Pregnancy is a time of great change and yoga can offer support for all of the typical physical and mental issues that might arise during pregnancy, birth and early motherhood. Classes are friendly, fun and informal and can be attended as stand-alone classes or follow-on from the birth preparation class beforehand. Vivien is passionate for all women to have a calm and gentle birth experience and feels strongly a few basic skills can offer this to every woman and support their pregnancy in a positive way.
Birth preparation classes
Each session will cover a topic of birth preparation, e.g. relaxation skills for pregnancy and labour, breathing techniques for labour, how to help reduce pain, positions for labour, massage and touch, and many more. Every session will be complete in itself but combines best with others to offer a comprehensive overview of the skills needed to have a calm and comfortable labour and birth. More in depth than the overview intensive courses with time to discuss, practice and then take home and try.
Yoga - open classes
Vivien's yoga classes support all stages of life, challenging you appropriately and offering a skillful approach to yoga practice. Yoga can help immensely with both physical and mental strength and flexibility. She has a friendly, informal teaching style that makes it fun to challenge boundaries while respecting personal limitations. Her classes are open to everyone no matter what your level of experience or fitness.
Post natal Yoga with Babies
Friendly classes offering post-natal women a class that is designed to support you while making your baby totally welcome. Vivien is a very experienced post natal teacher who facilitates a friendly group while re-connecting you with your changing body in a safe and appropriate way. It's good to gently and safely stretch and strengthen your sleep-deprived body. All mums welcome including beginners with babies. Come as you are on the day and enjoy a warm welcome and some time for you. There is plenty of space for buggies inside and no stairs. Your baby is welcome to participate, sleep, feed, be noisy - it is an easy-going environment. Bring along whatever kit helps you. There is also a play pen we can put up if your baby is on the move. NOTE: Please bring a blanket, towel or mat for your baby to lie or sit on, yoga mats are provided for you. Tea and refreshments provided free afterwards.