Pregnancy + Mother & Baby classes and courses
YogaBirth Pregnancy Yoga
YogaBirth is a birth preparation classs involving gentle pregnancy supportive yoga, gentle exercise and relaxation to help strengthen and prepare your body and mind during pregnancy and for birth. Classes are also a great opportunity to meet other pregnant women, relax and have fun.
You will learn;
Practical techniques to help your body release and relax in preperation for labour.
Relieve aches and pains, boost circulation and keep you fit, whilst being senssitive to you and your baby.
To explore appropriate and effective yoga positions to aid labour.
Visualisation and relaxation
Classes provide a time dedicated to relaxation in the midst of what can be a stressful situation. They also create a space to share experiences of pregnancy and birth, which can help the individual as well as the whole group. I facilitate discussions about changes/discomforts that occur during the pregnancy and issues around pregnancy, labour and birth.
YogaBirth is suitable for pregnant women from 14 weeks into their pregnancy. There is a maximum of 9 spaces per class so that we can devote the proper attention to all women.
We will always check in with you at the beginning of the class to see how you are but it is your responsibility to keep us informed of current medical issues.
What is include;
Tea's & Biscuits
Mondays: 7.15pm - 8.15pm
New Year Term: 8th January - 12th February (no spaces left)
Early Spring Term: 19th February - 18th March
£19 drop-in (spaces will only appear if the term isn't fully booked, where priority goes to those booking the full term)
£82.50 for the 6 week New Year Term course.
£68.75 for thr 5 week Early Spring Term course.
Please note classes from a term cannot be moved over to another term, if you cannot commit to all the dates then the drop-in option will be most suited to you). However, re-funds are made it your little one arrives early.
Ashlyn offers pregnancy massage from 12 weeks onwards, and can be with you right until the very end.
Ashlyn has been honoured to have helped mums to be feel safe, relaxed and comfortable during such a beautiful time in their lives.
Pregnancy massage is a wonderful way to promote relaxation and bonding and encourage the release of oxytocin, whilst soothing the nerves, and aiding to relieve any strains and niggles that have surfaced during pregnancy. Whether to help ease achy lower backs and hips or soothe tired legs and feet. This full body treatment will leave you feeling calm and nourished.
Reflexology for maternity support
Reflexology is a gentle and supportive treatment to enjoy during your pregnancy. Your treatment will start with a focus on your breathing and Lydia will work on appropriate points on your feet that aim to relax you and help with well-being. Although your journey to motherhood is exciting, it can also bring feelings of overwhelm about the changes to your body and the physical symptoms that come with growing little ones! Reflexology can work on specific areas such as back pain or gastric discomforts associated with pregnancy and back pain.
*Please note this treatment is suitable after your 12 week scan.
Mother & Baby yoga Postnatal Pilates
This gentle Pilates is designed specifically for mums with babies. Step into a safe and supportive environment that allows you to reconnect with your body after birth. With a focus on alignment and posture, breathing to regulate the nervous system, rebuilding core strength, pelvic floor work and relaxation techniques. This class will help you mobilise and strengthen from top to toe, making your daily activities easier. Bring your little one along and create a nurturing space where you can focus on regaining strength and vitality. Suitable for babies from 6 weeks to crawling (or 8 weeks if you had a c-sec delivery). Feel free to feed, nurse and cuddle your baby comfortably at any time during the class, join our supportive community and connect with other parents.
If in doubt about when to return to exercise, please consult with your GP or medical practitioner for advice.
Term fees and all classes are non transferable
No previous pilates experience needed
If in doubt please consult with your GP for advice on when to resume exercise.