Postnatal yoga – Mummy & Me2019-04-10T10:25:20+00:00

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Postnatal yoga classes are a great way to heal, strengthen and nurture yourself post birth. It gives you some wonderful tools to nurture yourself and your baby, as well as starting to reconnect to your new body, and bond with your baby. And a wonderful way to connect with other mums in the class.

These classes are specially designed to allow you to safely exercise with your baby by your side. As classes progress, you will regain strength, stretch out and revitalise yourself.

The last 10 minutes in the class we spend in a circle with babies on mummies’ laps and we have a sing-along, which babies love.

Having a baby can bring huge elation, but it is also a time for vulnerability and emotional fragility and I believe women need more support than ever during this time. After each class we have time to chat in a relaxed and non-judgemental environment, giving you the chance to share experiences in these early days, talk about sleeping and feeding, and giving you the confidence to find your own way as a mother.

Benefits of postnatal yoga

  • Tones pelvic floor

  • Regain back and abdominal muscles strength

  • Releases neck and shoulder tension and helps to improve posture

  • Decreases overall stress and increases energy

  • Builds patience and inner-calm

  • Creates a safe environment to bond with your baby

  • Provides an opportunity to connect and share with other mums in the class

All levels welcome

Classes for beginners and experienced yogis

Adjustment led

Strong focus on adjustments to ensure you get the most from every asana

Small classes

Small classes ensures attention to each individual’s needs

Mindfulness

Mindful and breath-led leaves you calm and energised

timetable

Tuesday Thursday Saturday
Slow Flow
9:45 – 10:45am
Haelan Centre
Postnatal Yoga
1:30 – 2:45pm
Project:Me
Pregnancy Yoga
10:30 – 11:30am
Project:Me
Vinyasa Flow
8:00 – 9:00pm
Project:Me
Book

FAQ

When can I start with postnatal yoga?2019-04-09T14:11:58+00:00

You can start attending classes as soon as you feel recovered from the birth. Usually, you are ok to come once you had a check up with your gp, around 6 – 8 weeks after birth.  You can continue with the classes until your baby has started to crawl.

I had a cesarean birth. When can I start?2019-04-09T14:13:42+00:00

You will need to have your 6 week check with the doctor and if you are recovering well, you can start as soon as you have a medical go-ahead. Usually 8 weeks after Cesarean birth.

Is there anything in particular I should be aware of when joining the class for the first time?2019-04-09T14:15:23+00:00

As with any exercise after birth, it is always a good idea to get the all clear from your doctor before you start classes – ask them to check whether you have Diastasis Recti (separated tummy muscles) as that is helpful to know, so exercises can be safely tailored.

Do I need to bring my own mat to the class?2019-04-09T14:16:28+00:00

All the props you need (mat, bolster, blocks, straps) are provided. All you need is comfortable clothing, such as a T-shirt and leggings. And a bottle of water to keep hydrated.

What if my baby needs to feed during the class?2019-04-09T14:17:28+00:00

Don’t worry, you are welcome to breastfeed or bottle feed at any time during the class, and change your baby. We want you and your baby to feel comfortable and happy. When baby is settled you can rejoin the class.

Should I come if my baby has a cold?2019-04-09T14:18:22+00:00

If you or your baby is suffering from a common ailment such as a cold or sniffles, please feel free to attend, but remember you or your baby may not feel up to it and may not enjoy the class as much as usual.

What should I wear to class?2019-04-09T14:20:05+00:00

I recommend wearing loose and comfortable clothing. Yoga is traditionally done barefoot, but you’re free to wear socks.

timetable

Tuesday

Slow Flow

9:45 – 10:45am

Haelan Centre

book

Thursday

Postnatal Yoga

1:30 – 2:45pm

Project:Me

book

Vinyasa Flow 

8:00 – 9:00pm

Project:Me

book

Saturday

Pregnancy Yoga

10:30 – 11:30am

Project:Me

book

FAQ

When can I start with postnatal yoga?2019-04-09T14:11:58+00:00

You can start attending classes as soon as you feel recovered from the birth. Usually, you are ok to come once you had a check up with your gp, around 6 – 8 weeks after birth.  You can continue with the classes until your baby has started to crawl.

I had a cesarean birth. When can I start?2019-04-09T14:13:42+00:00

You will need to have your 6 week check with the doctor and if you are recovering well, you can start as soon as you have a medical go-ahead. Usually 8 weeks after Cesarean birth.

Is there anything in particular I should be aware of when joining the class for the first time?2019-04-09T14:15:23+00:00

As with any exercise after birth, it is always a good idea to get the all clear from your doctor before you start classes – ask them to check whether you have Diastasis Recti (separated tummy muscles) as that is helpful to know, so exercises can be safely tailored.

Do I need to bring my own mat to the class?2019-04-09T14:16:28+00:00

All the props you need (mat, bolster, blocks, straps) are provided. All you need is comfortable clothing, such as a T-shirt and leggings. And a bottle of water to keep hydrated.

What if my baby needs to feed during the class?2019-04-09T14:17:28+00:00

Don’t worry, you are welcome to breastfeed or bottle feed at any time during the class, and change your baby. We want you and your baby to feel comfortable and happy. When baby is settled you can rejoin the class.

Should I come if my baby has a cold?2019-04-09T14:18:22+00:00

If you or your baby is suffering from a common ailment such as a cold or sniffles, please feel free to attend, but remember you or your baby may not feel up to it and may not enjoy the class as much as usual.

What should I wear to class?2019-04-09T14:20:05+00:00

I recommend wearing loose and comfortable clothing. Yoga is traditionally done barefoot, but you’re free to wear socks.

my journey through pregnancy & yoga

I am a local yoga teacher and mum to two gorgeous children. Having attended pregnancy yoga classes myself I felt amazing benefits of practising first hand. I felt stronger, and very calm. I felt empowered to go on and experience births and becoming a parent with lots of confidence and trust in my own body and birth itself.  It is such a priviledge to be able to now be able to work wtih women during this important time of their lives.

Yoga is not about conforming to other people’s definitions of practice but simply an authentic response to the questions presented by our life, our path.

Michel Stone, The Inner Tradition of Yoga: A Guide to Yoga Philosophy for the Contemporary Practitioner
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