Prenatal Yoga

Practising Yoga whilst pregnant is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby. Using therapeutic yoga practices helps to alleviate the aches and discomforts that can occur as your pregnancy progresses.

Breathing practices and guided relaxations help to boost energy and keep you calm as you face the changes ahead. Please note that you need to be 14 weeks pregnant to join the class.

Mondays 12:30 to 1:30 Prenatal Yoga with Sian


Sian Toop

I am a fully qualified and insured 200 Hour Yoga Teacher and I am also qualified to teach yoga for pregnancy..I trained at the Kripalu School of Yoga & Ayurveda in Massachusetts, USA.

Kripalu Yoga is a compassionate and inclusive yoga practice suitable for all ages and all ability levels. The goal of Kripalu Yoga is to empower people through the practice of yoga to live a more fulfilled life. I love teaching beginners and watching them fall in love with the yoga practise

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FAQ

When Can I Start Pre-Natal Yoga? 

  • You can begin practicing from 14 weeks 
  • It's a good idea to discuss attending classes with your midwife - if she hasn't already suggested you finding a class.

Classes are gentle, effective and safe.

  • Key practices focus on breathing for labour, for relaxation, and well-being.
  • Pelvic floor exercises.
  • Relaxation, allowing you to form a bond with your baby. 
  • A very nurturing and relaxing experience

How does it Help?

  • Promotes strength and suppleness through gentle stretching. 
  • Improves energy levels and reduces fatigue. 
  • It can also help to calm you, helping you to sleep more soundly.   
  • The breathing practices improve energy levels, relieving stress and tension and can be of particular benefit during the stages of labour

Did You Know?

Yoga classes are covered by the category of antenatal appointments which means that full-time employed women are legally entitled to paid time off to antenatal care which may include yoga and relaxation. Please refer to https://www.gov.uk/working-when-pregnant-your-rights and see  “Time off for antenatal care”