We start with a welcome where we talk about different pregnancy / birth topics each week and then work on some breathing/ visualisation techniques to help you when in labour.
Yoga based exercises are an important part of each session you don't need any previous experience of yoga.
These are followed by gentle massage techniques.
We then break for tea and my delicious homemade cake which gives you the precious opportunity to have a chat with other mums to be.
Finally, we end the session with a well-earned relaxation.
1 in 4 classes we use exercise/birthing balls which builds on techniques for labour and also variety of yoga postures.
The main benefits:
• Reduced backache
• Improved quality of sleep
• Reduced anxiety
• Strengthened joints and muscles
• Increased flexibility
• Increased blood circulation
• Reduced swelling from fluid retention
• Improved posture and body awareness
• Strengthened abdominal and pelvic muscles
• Improved digestion
Mother and Baby Yoga
Mother and baby yoga classes provide a wonderful opportunity for you as a new mother to ease your way back into exercise after birth.
Each class comprises gentle yoga-based exercises for both you and your baby to do together. Classes are suitable for you and your baby to attend from six weeks after birth once you have your GP check up to the babies 1st birthday.
Structure of Class:
Classes will start with circle time where we discuss different topic's each week for example teething, followed by a little massage then Yoga-inspired exercise for both mother and baby using lots of nursery rhythm's to help with interaction and brain development, we also look at breathing and relaxation techniques which can be used in day to day life. We finish with Fizzy water and Cake.
Mums will have the opportunity to do post-birth exercise and stretching to:
· strengthen and tone your muscles; especially abdominals, pelvic floor and
· increase your fitness levels.
· regain and maintain good posture.
· provide some vital relaxation.
· re-energise and motivate you for the rest of the week.
Babies will have the opportunity to experience some yoga and massage especially for them to:
· encourage their reflexes to develop.
· enhance their motor development.
· increase their awareness of their surroundings.
· calm and relax them, helping them to sleep better.
The class has a fun and relaxed atmosphere. We play music, sing, and allow time for you and your baby to bond, enhancing your understanding of your baby.
Candlelight Mummy Yoga
A nurturing yoga class with flowing sequences, focussed for women’s needs, all the benefits that yoga can bring; focus, clarity, balance in emotions, less anxiety, better sleep, a stronger mind and body, better core and pelvic floor as well as backs and pelvis.
The yoga postures will help you feel refreshed, renewed and feeling strong inside and out. Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced yogis; options will be given.
The class is 1hr long starting with focus on the breath flowing into sequences and finishing with a relaxation.