Pregnancy Yoga and Pilates
What is Aqua-Yoga?
Aqua-Yoga is a gentle yet effective form of exercise in a warm swimming pool which combines stretching, breathing and relaxation. Aqua Yoga at Chessgrove Swim follows the Birthlight programme, and the sessions are great for easing the aches and pains often associated with pregnancy. Classes are designed to help you stretch, relax, meet other Mums-to-be and switch off from the distractions of every day life. Classes are taught by Birthlight-trained teachers in our luxuriously warm pool, and are approved by our local midwives.
The benefits of Aqua-Yoga
These classes are particularly beneficial to pregnant ladies as the resistance of the water helps them to stretch and tone muscles ready for birth but without the risk of overstretching and straining. The exercises can also help to alleviate some of the discomforts associated with pregnancy such as back ache, swollen ankles and pelvic pain. And the buoyancy that the water provides allows a moment away from the “heavy” feeling of later pregnancy.
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Bromsgrove & Redditch
The Daisy Foundation
Our all inclusive Active Antenatal™ method is a ground breaking, effective and all encompassing pregnancy class helping you to learn your antenatal education and active birth techniques in a truly effective way – anchored to your breath, your body and your movement – exactly where you will need it on your baby’s birthing day.
Classes support you on your journey as your baby grows with powerful, practical antenatal education, nourishing support and of course laughter too!
Daisy Birthing® will help you stay active in pregnancy, ease those pregnancy symptoms and prepare you for a confident and calmer birth!
Classes can be started from 14 weeks of pregnancy and are taught over a six-week term.
Each class will deliver:
· Traditional antenatal education
· Active birth awareness
· An easy way to understand medical induction and interventions
· Flowing movement sequences anchored to your body and breath
· Breathing techniques for every stage of labour
· Relaxation techniques
· Peer-to-peer support in a women only class
Women can do as many terms as they wish until baby is born.
4 hour This is Birth; Active Birth workshops for couples. Group workshops (spaces are limited so book early!) or private workshops at a time to suit you, in your own home.
We are supportive of all birth choices.
The Daisy Foundation is a not for profit Social Enterprise.
Contact Helen Parsons
Tel. 07920 514903 Email
Birth Choices (part of Becoming Families CIC)
Birthlight Yoga for Maternity aims to enhance women’s comfort during pregnancy and labour and to reduce the need for medical intervention in childbirth with carefully selected and tested adaptations of yoga.
Birthlight Yoga, inspired by Amazonian rainforest midwives and women, has been developed in collaboration with midwives over 20 years. It values the physical and emotional nurturing of pregnant women so that they can approach labour and birth with calm confidence.
Birthlight Yoga for Maternity is an effective way to maintain fitness and create balance in the body for a more comfortable pregnancy, as well as preparing for birth through learning relaxation skills, breathing and labour positions. Suitable from 14 weeks of pregnancy and beneficial for all pregnant women, including those suffering with pelvic girdle pain.
Birthlight Yoga for Maternity courses are accredited with the Royal College of Midwives.
Droitwich & Worcester
Contact: Jo 07789 682197 Email:
NCT Relax, Stretch and Breathe
Antenatal yoga-inspired exercise suitable for pregnant women from 12 weeks until birth, focusing on breathing awareness, gentle exercise and relaxation.
The classes also provide practical skills for labour and birth.
No experience necessary.
Contact Lynn Ratcliffe
Tel. 07837 592531 Email
Claire has 16 years of experience and is currently lecturing within the field at University. Previous positions include work with the USA Ski Team and Australian Olympic Gymnasts. As an Exercise Physiologist and practicing Psychologist Claire has worked closely with health care professionals and treated a range of patients with chronic diseases such as CHD, Diabetes, Arthritis and Osteoporosis. In addition Claire is a trained life coach and has extensive experience in the field of sport and exercise psychology helping people overcome obesity, fear of failure and other mental skills concerns.
I have two children aged 2 and 4 who I am besotted with. I found the stress of working full time with children too much and wanted more balance. I am passionate that exercise has to be fun to be maintainable. I ensure the classes are free from judgment, relaxed and they always seem to be full of laughter.
Pilates Fitness Classes Suitable for pregnancy;
Tuesday 6-7pm at Honeybourne village Hall
Thursday 7-8pm at Orchard Court, Wickhamford, WR11 7RP
Contact Claire Tel. 07554192487 E-mail
Trinity Tree Yoga
The pregnancy classes welcome complete beginners and experienced Yogis. A comprehensive and nourishing yoga class which help you prepare for birth and meet other mums-to-be! The classes look at breathing techniques to help during labour; physical movements and poses to help relieve common pregnancy ailments.
We look at poses to strengthen the body or increase flexibility; and ways to calm the mind; plus guided relaxation with meditations at the end.
