WHEN: WEDNESDAYS 7-8PM (TERM-TIME ONLY)
WHERE: HIGH ST METHODIST CHURCH, HARPENDEN AL5 2RU
"The skill of dancing with intensity and challenge will help you cope better through childbirth and parenthood" Poppy Perinatal Yoga
The Pregnancy Yoga classes are designed to help empower a woman's journey through pregnancy and childbirth.
The classes will be taught in the Poppy Perinatal Yoga method and will focus on strengthening and opening up the body to protect the joints, relieve any pelvic and back pain, promote good posture and support the changing pregnant body.
We will move through an intelligent sequence of yoga poses and specific core exercises that will help you move towards a more pain free and healthy pregnancy.
You will learn how to breathe in a way that will support you through pregnancy, labour, the delivery process and postpartum. My yogic breath was without a doubt my greatest resource during labour. A breathing practice nourishes baby and activates the parasympathetic nervous system, thereby reducing fear and tension, which can make for a more comfortable labour.
Ultimately, the classes will help you connect, listen to and embrace your changing body, trust your ability to birth, and surrender to the process that is, for the most part, beyond your control (another great skill to have during motherhood!)
Suitable for all stages of pregnancy
Classes are booked in 6-week blocks. The block can start anytime provided there is space. Small group sizes to ensure lots of individual attention
*If you have to miss a session or two, you will be able to make them up by joining one of the regular classes
**For those with less than 8 weeks until due date, drop-in option is available. Contact Nicole (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more detail!