• online pregnancy yoga
    - live and interactive classes

    Yoga for Pregnancy - riding the changes and challenges of pregnancy to help you prepare for parenting and tune in to your body and baby.

     

    These weekly online classes help you navigate pregnancy with ease and confidence.
    Making space to connect with your body and your baby through mindful movement and relaxation. Classes have a maximum number of participants for individual attention, time to talk to other people on their pregnanct journey and access to a replay for the week after session.

     

    online

    • 1pm - Wednesdays (45 mins)
    • 8pm Thursdays (75 mins)
       

     

    Straight talking mindful movement that’s accessible to all at any stage of pregnancy, designed to reach the places that often take the strain of pregnancy and help you find ease.

     

    Developed and taught by Emilie, a doula, yoga and antenatal teacher with over 12 years of experience with pregnant and postnatal families.

     

  • TESTIMONIALS

    why people come to these classes

    Essential me time - pregnancy yoga classes with motherslove in Somerset

    Suzie

    "Emilie is down to earth and friendly; she creates an inclusive and warm environment for the classes.

     

    I recommend these classes for the all essential 'me' time during pregnancy as they've really helped me to breathe, stretch and properly listen to my body. "

    Comprehensive pregnancy yoga and birth preparation classes with motherslove

    Claire

    “The classes were comprehensive, covering all of the body from head-to-toe. There was good focus on breathing, relaxation and preparing for birth in various positions.

     

    I enjoyed the relaxation at the end and almost fell asleep! I felt very nurtured by Emilie and would be happy to recommend her to other expectant mums.”

    Classes to help you navigate through a calm pregnancy - motherslove pregnancy yoga with Emilie

    Alice

    "Emilie helped me feel more in control, less apprehensive and to know what to expect, so I could navigate a calmer way through - knowing how to listen and respond to my body.

    The whole experience was really lovely."

    Relaxing pregnancy exercise classes with Emilie Joy Rowell - motherslove

    Elena

    “Thanks for your time and lovely attention. I really enjoyed the whole class, especially because it had a bit of everything, it wasn’t only yoga and exercise.

     

    After the class, I felt very relaxed all evening.”

  • The good stuff

    How can this help you?

    Mind & body

    We explore the head to toe of the physical side of pregnancy, and also look at the emotional and social changes that happen during pregnancy.

    Balance & posture

    Yoga can help you adjust to the changes within the body, literally finding your centre and feeling your way through the changes in your body.

    Stay strong

    Keep moving and gently strengthen legs, arms, wrists and core muscles every week to help you stay strong and prepare for birth.

    Sleep better

    Relaxing and feeling more comfortable in your body can help with insomnia. As well as relaxing during sessions, exercising the body can help you sleep better at night.

    Soothe aches

    Common pain areas such as hip and pelvic soreness, lower back pain and tense shoulders can be gently stretched and relief found.

    Combat colds

    Breathing well and relaxing can benefit the immune system; helping you combat colds and illness.

    Better flow

    Yoga improves circulation, helping the blood flow freely through the body and providing more oxygen to both mum and child. This may in turn help lower blood pressure and help you stay healthy.

    Feel good

    Classes promote the flow of oxytocin. It’s the ‘love hormone’ that helps you birth and breastfeed your baby. Getting into this zone every week can be hugely beneficial to prepare for birth.

    Time for you

    Having space and time to adapt to pregnancy and new motherhood can be vital for peace of mind. In classes there’s time to chat, share experience and meet other mums.

  • FAQs

    All you need to know

    Who is this for?

    Pregnant folks like you.

    Sessions encourage resilience, are mind and body focussed, practical and adaptable. Take classes at your own pace. You can join at any stage of pregnancy for safe exercise from conception to birth. It's fine to join with pelvic pain and suitable for 1st or subsequent pregnancies.

     

    No experience necessary.

     

    You don't need to live locally to me, have yoga experience or a fancy set-up.

     

    It's important that you stay within your own limits and the suggestions of your GP or midwife.

     

    What do I need?

    what set up do you need to join?

