ANTENATAL YOGA CLASSES
For advice on yoga and pregnancy, click here
Suitable from 15 weeks to labour - it is
useful to attend more than one 6 week course (discount applies)
Only £75.00 for 6x 75 min sessions, including birthing partner attending session 5.
Pay one month in advance for Early Bird discount
Email to register your interest
The practice of antenatal yoga during pregnancy gives substantial benefits to the expectant mother. Modified traditional Yoga postures, breathing techniques and deep relaxation provide a strengthening, fun and safe method of exercise that helps prepare body and mind for the birth. Birthing partners can come along to session 5 to learn how they can assist the labouring mother.
Postures strengthen and tone the muscles whilst encouraging flexibility. The constant changes occurring during pregnancy require the body to continually adapt and yoga supports this process perfectly.
Breathing techniques are a valuable tool during the pregnancy and throughout the different stages of labour. Techniques which encourage the bodies own anaesthetics to be produced.
Deep relaxation is said to be as beneficial as several hours sleep, so when sleep can be disrupted by pregnancy it is a vital practice to maintain a healthy level of rest and rejuvenation.
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Janet has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and qualified (after a 3 year thorough training course) with the British Wheel of Yoga level 4 diploma in 2001, attending their pregnancy teaching module in 2005 and regularly updating the training.
"Just to let you know I had a little boy on Thursday morning weighing 7lbs 8oz, all went well, natural birth! Wanted to say thank you for your classes. Really helped to get me in the right mindset and achieve the birth I have always wanted!
DTI Maternity Rights
• All pregnant employees are entitled to time off for antenatal care.
• All time off for antenatal care must be paid at the employee’s normal rate of pay.
• Antenatal care may include relaxation and parentcraft classes, as well as medical examinations.
• These rights apply regardless of the employee’s length of service."
For further details of the legal obligation of employers to pregnant workers, please see http://www.dti.gov.uk/er/individual/03.htm