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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  • 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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  • Heart Opening Sequence22:16
    Heart Opening Sequence

    Deanne Liew

    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.



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  • Moon Sequence For Pregnancy26:25
    Moon Sequence For Pregnancy

    Deanne Liew

    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.



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  • Get Moving: Standing Flow36:21
    Get Moving: Standing Flow

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    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.



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  • Yoga For Sciatic Relief27:15
    Yoga For Sciatic Relief

    Deanne Liew

    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.



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  • Partner Yoga: It Takes Two13:56
    Partner Yoga: It Takes Two

    Deanne Liew

    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.



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  • Tips for Pelvic Floor11:48
    Tips for Pelvic Floor

    Deanne Liew

    A pregnancy yoga class in which Deanne shows us some tips and exercises to help us with our pelvic floor muscles, crucial for all women, but especially for pregnancy.



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  • Pregnancy: Tips for Better Sleeping Positions13:07
    Pregnancy: Tips for Better Sleeping Positions

    Deanne Liew

    Deanne shows some tips for how to sleep better when you are heavily pregnant. Not yoga, but very helpful tips to keep you comfortable when you're in bed. You will need bolsters, 2 cork blocks, a foam block, a blanket and some cushions to help to prop yourself up.



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  • Gentle Pregnancy Flow49:02
    Gentle Pregnancy Flow

    Deanne Liew

    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.



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  •  Earth Salutation07:05
    Earth Salutation

    Uma Dinsmore Tuli

    A short, delightful vinyasa which is sequenced as a lovely, gentle alternative to the Sun Salutations. Suitable for all and fan for those looking for a nurturing way to wake up the body, the Earth Salutations can be practiced throughout pregnancy.



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  • Yoga Nidra for Fertility & First Trimester16:04
    Yoga Nidra for Fertility & First Trimester

    Uma Dinsmore Tuli

    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.



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  • Joint Freeing25:47
    Joint Freeing

    Uma Dinsmore Tuli

    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.



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