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
This is a crucial and delicate time so please be especially careful. Please note... Show more
Honour Your Body
Heart Opening Sequence
Reorganise the weight in your changing body. So often the chest gets heavy and sinks during pregnancy. This sequence will bring yourself back into balance, give energy and vitality to the shoulders and neck and re-stabilise your upperbody to lower body ratio. You will need blocks, a bolster, a blanket for the knees when on alll fours. Anyone with pelvic girdle issues should take care during leg lifts. Deanne will offer modifications.
Moon Sequence For Pregnancy
A largely standing pose moon yoga sequence. It can be practiced in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, it's fantastic for safely gently energising during pregnancy. A wonderful alternative to Sun Salutations! Perfect for all trimesters but those suffering with pelvic pain in the 3rd trimester may need to modify squats. Deanne will give guidance during the video.
Get Moving: Standing Flow
A qi-gong inspired gentle standing flow to move the hips, shoulders and gently build strength in legs and core. A fabulous class to cultivate steadiness, and an antidote to the business of sedentary modern life. The qi-gong inspired movements and water quality of softness in the poses are fabulous for building strength and stability. With no sun salutes, this class is great for most bodies including older bodies, those with limited mobility and pregnancy.
Yoga For Sciatic Relief
Sciatic pain is common in pregnancy, and many others may need sciatic relief. This targetted class is gentle and focused on relieving pain on the sciatic nerve. You'll massage your feet, stretch your legs and open your hips and you'll learn moves to do every day for those of use who suffer from sciatic pain.
Partner Yoga: It Takes Two
A class which is great for pregnant mums to connect with their partner, but it's a wonderfully, relaxing short yoga class to practice with your partner at anytime. Expect a very relaxing, releasing, nurturing class focused on connecting your breath with your partner whilst enjoying gentle, supported stretches.
Tips for Pelvic Floor
Pregnancy: Tips for Better Sleeping Positions
Gentle Pregnancy Flow
A lovely, nurturing flow yoga class for pregnancy. This class will warm up your body, perfect for mornings or anytime your joints and limbs could do with a bit of a stretch - great for moving you and your baby. Ideal for those in the second and third trimesters, but move, as ever, with care.
Yoga Nidra for Fertility & First Trimester
A Yoga Nidra class which is great for improving fertility and for nurturing the body, especially during the first trimester of pregnancy. The Yoga Nidra is a form of awareness, in this class awareness is brought the body, nourishing and nurturing. This is a wonderful, very powerful and healing practice. Absolutely essential to all who wish to look after their menstrual health and their baby during pregnancy. You will need cushions and blankets to support yourself during the practice.
A safe and gentle mainly seated yoga class great if you don't need or want much movement, but you want safe and easy ways to open up the joints and keep the joints mobile and healthy. his class is ideal if you are recovering from injuries and can be practiced throughout pregnancy. This class is great for overall health as well as fertility. You may need a bolster or cushion.
Pregnancy yoga for lower back and pelvis
2nd Trimester: Morning Energiser
Trimesters 2 & 3: Goddess Flow
Here’s the perfect practice to re-energise at the beginning or end of day. Sally leads an up-beat session to open the hips, shoulders and spine with some deep lunges and goddess pose variations. Perfect to re-set the mind and ease the hips particularly where there is sacro-iliac pain.
All trimesters: Hip Openers
This is a fabulous sequence for any time during pregnancy ”“a flowing freeing practice that loosens the shoulders, spine and hips. Using a chair for stability Sally moves us through side flexes to make space for baby with lunges and sitting hip openers to release the hips and lower back. Sally’s classes are perfect for new students who’ve started yoga during pregnancy and those of you who want tips to modify your current practice. Props: Chair
Trimester 1: Gentle flow
All Trimesters: Relax & Restore