"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 much calmer after your class and resisted watching the 10 o'clock news!" Becky W.
'Home Comforts' LiveStream Pregnancy Yoga classes
While we are all in lock-down and pregnant women are advised not to go outside, I would like to continue to offer the powerful benefits of Pregnancy Yoga in the comfort of your own home.
You can start attending class once you are at least 15 weeks pregnant - and you can start at any point in your pregnancy, although the sooner the better. You can attend right up until your due date - and beyond if your baby isn't ready to make an appearance!
I run one Home Comforts LiveStream Pregnancy Yoga class each week:
I hope to be able to start an in-person class again soon on a Wednesday night (probably 7:45-9:15pm at Hedley Hall in Oldfield Park)
What to expect
Being pregnant is a special time yet there can be many challenges - phyiscal, mental or emotional. I hope that in my classes, you will feel able to relax and get back to the reality of things - that unique connection that only you have with your babies at this time. You will be able to let go of 'stuff' for a while and enjoy sharing space, chat and advice with other mothers-to-be - as much as we can on Zoom!
The class is a place to relax and spend time with your baby, as well as getting to know other mothers in your local area. I will help to facilitate this through a private Facebook group. You will learn how to safely stretch and strengthen your body to keep it healthy and fit during pregnancy and with an eye on labour. We also look at breath techniques and positions for labour. Each class starts with a brief catch up on our week and ends with a deep relaxation.
Occasionally I invite a therapist or professional to the class to share with us their knowledge and answer any questions, such as massage therapists, reflexologists, bowen therapists, doulas, NCT and LLL representatives, Home Birth and water birth experts and chiropracters. You can find a list of various health practitioners in Bath here. And once you've had your baby, I invite you to come back to share your birth story. I will consider trying to offer these things via our online classes as well.
You need to wear comfortable clothes, with warm things for relaxation. It's best if you haven't had a large meal just before practicing, but don't be hungry - either have your dinner earlier, or ensure you have had a little something to keep you going till after the practice.
Using a birth ball
Every couple of months, I do a special session where we look at how to use a birth ball in labour. I will give you lots of notice when that class is coming up and will ask you to get hold of a ball with you for that class if you can get your hands on one. We will use chairs if you haven't got a ball!
If you have any questions at all between now and when you are due to attend a class, please do call, I would be happy to help in any way. You can find my qualifications here.
Already have a Class Pass? If you would like to book onto a Pregnancy 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!
If you can't make the class for some reason, just ask and I can send you the recording of the class instead
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.
Don't forget to book onto my Womb to World Workshop
I look forward to seeing you in class. And I highly recomend you check out my Womb to World Essential Birth Preparation Workshops for couples - you get a 20% discount if you book within two weeks of your first class!
I have curated a small list of local therapists and organisations which you might find useful - from aquanatal classes and accupuncturists to massage therapists and birth reflections service.
"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." Bex H.