What’s it all about?
The postnatal period is one of great change and adjustment. Yoga can be of great support in helping women transition as smoothly as possible through this special time. The main physical focus of postnatal yoga is on dynamically but safely rebuilding core strength, providing comfort and stability for the lower back and pelvis, strengthening the abdominal area and opening for the chest and shoulders which often become tight through feeding and carrying. Classes will have both an energising and relaxing effect on mothers and provide a warm and supportive atmosphere to bond with your baby and meet other mums. Although much of the emphasis is on the mother, mummy and baby classes also include gentle yoga stretches, music and rhymes for the babies which all help to aid sleep. Classes are suitable 6 weeks after birth once you have had your postnatal check with your GP until your baby is crawling. Postnatal yoga also works well as a one on one session as Jennie is able to hold and entertain the baby if necessary, making a really deep, focused practice more possible.
Tuesday 11:30 to 12:30 Burnham [see map]
Thursday 11:15 to 12:15 Marlow St Peters Church Hall [see map]
What you need to know
Booking – Places are limited and must be pre-booked so please contact Jennie to secure a place. I will email you a registration form which includes some questions about your medical background so I can make sure the practice is appropriate for you.
Price – The cost for mummy and baby yoga for a course of 6 classes is £60 (£10 each). You can try a class before you commit for £10. As long as you give me 24 hours notice that you cannot attend class I will carry your class over to the following week. You have 8 weeks to use up a course of 6 classes.
What to wear/preperation – Wear loose comfortable, clothing and make sure you have enough layers to keep you warm during relaxation at the end. Yoga is done in bare feet so socks work better than tights. Although it is generally recommended that you do not eat for least a couple of hours before practicing yoga this recommendation is relaxed if you are pregnant. If you know you are prone to low blood sugar levels it is fine to have a light snack before coming to class. Bring a bottle of water with you.
What to bring – a limited number of mats are available to use but if you have one of your own please can you bring it. If you would like to buy one I sell them for £10 or I can make suggestions as to where else you can get them from. If you are attending the mummy and baby class please bring a blanket to place your baby on and anything else which helps you both to be happy during the class. e.g. changing mat, change of clothes.
Visit http://www.phenixyoga.com/ or call Jenny on 07954 578 439 for more information.