Yoga and pregnancy yoga
Yoga and pregnancy yoga classes help you enliven the body and mind at a pace you’re comfortable within a safe, nurturing environment.
What is yoga and pregnancy yoga?
Hatha yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breath work to boost physical and mental wellbeing. It is a slow-flowing practice of asanas that develops flexibility, strength and vitality. Controlled breathing helps to eliminate toxins and purify the body while savasana (relaxation time) quiets the mind and brings the body to its own natural state of balance and peace.
What is it for?
Hatha yoga encourages a healthy mind-body connection for optimal health using structured poses, breathing and energy directing techniques.
Pregnancy yoga is adapted to incorporate gentle movements and stretching to find ease and comfort in a changing prenatal body. It provides a perfect way to exercise during pregnancy without any strain or stress on the body.
Who is it for?
Recent studies show that yoga is an effective way to increase physical activity for all ages, levels and sizes. In particular, the practice of yoga can be beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains, depression and stress.
Pregnancy yoga classes can be attended by any woman from the second trimester until birth.
What should I expect?
We offer either small classes or private sessions. These are 1 hour long and can be booked individually or as blocks of 6. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Prices start from £8
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About Finnola Staples
To deepen her knowledge and understanding of yoga after practising for some years, Finnola travelled to Nepal and India where she undertook her yoga teacher training certificate under the guidance of Indian yogis in 2014.
Finnola is particularly interested in using yoga to help chronic sleep disorders, anxiety and depression. She aims to create an environment of respect and hopes that you will leave feeling energised and open-hearted.
Finnola completed her Yoga for Pregnancy training in 2015 under the guidance of Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Lisa White. Both teachers are highly accomplished and regarded in the field of yoga for pregnancy and birth preparation.