Mother Nurture Yoga

Next class – Saturday 18 November, 6.00-7.20pm

paula-rosa-photography-7A nurturing yoga class for mums to connect and enjoy some well-deserved self-care. The class includes, flowing movements, deep relaxation and meditative awareness on the path of mothering. Additional treats may include foot rubs, flowers and chocolates.

Sessions are based on the Womb Yoga practices of Uma Dinsmore-Tuli.

Women of all ages are welcome. Pregnant women and babes-in-arms are also welcome.

Third Saturday of Every Month, 6-7.20pm.
£10 per session.
You are welcome to stay after the class for tea and conversation.

2017 Dates

Saturday 19 August, 6.00-7.20pm
Saturday 23 September, 6.00-7.20pm (rescheduled from 16th)
no session in October
Saturday 18 November, 6.00-7.20pm

Bookings and Payments

We operate a  booking system for all classes. Bookings for this class can be made online.

Click here to book your class online.

Bookings can also be made in person, by email or on the phone. Once you have booked your class(es) you will receive a confirmation email and also a reminder email 48 hours before the class.  Cancellations made within 24 hours of the start of the class will not be refunded.


Why ’Mother Nurture’ Yoga?

I never presume that we are all the same or to know how anyone else feels, but these are themes I have felt deeply myself and heard in the voices of women I’ve shared my mothering journey with so far.

I have the utmost of respect for all women and all mothers. My classes are intended to welcome and support you wherever you are at.

With great respect and love,

Lucy

You may be tired. Pregnant women, postnatal women, and all carers of small children are tired. Even if we have physical help with all the chores, being pregnant takes energy, caring for a newborn takes energy, holding responsibility for other people takes energy. We get used to it, but it’s still there. I wish to offer a yoga class that respects this – to provide challenge for those who are up for it, but to respect that any one of us, on any day, may simply be feeling the deep exhaustion of mothering – and that should be honoured.

You may not want to be touched. As a mother, it may be hard to get alone time. Our kids like to be held and carried and even once they become older more independent they crave our bodies – sometimes they even scratch or bite, or put their hands down our tops, or hold our legs when we are trying to walk, or pull on our fingers until our joints ache. They follow us everywhere – often we can’t even go to the loo in peace. So, if you come to yoga to have a yoga mat sized piece of ground just for your body, I respect that.

You may not want or need a physical challenge. As the mother of small children, every day is a physical challenge. Yoga is as much about nourishing and nurturing your body as it is about finding its limits.  If you come to yoga for some respite, I respect that.

You may not need a mental or emotional challenge. Every day with a baby or child includes these challenges. We can consider our children our ‘gurus’ as they have the ability to always find the perfect way to bring us to our limit, to confront our boundaries, to confront our pent-up emotions. They are the best at that – you don’t need a yoga teacher for that. I wish to offer you a safe space to bring all that and just hold it, or put it down, or breathe with it, or whatever you need.

We are all healing. Many of us have physical wounds from pregnancy or birth. Some of us may have experienced great loss and sadness on our mothering journey. All of us have experienced an emotional transition as we grieve for the woman that was and get to know the new mother in her shoes. I wish to offer a space for that to be held, and the beauty of yoga is that it need not necessarily be spoken, we embody it through movement, breath and meditative awareness.