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Welcome to Svastha Pregnancy Yoga!

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Pregnancy is one of the most joyous times in a woman's life as she prepares to bring new life to the world. It can, however also be very challenging facing the emotional and physical changes that occur during this time. Our pregnancy yoga classes will give you the tools to move through these times of change with ease and grace. You will learn skills that will be beneficial, not only throughout your pregnancy, labour and birth, but also in the years of motherhood to come.

These classes are a time when you can leave all else aside and focus completely on yourself, your needs and connect with your unborn child.

In our pregnancy yoga classes, you can expect the following:

  • A simple, gentle yet strengthening asana practice (postures) supported by the breath

Pregnancy yoga isn't about achieving any 'yoga breakthroughs' and is therefore suitable for any level of yoga experience, from absolute beginner to advanced practitioner. We focus on postures that will:

  • Strengthen your back muscles and help to eliminate or reduce back pain, a common ailment during pregnancy
  • Strengthen your leg muscles, increase your stamina and prepare you physically and mentally for labour & birth
  • Bring openness to the to chest and shoulders, improving circulation and preparing for breast feeding
  • Help to position baby correctly for birth
  • Be beneficial during labour & birth
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Support the natural increase in hip flexibility that occurs during pregnancy

All postures are adapted to suit individual needs and different stages of pregnancy

  • Exercises to encourage pelvic floor awareness
  • Pranayama

In our pregnancy yoga classes you will learn specific breathing techniques that bring about a deep sense of calm, inner awareness and focus. This focused breathing will help you move through the physical and emotional resistance that may arise during labour, birth and beyond, helping both you and your baby to remain calm and relaxed.

A mother breathing well, teaches her baby to breathe well!

  • Relaxation

One of the favourite parts of the class! Fully supported with bolsters and blankets, it's now time to rest and allow the benefit of practice to be fully received, leaving you feeling refreshed and re-energised.

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Our pregnancy yoga classes are taught by caring, experienced teachers of the highest standard. We promote a nurturing environment and sense of community in our classes. This is a safe space where you can connect with other expectant mothers, share your concerns and offer or seek advice on the various aspects of pregnancy.

We encourage you to start your pregnancy yoga classes as early as possible after the onset of the second trimester and continue on a regular basis for as long as you feel comfortable - this can be for most women, right up to the due date.

Regular and consistent practice reaps the most benefit, therefore all our pregnancy students, after attending a few classes, are offered a simple, short practice that they can feel comfortable practicing at home, in addition to their studio classes.

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