Yoga for Pregnancy

The Gentle Way

Practising Yoga whilst pregnant is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby. Using therapeutic yoga practices helps to alleviate the aches and discomforts that can occur as your pregnancy progresses.

Liz Underwood

Liz Underwood

Breathing practices and guided relaxations help to boost energy and keep you calm as you face the changes ahead.

Liz has been teaching for over 10 years and an experienced Pregnancy Yoga teacher, she is also qualified to teach Mother & Baby Yoga. Full Bio

 

Prenatal Yoga
Wednesdays
6-7.15pm

£32 for 4 classes to be used in 6 weeks.
You can join a class at anytime.  

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage is a deeply relaxing treatment for mothers to be focusing on aches, pains and niggles associated with pregnancy. Regular massage throughout your second and third trimester may also help with the following:

  • Improved circulation
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Relief from aches, pains and muscular tension
  • Constipation/sluggish bowel movements
  • Helps to avoid varicose veins from developing
  • Helps with deep relaxation
  • Reduces emotional stress
  • Helps to balance blood pressure
  • Provides relief from morning sickness
  • Helps to reduce oedema and swelling

Hayley Creasy

Hayley  a fully qualified Level 3 massage therapist offering relaxing treatments for bumps, babies and beyond!

Baby & Me was born after I completed my baby massage training with Hands on Babies who are accredited by The Royal College of Midwives.

Hayley is available at Central Wellness by appointment. Full Bio


FAQ

When Can I Start Pre-Natal Yoga? 

  • You can begin practicing from 14 weeks 
  • It's a good idea to discuss attending classes with your midwife - if she hasn't already suggested you finding a class.
  • What to Expect

Classes are gentle, effective and safe.

  • Key practices focus on breathing for labour, for relaxation, and well-being.
  • Pelvic floor exercises.
  • Relaxation, allowing you to form a bond with your baby. 
  • A very nurturing and relaxing experience

How does it Help?

  • Promotes strength and suppleness through gentle stretching. 
  • Improves energy levels and reduces fatigue. 
  • It can also help to calm you, helping you to sleep more soundly.   
  • The breathing practices improve energy levels, relieving stress and tension and can be of particular benefit during the stages of labour

Did You Know?

Yoga classes are covered by the category of antenatal appointments which means that full-time employed women are legally entitled to paid time off to antenatal care which may include yoga and relaxation. Please refer to https://www.gov.uk/working-when-pregnant-your-rights and see  “Time off for antenatal care”