Prenatal


Pregnancy is a unique time. As a mother myself, I know only too well the effects that those nine months can have, both physically and emotionally. For this reason I make a point of continually adjusting my prenatal wellness programmes to accommodate your ever-changing physical and emotional needs. Whether you’re an avid fitness fan or you’re simply looking for some inner calm, I can devise a bespoke plan that fits around you and your lifestyle.

Yoga


Yoga is one of the best forms of exercise during pregnancy – a gentle, safe means of keeping toned and supple without strain and a great way to relax your mind and body. My yoga practice was invaluable to me throughout my pregnancy and was the driving force behind my smooth labour and birth. As well as improving posture, it aids sleep, increases flexibility and helps with some of the side effects associated with pregnancy - morning sickness, swollen ankles, back pain, SPD (Symphis Pubis Disorder) and sciatica. My prenatal sessions combine classic postures together with flowing sequences and lots of props of course!

Sessions are 75 minutes and can be carried out in your own home, at your place of work or at my studio. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a complete beginner, I’ll go at your pace while paying attention to your specific needs and trimester.

Body Conditioning

For women who exercised regularly before pregnancy, there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t continue using light hand weights and other fitness props. Obviously, I will need to carefully tailor your session to suit your trimester but that doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from body conditioning during pregnancy.

Sessions are 40-60 minutes and can be carried out in your own home, place of work or at my studio.

Meditation

Meditation brings with it an incredible awareness which works at a very subtle but powerful level. By helping you to focus inwards, it can establish a deep connection with your baby. For therapeutic purposes, meditation can help resolve your anxieties; it gives you time for yourself and can also bring about a real sense of calm. The visualisation techniques that I teach can be extremely beneficial during labour.
Sessions last 20-30 minutes and are usually added on to the end of your fitness session.

Breathing Techniques (Pranayama)

Yogic breathing is hugely beneficial for women and their babies during pregnancy. In preparation for childbirth, mastery of a few simple techniques can help birthing energy to flow smoothly and releases tension before, during and after labour. By learning how to focus and calm your breath, you can control the fear and anxiety that causes discomfort and pain in childbirth. It’s an excellent complement to other birth preparation methods and can help you cope better with the daily stresses and demands after your baby is born.
Sessions last 10-20 minutes and are usually added on to the beginning or end of your fitness session.