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The Eden Centre
Pregnancy yoga is gentle dynamic class carefully adapted to suit the changing pregnant body.
Pre-natal yoga classes focus on building strength in the muscles required for labour and birth, stretching and mobilising the joints to help relieve aches and pains, developing a strong pelvic floor, practising poses to help move baby into optimal birthing position and practising breathing techniques to aid with labour and birth. Pregnancy yoga also develops a beautiful connection between mum and baby.
· Maintain mobility and flexibility
· Increase strength and endurance of muscles
· Help relieve common pre-natal symptoms
· Improve blood circulation
· Promote optimal foetal position of baby
· Learn about labour and birthing positions
· Mentally and physically prepare for birth
· Develops a strong pelvic floor
· Meet other 'mums to be' in a supportive community
· Build a beautiful connection between mum and baby
No yoga experience required.
Start classes from 14 weeks through till baby arrives.
Speaking to your GP/midwife is advised before starting.
Tel. 07875 938725
Worcester and Tenbury
The Daisy Foundation
Daisy Birthing - A weekly antenatal class for expectant mums to help you enjoy pregnancy, stay mobile, learn about your changing baby and body and prepare for a confident birth. Our unique Active Antenatal method draws on elements of active birth, pregnancy yoga, hypnobirthing and antenatal education to create one very powerful combination. From easing pregnancy ailments, adapting to your changing body, preparing for birth and informing your own individual choices - we've got you covered. This is for mums from 14 weeks pregnant.
£75 for a 6 week term, of a weekly class on Wednesday 7pm in the Oasis Room.
Daisy Active Birth Workshop - A workshop for mum and her birth companion that will not only cover all of the basics of antenatal education and an active, informed birth but also give you both the space to prepare as a team and confidently plan for your baby's birthing day. Our unique Active Antenatal Birth method draws on elements of traditional active birth, hypnobirthing and antenatal education to create one very powerful combination. From understanding the stages of labour to working with gravity to support your baby's birth, massage for labour and informing your own individual choices - we've got you covered. This is for mums and birth partners from 34 weeks pregnant.
£95 for a 4 workshop for you and your birth partner, workshops are run monthly.
Contact: Email- email@example.com
Phone: 07545 527407
At MamaBabyBliss we are dedicated to nurturing you throughout pregnancy right up to when your baby arrives.
Our PregnancyBliss classes and workshops will support you from the 2nd trimester of pregnancy and prepare you for birth.Our classes will not only physically strengthen your body and relax your mind, but you will also learn a variety of essential tools and techniques to prepare you throughout your pregnancy for labour and birth.
Uniquely tailored to support you on the amazing journey of pregnancy and birth, our classes will introduce you to a variety of techniques to help soothe away aches and pains and relax the mind so that you can enjoy your pregnancy at every stage and prepare for the birth of your beautiful baby.
Suitable for all stages of pregnancy from 14 weeks onwards.
The sessions are run in 6 week courses, each session lasts 75-90 minutes and all equipment is provided.
Groups are kept small so early booking is advisable.
Couple's Birth Preparation Workshop
This unique 2 hour workshop will help you and your partner prepare for the birth of your baby by going through birthing positions, breathing techniques, massage for labour and the physiology of birth. As well as helping you to feel on the same page about your hopes/expectations/role during the birth.
A great chance to meet other couple with similar due dates to you all getting ready to welcome your beautiful babies. All equipment and light refreshments are provided.
Tel. 07950 892 917
Pregnancy Yoga With Ruth
Every Sunday 5.30-6.30pm.
Perdiswell Young People's Leisure Club,
Droitwich Road, WR3 7SN.
This warm and welcoming class is suitable for any level of fitness and any amount of yoga experience (including no previous experience).
Each session includes a discussion on a specific pregnancy related topic, breathing techniques for labour, a flowing sequence of poses to strengthen and align, easing aches and pains, a relaxation and opportunities to bond further with your baby. Plus meeting other local women who are pregnant too.
Pregnancy yoga is suitable from 12 weeks of pregnancy up to the day your baby is born. You can start at any point and still benefit from the skills learnt and the lovely glow that you leave each session with! Sessions can be adapted around most pregnancy conditions, please contact me if you have any concerns.
Contact Ruth- 07734263776 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further info and to book
Contact: Ruth, 07734 263776
Award winning pregnancy yoga classes
Join Polly on a bespoke yoga journey; specifically tailored to aid women's health and well-being, through pregnancy and beyond.
suitable for all abilities, from 14 to 40+ weeks pregnant
learn breathing techniques for pregnancy and labour
keep your body fit and healthy
prepare for labour and birth
relax and bond with your baby
mats, blankets, cushions, blocks and straps are all provided
Polly is specially trained in Pregnancy Yoga, and is experienced in tailoring classes for PGP and other pregnancy related ailments.
Tel. 07940 029268