Pregnancy yoga - its all about you, your body and your growing bump!
• Gentle movements release tension and strengthen the body
• Breathing exercises calm the mind
• Relaxation can dissolve the symptoms of stress
• Positive meditations strengthen the bond with your baby
• Visualizations for preparation for the birth
• Get together every week with other Mums to be
Positive preparation for the arrival of your baby can pave the way for a more relaxed, confident body and mind as labour begins.The ability to relax is essential. Relaxation can be enhanced with breathing and visualisation techniques practiced through pregnancy.
You don't need experience and all levels of fitness can benefit from pregnancy yoga. Some people need to boost their energy with movement and some people need to slow down. The classes are designed to cater for these different needs.
Every woman is different, every birth is different but whatever your plan, or your experience, the more you know your body, the more you can trust and relax when the day comes.
“Every woman in Merseyside should know about your classes. I promoted them whilst working as a midwife but now I have the privilege of experiencing how much they can prepare your body and mind set for birth.” C.M LWH Midwife
"I managed to stay at home until my labour was really progressed and was only in hospital for one hour before I had her - first baby too! In my view the yoga / relaxation techniques you taught were absolutely integral to such a great birth as I felt prepared for what was coming, and used all of the techniques we’d practiced in class to get me and the baby ready for the delivery. What you do is really amazing jenni and exactly what all pregnant mums should be doing." K.Riley
Classes in Liverpool
Monday 7th January in LWH 5.45 - 7pm
Monday 7th January in LWH 7.15 - 8.30pm
Thursday 10th January in Blackburne House 5.45 - 7pm
Thursday 10th January in Blackburne House 7.15 - 8.30pm
Next 6 week course starts in February and you can book once the January courses begin.
The prenatal yoga courses bring women together to breathe deeply, stretch and strengthen the body and practice the art of relaxation in a way that helps you get the most out of pregnancy. In the 2nd trimester its time to use yoga to grow strong and healthy with your baby. In the third trimester women naturally start to focus inwards and you can use the yoga techniques to prepare really positively for birth. The classes are always mixed with women from 16 to 40 weeks.
YOGA FOR BIRTH WORKSHOP
FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER
Liverpool Women's Hospital
6.45 - 8.45pm (places available)
A workshop for women over 30 weeks - yoga for the birth room.
We will explore ways to move, ways to breathe, birth positions and ways to BE in yourself labour.
Connect deeper with your body and your baby so you can trust, move gently, breathe easily and 'let go' when the time comes.
Tried and tested breathing and relaxation techniques to guide you into a relaxed place as your journey to meet your baby.
This is an informative, practical and relaxing evening
If you are over 30 weeks pregnant and you are very welcome
"The midwives were amazed with my calmness and the way I had my eyes gently closed the whole time, breathing in and out with the pain. Bruno also stayed lovely and calm through the labour and I know it was because of everything you taught me on your amazing course. I honestly couldn't have done it without it." L.Johnston
PREGNANCY YOGA WORKSHOP
Sunday 2nd DECEMBER
Liverpool Women's Hospital
2 - 5pm (places available)
A workshop to explore movement, breath and deep relaxation for pregnancy: Flowing through sequences and postures that help you to stretch and strengthen your body. We breathe deeply and with gentle movements release unnecessary tension helping to reduce the symptoms of stress and correct/ support a healthy posture for pregnancy.
Breath work, meditation and deep relaxation are a gift for you and baby and something, if practiced, can benefit you throughout motherhood. Pregnancy really is the best time to become a master in the art of relaxation. We will use several techniques to help you tune in and relax deeply.
