classes start on wednesday 9 + friday 11 october.
Yoga is the ideal exercise for pregnant woman who are over 14 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy yoga is widely recommended by midwives and doctors to expectant mothers as a way of keeping fit and mobile, and helps to relieve discomforts sometimes associated with pregnancy such as back pain, tightness in breathing, sciatica, SPD, and swelling of the joints.
pregnancy yoga classes
Doctors and midwives now widely promote yoga as an appropriate form of exercise for pregnant women. It provides a safe and effective way to maintain health and fitness during pregnancy as well as help prepare for labour. In this class, the classical yoga postures and breathing practices experienced in general classes are specifically adapted by the teacher to help support the pregnant women physically and mentally, through pregnancy, birth and into motherhood.
An experienced yoga teacher, who has been practising a variety of yoga styles for nearly 20 years, Rebekah has been teaching yoga to pregnant women since she became pregnant with her first child six years ago. She qualified as a yoga pregnancy teacher with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli (Sitaram) who continues to inspire her teaching in this field. She is certified as a general yoga teacher by Yoga Alliance and The British Wheel of Yoga and has also undertaken advanced training in yoga therapy with the Yoga Biomedical Trust and YogaCampus. The practices Rebekah teaches in this class, some of which are flowing and dynamic, others more static, supported postures, can help keep the body strong and supple but without strain. They can also help relieve common minor ailments and discomforts experienced during pregnancy such as lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and pelvic girdle pain. The breathing and guided relaxation practices can also help release tension, reduce stress and anxiety, aid more restful sleep and boost energy levels.
This class is suitable for all stages of pregnancy (from 14 weeks) and embraces all levels of ability, including absolute beginners. Before starting the class, all expectant mothers are kindly asked to complete a pregnancy questionnaire.