Pregnancy Yoga and Pilates

The Peaceful Butterfly

Pregnancy Yoga

Badsey, Evesham

Bishops Cleeve

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. 
Please contact Abby at thepeacefulbutterfly@yahoo.com or see Https://bookwhen.com/thepeacefulbutterfly for more information.

Contact: Abby Email  thepeacefulbutterfly@yahoo.com

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Online Pregnancy Yoga

Broadway

Pregnancy Yoga for WR12 Villages / Broadway.

 

Online pregnancy yoga by an experienced teacher who is also a Mum. Warm, welcoming classes and online community to enjoy your pregnancy and prepare for your baby’s birth and motherhood.

Including physical yoga practice (based on vinyasa flowing yoga), breathing exercises and relaxation. 

 

​For total beginners through to experienced yoga practitioners.  Ladies can start from 14 weeks, pre class health Screen required. 

 

Please contact Kate to join and for any further info.

Tel. 07590 363424   Email  redkiteyoga@outlook.com

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Aqua Yoga

Bromsgrove

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.

Tel. 01527 821978   Email  info@chessgroveswim.co.uk

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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.

 

Couples Workshops


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  helen-parsons@thedaisyfoundation.com   

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Birthlight (part of Becoming Families CIC) 
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.

 

Droitwich & Worcester

Contact:  Jo  07789 682197      Email:  info@becomingfamilies.co.uk    
 
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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 valeantenatal@gmail.com    

Evesham

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Professional Background

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. 

About me 

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 pre-natal

 

Mondays 10am

Mondays 7.15pm

Tuesday 6pm

Thursday 9.30am

Thursday 7pm

Friday 9.30am

 

Location -Orchard Court Studio with Movement&Co

 

All temperatures taken prior and track and trace recorded. Everyone will be 1 meter apart

Evesham

Contact Claire  Tel.  07554192487      

E-mail   claire_oldroyd@mail.com

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Trinity Tree Yoga

Ledbury

MUM2B

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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Contact Lauretta
 

M: 07415 507266

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!

Contact Carrie

 

Tel.  07990 658743      E-mail:   carriebolton2005@yahoo.co.uk

The Eden Centre

Grovewood Road

Malvern

WR14 1GD

FloFitness

Malvern

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.

Contact Kym
 

Tel. 07875 938725

Yoga Dawn

Redditch

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.

Contact Nicki
 

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MamaBabyBliss

Worcester

Pregnancy Yoga

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.

Contact Zoe
 

Tel. 07950 892 917

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Pregnancy Yoga With Ruth

Worcester

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 ruthjenksyoga@outlook.com for further info and to book

Contact: Ruth, 07734 263776
 

Worcester

YogaBellies

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.

Contact Danielle
 

07866 555889

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