    Tech stuff:

    • a laptop, tablet or phone with a camera and mic
    • decent internet connection
    • zoom
     

      What do I need?

      kit list

      Things to make you comfortable:
      • a yoga mat (or comfy place to be that's not slippy)
      • pillows
      • blanket
      • a towel
      • glass of water or something nice and hydrating.
      • Some privacy (sometimes this looks like headphones)

      What's happening when?

      dates and timings

       
      Live online classes:
      Wednesday lunchtimes, 1-1.45 pm
      Thursday evenings, 8 - 9 pm
       
      Book a trial class - £7.50 / £10
       
      Membership: £45 a month for access to all the classes plus recordings.
       
      Community Calls:
      invitation to monthly community calls
       
      • 'emilie is a great teacher. full of faith, humour and patience.'

        - angela

        about emilie

        Emilie has a warm and welcoming teaching style, fantastic depth of knowledge, a great sense of humour and a unique skillset that you simply won’t find with any other teacher. With over 12 years experience of yoga and dance teaching, she's a qualified doula and antenatal teacher. Her passion for learning about how we move (and are moved emotionally) brought her to train in Embodied Yoga Principles, delve into movement ecology in pregnancy and learn about taking a more trauma sensitive approach to teaching movement.

         

      • pregnancy classes

        - how to join...

        Monthly access

        flexible

        Flexible monthly plan - join any session.

        classes plus 1-2-1's

        get more

        Join the doula membership and get full access to classes, plus

      • Personal attention

        I never set out to teach online yoga. I'm here to help you have the best possible experience of pregnancy, birth and new parenting.
        If you'd like more than just video calls there's the option to get access to the classes, plus an affordable private session each month.

        Things we can cover in your session:
        • birth planning
        • antenatal choices
        • pelvic floor issues
        • pelvic girdle pain
        • breech baby
        • optimal positioning
        • personal movement plans
           
      • As seen on BBC Somerset online

      • The Body Doula Blog

        pregnancy blogs

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          Classes and Workshops
      
          1. Block Bookings (i.e. a course of classes) may be cancelled in certain medical circumstances by arrangement. If there is a waiting list for your course we will try and fill your place if a cancellation is made more than 2 weeks in advance of the course start date. No refunds will be made for cancellations within 2 weeks of the course start date or after a course has begun.
      
          2. Private Classes will be refunded or rescheduled if 7 full days notice is given, a 30% refund or alternative booking will be offered if more than 48 hours notice is given.
      
          3. Concessionary Discounts are available - please discuss with Emilie to get a discount code.
      
          4. A booking is confirmed once motherslove and the client have both agreed a date, time, duration and location for a the class.
      
          5. motherslove reserves the right to refuse admission.     
      
          6. motherslove reserves the right to alter the programme delivery or teaching staff if circumstances are beyond my control.
      
          7. If a class or workshop has to end or is interrupted for reasons beyond our control sessions will not be refunded.
      
          8. Latecomers may be admitted at the discretion of management and teacher/workshop leader.
      
          9. Our timetable may be subject to change during the school holidays.
      
          10. Refunds will be issues or an alternative offered is sessions are cancelled by motherslove.
      
          11. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process.
      
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              2. Treatments will only be conducted if motherslove deems the treatment safe for the client to receive.
      
             3. GP/Consultant permission may be required before treatments can be provided.
      
              4. motherslove reserves the right to terminate a treatment immediately if the client demonstrates inappropriate  behavior.
              
            5. Payment will be collected for the full treatment price, provided more than 10 minutes has been spent massaging the client.
      
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              8.  A booking is confirmed once motherslove and the client have both agreed a date, time, duration and location for a treatment.
      
             9. If a cancellation is made more than 24 hours before a treatment, the client will not be charged.
      
             10.  If a cancellation is made within 24 hours of the treatment, they will be expected to pay a cancellation fee for each hour cancelled.
      
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              12. motherslove has the right to cancel a treatment by giving 24 hours notice.
      
              13. motherslove has the right to cancel a treatment without notice if the room or environment is unsuitable for the treatment to be provided, or if the therapist is taken ill.
      
              14. motherslove commits to rearranging treatments to a new time and date within two weeks of the cancelled treatment where possible.
      
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