Hello and welcome to Yoga Babes. My name is Rosanna and I’m the owner and yoga instructor at Yoga Babes. Yoga Babes offers pregnancy yoga and postnatal mum and baby yoga classes in Hook and Basingstoke in Hampshire, to help support women and babies with their physical and emotional wellbeing. Yoga Babes pregnancy yoga classes are also taught by Fiona Wells.
As a an experienced and qualified Birthlight yoga instructor, teaching pregnancy yoga and mum and baby postnatal yoga means I’m able to support expecting mothers, new parents, and their babies. I share effective yoga techniques that are beneficial during this momentous time in their lives. My classes help people find and maintain wellbeing in their bodies and minds, giving them the opportunity to experience the many benefits that yoga can bring physically and emotionally – in pregnancy, for birth, the early days and beyond.
In addition to my Birthlight yoga teacher qualification, I have an 85 hour pregnancy yoga teacher certification from Sally Parkes Yoga which meets the standards of The Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) and The Yoga Alliance US, and is also certified by the Federation of Antenatal Educators (FEDANT).
I set up Yoga Babes to provide support for new parents, parents-to-be and babies using yoga methods, in a warm and sociable class environment. Enabling parents to nurture their body and mind with yoga whilst bonding with their babies, and sharing yoga practices in a group is something I feel passionate about. Hoping to bring some calm and positivity to everyone’s day, my class is also a great space for mums-to-be and new parents to connect and make friends with other parents who are also pregnant or have babies of a similar age. Interacting with others during these times is very important, supportive and valuable for women and babies, so I aim to facilitate a comfortable space for that.
I’ve been practicing yoga regularly for many years. My inspiration may come from my mum and my grandfather (her father), who have done yoga for much of their lives. I have a young daughter and son and I particularly connected with yoga throughout my two pregnancies, during labour and postnatally. I now enjoy doing yoga most days as it brings me physical and mental balance, strength, flexibility, clarity and peace.
I believe that yoga can be a way of life. Many guidelines that were created from traditional yoga philosophies can be implemented throughout daily life, to help us work towards a balanced, calm and content existence.
Teachers – Rosanna and Fiona
I teach postnatal mum and baby classes, and pregnancy yoga classes are guided by both me and Fiona Wells, qualified Birthlight yoga instructors and Fiona, a British Wheel of Yoga teacher. You can find out about me on this page, Birthlight here and Fiona here.
Birthlight is a highly regarded and leading organisation in holistic wellbeing methods for pregnancy, birth, babies and toddlers. Birthlight is a Cambridge based organisation that was established in the 80s set up by a yoga teacher, also an anthropologist and author, who wanted to enhance the health and wellbeing of mums and their babies using widely researched yoga based techniques. You can find more information Birthlight on their website here.
Find out more about Yoga Babes pregnancy yoga classes here.
Find out more about Yoga Babes postnatal mother and baby classes here.