Course, Tuesdays 12.30 to 1.30pm
Postnatal yoga classes offer a nurturing space to heal and regain strength after birth.
Through the yoga practice, reconnect with your body, enjoy a space to rest and re-energise; and the great bit is you can bring your baby so you don’t need a babysitter. Taught by Jess Wallwork.
You can join the postnatal class when your baby is around 6-8 weeks. The first 6 weeks are for rest after birth to give space, rest and plenty of bonding time for mother and baby. If you are at all concerned about returning or beginning yoga practise after having a baby consult your GP for advice.
The benefits of postnatal yoga are many and include:
– encourages good breathing awareness
– develops patience and inner-calm
– strengthens the back, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles
– releases tension in shoulders and neck muscles
– helps to improve posture
– decreases overall stress and promotes relaxation
– rejuvenates the mind and increases energy
– provides an opportunity to connect with other parents
Day Tuesdays 12.30–1.30pm
* Once course is confirmed as running, drop-in is possible:check online timetable or call us to confirm. Drop in cost £12
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 at least 24 hours notice.
Can I bring my baby?
Yes, of course! Please bring a towel/blanket for them to lie on.
If you would prefer to go to a class on your own, then you can go to any beginner or general class on the timetable, or the restorative class on Friday evenings, just let the teacher know you have recently had a baby.
How soon can I come?
This class is for those returning to yoga from 6 weeks up to about a year after giving birth.
It is important to rest in the first few weeks after giving birth in order to recover physically and bond with the baby. Listen to what your body is ready to do; if you are not sure you could ask your GP/midwife for advice on when to resume practising, or come along and try a class to see how you get on.
This class is taught by Jess Wallwork, a popular Iyengar teacher with many years of teaching experience. Jess practiced yoga throughout both her pregnancies and took postnatal classes after her children were born.
Jocasta Croft teaches a popular Baby Massage course at Yogawest which many Mums do in addition to the postnatal class.