Classes are for new mothers from birth to the first year. They assist in transitioning to a normal and safe yoga practice after childbirth. They provide practices after childbirth for all women and the diverse experiences of childbirth.
Core-realignment, pelvic joint stabilisation and decompression of the spine, by means of gentle isotonic stretches using deep abdominal breathing.
Postnatal yoga to address common complaints (weak pelvic floor, instability of pelvic joints, lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain, split abdominal muscles.
Integrated postnatal yoga with baby: relaxed holds and yoga steps, yoga tips for optimal infant feeding, simple yoga practices for the comfortable handling of infants.
Progression of postures after childbirth: steps for safe practice using modified chair and floor versions of classic postures. Simple teaching points ensure safe transition from yoga class to home practice, applicable to both experienced yogini and women new to yoga.
Postnatal relaxation with baby and without baby: integration of the birth experience, postnatal self-nurturing practices, principles of integrative relaxation and self-referral for calming self and baby.
Classes allow new mothers to nurture themselves, make supportive connections and enjoy time with their new baby in an environment that supports them both.
Mothers are welcomed to bring babies to the class or to come alone.
Classes can also be in your home, with or without babies and at any stage of the postnatal period of recovery.
“Nicola taught me Postnatal yoga that was great to help me to repair and restore my body and give me back a sense of calm and relaxation after the birth. It was gentle and restorative and we built up the exercises each week as I felt my body grow stronger with each session. It made me feel more ‘together’ physically and emotionally. Nicola is an incredibly nurturing person and she made me feel genuinely cared for and I appreciated having that time as it gave me some headspace back to myself”. Eve