Yoga is both safe and beneficial during the 2nd and 3rd Trimesters of Pregnancy.
As the meaning of Yoga (Union, Yoke) suggests, it is the unity of body, mind and spirit. In pregnancy, this 'joining' or union', the intertwining of mother and baby and the intricate bond and connection that lasts a lifetime; is never more apparent.
Bellies & Bubs Pregnancy Yoga classes are ideal for beginners through to more advanced students and recommended in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters (from 12 weeks). All postures (asana) are adapted to support the varying stages of pregnancy and the ongoing hormonal, structural and emotional changes, as your baby develops and grows.If you're looking for something more to help prepare your body and mind for a physiological birth; our specialised Birth Prep Yoga classes are recommended from 28 weeks.
Classes are kept small to ensure the benefits and safety for each mum and bub.
This specialised class, provides additional guidance, strategies and techniques to add to your 'birthing day' tool kit and includes:
• mindfulness/breath awareness
• conscious relaxation
• creating a balanced and aligned body
• optimal baby position
• birth skills techniques
• birth positions and maximising the pelvic space
This is a gentle stretch class for Mums and Bubs aged from *6 weeks until actively crawling.
This class provides a little, for everyone...
Mumma’s get to release some of those tight postural muscles from carrying, nursing, feeding baby.
Some of the asana also incorporate Bub into mum’s routine AND a little routine for Bub, based on gentle stretch and movement to familiar nursery rhymes. Stay after class and connect with and chat to other mums/babies.
Everything is provided for your comfort, including complimentary water and a delicious and nourishing morning tea.
This class is about ‘keeping it real’... yes, it can get noisy and yes, babies will have their off days where you may feel the whole class is spent feeding or settling. However, I’m always at the ready to give mum a break and teach with babe in arms; make mumma a cuppa at the end of class and be surrounded and supported by other like-minded Mumma’s, having the same daily joys, challenges and struggles of motherhood.
*if baby was born by c-section, please wait until 10+ weeks post-partum