Pregnancy

Yoga Programme for Pregnancy

Yoga can help during pregnancy, a time when the body is undergoing so many changes.

Yoga during pregnancy has been shown to:

  • Boost energy levels
  • Cultivate breathing techniques
  • Empower women to have a conscious birthing experience
  • Relieve stress and anxiety
  • Strengthen birthing muscles
  • Promote relaxation and restful sleep
  • Keep the body supple
  • Relieve lower back pain
  • Relieve swollen joints, heartburn and constipation
  • Promote a healthy birth

When pregnant, please do not practice any yoga which is not recommended within this pregnancy section. Be especially careful during pregnancy to consult your doctor before undergoing any exercise routine.

Yoga during the First Trimester

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  • Waterfall of Oms07:51
    Waterfall of Oms

    Lucy McCarthy

    A beautiful chant of Om repeatedly. This will let you steady, centre and invite deep peace and healing into mind, body and spirit. A simple yet powerful short practice suitable for all.



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  • Cultivating Courage Meditation10:20
    Cultivating Courage Meditation

    Lucy McCarthy

    A seated meditation with mudra and mantra; call on the goddess durga for your strength and courage. This is a seated guided meditation with mudra (hand gesture) and repetition of mantra (sacred yogic chant) to invite the brave, courageous, inner warrioress within us to come forth! A simple yet potent centring and empowering practice to steady the mind and embolden the heart. Suitable for all trimesters and life in general!!



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  • Pregnancy Restorative Yoga & Meditation14:11
    Pregnancy Restorative Yoga & Meditation

    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!



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  • Pregnancy Yoga: Stay Strong47:25
    Pregnancy Yoga: Stay Strong

    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.



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  • Pregnancy Yoga: Be Brave42:17
    Pregnancy Yoga: Be Brave

    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.



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  • Pregnancy Restorative Yoga20:18
    Pregnancy Restorative Yoga

    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.



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  • Pregnancy Yoga: Truth & Trust27:31
    Pregnancy Yoga: Truth & Trust

    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.



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  • Second Trimester Vinyasa Flow38:55
    Second Trimester Vinyasa Flow

    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.



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  • Pregnancy Restorative Yoga with Nidra35:52
    Pregnancy Restorative Yoga with Nidra

    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.



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  • Pelvic Girdle Pain22:59
    Pelvic Girdle Pain

    Sally Parkes

    Pelvic pain and aches are very common during pregnancy. This class discusses why the pain may occur and gives exercises to combat the pain. These exercises are suitable for during the second and third trimester. You’ll need a block and a chair handy.



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  • Mum To Be Hip Happiness35:07
    Mum To Be Hip Happiness

    Lucy McCarthy

    A beautiful flowing pregnancy yoga class, ideal for those in second trimester who already have an established practice, focusing on bringing openess, space and ease into the pelvis in preparation for birth. Lots of deep hip opening poses, leading to some pregnancy soothing and calming breath work before a long luxurious hip opening restorative ending. You will need a bolster and two blocks.



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  • Mum to Be Breath meditation: Breathe you and your baby calm10:44
    Mum to Be Breath meditation: Breathe you and your baby calm

    Lucy McCarthy

    A very grounding comprehensive seated breath work meditation for pregnant women. Suitable for all 3 trimesters. This will help you connect to your body and deepen your bond with your baby whilst calming and soothing your nervous system.



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  • Fit Mum To Be Flow37:20
    Fit Mum To Be Flow

    Lucy McCarthy

    This is a lovely strong yoga class for pregnant women in their second trimester who already had a steady yoga practice pre-pregnancy and are feeling strong and energised. Sweet flowing sequence that opens the spine, builds to a steady standing pose flow, balancing, then some soothing yogic breath work ideal for pregnancy before ending in a delicious side lying restorative shavasana to close.



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  • Mother to be Medicine32:48
    Mother to be Medicine

    Lucy McCarthy

    Pregnancy yoga, ideally for those in the second trimester who have an existing yoga practice. This class is a side body opening flow for established practitioners. A delicious flowing practice that focuses on bring spaciousness into mind and body. Lots of juicy side body opening, fluid spinal exercises, grounding standing poses leading to a sumptuous restorative side lying shavasana.



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  • Optimal Foetal Positioning21:01
    Optimal Foetal Positioning

    Sally Parkes

    This class is aimed for mums-to-be 6 weeks or so before birth to try to encourage your baby into the right position for birth. The term is optimal foetal positioning. There are positions we can do to try to encourage the best positioning for baby for the most healthy and ease-ful labour. You will need a cushion or a block and a chair or ideally, a fitness ball.



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  • Pregnancy Meditation07:18
    Pregnancy Meditation

    Lucy McCarthy

    The breath is your greatest friend and one of the best tools in your toolkit for thriving through your pregnancy and birth. This class is a calming, soothing and grounding meditation for mothers to be in their first trimester to help embrace the present moment, ease any anxiety and connect deeply to your growing baby.



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  • Turning Breech Baby22:25
    Turning Breech Baby

    Sally Parkes

    This class can be really useful to try to turn your baby if baby is in breech position, or simply to try to encourage your baby into the right position for birth. You will need a cushion or a bolster and part of the class is near a wall.



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  • Honour Your Body43:05
    Honour Your Body

    Deanne Liew

    A dynamic pregnancy sequence that focuses on the lower back and pelvis area together with a little bit of leg work. Plenty of resting between poses between poses to keep you going. You will need a blanket, mat, bolster and a block. Suitable for 2nd and 3rd trimester.



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