combined with a wealth of skills and knowledge about pregnancy, birth and parenthood.
Each week positions and movements address posture and circulation, pelvic floor strength and awareness, and general strength and tone of muscles throughout your body to enhance your overall health and comfort. This deep but gentle bodywork helps you develop physical strength and suppleness; an essential combination for birthing and motherhood. Breathing, essential to life and birth, is the core of YogaBirth classes. Regular attendance at the classes will help you to develop confidence in your body’s innate ability to give birth.
Our classes include:
- Breathing awareness and sound
- Pelvic floor education
- Information about pregnancy and birth
- Preparation for labour and birth through yoga
- Refreshments & discussion
YogaBirth classes offer a safe, effective and integrated form of yoga, carefully adapted for you to practise from fourteen weeks of pregnancy up to the birth of your baby.
Our classes are infused with preparation for labour and birth, incorporating intelligent, gravity-assisting positions and movements. These provide great comfort, keep the baby well-oxygenated, and potentially make birth easier, faster and uncomplicated. The breathing you will learn in class is specifically designed for labour and birth, which we call hypnobreathing.
After each class we chat over tea, and often mothers return to introduce their new babies and to share and celebrate their birth experiences. Many long-lasting friendships begin at YogaBirth classes.