Course, Tuesdays 1.45–2.45pm
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.
Please email us or call 0117 924 3330 to book for this course.
* 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.
Coming to other classes when pregnant
Current Yogawest students can usually continue attending their regular 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 to have a chat).
You can also join the pregnancy class (see above) which is suitable for existing practitioners and complete beginners.
If you are new to Iyengar yoga, and have no complications, you can come to any class taught by a teacher holding a Junior Intermediate 2 certificate or above. Appropriate teachers are currently: Lydia, Edgar, Janet, Lizzie, Frances, Jess, Katy, Annemarie and Diana. If it’s your first time, we ask that you email in advance to let the teacher know you are coming, as they may need to give you some alternative poses in class.
Other Yogawest teachers may not be able to teach you (depending on your experience and health during pregnancy), so again, you will need to email in advance to check, or come 15 mins early to ask.
During weeks 10–13 you may prefer to come to the Restorative class on Friday evenings at 6pm: this is a critical stage of pregnancy and you may be very tired. As pregnancy places are limited in this class, we request that you email us to book your place, confirming you have no medical 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