Pregnancy Yoga and Pilates
The Peaceful Butterfly
Pregnancy yoga has been shown to aid with the aches And pains of pregnancy and to improve your Mental health. It also encourages you to meet other mums-to-be and allows you to take time for you and your baby.
We currently have antenatal yoga classes currently based in Badsey, Worcestershire and Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham. Suitable from 12 weeks gestation. Classes including yoga asanas (postures), breathing exercises, pelvic floor work and relaxation.
Pre booking is essential as completion of a health questionnaire is required to aid with planning and tailoring of the session to your needs. No previous yoga experience required. Suitable for all levels of fitness.
Contact: Abby Email
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
Becoming Families Birthlight Pregnancy Yoga
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.
We also provide highly rated antenatal and hypnobirthing classes along with a host of services to support you in the transition to parenthood.
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.
Location -Orchard Court Studio with Movement&Co
All temperatures taken prior and track and trace recorded. Everyone will be 1 meter apart
Contact Claire Tel. 07554192487
Carrie Kidman Beeson Fitness Classes
Malvern and Colwall
Our classes are specifically designed for mums-to-be and postnatal mums and are taught by highly trained ante and postnatal instructors.
During the antenatal class we work on strength, stamina and endurance in the muscle groups traditionally weakened during pregnancy while releasing muscle tensions which will help to counteract all those niggles, aches and pains. It will also set you up for the physical demands of late pregnancy, labour and those early days with a little one.
Our postnatal classes help ladies to rebuild their strength and body shape in a safe way. We have a free Creche at all daytime classes so you can see your baby and know they are safe whilst you exercise.
A fantastic opportunity to meet other mums/ mums-to-be. Following your class you will leave feel relaxed, energised and revitalised!
Tel. 07990 658743 E-mail:
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
Tuesday 7.00 to 8.45pm at Oaktrees Children's Centre, Lodge Park, Redditch, B98 7JU
Yoga provides an effective & holistic approach to pregnancy, through gentle movement, relaxation & breathing practices, to promote health & well-being.
No previous experience of yoga is necessary to enjoy these classes & they are safe to practise even if you experience pregnancy-related healthy issues, or have pre-existing conditions.
The classes provide a warm space to relax into your pregnancy yoga experience with kindness & humour, as we find ways to nurture mother & prepare for the birth of your baby or babies.
Hello! I’m Zoe of MamaBabyBliss Worcester and I teach Pregancy Yoga, Hypnobirthing, Postnatal Yoga, Mum and Baby Yoga and Baby Massage classes in Worcestershire.
In My Pregnancy Yoga courses we practice gentle antenatal yoga stretches and movements to help prepare you for birth and also increase comfort during pregnancy, preventing or relieving common pregnancy ailments.
Take a deeper look into various pregnancy and birth topics such as pelvic floor exercises, using a yoga ball, birth environment and breathing techniques to use in labour.
Each class ends with a guided relaxation. A chance for you to deeply relax and restore your energy levels.
Classes are very relaxed and friendly; a great chance to meet other mums. We start each session 'checking in' with each other - this is a lovely time to talk and connect. There is also a WhatsApp group set up for each group of mums to stay in contact, often making lasting friendships.
Detailed handouts are provided and on going support up to you due date and beyond
I also teach hypnobirthing courses which are the perfect accompaniment to Pregnancy Yoga to help you prepare fully for the birth of your baby. As our minds and bodies are deeply connected; your state of mind will influence how your body goes through labour and likewise, whatever your body is doing impacts on how your mind behaves. This is why preparing both your body and your mind for the birth of your baby works so well.
If you’re having a baby in Worcestershire, get in touch to find out how I can help. I can’t wait to support you through this incredible time.
Tel. 07950 892 917
Yogabellies for pregnancy
Supports women through the emotional, physical and psychological aspects of pregnancy.
We use traditional yoga postures (asana) that have been adapted and are beneficial for pregnancy and the common ailments associated with pregnancy.
Yogabellies for Pregnancy classes also include an especially created combination of self-hypnosis and yoga nidra (deep relaxation) and breathing techniques for pregnancy and birth (pranayama).
Pregnancy yoga has so many benefits for both you and baby, keeping you both strong, fit and healthy
Yogabellies pre-natal yoga classes are gentle and safe for all women, whether you are new to yoga or have years of practice.
Each class lasts 1hr 15 minutes and each week focuses on a different aspect of pregnancy and birth.
This is more than just a yoga class, but also training in deep relaxation and preparation for birth and motherhood.
At the end of each class we have an informal group chat about the focus of our class for the week.
This class also helps you prepare for birth and is so much more than just physical stretching.
I keep the classes small so you will get lots of one-to-one attention and each week we cover a different topic such as; bonding with baby, pre-natal nutrition or preparing for the big day.
You'll also meet other lovely mummies to make friends with!
The yoga postures are all suitable for pregnancy and will be adapted as per your trimester, and focus on building strength and stamina and keeping you flexible and fit. We end each class with a gorgeous hypnobirthing relaxation to send you away feeling calm and peaceful.
Classes run on a rolling 8-week block, so you can join any time.
When is it best to start?
Suitable for all stages of pregnancy from 14weeks onwards
Please don't worry if you have never done yoga before, most of the mums-to-be are trying it for the first time!
What do I need?
***During this current situation all classes are being run via live stream (Zoom) So you can get all the benefits of the class but from the comfort of your own home.***
You just need a quiet corner, a yoga mat (or towel will do!) a cushion and a blanket. You just need Internet access and it can be streamed on phone, tablet, laptop of Internet TV. Just bring yourself, a bottle of water and some loose comfortable clothes for your yoga practice.
Once we return to classes in person all mats, blankets, cushions and equipment are provided; just bring yourself, a bottle of water and some loose comfortable clothes for your yoga practice.