IMPROVE YOUR BODY AWARENESS, core strength and pelvic floor muscles
Would you like to build more strength and connection in your body?
Maybe you feel weak in your core or lower back?
Is your pelvic floor health impacting on your enjoyment of life?
Get back in touch with your body
So many of us have desk-based jobs and little time to move. Add the pressure that birthing may have put on our bodies and the rush back to normal life, and many mums get left feeling disconnected and weak.
Practical & achievable
make simple changes to everyday tasks
There are changes you can make that will improve your core and pelvic floor health without hitting the gym or doing a million kegels.
As a bonus, they're likely to ease anything that may be going on with back or knee pain too.
Improve your posture
Better alignment and more of the right kinds of movement can benefit more than your pelvic floor.
Posture isn't just about how we stand, moving well and feeling good impact on our whole lives.
Be mindful in your body
bring more awareness to your self
It sounds counter intuitive, but sometimes muscles need to relax and lengthen in order to be stronger, rather than held tight.
Find out how your posture affects your pelvic floor and more.
Drop some stress.
Constant discomfort and feeling like you can't keep up with your kids is not something you need to live with.
Improving your postural alignment will help you to feel stronger.
Headspace, shoulders, knees and toes.
Whole Body Approach
Your core doesn’t exist on it’s own! We will take an holistic approach, looking at strengthening your core strength, optimising your pelvic floor muscles, taking care of your back as well as upper body, legs and mind.
Feel more coordinated and confident
Small changes = big differences
These supportive small group sessions offer personal attention and a science-based approach. You'll get individual attention and
Open to all - not just mums.
Answers to some of the questions coming up...
Do you do tasters or drop-ins?
I don't do drop-ins or taster classes. Over the years I've noticed that the people who get most out of courses are the ones who commit to joining and taking part. This isn't a quick-fix approach, some people start to feel changes quickly, but you'll get the real benefits of whole body alignment over time as you develop good habits.
If you'd like to get a feel for this style of teaching you can sign up for a free series of emails and videos to get a sense of what we'll be doing on the course.
It's been a long time...
Will the course suit me?
Yes. It's fine to join us if you had your kids years ago, or even if you are having back / core or pelvic issues for other reasons.
Why is it a long course?
Movement for change
This course has quite a different approach to most pelvic floor or fitness classes, where we look at lifestyle, habits and whole body alignment. It's a course because it takes time to change habits and we make progress through repetition and gradually building on the movements.
I'm pregnant/recently postnatal
Will the course suit me?
The course is totally fine to join if you're pregnant.
If you're recently postnatal you're welcome to join too, as long as you've got the go-ahead safety-wise from your GP.
What are the teacher's qualifications?
Emilie's background and training
• 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training (YMCA and Yoga Alliance accredited)
• Trained with Katy Bowman, author of 'Diastasis Recti' & 'Move Your DNA'
• Your Pelvic Matters Teacher Training
• Pelvic Pain course with Isa Herrera, physical therapist, author & pelvic pain expert
• Diastasis Recti Training
• Personal experience of regaining pelvic floor strength following the birth of her second child.
Where is the course held?
Lovely new community venue in Combe Down
The venue is Mulberry Park Hub, in the new estate in Combe Down. It's has free parking for cars and bikes and is on the routes for bus numbers 2/3 and the U2 Universtiy bus stops a short walk away. The venue is clean and modern with underfloor heating. It's about 15 minutes bus ride from town and very close to Widcombe and Foxhill.
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