For women who are 14* weeks pregnant or more.
Monthly on Sundays. 10am-12noon at A Space to Be Yoga Retreat. £25
Space is limited to four women**.
- Sunday 19 December
- Sunday 16 January
- Sunday 13 February
- Sunday 13 March
*Ideally you should start around week 16 of you pregnancy and attend 4-6 workshops. However, it is never too late! Women at all stages of pregnancy very welcome to join in.
**This workshop may occasionally be held at Shilbottle Community Hall to allow for a larger group. If all the spaces are booked please do get in touch to join the waitlist.
Sunday morning workshops include relaxation, meditation and simple, flowing yoga sequences for pregnancy. They are non-competitive and suitable for any level of yoga practice and experience including complete beginners.
Lucy is a mum of two herself and has been running groups for pregnant and postpartum women in Northumberland since 2009. Since then, hundred of women and babies have enjoyed her holistic and nurturing approach to yoga, based on well over the standard 500 hours of yoga teacher training and almost twenty years of experience as a massage therapist.
Although we all know there is ‘one born every minute’, the birth of each of our babies is in fact a truly profound and transformative moment in our individual lives. Lucy’s yoga classes provide a space to honour and appreciate this journey as a rite of passage, and to connect with others along the way.
Yoga is based on an ancient philosophy which teaches us we are made of five qualities or layers – body, breath, mind, heart and soul.
Each pregnancy yoga workshop contains:
- Postures for optimal strength, stability and comfort during pregnancy
- Postures to support Optimal Foetal Positioning (how your baby presents for labour)
- Movements to support good circulation and lymphatic drainage
- Modifications and adaptations for anyone with pelvic pain or any other injury/restriction
- Pelvic anatomy and pelvic floor awareness
- Breathing techniques for relaxation during pregnancy and labour
- Restorative yoga and guided relaxation specifically for pregnancy
- Meditations on the mothering path
- Bonding with your baby through movement, massage and sound
Each session includes a presentation and discussion on a specific theme (e.g. pelvic floor, optimal foetal positioning, breathing techniques for labour).
After the session there is time for refreshments and more general chatting.
Between sessions you can access the Mother Nurture Online Course and a private Facebook group to ask questions or connect with other participants.
“A beautiful time to check in with your body and your baby and meet other mums to be. Lucy is so knowledgeable and the classes have been so precious to me.”CLAIRE
“Relaxing. Supportive. Great advice. Nurturing. Through the sessions I formed a great network of support”STEPH
“I found it really helped manage aches and pains of pregnancy. The relaxation was also very needed at a time when I was quite anxious.”REBECCA
“A holistic class for the body, mind and soul. Helps you look within and to connect with your baby and your journey into motherhood. You get so much more than just an exercise class, you access Lucy’s wisdom and warmth and feel at home in her class.”RACHEL
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