Pregnancy Yoga & Pilates

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Pregnancy Yoga & Pilates


Pregnancy is an amazing yet challenging time as your body and mind changes in preparation for child birth and parenthood. Every pregnancy and birth is different, but whatever your plan, or your experience, the more you know your body, the more you can trust and relax when the day comes. Yoga, Pilates and relaxation are useful ways to help you feel more in control and prepared for the physical and emotional changes ahead.

Anyone is welcome from 12 weeks, and no previous experience in yoga or pilates is needed, all levels of fitness can benefit. Some people need to boost their energy with movement and some people need to slow down during pregnancy and our classes can help you with either. 

Benefits of Antenatal Pilates & Yoga

Yoga is a healing system of theory and practice. The purpose of yoga is to create strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body.

  • Maintain and strengthen pelvic floor muscles
  • Gentle movements to release tension, and strengthen your body
  • Reduce lower back and pelvic girdle pain
  • Improve posture
  • Reduce risk of abdominal separation (diastasis recti)
  • Improve well being, boost energy levels
  • Learn relaxation and breathing methods to reduce stress and anxiety
  • Birth Preparation techniques
  • Faster postnatal recovery
  • Meet other local mum’s to be
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Can't make a LIVE class?  Why not try our online Pregnancy ON DEMAND course?

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Antenatal Classes

Our antenatal classes are a blend of Pilates and yoga, designed specifically for the needs of pregnant women, and taught by experience clinical therapists and APPI antenatal instructors. Classes concentrate on posture, mobility and importantly strengthening the back and pelvic floor muscles to help reduce pelvic girdle pain. The foundations needed during pregnancy to help protect and support the spine and pelvis, whilst offering stability to your joints and spine.

Furthermore, a stronger pelvic floor can aid an easier labour, reduce pregnancy induced back pain, and aid a quicker post natal recovery.

During our classes we also educate women about the exercises they are performing, and what to expect as their bodies change during and after pregnancy. We teach you how to strengthen, focus and prepare for child birth, and your postpartum recovery journey.


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CLASSES- Monday  7:05pm

CLASS BLOCK PLANS

What you get:

  • Small class numbers 
  • Recordings available of all LIVE classes
  • Free Breathing and Relaxation audios
  • Support and advise from your instructor
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Pregnancy Pilates FAQ's

Find out more about our Pregnancy classes

Women are often unsure on what type of exercise and how much they can do during pregnancy, but it’s natural to worry. NHS guidelines encourage women to exercise when pregnant to help you adapt to your changing shape and weight. It is recommended you have at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week, moderate being a level you could maintain a conversation easily.

Clinical Pilates and Yoga provides a safe, low impact and fun way to maintain your fitness levels and keep active for almost everyone who is pregnant. Try to Keep up your normal daily physical activity or exercise (sport, walking, running, yoga,) for as long as you feel comfortable, but make sure it is the right form of exercise for you. Exercise is not dangerous for your baby – there is even some evidence that suggests active women are less likely to experience problems in later pregnancy and labour. However if you were not active before pregnancy, you need to take more care when introducing exercise, but it doesn’t mean you can’t start.

We recommend you wait to start antenatal pilates until your 2nd trimester before starting the class. You do not have to attend specific antenatal class, some women like to join or continue in the normal mixed classes. If you are new to exercise or pilates or yoga you can speak to our instructor to assess your suitability.

We want you to get the most benefit from coming to the classes, sometimes you may be required to attend a 1:1 clinical consultation before you start any ante natal classes, especially if you are in pain or have any underlying complications in your pregnancy. If you are unsure if you need an assessment before joining class, contact the clinic. We can then assess your suitability for class and tailor exercises to the individual needs

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and you may need blankets and cushions to use as props in class. We sometimes use birthing balls, they are not essential but useful, and we recommend you bring water with you.

The instructor is a specially trained APPI Pilates Instructor, antenatal yoga Instructor, and graduate Sports Therapist. This means that during class you can exercise safely and will be supported by someone who has knowledge and understands how your body works, especially with the immense changes that take place during and after pregnancy. They can offer exercises and advise on how to prevent or minimize any pain or injury.

There will only ever be a maximum of 10 people per class, so you will really feel the benefit of the Instructor getting to know you and get more from the class. Small class numbers allows the instructor to move round and check that you are doing the exercises correctly and help any adjustments on an individual basis.

Pregnancy Pilates Yoga Price List:

6 Week Studio Pass

£60

  • Taught by Ante Natal Rehab Therapist
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Pay as You Go 

£10.00

  • Studio
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Classes COVID Update

The studio is now OPEN, but we have some restrictions still in place.  Numbers are limited so please book your class in advance to avoid missing out. We still have 3 classes a week on ZOOM if you are unable to, or do not yet feel ready to return to the studio ON DEMAND - if you are unable to make a class on out timetable , we have over 70+ re-recorded classes that you can watch at any time on our on-demand platform.  
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Coronavirus Information

We are now back offering Face to face and virtual appointments in clinic.  We still have some restrictions in place to keep you and our staff safe. You can now book ONLINE, or by calling reception 01200 424507. Please note we have limited admin staff so please leave a message and we will get back to you asap
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