Pregnancy yoga is the best tool to keep a toned body during pregnancy and to prepare body and mind for the birth of your baby.
“I found the pregnancy yoga class very relaxing and informative - a great preparation for birth. I also made some great friends that I have continued to stay in touch since having our babies. I would definitely recommend this class to expectant mothers.” Amy, November 2014
Mondays 8:00 to 9:15pm
Where: Studio 1, The Pamela Howard School of Dance, 141 Broadway, W13 9BE. Please note: entrance from the rear of the building!
Cost: £12 pay as you go or £50 for 5 classes (with the 5 class package classes need to be booked in and a 24h cancellation notice applies)
The classes are suitable from 12 weeks of pregnancy. Classes are limited to 10 students, please call or email to confirm availability.
Some Yoga mats are provided but do bring your own if you have one. All other equipment is provided. Please let me know if you have any specific health conditions or any problems or concerns related to your pregnancy or delivery. Please wear comfortable clothing but not too baggy and try not eat before the practice (a little snack is fine, please don’t go hungry!).
I also offer private classes to be organized at your convenience for individuals or a small group, if interested in this option please contact me.
What do the classes cover?
- Relaxation, yogic breathing and tuning your body techniques
- Asanas (yoga postures) specifically designed for pregnancy
- Breathing techniques for pregnancy and labour
- Pelvic floor exercises
Yoga during pregnancy
Yoga is the best tool to create a toned body and a clear, relaxed mind which are the perfect environment for your baby to develop and grow.
The asanas help to ease tightness and tension from the muscles and the breathing techniques work on a deeper mental level to release fears, anxiety and bring calm and clarity to the mind.
Yoga is useful to prevent common pregnancy alignments such as backache, sciatica, insomnia and swollen hands and ankles and can help with heartburn, varicose veins, headaches and general anxiety.
Pregnancy yoga includes specific positions and breathing that can be useful tools during labour to make both body and mind more comfortable.