"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.
Booking onto 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 8-10 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!
I am running one Home Comforts LiveStream Postnatal Yoga class each week:
YOU WILL HAVE TO COMPLETE A NEW POSTNATAL FORM BEFORE ATTENDING ANY LIVESTREAM CLASS (even if you have already done a form prior to March 2020 - I know this is annoying, sorry, it's to do with insurance).
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 and in fact if you are muted will not hear anyway!
What to bring
Nothing special is required, just yourself and your baby/ies of course. Make sure you have a safe place to practice and that you are both wearing comfy clothes you can layer up and down. It's a good idea to have a shawl or small blanket for your baby to lie on. You can get up and move aruond whenever you need to. It's your house!
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.
Already have a Class Pass? If you would like to book onto a Postnatal Yoga class but you already have a Class Pass, you still need to book in so that I can ensure you get sent the Zoom link. So you need to email or text me (07940 704850) with your name and the date of the class you'd like to attend. My reply, which will include the Zoom link, will confirm your place.
Want to go on the Regular List?
If you know you'd like to attend one of the classes every week, you can ask to be put on the 'Regulars List' (email me to let me know). This means I will guarantee you a place each week until you tell me otherwise, and so I will automaticaly send you the class link each week. In this case, you will ideally purchase a Class Pass. It will be very important that you let me know any week you can't come so we don't expect you on the call and so that your place can be offered to someone else if the class is busy!
Disclaimer (please read and ensure you agree before booking)
Physical excersie, in all its forms and with or without the use of equipment such as blocks, straps or any other equipment suggested by Bright Blue Yoga, can be a strenuous physical activity. Accordingly you are urged and advised to seek the advice of a physician before beginning any physical exercise regimen, routine, program or using any suggested equipment shown in any of the Bright Blue Yoga video clips. Bright Blue Yoga is not a medical organisation and instructors cannot give you medical advice or a diagnosis. All suggestions and comments relating to the use of equipment, poses, moves and instruction are not required to be performed by you and are carried out at your election while attending online classes. Nothing contained in the live streaming classes should be construed as any form of such medical advice or diagnosis.
By using this live streaming service you represent that you understand that physical exercise can involve strenuous physical movement and that such activity carries the risk of injury whether physical or mental. You understand that it is your responsibility to judge your physical and mental capabilities for such activities. It is your responsibility to ensure that by participating in classes with Bright Blue Yoga, you will not exceed your limits while performoing such activity, and you will select the appropriate level of activity for your skills and abilities, as well as for any mental or physical conditions and/or limitations you have. You understand that from time to time the instructor may suggest physical adjustments or the use of equipment and it is your sole responsibility to determine if any such suggested adjustment or equipment is appropriate for your level of ability and physical and mental condition. You expressly waive and release any claim that you may have at any time for injury of any kind against Bright Blue Yoga, or any person or entity involved with Bright Blue Yoga.
I have curated a small list of useful local therapists and organisations which you might find useful - from baby cafes and breast feeding councilors to massage therapists and reflexologists.
"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.