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Spring Term Starts September 18th

Pregnancy calls for connection – with your body, your growing baby and with other women. Pregnancy yoga helps you to stretch, strengthen and nurture your body throughout this amazing time of change and transformation.

Where & When

Pregnancy yoga classes are on Monday mornings 8-9.30 inside the lovely Blackheath Fitness Centre yoga studio. Our 6 week Spring Term runs from September 18th to November 6th (we do not have classes over the school break on September 25th & October 2nd).

How much

About

You can join classes after you are 12 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy yoga helps…

  • Relax & nurture yourself – pregnancy is the time to really nourish your body and your energy levels.
  • Ease back pain – poses help stretch the muscles that can tighten during pregnancy and contribute to back pain.
  • Enhance pelvic floor awareness and control – know your pelvic floor! important during pregnancy and after birthing.
  • Generate breath awareness- learn how your breath affects your nervous system and your baby with easy take home practices.
  • Have fun! – classes are safe, relaxed and friendly; a great way to connect with other mums to-be in a beautiful space.

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Questions? Your answer might be here….

Is pregnancy yoga different to regular yoga?

Yes, whilst some of the poses are the same, classes are specific to the needs of a pregnancy. We modify lots of poses during pregnancy, to make them safe, more stable and supportive. We also focus on stretching muscles that can get tight during pregnancy (which helps relieve back pain for example) and strengthen others to provide stability where it is needed (such as around the sacrum and the pelvic floor).

I have never done yoga before, will the classes be appropriate for me?

Yes, yoga classes are shaped to meet your individual needs. Lots of women join yoga for the first time while they are pregnant.

When can I start doing pregnancy yoga classes?

You can join our pregnancy yoga class after your 12th week of pregnancy.

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Sometimes I get really tired, can I still do yoga?

Yes, but it needs to be more restoring and gentle for you during these times. This will help nourish your energy levels rather than exhaust you. Just let me know how you are feeling at the beginning of the class and I’ll give you individualised options.

How long can I attend classes for?

Some women continue classes right up to their due date, others find they need more rest at this time and either take it really easy in class or have a break. It’s completely up to you. If you are unsure, always check in with your healthcare practitioner. When you are 35 weeks pregnant you are welcome to attend casually ($20), so you can pop in when it works for you.

Do I need to bring anything?

Just your water bottle! I have all the yoga mats and bits you will need. Some women find they like to bring something small to nibble on if they get low blood sugar levels (like some dried raisins or fruit). Wear something comfortable and stretchy.

Please arrive 5 minutes before class starts on your first class to discuss your individual needs. Any other questions? I’d love to hear them.

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