ANTENATAL YOGA CLASSES
For advice on yoga for pregnancy, click here
Suitable from 15 weeks to labour - it is
useful to attend more than one 6 week course (discount applies)
See classes for time, venue and email link
Current course spaces still available.
Bookings now being taken for next course starting 8th January 2019
Only £75.00 for 6x 1 1/4 hour sessions, including birthing partner attending session 5.
Email for details of Early Bird discount
Janet has been teaching yoga for over 19 years and qualified (after a 3 year thorough training course) with the British Wheel of Yoga level 4 diploma in 2001, attending their pregnancy teaching module in 2005 and regularly updating the training.
The practice of yoga during pregnancy gives substantial benefits to the expectant mother. Traditional Yoga postures, breathing techniques and deep relaxation are adapted to provide a strengthening, fun and safe method of exercise that helps prepare for the birth.
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Postures strengthen and tone the muscles whilst encouraging flexibility. The constant changes occurring during pregnancy require the body to continually adapt and yoga supports this process perfectly.
Breathing techniques are a valuable tool during the pregnancy and throughout the different stages of labour. Techniques which encourage the bodies own anesthetics to be produced.
Deep relaxation is said to be as beneficial as several hours sleep, so when sleep can be disrupted by pregnancy it is a vital practice to maintain a healthy level of rest and rejuvenation.
DTI Maternity Rights
• All pregnant employees are entitled to time off for antenatal care.
• All time off for antenatal care must be paid at the employee’s normal rate of pay.
• Antenatal care may include relaxation and parentcraft classes, as well as medical examinations.
• These rights apply regardless of the employee’s length of service."
For further details of the legal obligation of employers to pregnant workers, please see http://www.dti.gov.uk/er/individual/03.htm