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.
From January the Course will be at the New Time of 12.30–1.30
Next Course Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 (6 weeks)
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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.
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
New Course Dates w/c Oct 31st
Courses at Yogawest after half term: book your place now
All our termtime courses re-start after half term: we usually need a minimum of 6 places booked to secure a course, so appreciate your early booking, and of course it’s very helpful to tell your friends too!
Pregnancy, 12.30pm, starts Oct 31
Postnatal, 13.45pm, starts Oct 31
Gentle, 2pm, starts Oct 31
Teenagers, 4.30pm, starts Oct 31
Young Adults, 5.30pm, starts Oct 31
Baby Massage, 10.30am, starts Nov 8
Children’s yoga, 4pm and 4.45pm, starts Nov 1
Foundation, 6pm, starts Nov 8
Teenagers, 4.30pm, starts Nov 3
Foundation, 8pm, starts Nov 3
Book your place via the weblinks above
Email us, or Call 0117 924 3330 or visit us at Yogawest, Denmark Place, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8NW.
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Monday Lunchtimes 12.30–1.30
This new daytime class starts on May 16 and is taught by Dory Walker. Dory has taught yoga for many years, has a quiet and gentle manner and also practiced yoga throughout her pregnancy.
Dory says: “Besides preparing you physically for birth, antenatal yoga can provide a wonderful support mentally and emotionally for the transition into parenthood whether it is your first or fourth child. Taking time for yourself lays the foundation for giving your baby the best start to life. Classes incorporate breath work, asanas, relaxation techniques and chanting.“
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