This course is about helping you have the best possible experience of pregnancy.
Launching January 2019 in Bath, Frome and Bruton.
A simple and unique approach
Yoga and movement for your whole life, not just the time you spend on the mat. As well as delicious movement in class, you'll get homework to takeaway that can help you carry those good feelings into your daily life. Find physical and emotional ease through movement; regular yoga classes have good outcomes for reducing anxiety and improving
There will be movement for your whole body; heat to toe, wrists, ankles, core and pelvic floor.
Relaxation and Mindfulness
Tune into what you need.
Taking time out to pause and feel into your body is vital in pregnancy; during this part of your life you're more sensitive emotionally and physically. Being aware of sensations, changes and feelings can help you use them to your benefit. Each class has an element of guided relaxation as well as cues to help you notice sensation throughout the class, plus you'll get an audio file to use at home.
Individual and guided by you.
You don't need to be a bendy yoga girl or an earth mother to join us (although you're most welcome if you are). Having Your Best Pregnancy might mean something different to you than it does to the person on the mat next to you. Some will need to find focus, others to relax. Some will be focused more on movement, others on the emotional or meditative side of the classes.
All sessions are guided, but will have options so can choose what is best for you, because only you know how you feel.
Limited early booking rates & special packages available for the first people to sign up.
£175 for 12 weeks starting January 2019
10% of profits will go to a charity supporting maternity wellbeing, either locally or somewhere in the world.
Get booked on for Your Best Pregnancy course:
Training and Qualifications
Certified 200 hour Yoga Teacher, Doula, Embodied Yoga Principles teacher, registered Antenatal Teacher.
Other training: Trauma Sensitive Yoga • Movement Ecology During Pregnancy • Dancing for Birth
• Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Trainings with Nadia Narain at Triyoga, London.
How can Your Best Pregnancy course 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.
Keep moving and gently strengthen legs, arms, wrists and core muscles every week to help you stay strong and prepare for birth.
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.
Common pain areas such as hip and pelvic soreness, lower back pain and tense shoulders can be gently stretched and relief found.
Breathing well and relaxing can benefit the immune system; helping you combat colds and illness.
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.
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.
Every fortnight we'll cover one aspect of pregnant life. There will be time to chat and share experiences over a cuppa, plus homework emailed to help you to make changes in your everyday life and develop good habits that will make you feel better during your pregnancy. Throughout the 3 months of the course there will be regular online support available. Topics range from self-care to balance, body image and confidence.
Why mothers love motherslove:
"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."
"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. "
“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.”
“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.”
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