Women who practice yoga during pregnancy are able to be really present in their bodies and connect with their unborn child.
Pregnancy is a great personal journey for any woman and is a time of mental and physical change. It can also be a challenging time, as adjustments need to be made as the body starts to change shape.
A pregnancy yoga practice can help address some of these changes in a positive way. Women who practice yoga during pregnancy are able to be really present in their bodies and connect with their unborn child. Yoga has a calming effect on the mother, which is, in turn, transmitted to the baby.
Breathing techniques learnt in prenatal yoga can be used at any time during pregnancy and many women find them very useful when giving birth. Focusing on the breath can have a profound effect; by learning to control the breath women may feel empowered and more in control of their thoughts and body.
Pregnancy yoga differs from general yoga classes, in that many of the classical poses are adapted to accommodate the changes in the body. Twists are open, poses are fluid and nurturing for the mum to be, creating space in the body and helping to alleviate some of the common ailments often associated with pregnancy such as: backache, heartburn, swollen limbs etc.
By practising yoga the body is strengthened and toned and many women find that they regain their shape and fitness quicker after giving birth. On top of this, spending time in a pregnancy yoga class with other women can be an emotionally bonding experience and many friendships are formed at this time.
Women can attend Pregnancy Yoga classes from 12/13 weeks of pregnancy.
To book call 020 8879 1555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Pregnancy Yoga class times|
|The class times are|
|Monday||7 pm – 8 pm||Eftal|
|Drop in||60 minutes||£16.00|
|6 Classes||60 minutes / Per Class||£84.00|
|If you buy a 6 class package – it has to be used within 8 weeks.|
Effie, a yoganand of 10+ years, started her yoga journey with yoga-guru Saash Behnam Kheirolomor in Istanbul. Having caught the yoga bug, she attended various yoga classes in a number of styles, practised with internationally acclaimed teachers, qualified as an Iyengar based Ashtanga teacher with Yogacharya Lalit Kumar in Goa in 2013 and as a Pregnancy Yoga teacher with SYT Cherie Lathey at Yogamama in 2014.
She’s registered with Yoga Alliance UK (RYT, 200 level) and teaches Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, Pregnancy, Post-natal and Mom&Baby classes in and around South West London.
Being an avid learner, she has been blessed with her practice which helped her grow stronger and live more mindfully both on and off the mat. Along the same line, in her classes, Effie encourages growth of the physical and spiritual self and hopes that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.