Suitable from 14 weeks until birth
Mon, Wed & Thur
Mon, Wed & Thur
I am supported by a wonderful team of Pregnancy Yoga instructors, most of whom have been my students, whilst I focus my energies on supporting couples in their preparation for birth through HypnoBirthing, Yoga for Birth, Active Birth workshops, and Birth Doula support.
These teachers have all used hypnobirthing for the preparation of their own births and have their own unique experiences in their journey to motherhood, including c-section, twins, V-BAC, fertility issues, birth trauma, miscarriage, pelvic instability, SPD, placenta encapsulation and kinesiology.
They bring a wealth of knowledge to the Joymamma team and I'm grateful for their friendship and support.
Giving birth is as intense as running 5 or 6 marathons!
For a marathon we know we need to train for the big event, but how much time are you physically and mentally training for birth?
In these classes, you will practice movements that you may use during your labour, to give you an indication of the demands your labour may bring.
Building strength and endurance in positions that you may find yourself in labour and birth will ensure your body is trained and ready to handle those demands efficiently.
Learn how to work hard, whilst you stay calm and in control.
Strengthen your mind, it will quit before your body does.
Y O G A
Yoga during pregnancy is slow, gentle and nurturing, but there is also an emphasis on building strength and stamina. Birth is a natural physiological process shared by women throughout history. But modern life can sometimes hinder correct posture and alignment.
With regular practice you will gain strength and flexibility needed for the duration of your pregnancy, labour and birth.
When the body is placed in a strenuous position such as a standing warrior pose, you will learn that through breathing and relaxation, the mind is able to stay calm and in control. Working with the breath in this way to stay calm and remain strong will support you through labour and birth - and help you on the road to postnatal healing.
Pregnancy can be a time of apprehension and uncertainty, but also of joy and appreciation. It can be comforting to know that our fluctuating feelings and emotions are a normal part of the journey.
Experts in many fields are now starting to understand the biological, psychological and sociological impact of our time in the womb and the importance of self care during this life changing time.