Pregnancy yoga classes in Hook, near Basingstoke, Hampshire.
To book classes please complete the booking form using the link above, or for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07881 987 330.
About pregnancy yoga
Pregnancy yoga classes are every Tuesday evening (term time, see dates below) at the Sacred Heart Church hall on London Road (A30) in Hook, near Basingstoke, Hampshire RG279LA at 7pm – 8.30pm.
There is plenty of free parking outside the hall. The classes are guided by me (Rosanna) and Fiona Wells, both qualified Birthlight yoga instructors and Fiona, a British Wheel of Yoga teacher. You can find out more about me and Birthlight here.
Why do pregnancy yoga?
Enhance your experience as an expecting mother, and during labour and birth with pregnancy yoga classes in Hook, near Basingstoke, Hampshire. Increase wellbeing for you and your baby during this very special time, maintain flexibility and strength, practice relaxation and prepare physically and emotionally for labour and birth. Join us in a relaxed and friendly class with the opportunity to meet other local mums-to-be. Everyone is welcome, so you don’t need to have done any yoga before you join the class.
We recommend pregnancy yoga from around 15 weeks pregnant right up until the birth of your baby.
Pregnancy yoga benefits
- Gently and safely maintain physical strength and flexibility
- Relieve aches and discomfort
- Reduce back ache
- Safely maintain abdominal strength and improve pelvic floor muscles
- Improve posture
- Nurture your changing pregnant body
- Learn how to prepare for birth, physically and emotionally
- Improve emotional wellbeing
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Learn to relax
- Practice helpful breathing techniques for pregnancy, labour and birth
- Improve your sleep
- Learn yoga techniques that may help to shorten and simplify your labour
- Learn effective birthing positions
- Learn yoga techniques that may help you cope better with discomfort during labour and birth
- Pelvic floor exercise for pregnancy and birth
- Enhance your confidence for pregnancy and birth
- Learn optimal foetal positioning movements and positions
- Learn yoga that can be used in labour to encourage a positive birth experience
- Meet other expecting mums
What to wear and bring
Wear comfortable clothing to the class that you can move around in easily. If possible, please bring:
- Yoga mat
If you’re unable to bring any of these items, we are happy to provide you with them if you let us know before the class.
What happens in the class?
The pregnancy yoga class is made up of yoga movements to soothe and gently maintain strength in your body during the physical, hormonal and emotional changes in pregnancy. The classes can also help calm and focus your mind and help prepare you for labour and birth, teaching you yoga practices that can be used to encourage a positive birthing experience. As well as yoga for pregnancy movements and postures, the class also includes breathing exercises and relaxation practice to help you and your growing baby maintain wellbeing in pregnancy and during birth. You’re invited to take the class at your own pace and rest whenever you need to.
We hope you find us to be approachable, supportive, calming and down-to-earth throughout your classes.
The courses run in 5 or 6 week blocks on Tuesdays at 7-8.30pm. You’re welcome to start your pregnancy yoga classes on any date during the courses below – you don’t need to wait until the start of a course. You may of course join for continual courses if you enjoy the class.
We also offer yoga for labour and birth sessions as an optional extra class, focused on learning yoga movements and techniques that can be used specifically during labour and birth, to help encourage a positive and more comfortable birth experience for parents and babies. Birthing partners are also welcome to attend this session.
Pregnancy yoga fees
6 weeks of yoga classes for £51, payable before or at your first class, online or by cash. 5 week courses are £42.50.
Optional yoga class for labour and birth £8.50 per person (partners welcome).
Sacred Heart Church hall on London Road (A30) in Hook, near Basingstoke, Hampshire RG279LA.
If you’d like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com or 07881 987 330.
One-to-one mum and baby and pregnancy yoga classes are also available on request.