We at MummyYoga are passionate about preparing for birth. Our classes, workshops and retreats are designed to empower you with a unique and powerful structure that builds physical strength and mental resilience and helps with your emotional regulation during pregnancy and into motherhood.
MummyYoga pregnancy class is designed for women in all trimesters. Whether you are new to yoga or have a strong practice our classes are inclusive for all women. We provide a range of options within each posture to cater for all abilities and journeys.
We respect your space and help you build your practice through a gentle yet thorough instruction. Each and every MummyYoga teacher has an in-depth knowledge of pregnancy and birth physiology, movement science and knows how to effortlessly incorporate the ancient wisdom of yoga practices such as breath awareness and modulation with this class to leave you feeling strong, resilient and totally relaxed.
We use powerful neuroscientific evidence towards the practice of setting intention, positive visualisations and breath modulation that will enable you to combat your anxiety and stress of pregnancy, birth and motherhood and truly be able to enjoy your new- found space in the world of parenting.
Each MummyYoga Pregnancy Yoga class -
- Prepares you physically, mentally and emotionally to enjoy your pregnancy and the journey ahead.
- Helps reduce stress, anxiety and tension, strengthens your body, and teaches you amazing yoga breathing and relaxation techniques for pregnancy, labour and beyond.
- Provides you with a community of pregnant women enjoying the benefits of yoga together.
- Helps to increase your body awareness and stamina for childbirth
- Helps in minimising many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica.
- Pregnancy yoga is empowering, as it balances your entire being, and connects you with your growing baby.
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Workshops & Retreats
The BirthWell Retreat
5 beautiful days within a Spanish nature reserve.
Give yourself the gift of headspace to discuss and create a positive atmosphere for the birth of your baby. Five glorious days to be among likeminded people who are at the same juncture in their life as you along with the undivided attention from two of the most caring of birth professionals in the country.Find out more
The MummyYoga Birth Preparation workshop is truly unique. Find out more
Bliss Out Mummy
A unique restorative and regenerative yoga class specifically designed for modern day mothering needs.
The class is suitable for any woman who is thinking about starting a family, pregnant women looking to prepare to be a mother and all mothers. This class will be your support system to help you prepare for the lifelong bliss of being a graceful, empathetic and present mother. Here you will meet not only women who are on the same juncture as you are on this journey... but women who have gone before you and women who are just starting to think of becoming a mother.
This class welcomes all... single mothers, parents within a same sex couple, grandmothers, mothers who adopt, mothers who seek IVF, mothers who have family at a distance, mothers who find going to baby groups a struggle and of course mothers who have managed to take everything within their graceful stride and live life as much as they can.
This is a class that will help you manage your emotions, stress, anxiety and worries whether you are on the fertility journey or are pregnant or you are a brand new mother or indeed a seasoned mum who just needs that essential time out for yourself.
WHAT DOES A BLISS OUT MUMMY CLASS LOOK LIKE?
We journey deep into supported postures with pranayama (breathing) techniques, positive visualisations and meditation to counteract the cult of busy-ness that prevails. This class is your opportunity to stop and take care of yourself so that you can be the mother you have always wanted to be without the pull and push of modern-day demands. Rather than mirroring the pushing rhythm of our culture, resting in poses that balance our systems is nothing short of a personal revolution.
All yoga, no matter what the style, is about self-awareness and transformation. In a Bliss Out Mummy class we use blankets to get there. Not just blankets but bolsters, eye pillows, belts, blocks, sandbags and practically every yoga prop possible. By using props to support the body (this is a defining factor of the style) we coax the mind and nervous system into a state of relaxation. The trick is to be really comfortable — that’s when the magic happens.
Bliss Out Mummy class is all about that level of deep comfort. Comfort in your body, mind and emotional space. This class brings you a wonderful opportunity to deepen your practice with breath awareness, visualization and muscle relaxation — all designed to enhance the power of your mind and bring you into a sweet, relaxed and calmly focused state of mind.
We keep relaxing and softening throughout the practice. It is, in fact, a delightful process because for most of us letting go of tension brings great relief to our body and mind. The Bliss Out Mummy class is not about collapsing into each posture, as we might slump into an old armchair, this yielding is an active process. Instead, yielding allows us to be in a clear and dynamic relationship with our environment, so that we are very present to this softening of stress and tension, present to what may be revealed from letting go.
In the quietness of such a restorative practice we learn tune into our breath, we can relax the senses so they may be more in balance with how we interact and receive the environment around us.
We can learn to focus our attention and sustain that focus throughout the practice, and finally arrive simply and perfectly in the moment, with a remarkable acceptance, presence and responsiveness to this moment. It becomes a graceful relaxation back into our hidden wisdom as a mother.
This sense of empowerment of knowing, acting and responding with the utmost presence of mind is a gift that you bring to yourself and shower on your little one/s and indeed to all around you.
Delamere Forest Yoga & Walk
Hanging on to our mums is how we have evolved! As a new mum you have probably discovered the power of a sling in calming, settling and soothing your new baby. The reason the sling as a mode of carrying your baby has not died despite big advertising money being poured into the pram and buggy market is that, slings and baby wearing is natural, straightforward and simple. Most babies love being in a sling straightway as opposed to learning to like the crib/pram.
This walk is an extension of this simple natural way of bonding. We take our slings into the forest, giving us the perfect physical space to explore our bond, breath and connection with our babies, our environment and above all our inner space.
We will take in the forest and its offerings while we walk in company of likeminded parents, chat and relax. As we settle into a rhythm, we will bring to attention our inner workings, our breath and connect with nature.
During the walk, we will concentrate on the spine and pelvic floor, enabling you to find space and length in your movement, which in turn will help with building core stability. The walk itself will hopefully refresh our minds and bodies and counteract the lack of sleep which we all seem to share!
Apart from these physical benefits, your baby too will learn how to regulate their emotions through your breath and centred emotional seat.
The main aim is to have fun and incorporate all the above elements of the practice without any expectations. Most often its expectations that kills results.
WHERE TO PARK AND MEET.
Follow the postcode CW8 2HZ.
This is the postcode to the railway station. Instead of taking the turning off the main road for the station, turn off the main road and head into the forest. Park in Linmere car park which is the 2nd car park on the right (where the café and toilets and bike shop are).
We will meet and greet everyone inside the café.
THINGS TO BRING:
Waterproofs! If we get lucky with the weather then sunscreen and hats for babies. Make sure you are sun safe during the summer time.
Easy clothing and appropriate footwear too are essential to be safe with baby in slings. Please bring a drink to keep you hydrated and any nourishment for baby as appropriate.
Slings/Carriers: If you love your sling, then please use it for the walk. I will have a few Marsupi Slings you can use for a small hire charge of £1. In addition, if you wish to purchase a Marsupi on the day I will be able to offer you a £10 discount on the regular price of £60.