Online & In-Person
Pregnancy Yoga - prepare for Birth
I’m delighted to be offering two in-person Pregnancy Yoga weekly classes again from 20th May, which I’ve been teaching since 2008. And I’m going to continue really valuable weekly on-line shorter 45 minute classes via Zoom.
You can choose to come to both classes each week or just one, or a mixture. You can attend the Zoom classes live or purchase the recording – especially useful if you like to practice more than once a week and want to practice at a time that suits you, or if you usually come to the in-person class but can’t make it one week.
You can start attending my classes once you are 15 weeks pregnant and can continue right up until your due date – and beyond of course (most babies quite sensibly wait until they are ready to be born, rather than paying attending to a given Due Date!)
I trained in Pregnancy Yoga in 2008 (and Postnatal Yoga not long after) and have since studied extensively on the pelvic floor and women’s health. My classes are relaxed and friendly, and I try to help you gently navigate the ups and downs of your pregnancy. If I can’t help, I often know someone who can!
Mondays 7:30-8:15pm ZOOM (live or recorded)
WEDNESDAYS 7:30-9pm & Thursdays 6-7:30pm IN-PERSON (weston Methodist church, Newbridge BA1 3EA)
Would you like to try a class?
It’s so straightforward to join a class. You can pay for a single class to try it out – £6.50 for a Zoom 45 minute class, £13 for an In-person 90 minute class.
When you’re ready, you can purchase a Super Class Pass for £95 which allows you 16x 45 minute ‘sessions’ or a Mini Class Pass for £50 – which allows you 8x 45 minute ‘sessions’. You can use the passes for zoom classes (one ‘session’ on your pass) or for In-person classes (2 ‘sessions’ on your pass) or a combination – as suits you.
The payment page (accessed from the Booking button below) includes a link to my Pregnancy Student Form. You must fill this in before you come to class.
Once I’ve received your form, which gives you a chance to tell me when you would like to come to your first class, I will be in touch to confirm your place in class.
For Zoom classes, you don’t need any special equipment apart from a yoga mat and a pile of cushions and blankets. For in-person classes, everything is provided but please bring your own mat and blanket etc if you prefer. All items are quarantined for 48 hours before re-use.
What to expect
Being pregnant is a special time and yet there can be many physical, mental and emotional challenges. In my classes you will deeply relax and enjoy your unique connection with your baby. You’ll be able to chat and share advice with other mums-to-be in the in-person class.
I have a Whatsapp group for my pregnancy students and you will be invited to join once you start the class.
You’ll learn how to safely stretch and strengthen your body and keep it healthy and fit, often alleviating, soothing or even preventing some of those pregnancy aches and pains – such as varicose veins, ligament pain, diastasis recti, pelvic floor issues, backache and tiredness, stress and anxiety.
Every couple of months, I do a special session where we look at using a birth ball in labour. You can use a chair if you haven’t got a ball 🙂
The in-person classes are both held at the Weston Methodist Church, Newbridge Hill, Bath BA1 3EA. This is a large carpeted airy space with wheelchair / buggy access. The entrance to the church is right by the mini roundabout at the top of Chelsea Road, next to Cadence Bike Shop. I’ve been teaching in this community space for years and love it’s warm and friendly atmosphere.
There is no specific parking at the church but you can usually find parking spaces in nearby residential roads and also on Chelsea Road (which has no parking restrictions after 6pm).
Birth Preparation for Couples
In pre-Covid times, I ran these 3-hour workshops in-person every 3 months. Now they are online and we have 2 hours together.
Informative and practical, these sessions inspire and empower you to have a positive, active labour. Scientific research shows time and again that a physically and emotionally supportive partner improves labour outcomes.
You will learn how to work together to stay in control of your birth experience and learn a host of natural pain relieving techniques, including simple breath and visualisation practices, using a birth ball, skillful birthing positions for different stages of labour and acupressure point work.
“Best thing we’ve done in terms of feeling prepared for the birth. I’m feeling much more positive about it now. Thank you.”
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
"Thank you for last night's class. Although we are all far away, it was wonderful to virtually be able to connect with other expectant mums-to-be. I felt so much calmer."
"I've been doing Georgie's Pregnancy Yoga classes since week 17 of my pregnancy and it is the highlight of my week. I leave feeling totally and utterly relaxed every single week and it's really helping me prepare both physically and mentally for labour."
"My midwife said how well I coped, complimented me on my breathing and pelvic floor. All thanks to you! Thanks again - I really can't say how much your classes have helped with both my pregnancies and labours."