More about on-demand postnatal yoga…
Here’s what you get…
- 10 specialist postnatal yoga classes to access any time (plus more added all the time)
- technique videos to help with pelvic floor strength, carrying and lifting your baby safely and more
- plus a bonus baby massage course and an introduction to slings and babywearing from other experts
- audio recordings of breath exercises, meditations and other tips to help relax you
- downloadable affirmation cards to make you feel confident as you navigate through parenthood
About postnatal yoga
When I had my son, I tried desperately to find a yoga class that was about me – not him. That sounds selfish but it isn’t – there are loads of great baby classes and groups and I’m really happy to keep the nursery rhymes and singing there. Practicing yoga postnatally helped me to feel calm and strong and be a better parent because of that.
Postnatal bodies are wonderful, but things can feel very different after growing and birthing a baby. Having a baby doesn’t just end at the baby being in your arms. It’s my aim with this online offering that I provide you with practical, helpful yoga practices that will help you to navigate through life, relax and regain your strength in ways that are safe and sustainable.
We concentrate on rebuilding strength in the pelvic floor and lower body, and unravelling the crunchy knots and back pain in the upper body. The videos can be taken at any time of day and can fitted in whenever you get a few minutes spare. They’re specifically designed so that you can fit them into little moments in your day and not stress over having to be there at any particular time.
It’s usually recommended that you wait until 6 weeks after a vaginal birth or 8 weeks after a caesarean birth before you start practicing yoga so I ask that you reach this point before you begin with the class videos.
Things are different for everyone though, and it depends a lot on how your recovery is going and how much rest you’ve been able to get. I have lots of videos and recordings that will be helpful for you earlier on in your journey, as you gently start to get your body back to moving again. So if you’d like to access these, please get in touch and I’ll be happy to send you some things to try before you reach 6/8 weeks.
As always, if you have questions, please speak to your GP, midwife or health visitor, and do contact me if you want to ask anything about postnatal yoga.
What postnatal yoga is…
- an opportunity for you to relax and unwind and to learn techniques to help you as you journey through the craziness of new parenthood, which can be really helpful if you’re feeling anxious or low, or if you’re experiencing postnatal depression
- a place for you to get to know your body postnatally, and learn how to move and exercises safely for long-term strength
…and what it isn’t!
- a diet, new mum exercise plan, or anything to do with ‘bouncing back’. The yoga I offer is about celebrating where you are, what your body has been through, and adjusting to new parenthood
- and it’s absolutely not a place where you’ll be judged about birth experiences, feeding choices, parenting, or anything else. Everything is welcome.
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