Antenatal Yoga Classes
Pregnancy Yoga helps you:
bring peace, rest, & relaxation
balance, focus, & concentration
relieve back & spinal tension
widen the pelvic diameter
tone your pelvic floor
deepen your connection with baby
develop more intuitive awareness
learn calming breathing exercises
Our Pregnancy Yoga classes are held in our comfortable, sunny, purpose-built yoga room. Class sizes are kept small so that each student receives the guidance required to do the postures safely.
Many women find SevaLight Hatha Yoga an extremely helpful exercise in pregnancy. Yoga, in addition to health benefits, helps you to prepare the body for labour and birth in a gentle and unobtrusive manner. By careful selection of antenatal exercises, the teacher is able to focus some work towards pelvic opening and maximising muscle and ligament flexibility, helping the birth process to be more natural and flowing. Increasing lung and chest capacity is also covered, allowing for greater comfort as the baby grows in the mother’s body.
Great care is taken so that no-one over-reaches her physical ability, and general exercises for the overall health of the mother and baby are also taught.
Women from 16 weeks to full term are welcome to join antenatal Yoga. If you are planning to become pregnant, we encourage you to attend our general Yoga classes beforehand. Post-natal SevaLight Hatha Yoga is also of great benefit to the pelvic floor, the skin and muscle tone, and all aspects of on-going health and well-being.