When I started Pregnancy Yoga teacher training, I wasn’t intending on teaching specific classes but more to understand how to integrate pregnant ladies into my usual classes. I wanted to feel comfortable and have enough knowledge to be able to welcome them safely and give them appropriate modifications.
However, after completing the training at Yoga London with the lovely Anja Brierly Lange and Caroline Smith, I am actually quite excited to start both prenatal and Mum &Baby classes.
At times the training was a little overwhelming, and I swung wildly back and fore between thinking I might like kids some day to basically never ever going to happen and back again. I’d not really thought about all the details about pregnancy, birth and the Postnatal time before. The lectures with Verona (An amazing midwife) were enlightening to say the least – I have a whole new sense of amazement at the whole miracle of life and motherhood.
Yoga is fantastic for pregnancy in many ways including preperation in mind and body, useful active birth positions, or movements to strengthen the body, or ease discomfort as well as offering a great community.
Mum and Baby yoga is a great opportunity for new mothers to come to a safe, friendly space and meet others who are going through the experience of having a new baby in the house. Without having to leave their babies or find childcare, women have an opportunity to focus on themselves whilst on the mat. There is time to escape the huge list of things to do and just spend time with the baby without any pressure – only acceptance and a moment to relax, to take some time to feel like themselves again!
for more on the benefits energetically see this post How does Yoga support Pregnant Women Energetically?
I’m planning to start Prenatal yoga and Mum & Baby yoga in the new year. Looking forward to welcoming my first Ladies and Babies, I will keep you posted on classes times etc. as I sort things out. In the mean time, if you are interested in these classes pop me an email!
Pregnancy – from 14weeks -> Birth
Mum & Baby – 8weeks -> Crawling
- once you have had the all clear from health professionals (generally 6 week check) you may join the class.
- However I would recommend from 8 weeks to give you a bit of time. In the case of any complications during birth you may want to wait longer.
- After a c-section 12 weeks at the earliest and I would need you to have permission from your health professionals.