We don’t just offer hot classes at our studio!
Practising yoga during pregnancy has many benefits and is an excellent and safe way to stay active, healthy and grounded during your pregnancy. Self-care is paramount during pregnancy so these classes dedicate some much needed time out to focus on you.
During pregnancy the body goes through significant physical changes to prepare for the delivery of your baby. These yoga classes will help to ease aches and pains and will incorporate various poses, relaxation and breathing techniques to help prepare you for the birth of your baby and beyond.
Pregnancy is not the time to start any excessively demanding new exercises so expect these yoga classes to be more gentle and focused towards relaxation…this is your ‘you’ time before baby arrives…however don’t be a little surprised if we work a little harder in some classes! We also want to build strength needed for labour.
All classes are non-heated, mats, blocks, bolsters and straps are provided. You may wish to bring a blanket and warm clothing with you for the relaxation at the beginning and end of class.
Prenatal yoga helps you to connect with your baby and your body by adopting breathing and relaxation techniques which will also help during childbirth. Classes will encourage physical stretching to create space within your body as baby grows and will help to centre and calm the breath and mind. As you progress through each trimester of your pregnancy your prenatal classes may change and vary to cater for the changes in your body and promote a safe, beneficial practice. Your teacher will provide modifications and adjustments needed to make sure you are as comfortable as possible as your pregnancy progresses. As you move closer to your due date there may not be as much movement but making the time to come and focus on breathing and relaxation is just as important.
Prenatal yoga can help to:
- Improve your sleep
- Reduce stress & anxiety
- Increase strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth, such as the pelvic floor
- Decrease lower back pain, nausea, headaches and shortness of breath
- Meet other expecting mums to build your support community
Prenatal classes run every Friday late afternoon from 4.30pm-5.30pm
We recommend a discussion with our qualified pregnancy yoga teacher before you book in for your first class to talk about any health concerns you make have and to ensure these classes are right for you. Please contact us via phone or email: