Becoming a parent for the first time is daunting. At Bristol City Yoga you can take active steps steps to help you prepare both physically and mentally, generating the strength to sustain you through pregnancy and beyond.
Our dedicated Pregnancy Yoga classes are taught by hand-picked specially qualified Pregnancy Yoga teachers who help expectant Mums in the months, weeks and days leading up to the due date and beyond. After your little ones arrive, you can even receive post-natal support and introduce them to yoga in our Mum and Baby Yoga sessions.
You get your first 2 classes for £15 for Pregnancy Yoga and if you enjoy the classes you can buy one of our class passes or memberships which are valid for all classes at BCY (including Pregnancy and Mum and Baby Yoga).
During class you will only work according to your own energy levels, and will be supported by our experienced teachers:
- Gladey Phuntsok who is an experienced pre and post natal yoga teacher and also a mum.
- Ali Woozley a midwife, mum and experienced yoga teacher.
Pregnancy Yoga classes provide a nurturing environment for pregnant women to share and embrace their journey through pregnancy and early motherhood.
These classes are wholly focused on your needs and experiences as a pregnant woman, you can find valuable support from other students and from our teachers.
When Can I Start Pregnancy Yoga?
For new Yogis, if you’re new to Yoga we’d love to see you at Pregnancy Yoga classes after week 14 of pregnancy, once you have overcome the more tiring part of the first trimester.
For regular Yogis, if you just can’t wait, then Pregnancy Yoga is the best class to come to during your first trimester. After 14 weeks, you can combine Pregnancy Yoga class with suitable non-Pregnancy Yoga classes with qualified pregnancy yoga teachers, but ensure you tell the instructor you are pregnant at the start of the class so they can adapt the postures specifically for you.
If you are new to Yoga, wait until after your first trimester (14 weeks)
If you are unsure which class to attend or when to start please contact us.
“The yoga classes were invaluable for me during pregnancy and through some difficult times. I am sure they contributed to my body’s resolve to have a natural birth and a good recovery.”
Further information and FAQs:
- These classes are suitable for all levels of practice, including beginners and those completely new to yoga.
- Guarantee a space by booking with our online booking system as these classes can be busy.
- If you have any questions, come along to a class and speak to the Yoga teacher, we guarantee you will feel better for coming along
- If you have Pelvic Pain (PGP) or any other health issues you can still attend and will be well looked after, just let the teacher know before class.
- If you’re running late don’t worry, we allow expectant mums to come into pregnancy classes late
Why Do Yoga During Pregnancy?
During these 9 months, your body will experience an accelerated state of change so take time to physically and mentally prepare for the due date and beyond with Pregnancy Yoga at Bristol City Yoga. At our dedicated Pregnancy Yoga classes you will meet other expectant Mums who you will practice alongside during the course of your pregnancy.
Stay supple during pregnancy. During pregnancy you may notice rapid changes within your body which can leave you in discomfort, increased lower back pain and restricted breath can cause sleepless nights and stress. We use Yoga to improve pelvic floor, core and and other muscle groups which will help you when it matters the most on the day.
Yoga prevents and remedies common problems such as backache and restricted breath. Pregnancy Yoga is a safe way to continue to exercise and maintain good fitness during your pregnancy. The practices allow the body to open gently, to release physical tension and to work through emotional fears in preparation for birth. Our aim is to ensure the labour is as comfortable as it can be so we provide specific relaxation techniques designed to help open the body.
Through Pregnancy Yoga, you will become more in tune with your own body and breath, and learn how to use these skills towards a positive & empowering birth experience.