Pregnancy Yoga classes
Mondays at 6pm at Macclesfield hospital Antenatal Clinic
Tuesdays at 7pm at Macclesfield Library
The course is currently mid term but your still welcome to drop in if there is space in class.
Many mums-to-be are turning to pregnancy yoga to keep fit during pregnancy and as a form of relaxation. I will teach you the yoga positions and movements that are safe for you and your baby. Yoga is an excellent way to prepare the body for labour, I will show you how to open the hips and use positions to birth your baby more easily.
Additionally, it teaches breathing skills and reduces stress, both of which are positive and useful at the time of the birth. During the pregnancy, the extra strain on your body can produce aches and pains, often in the back. The postures learnt from yoga can help to reduce the stresses and strains on your system, helping you to enjoy the pregnancy even more.
Pregnancy Yoga Class
Day and Time:
Mondays 6pm at Macclesfield Hospital, Antenatal Clinic.
Tuesdays 7pm at Macclesfield Library.
FAQs about Pregnancy Yoga
What is Pregnancy Yoga? Pregnancy yoga is a form of yoga that has been adapted for the pregnant women and there needs. Its based upon soft, flowing movements, controlled breathing and visualisations. It has been shown to be a form of stress relief that works with the body and mind. I aim to teach you how to build strength in your body so your body to strong for labour and empower your mind, so you truly beleave that you can birth your baby in a positive way.
Who is it for? This class is suitable for all pregnancy stages from 14 weeks onward until your baby arrives. If you join the class in your 8 month of pregnancy you will still benefit from every class you do. The classes are suitable for both beginners and for those that are new to yoga.
Can I come if I’m a beginner? Yes! The classes are suitable for both beginners and for those that have practiced yoga before.
Who is the Yoga Teacher? Saffron Harrison
Is it every week? Yes. weekly classes, i sometimes take a week off but I will let you know in advanced to when that will be.
How long is the class? The classes are an hour and a half long, consisting of a welcoming open chat to see how everyone is doing, an activation, sitting and standing stretches and sequences of movement and a relaxation at the end.
Do I need to book? Yes please get in touch to book on to the course, there is sometimes a waiting list.
What do I bring? Please bring a yoga mat if you have one or a towel for the floor, a cushion and a small bottle of water.
What do I wear? Wear comfortable clothes that you can stretch and move about easily in.
How much does the class cost? £8 when you pay for a course, a 5 week course would cost £40, or £9 per week drop in.
How do I pay? Please pay online before the class. I will send you my bank details once your ready to pay.
Can I eat before the class? Yes a snack and a drink before the class is fine. It’s best to save having a big meal for after the class.
Can I attend the class if I suffer from symphysis pubis dysfunction? Yes you can come and benefit from all the relaxing, beneficial effects of Pregnancy Yoga like everyone else. Make sure you tell me and I will offer you modifications throughout the class to help with your condition and keep you comfortable.
Do I need to check with my health care provider before the class? This yoga class is gentle, safe and beneficial for pregnant women, but its always a good idea to check with your doctor or midwife before you start. If you have what is considered to be a high risk pregnancy, then please do check with your doctor or midwife that they are happy for you to attend these classes.