What is Aquanatal Yoga?

Aquanatal Yoga provides a gentle and very effective way of exercising for pregnant women. The warm and private environment of the pool enables the body to stretch naturally, which is both stimulating and soothing. There are numerous physical and emotional benefits to aquanatal yoga.

A typical FIVE WEEK course with me will cover the following:

  • Simple Movements Using the Water
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Floatation
  • Adapted Yoga Poses
  • Pelvic Floor Exercises

You can join a course from the 14th week of pregnancy and do not need to be a confident swimmer to attend! The teaching pool is a lovely warm temperature and perfect depth so you can fully enjoy the whole experience.

I attended Midwife led Aquanatal classes myself during my first pregnancy and loved the weightless free feeling the water gave me. Being in the water as a group was a truly lovely experience and one that made me want to become the instructor I am today! I trained with a company called Birthlight whose skills and teaching are approved by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

What are the benefits?

AquaNatal Yoga has many benefits not just for yourself but for your baby too!

  • Prepares your body for birth
  • The water fully supports you
  • Movements open the hips
  • Activity with low impact
  • Pelvic floor awareness
  • Balances hormones
  • Meet other expectant mums/ socialise
  • Encourages bonding with your baby
  • Leave the class feeling relaxed and happy! (So will your baby!)

What makes Aquanatal Yoga different to Aqua Aerobics?

Each course is put together so that your whole body and mind is prepared and focused ready for birth and new motherhood. The sessions do get you active with plenty of moving around, but on top of that I teach you multiple breathing exercises, awareness of pelvic floor, and adapted yoga poses that will encourage your hips to open ready for birth.

How do I reserve a place on the next course?

I make regular updates to my Facebook page with new dates for each 5 week course.

If you have any questions or would like to reserve a place on the next course, please contact me via email, phone or send a message through the FB page.

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