Pregnancy YogaYoga for Pregnancy
Pregnancy is one of the most amazing experiences of a woman’s life and yoga has long been recognised, by doctors and midwives to be one of the most effective means of easing birth. By working and connecting the body, mind, and spirit, yoga can help a mother feel comfortable, relaxed and fit during pregnancy, support the health of her growing child and ease delivery and labour pains.
Pregnancy yoga has many benefits. On a physical level the specially adapted yoga postures will help strengthen tone and create flexibility in the body. The sessions will boast vitality, reduce stress and help relieve common pregnancy ailments such as back ache and fluid retention.
The breathing exercises relax the nervous system and bring increased oxygen to the body and therefore the baby. They are very useful to use during labour to help deal with the contractions.
Movements and positions which are beneficial for each stage of labour are incorporated into the class and each session ends with a relaxation.
The classes are also a great way to meet other mums-to-be who live locally.
The cost of our classes includes a Birthing Information Pack.
Once your booking on a YTL class has been confirmed you become a member of YTL and benefit from having access to useful information and handouts.
Class Time, Location and Equipment
All our pregnancy yoga classes are offered in the early evening and located near to good transport links so you can pop along on the way home from work.
We believe you already have enough to carry; yourself and baby so all the equipment needed for class is provided.
For details on classes please refer to our Timetable Page
"Veronique’s Pregnancy yoga classes gave me the confidence to face the unknown. I was struggling with the many physical and emotional changes going on with my body and mind, and fearful of the birth. Veronique knowledge, reassurance, encouragement and gentle manner gave me the confidence to approach labour positively. The breathing exercises were great for labour and I used one of the postures she recommended to give birth in. A wonderful bonus was that I made friends with other mums to be in class and now me and baby Mia meet up with them each week." Jo Levermore
"I was really struggling with pelvic pain during my pregnancy until I discovered Veronique. She gave me a set of postures to do at home and advised me on how best to sit, stand and walk. The pain has really reduced and made me able to enjoy my Pregnancy so much more. I highly recommend Veronique’s classes." Marsha Danson