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 can be booked through the website. You can book a trial class before you commit to a block.
What to bring – Yoga mats are provided. 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, toys etc.
Jennie also teaches pregnancy yoga in Marlow on Thursdays at 9.45am – 11am.
Pregnancy Yoga will help you to have a more comfortable, enjoyable pregnancy as it helps to alleviate common ailments such as back pain, heartburn and breathlessness, as well as helping to boost your energy levels and ease anxiety. Learn movements to help position your baby well for birth as well as invaluable breathing techniques, movements and tools to take with you into labour so you can feel empowered to birth your baby with calm confidence.
Visit http://www.phenixyoga.com/ or call Jenny on 07954 578 439 for more information.