Birthlight Antenatal Yoga

With Julie Shaw and Kirstie Anderson

6 week course begins Tuesday July 16th - 4.00 - 5.30pm


Venue: Isle Dance Studio

No previous experience of yoga required

If you are coming straight from work, you can change clothes at our venue


Congratulations on your pregnancy. A new and exciting time of your life is opening up for you. Why should you choose a dedicated ante-natal yoga class and not join a regular yoga class? Your pregnancy yoga teacher will have been trained to provide an especially nurturing and special space for your practice. That is so we can Mother the Mother and also have a much longer period of relaxation at the end of class. Also, your teacher will be specially trained in certain conditions that may apply only to pregnancy, such as pelvic girdle pain, and will work with your body safely during the months of increased relaxin in your body. This is the hormone that softens your body leading up to the birth. Not all of the regular yoga teachers have knowledge of certain yoga practices that you should NOT do, although some do.

Here are just a few of the benefits of pregnancy yoga:

  • Can keep the body supple without straining
  • Can boost energy
  • Can relieve stress and anxiety
  • Can promote relaxation and restful sleep
  • Can help with Pelvic Girdle Pain
  • Can relieve common minor ailments during pregnancy [e.g. swollen joints, heartburn, constipation]
  • Can help you to bond with your baby through breathing and visualisation
  • Can help you prepare your ‘circuit’ of body movements to use during labour and birth and afterwards
  • Gives you the amazing calming Birthing Breath and Golden Thread breath for labour - learn to Breath the baby out
  • Gives your partner supportive and insightful wisdom so they can feel more involved with the labour and birth

The basic Yoga Pregnancy course is 6 weeks. On the 5th week, we also invite your Partner to come along to class, if they are able to attend. They will be involved in the breath work and become more familiar and confident with your ‘birth circuit’. Midwives are now trained in ‘normalising’ birth, which means they will encourage you to be up and about, walking and moving, during labour. And the ‘birth circuit’ will give you a set of movements that feel natural and truly instinctive.