PRENATAL YOGA

Yoga for pregnancy is accessible to all women, whether they are yoga practitioners or new to yoga. Caring, relaxed and nurturing classes offer a continuity of support that is often missing in maternity services.

Yoga is increasingly recommended to pregnant women because it is a gentle way of maintaining or gaining fitness while reducing anxiety with breathing and relaxation techniques.

Hip rotations and flowing sequences of moves have been developed to avoid strain in held postures.
Yoga breathing techniques have been selected and adapted to expand women’s breathing capacity in gentle and effective ways that carry through to labour and the postnatal period to promote physical and emotional wellbeing. Rather than pelvic muscle tone, we promote elasticity and stability that are the best foundation for birth and postnatal recovery even when medical intervention is called for.

Our approach is holistic: we believe in addressing the needs of each woman and baby in supportive classes that extend to partners and family circles. The positive, active yet relaxed atmosphere of Birthlight classes aims to convey a shared feeling of celebration and enjoyment of this very special time of transformation and growth.

We guarantee safety, background knowledge and expertise under the Birthlight TM Training System. Such system for perinatal yoga has been developed and tested over thirty years of organic growth and retains its originality and integrity.

The weeks following birth complete pregnancy as a ‘fourth trimester’ during which yoga can help new mothers to re-own their bodies and to get more comfortable in handling their babies. So we offer post-birth individual sessions to new mothers who attended their pregnancy classes. Post-birth one to one sessions facilitate the transition between pregnancy yoga classes and postnatal mother and baby yoga classes that new mothers can join at any time when they feel ready after giving birth.

 

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