Pregnancy Yoga 

Gentle Hatha yoga to encourage  well-being,   physically and mentally both during and after preganancy...

GROUP CLASSES

Especially for mums-to-be between 14 and 40 weeks.

Drop-in session: £6

Wednesday evenings 8-9pm
( term time) 
Please note that there will not be a class on the 10th & 17th April as it is the Easter Holidays

Westwood Primary School,
Beresford Close
Hadleigh SS7 2SU

(Please bring a mat as there are none in the hall)

One to One Private Daytime Sessions also available in your home or mine!

Please call Linda on 01702 552260  prior to your first class 

LABOUR PREPARATION

One-off daytime session for you and your birthing partner in your own home (or mine if you prefer)

One hour session: £25

Can be shared with another couple for an additional £5

This is most helpful in the third trimester and gives hints and tips on how your partner can help and support you during your labour and birth

NEWBORN SESSION

One off daytime session for mother and baby in your own home (or mine if you prefer) soon after birth – usually at approx.  6 weeks 

This  is particularly helpful for first time mums, giving encouraging hints and tips on baby handling, and very gentle  stretches and breathing exercises  to help  healing,  leading to a safe recovery

One hour session: £25

Can be shared with a friend for an additional £5

Common Questions

What type of yoga is taught?

I teach my pregnancy classes based on ‘Hatha’ yoga which is the traditional style of yoga comprising classical asanas (postures), breathing techniques and relaxation methods.

What should I wear?

Something comfortable and unrestrictive. Additional warmer clothes can be worn for the relaxation periods. Bare feet are necessary for the standing posture session, but socks can be worn when sitting / laying etc.

What do I need to bring with me?

A yoga mat or something comfortable (and preferably non-slip) to lay on. An extra blanket may be useful in the winter months. You could also bring a small block or towel to cushion the head / legs  when laying.

I am taking medication for an on-going health problem. Will that be OK?

I am not medically qualified, so should you have any doubt about starting yoga, do consult with your GP first. However, many ailments are alleviated and helped through the practice of yoga.

When can I start a class?

You can start a class as soon as you are safely over 14 weeks.

I have completed specialised  training to teach yoga for pregnancy, and now run gentle, friendly informal classes. You do not need any previous experience of yoga before attending these ,  but you do need to be over 14 weeks  to begin. Please ring me before attending as numbers are limited. I also teach pregnancy yoga on a one to one private basis in your own home (daytime only) if this is more practical for you.

Are you a qualified tutor?

Yes. I qualified in 1985 with the British Wheel of Yoga organisation, the largest and most widely known international school of yoga. The training consisted of a three year part-time course with practical and written theory examinations and I have previously taught general yoga  for forty years. I am also a teacher member of the Yoga for Health and Education Trust.

I completed additional comprehensive training to to teach Pregnancy yoga in 2004, folowed by my Post Natal yoga teacher training course in 2007. (Both through the British Wheel of Yoga)

Telephone: 01702 552260

Testimonials

My 9’7″ baby girl was delivered beautifully at home in water after 4 hours of labour and 10 minutes of pushing. So different from my previous hospital experience using copious amounts of pethedine. The breathing and kneeling positions you taught us were so useful, I was amazed at how in comparison to last time it went so quickly. I delivered in water on all fours and despite Sophie’s size did not even need stitches. She came to the surface with a small murmur and seemed totally aware of her surroundings. An amazing experience which I am truly grateful for. Thank you Linda for all your help and the confidence you gave me to enable this to happen in the way that it did.

Donna M

The individual advice you gave was extremely helpful as were the handouts covering the topics and exercises we did in class. You always created a very caring, relaxing and supportive environment for us during such a magical and important stage in our life – thank you Linda !

Sabrina T

Thank you for all your help with my SPD symptoms – my midwife is now very keen to promote your classes to other mums to be. I am now a yoga convert!

Anne W

These classes were a big relaxant for me, and the information given about labour positions/stages/baby positioning etc. were much more informative and helpful than any I received from ante-natal classes. I would thoroughly recommend them.

Adele B

A very friendly class and knowledgeable teacher – fun and informative. I looked forward to the weekly sessions to socialise, exercise and relax.

Janine M

The classes were well balanced and I managed to have a forceps delivery using only gas and air. The breathing techniques and positions for labour taught in class really helped. The midwives were amazed at how calm I was !

Sarah F

I recommend these classes to others, I found them enjoyable and you are a great instructor Linda – I especially enjoyed the little ‘sleep’ at the end !

Lucy L

I was worried about the birth due to past experience but after the yoga class and one to one labour preparation session at home I felt I had the techniques to be more in control. I had a 3 hour natural birth using tens machine, and gas and air – a positive experience! Thank you so much Linda!

Tabitha F

I had a really lovely calm pregnancy and I think the yoga makes you feel empowered that you are doing something positive.

Charlotte R

The classes were excellent- I thoroughly recommend them – thought they were briliant – the highlight of my week!

Shilpa