Move, breathe and connect with your body and baby. This class will include a gentle yoga flow including postures to help mobilise and strengthen your body in preparation for birth and ease any common pregnancy aches and pains!
I also include calming breathwork, meditation, relaxation and yoga nidra help calm and nourish the body and mind.
My pregnancy classes are suitable for all trimesters including beginners to yoga.
Classes are held in a supportive and friendly virtual environment where you get chance to meet and connect with other mums to be.
Yoga nidra is a guided relaxation that unwinds the nervous system and induces complete physical and mental relaxation.
You are guided gradually into a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping whilst lying on the floor with lots of props, blankets and cushions.
Yoga nidra has been said to help with sleep, anxiety, depression and helping to tap into that inner self and sense of peace that often gets hidden by our busy lives.
Vinyasa yoga is a creative sequence flowing from pose to pose using the breath.
Coming from a dance background I love to teach this style as I really think it allows you to get into the zone and flow, connect and strengthen the body. Learning to slow the breath and link this with body movements can have a profound effect on your mood and feeling of wellbeing.
It’s a great style to start on as a beginner to yoga too, especially if you are used to more dynamic movement, sport or exercise.
In Yin yoga we slow things right down and focus on fewer poses in a class but held for long periods from 2-5minutes for each pose.
Yin was born out of the chinese taoist philosophy which is very much about living in harmony with nature, simplifying things and sailing with life rather than against it. Within Yin yoga we slowly enter the pose and then become still, allowing us to work deeply into hydrating the fascia and connective tissues that surround your joints. By working in this way we learn to still the mind too. Lots of props are used to ensure you can really surrender and let go into each pose, finding that sweet spot! As well as improving flexibility this practice can have profound healing benefits, on a physical level for conditions such as arthritis but also if you are suffering from anxiety or depression.