Yoga is a beneficial and enjoyable activity to do when pregnant. It prepares your body and mind for birth, keeps you moving and is a lovely way to meet other Mums-to-be in the area. Midwives and Doulas recognise the benefits of regular yoga when pregnant and we are always delighted when they come to class themselves.
We have two termtime pregnancy classes at Yogawest.
Out of termtime you may be able to attend regular classes at Yogawest, but this is at the discretion of the class teacher, and if you are not already practicing yoga will be after 13 weeks and assumes there are no medical complications:
Coming to Regular Classes When Pregnant
Students can usually continue attending their usual class(es) once they become pregnant, but it’s important that the teacher is aware (email us so we can let the teacher know you are coming, or arrive 15 mins before class). You may prefer to wait until 13 weeks when you can join the pregnancy class which is suitable for existing practitioners and complete beginners. During weeks 10-13 of the pregnancy you can’t come to regular classes but, if you are an existing Iyengar practitioner, you may be able to come to the restorative class on a Friday evening with advance permission (email us to check, confirming you have no complications). NB: we do not accept new pregnant students to regular classes until after 13 weeks, and then it is with permission of the class teacher.
New Baby Massage Dates and Times for September
Times Tuesday afternoons, 13.45–14.45
Course Dates Sept 12, 29, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17
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Pregnancy and Postnatal classes will return in September with new times:
Tuesday 13.45 – 14.45 pregnancy course read more here
Tuesday 15.00 – 16.00 Postnatal Course read more here
Saturday 12.45 – 16.00 Pregnancy Course read more here
Foundation Course in September
A 5-week foundation course for complete beginners or people wanting to revisit the basics. The course is designed to introduce you to the fundamental poses and principles of yoga practice.
Course Dates September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10 (5 weeks)
Course Dates September 20, 27 October 4, 11, 18 (5 weeks)
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First Aid Course on Sunday September 10th at Yogawest
Taught by First Aid Facts, this day is designed to equip you with the knowledge and certification you need to administer first aid in an exercise/yoga class setting. Aimed at yoga teachers, this is also suitable for anyone teaching mat-based classes, or anyone who’d like to get a first aid certificate.
The qualification is Emergency First Aid at Work Basic HSE requirement and your certificate is valid for 3 years.
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Summer Early Morning Class
We are running the Early morning class over the summer weeks, Bob will teaching and joined by Naomi.
7am – 8am Wed
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Our fabulous first ‘batch’ of teacher trainees are taking their exams in June. This is a long awaited opportunity to show the IY(UK) that they are ready to teach. Many thanks to all the Yogawest teachers and students who have supported the trainees on their journey. Some of the group joined many hundreds of Iyengar teachers at the Iyengar convention in Birmingham last weekend: they look like they had a marvellous time… take those beaming smiles with you on the day and you’ll be fine!