Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, you will love the positive benefits of yoga during your pregnancy. Practising gentle yoga can be the key to a healthy and enjoyable pregnancy, while helping you to discover trust and confidence in your natural resources for labour and birth.
It is recommended that ladies start yoga after 14 weeks, once the hormonal symptoms have settled down. It is also encouraged that you advise your Doctor / Health Practitioner that you are planning to start prenatal yoga classes.
The postures practised are very safe and it is recommended practising yoga until full term to gain the maximum benefits.
This supportive class will strengthen your body and your mind in preparation for childbirth and give you the opportunity to enjoy the journey of pregnancy with other mums-to-be.
Pregnancy Yoga Will Help You With
Modified Yoga Postures:
release aches and pains
strengthen the lumbar and pelvic regions
prevent lower back, hip and pelvic pain
limit excessive weight gain and tones your body
increase oxygen flow to the baby
creates calmness for mother and baby
great techniques for 1st stage labour
release and let go.
take time out to focus.
connect with your pre-born baby.
What Happy Clients Have To Say
This is such a great thing to do throughout your pregnancy. I have been going since I was 16 wks and it has been totally amazing. Suzanne is such a great teacher- so laid back and friendly yet so professional and detailed in her teaching and all of the movements and breathing techniques have been great to use at home too! I am now overdue and still able to attend class - this I think is down to going every week for the whole 10 months. It is also such a lovely place to meet other mums to be and chat about how you are feeling. Suzanne is great at bringing the class together as a group through introductions and partner work.
I have also been for the pregnancy massage which is also completely fab! So totally relaxing and a proper massage unlike some other places I have been which are more of a rub. Suzanne is such a professional in her work and I can't rate her highly enough!!
Thank you for everything!
Can't wait to attend both baby massage and yoga when this baby finally makes an appearance!
Kerry (Pregnancy Yoga)
I attended Suzanne’s pregnancy yoga class after recommendations from friends and I’m glad I took their advice! I really enjoyed the weekly sessions and Suzanne’s friendly manner and caring nature made a great difference to my first pregnancy. I experienced back pain during pregnancy and received physio to ease this. After a few weeks the physiotherapist commented on the improvement she could see within my posture etc. and put this down to pregnancy yoga. So it really does work! Suzanne also gave me tips on more comfortable ways to position myself to ease the back pain and the assistance was much appreciated.
The classes are a great time out for you and your baby within the busy week that we all have! Everyone is welcomed and it’s nice to be with other girls experiencing the same things as you. There are also the fabulous massage techniques shared in the second part of the classes, which you can show your partner how to do when you get home...if they are obliging!
I would thoroughly recommend attending Suzanne’s classes if you are pregnant! Thanks for everything Suzanne!
Joanna & Lucy (Pregnancy Yoga)
"I have been at pregnancy Yoga with Suzanne since May. I've found it so helpful in preparation for the birth of this little baby. Suzanne has a wonderful style that put's you completely at ease. She dots the class with lots of useful little ideas to help soothe and relax and are simple to practice for busy life!
I also recently have enjoyed 2 pregnancy massages with Suzanne, and found it to be so thoroughly relaxing and soothing of those little niggling pains in the last few weeks of pregnancy. Thanks to the excellent preparation, advice and soothing massage with Suzanne, I'm a chilled out mamma to be! I highly recommend Zenbu!
Looking forward to attending Mother and Baby yoga."
Ailish Lydon (Pregnancy Yoga and Massage)
Having done a little yoga before, it was great to be able to keep up the exercise in a safe environment for me and the baby. The stretches and movements became part of every day life to get rid of leg cramps etc. Suzanne has a friendly and knowledgeable way with her and is always willing to help each individual with any specific problems or issues. It was great to feel 'normal' with other pregnant ladies as oppose to being the large girl at work!! The breathing techniques and relaxation should definitely come in handy when the time comes. Even the dreaded squat at the wall - what a sense of achievement!!!