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CONNECTION AND COMMUNITY
Pregnancy during our current situation asks mums-to-be to show extra courage as birth plans change and there is uncertainty about what the coming months could bring. But despite the rigours of social distancing, your pregnancy continues to be a special time to connect with your baby. Being at home gives you the opportunity to focus both on your needs and on your baby as you prepare your nest. We have developed this retreat to give you the chance to move, breathe and bond with your baby. We know that your regular support groups and networks may not be able to meet in the same way and so we are offering four live meditations and yoga nidra to give you the opportunity to connect with other expectant members of our community. You will also be able to ask our teachers questions about how you might modify your practice during pregnancy. Please take medical advice before you undertake a new exercise routine and particularly whilst pregnant.
- Is suitable for pregnant women with an established regular yoga practice
- Includes 7 classes
- Includes active pregnancy flow and restorative yoga for pregnancy
- Includes 4 live yoga nidra and meditations
- Launches on 15 May
- Runs alongside the Post Natal Home Yoga Retreat
Pregnancy Restorative Yoga & Meditation
14:11 | Lucy McCarthy
Although this is a pregnancy restorative yoga class, this is just lovely for everybody! This pregnancy restorative yoga class comprises just one very comfortable postition. You will simply relax in a beautiful heart and hip opening pose with rotation of consciousness guided meditation to invite deep rest and renewal during pregnancy. Suitable for all trimesters.You will need two bolsters, two bricks and a blanket, but you can improvise with sofa cushions or pillows!
|14:11||Lucy McCarthy||All Levels|
Pregnancy Yoga: Truth & Trust
27:31 | Lucy McCarthy
This pregnancy yoga class is perfect for those who already have a yoga practise and are in the second trimester. This class focuses on deep, inner listening, of being able to trust the process of your pregnancy and your own truth. A fabulous yummy all round practice that strengthens and opens the body in preparation for birth and beyond. A class that invites a deep inner listening to access a place of trust within whilst accessing the truth of where we are at on this given day.
Pregnancy Yoga: Stay Strong
47:25 | Lucy McCarthy
A pregnancy yoga class for the second trimester, suitable for those who had an active yoga practise pre-pegnancy and are feeling well, healthy and mobile. This class focuses on strengthening and stabilisation in the hips. It is also a powerful practice to help cultivate strength and steadiness in body, mind and heart to take us through pregnancy, birth and motherhood, empowered from the inside out. You will need two blocks and a bolster, if you have one, for final relaxation.
Pregnancy Yoga: Be Brave
42:17 | Lucy McCarthy
This pregnancy yoga class is an active flow for those in their second trimester and feeling well, healthy and mobile. It focuses on cultivating a positive state of mind and body, with lots of juicy standing poses to strengthen and open the hips and legs, plus some fun fear releasing techniques. It is suitable for those who had an active yoga practise pre-pegnancy. You will need two blocks and a bolster, if you have one, for final relaxation.
Pregnancy Restorative Yoga with Nidra
35:52 | Katarina Rayburn
A really relaxing yoga class of gentle movements followed by yoga nidra. This class doesn't need a yoga mat and can be done in limited space or even in bed. Start with seated joint mobility, restorative forward folds and hip openers, all preparing your mind and body for total relaxation through the practice of yoga nidra. A great practice for when you are feeling tired, in need of a 'yogic power nap' or to prepare you for bedtime. Options for using bolsters to support are used, but you can use pillows or cushions as well. This is a pregnancy yoga class, specially created for mums-to-be to be able to find time to relax, but you may also want to try this is you're not pregnant for deep relaxation.
|35:52||Katarina Rayburn||All Levels|
Second Trimester Vinyasa Flow
38:55 | Katarina Rayburn
This pregnancy yoga class is for fit, mobile expectant mamas with an established yoga practice and who still feel the desire to move. This class shows ways of adapting common practices, such as sun salutations and balances, to work for the pregnant body. If you had a regular yoga practice before your pregnancy, this class is just perfect. Whilst there is a flow, you're given more time to really connect to your baby and the changes that are taking place within your body, as well as some useful tools for pregnancy and labour. You will need two blocks, a blanket, a bolster - or find cushions or books around the home to support you.
Pregnancy Restorative Yoga
20:18 | Lucy McCarthy
This is a gentle, but deeply important pregnancy restorative yoga class that moves through three held poses using a chair to open the shoulders, quiet the mind and relax and restore deeply. Suitable for all trimesters. You will need a chair or sofa and a blanket.
|20:18||Lucy McCarthy||All Levels|