Yoga during pregnancy helps to prepare the body and mind for birth, it keeps you moving and is a great way to meet other mums-to-be in the area. The classes are suitable for beginners to yoga. It is recommended that pregnancy yoga is done from the second trimester onwards. The Iyengar method uses a variety of yoga props to assist students, so that mothers and babies obtain the greatest benefits without strain.



Benefits of Pregnancy Yoga
 

Yoga during pregnancy helps to prepare the body and mind for birth, it keeps you moving and is a great way to meet other mums-to-be in the area. The classes are suitable for beginners to yoga. It is recommended that pregnancy yoga is done from the second trimester onwards. The Iyengar method uses a variety of yoga props to assist students, so that mothers and babies obtain the greatest benefits without strain. Here are just some of the benefits:

*strengthens the whole spine and prevents skeletal imbalances
*builds strength, stamina and flexibility
*broadens and widens the pelvis and opens vaginal canal

*tones the entire nervous system
*decreases swelling of the legs
*removes fatigue
*removes sciatica pain
*alleviates heartburn
*reduces anxiety and nervous tension
*calms the mind by reducing neo-cortex activity
*postural awareness increases optimal fetal positioning
*enhances secretion of endorphins
*breathing techniques develop awareness for pain management
*increases confidence and trust in your ability to give birth, and improves energy levels

Price and booking

£15 drop-in rate, or £75 for a 6-class card that is valid for 2 months and offers great value for money. Your first class must be pre-booked so that we can discuss your needs ahead of coming to the studio. Email enquiries@iyyoga.com for more information, to book or for any queries.

Karen holds a Junior Intermediate Level 3 certificate. She has been taught directly by the Iyengar family and has completed the remedial training modules. She has taught pregnancy yoga for many years. Her classes are very inclusive of all levels of practice and her teaching style is full of warmth.