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.
Taught by Jess Wallwork, a popular Iyengar teacher with many years of teaching experience. Jess practiced yoga throughout both her pregnancies.
NB Drop-in is only available once the course is confirmed as running: check the online timetable or call us.
NOTE This course needs a minimum of 6 to run. Early booking is appreciated to secure the course. If minimum numbers are not reached, we may need to cancel the course, in which case we will give you 24 hours notice.
Coming to Regular Classes When Pregnant
Students can usually continue attending their usual classes 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 can also join the pregnancy class (see above) 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).
Jess teaches a nurturing Postnatal course at Yogawest for Mums and Babies on Tuesdays at 3pm.
Jocasta Croft teaches a popular Baby Massage at Yogawest, courses start regularly.
See our Yogawest baby gallery here