"It wasn't just a yoga practice but a nice time out to spend with my baby, where I also had a chance to listen to other mums, hear advise and share thoughts. Georgie added a huge value to the class by sharing her knowledge and experience." Tikka K.
What to expect
This class is especially for new mothers and their babies. When you've just had a baby, it's common to experience a whole plethora of emotions, from euphoria and joy to anxiety and overwhelming tiredness - sometimes all at the same time! You will be spending most if not all of your energies focusing on your new baby and not much time looking after yourself.
This class offers an informal, safe space where you can be with other mothers going through similar things to you and share your experiences. You will learn lots of safe and effective postnatal recovery yoga exercises to help you relax, restore your energy, and address some of post-pregnancy's most common physical challenges, such as weakened pelvic floor, aching neck and shoulders, back ache, tiredness, weakened abdominal muscles and emotional ups and downs. You do not need to have practiced yoga before.
Whilst this is not a baby yoga class, the classes include interactive practices that you can do with your baby to help you both to relax and have fun together. Babies are a welcome and vital part of the class and you should feel free to feed or change him/her at any time during the class, and be relaxed about your baby's needs, whether they are sleeping or wakeful and crying. The rest of the class will not mind!
What to bring
Nothing special is required, just bring yourself and your baby/ies of course. I provide all the yoga equipment you might need. Make sure you're both wearing comfy clothes you can layer up and down. It's a good idea to bring a shawl or small blanket for your baby to lie on. We have a kitchen so hot water is available for heating bottles if you need it.
When can I join a class?
You can join just as soon as you feel comfortable after your baby's birth, but it's best to wait until you've had your 6 week doctors check. I find the class works best once baby is around 7-10 weeks old. The class is suitable until your baby is around 6-8 months old (or until s/he begins to crawl). Twins are welcome!
Where and when are the classes?
There are two classes to choose from each week:
Both classes are at the Weston Methodist Church, Newbridge Hill (top of Chelsea Road, next to Cadence bike shop). If you can't make your regular class you can come along to the other one instead, you just need to let me know with a quick text or email. If you have any questions at all between now and when you are due to come to the class, please do call or email me, I would be happy to help in any way. If you're interested to see where I've done my training, you can read about it here.
Booking onto a class
It's straightforward! Just complete the online Postnatal Yoga form. Don't worry, it's pretty quick and easy to complete.
Once I've received your form, I'll be in touch to confirm your place.
Paying for your class
You can pay via PayPal before you come to class which you can do below, or you can pay when you come to class - cash or cheque (G Bassford) - or via PayPal after the class.
Super Class Pass £88 (8 classes valid for 10 weeks)
Mini Class Pass £44 (4 classes valid for 5 qweeks)
One-off Class £13
If you'd like to pay via PayPal you can do that here:
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"I just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic postnatal yoga classes - Josh and I have absolutely loved them and really enjoyed the support they have given us too." Kim R.