Prepare to unwind…
If you are over 16 weeks pregnant you are very welcome
"Despite being really nervous about the process it all went smoothly, and I think so much of that was down to the techniques I learnt in your classes. I kept up the golden thread breath throughout the induction and later on when labour started, and it really helped to keep me calm. I used the kneeling posture, first leaning on a chair and then in the birthing pool, and combined with the breathing it helped to keep me focused. The midwives said I seemed so calm, but I told them it was all down to pregnancy yoga :) Lauren eventually arrived in the pool, which was just what I'd hoped for. I just wanted to say thank you for the lovely pregnancy yoga classes. They were really one of my favourite parts of my pregnancy - it was so nice to have a relaxing space each week where I could just think about being pregnant and connecting with my baby, amidst all the business of preparing for a newborn. My only regret is that I didn't start the classes sooner, so was only able to fit in one course before Lauren arrived. If we ever give her a brother or a sister I'll be sure to start a lot earlier!" C.Townsen
"I can't thank you enough for the confidence and strength you have given me to approach both of my labours in such a calm and relaxed way. As someone who thought she had a low pain threshold and had always been petrified of child birth to be able to approach both of my children's births with such excitement and no fear was quite an amazing turn around. I have had two truly wonderful beautiful births welcoming my children into the world. Without your yoga classes, and couples workshop that we both got so much from I don't think that would have been possible." S.Chapell
CHRISTMAS PREGNANCY MEDITATION WORKSHOP
MONDAY 10th DECEMBER
Liverpool Women's Hospital
6.30 - 8.30pm (places available)
Pregnancy is baby's first Christmas (in the womb)
An evening of pregnancy yoga and meditation celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. Through movement, posture and flowing sequences we can free unnecessary tension and breathe our way into the festive season calm, rested and replenished
Enter into a space of festive peace and deepen the connection with your body, your breath and your baby
(includes mince pies, refreshments and festive spirit)
If you are over 12 weeks pregnant and you are very welcome
"Just want to say a big thank you. I was blessed to have had the exact delivery I had imagined and hoped for at home but I’m not going to lie, delivering a baby that big with no pain relief or intervention was the biggest challenge I’ve ever faced, I really felt at one point that my body just couldn’t do it and then I quite literally told myself to get a grip! I drew on an inner strength, a lot of it gained from your influence and the influence of being in your classes surrounded by the love and support that you create within that environment and the feeling of feminine empowerment and strength and the ability to create and do miraculous, incredible things with our bodies and minds. I hope you realise that you have a very special gift, a quiet, calm ability to instil a very powerful belief in the woman that you teach that they are capable of anything. I feel very blessed to be a woman, to know other inspiring women like you and to be blessed with 2 beautiful girls who I will hopefully raise as strong independent women." K.Riozzi
"I made good use of all those breathing techniques we learnt and really listened to my body.. and I’m glad I did as it made the last part of labour and pushing mercifully short.
Thanks for all your help once again with this pregnancy... you have kept me sane!!" A.Bidder
"Thanks again for such a fab time at yoga, it was my favorite part of being pregnant, you really taught me how to appreciate my baby before I could hold him on my arms." Katie
"I have now used yoga breathing to guide me through 2 water births. I am so glad I attended pregnancy yoga. It taught me so much, most importantly to trust my body, stay relaxed and breathe!" Leila
One To One
1:1 Pregnancy Yoga Package to support your pregnancy and prepare for birth
I offer a private package to women who want to get the most out of their pregnancy.
This program is designed to help you grow in strength and flexibility as your baby grows.
Increase vitality and have more energy to enjoy your pregnancy.
Help you to sleep better and to prepare positively for birth.
Deepen the connection with your body and your baby and increase your oxytocyn!
I am based in Crosby, North Liverpool.
We can address any pregnancy issues and support your yoga and meditation practice and explore your nutrition to help you stay tip top as your baby grows.
This is pregnancy support with yoga, meditation, deep relaxation and nutritional information. You matter. Your health matters. Pregnancy matters...enjoy the journey.
I have a limited availability for this program and only take on one Mum to be at at time.
Please inquire about availability.
You will receive:
FREE Gift when you sign up for this 1:1 program
- Six 1:1 pregnancy yoga sessions
- One 2 hour birth preparation workshop either with a partner or on your own
- home yoga practices to help you to strengthen and stretch your body in a way that will support your pregnancy.
- yoga practices for the birthing room including movement to support baby's position as well as birthing positions.
- deep relaxation practices to help reduce the symptoms of stress
- meditation practices that work to help you deepen the connection with your body and your baby
- specific breathing techniques that are time tested to help reduce anxiety and bring calm and trust to the birthing process
- a nutritional guide and smoothy recipe's to enjoy the foods that support your body and emotions.
- support to write your birth plan
- I am available at all times for email support
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If you want to discuss this before purchasing please get in touch...lots of questions? I have answers...
This is an investment in the health of your body, mind, spirit and baby.
I look forward to being your guide on a wonderful journey of health and well being through pregnancy.
I have been teaching pregnancy yoga for 12 years and I have supported women in birth as a doula for over 10 years.
I bring my experience and my deep love of this journey into the work we will do together. I look forward to speaking to you soon.
Birth Breathing CD or Audio file
This is now available as an audio download. Please scroll up and see the audio beneath the photo on the right hand side of this page!
The Birth Breathing Audio allows you to take the practices from the class home for regular use in the run up to your birth. Simple breathing techniques that can help you to relax deeply and get into the body, mind connected state that is so useful and supportive for us as women. There are 2 breathing techniques and a 20min deep relaxation exercise. There is also an exercise to practice with your man - its simple and its about connection - breathing and being together, emotional support is priceless.
Buy CD online today - and relax... or purchase it as an Audio file by clicking on the link above beneath the photograph on the right.