I offer pregnancy, postnatal and baby yoga classes and also baby massage classes in the Woking area. My classes are friendly and welcoming with the option of social media groups to be part of a local supportive community. Currently classes are all online with the hope to returning to socially distance classes when we can.
My name is Karen Wilson and I have been studying and practising yoga for over 10 years here and in America.
My training is recognised by the British Wheel of Yoga, Yoga Alliance and the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). I am also fully insured.
My classes incorporate the philosophy of hatha yoga with the asana (postural work) and prananyama (breath control). I teach mixed ability classes, private on-to-one yoga, pregnancy, postnatal, baby yoga and baby massage. (Please check out these pages for more details.)
I started practising in Chicago as a means of meeting people whilst I was on assignment with my job. On my return to the UK I continued my practice, attending various classes whilst continuing my corporate job. In 2009 I decided to re-order my life and combine my passion for yoga with the desire for a ‘career’. I left my 9-5 job and started my teaching diploma. I started teaching my first class a year into my course – 10 years on and I haven’t looked back once!
I have been undertaking professional development in yoga for cancer (those undergoing treatment, post surgery and carer support), long covid and chronic fatigue syndrome as well as additional studies in menstrual cycle awareness and knee rehabilitation.
The last 10 years has seen a lot of change through my life, relocations, job changes, studying, pregnancy, motherhood and even the way in which I practise yoga. However yoga has been with me throughout both on and off the mat regardless of how small a time I can manage to fit in. The yoga philosophy has helped me come to understand and manage these changes and the time of my mat has helped me to hold onto something concrete whilst also understanding that even my yoga practise has to adapt with life.
My tried and tested live and interactive sessions whether online or in-person are great for creating a lasting bond, stimulating and supporting a baby’s physical, emotional and social development as well as helping to relieve colic, sleeping difficulties, constipation, teething and other ailments.
My baby massage & yoga courses are suitable for all parents and babies, I demonstrate on a doll and only parents massage their baby and you do not need to come from a yoga background.
Baby Massage & Yoga are a perfect pair, beautiful and loving ways to connect & soothe your baby and has fantastic health benefits.
As well as open group sessions, I also offer one to one session do get in touch if I can be of service to you.
I am happy to answer any questions you may have about Baby Massage or Baby Yoga, via my email address email@example.com but I am not currently running classes as I am working full time in a local school.
I run Pregnancy and Mum & Baby Yoga classes in Bracknell, Berkshire. As well as Well Woman Yoga classes. Classes are small and friendly, no experience of yoga is required.
Pregnancy Yoga is suitable from 14 weeks onwards and helps promote a comfortable pregnancy. Classes work wonders to prepare the body and mind for the birth and are a great way to meet other Mums.
Mum & Baby Yoga is suitable from 6 weeks after the birth up until baby is crawling. We focus on stabilising the core and reconnecting with the pelvic floor as well as easing out postnatal aches and pains. Baby Yoga is included as well as mutually beneficial movements. Classes are fun and playful in a relaxed environment.
Well Woman Yoga focuses on nurturing yoga that promotes core and pelvic floor health. This is a fun relaxed class.
I offer specialist fertility yoga, yoga during pregnancy and Birthlight postnatal yoga in Richmond, London and online. My passion is to help women in their 1st to 4th trimesters and beyond feel calmer, more comfortable, and equipped for birth and early motherhood with group and one-to-one pregnancy yoga classes and mum and baby yoga classes, and online courses.
My classes are designed to help you find ease, relax, reduce common aches and pains, prepare and heal from birth. And make your transition into motherhood a little easier. No yoga experience necessary.
I offer the following services:
- Group pregnancy yoga classes in Richmond, London and online
- One-to-one pregnancy yoga classes in your home and online, including yoga in early pregnancy and birth preparation workshops
- Group mum and baby yoga classes in Richmond, London and online
- One-to-one postnatal exercise and recovery yoga in your home and online
- Online pre-recorded pregnancy yoga course “Pregnant in Anxious times”
- Online pre-recorded course ‘Yoga and baby massage for colic & reflux babies’
My approach to yoga during pregnancy involves a combination of yoga-based movement, breathing techniques, mindfulness and deep relaxation, as well as antenatal information and birth preparation. My pregnancy yoga classes are suitable from the first trimester right up until birth for all women, and designed to complement your antenatal care.
I also specialise in pregnancy anxiety and pregnancy after infertility and loss.
My mum and baby yoga classes combine Birthlight postnatal yoga for mum, and baby massage and baby yoga for baby, suitable from 3 weeks after birth (including caesarean birth) until your baby is crawling.
For further information and booking, please visit: http://www.firsttofourthyoga.co.uk
In-person group pregnancy yoga classes and mum and baby yoga classes are accessible in Richmond, London at Studio 17, East Twickenham.
Fertility yoga sessions available on a one-to-one basis, at home or online. More information on my sister Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/ameliecresswell.yoga
I offer a free 15 minute initial telephone consultation for all one-to-one sessions (fertility yoga, yoga in early pregnancy, yoga during pregnancy, birth preparation, postnatal exercise and recovery, how to do baby massage for colic). Email me to book a consultation, or book a slot directly from my website http://www.firsttofourthyoga.co.uk
I joined the Birthlight team of teachers after completing my Pre-natal Yoga Diploma in 2006. I then went onto complete my Baby Yoga Diploma and Wellwoman Yoga Diploma. I have also completed a Birth Preparation Course. I have taught a Birthlight CPD on Prenatal Yoga.
I now run online classes for baby yoga,(Tuesday am) perinatal yoga( Tuesday evening) and adult yoga(Monday and Thursday evenings)
Free trial class for each of these.
Baby yoga classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am.
I also teach pregnancy yoga, please email me to book.
Baby yoga is great for your baby’s physical, neurological and social development. We gently assist their movement to harness their natural reflexes and curiosity, we also include some baby massage. Baby yoga is great for soothing babies, releasing frustration and helping with mood and sleep.
Part of the class will be postnatal yoga (adapted for dads/carers). We strengthen pelvic floor and gently build core strength, release tight muscles and learn simple breathing practices for relaxation.
It’s a lovely way to bond and move together with your baby at the same time as meeting local mums / parents.
If you find you want to rest or feed for most of the class that is absolutely welcome.
“My baby loves Georgia’s classes – even on days when she is overtired, as soon as the class starts she is all smiles and giggles. The yoga classes are definitely her happy place!” – Jennie
Helen is a Birthlight Baby Yoga and Toddler Yoga teacher. She is also a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist.
Helen trained with The International Association of Infant Massage IAIM in 2011 having enjoyed attending Baby Massage classes with her son. In 2017 she completed Baby Yoga training with Birthlight. In Baby Yoga classes parents can continue to massage their babies and learn additional moves to support their babies co-ordination, strength and movement. The classes also provide new parents with an opportunity to talk to each other and to find ways to help them to relax and heal postnatally. She runs regular courses in Beckenham and private classes for groups of parents in their own home.
Using her knowledge and experience as a qualified Speech and Language Therapist Helen also runs baby talk classes for babies aged 6-12 months.
In 2020 Helen trained to teach Toddler Yoga with Birthlight, as she wanted to expand this valuable work with babies to parents and young children. Her Toddler Yoga classes support children’s communication skills through movement. The use of song and breath provides parents with ways to support their child’s emotional regulation.
Pregnancy Yoga Virtual Class
Zoom from London or in person NW3 when allowed London, UK
This class is suited to pregnant women from 14 weeks to 40+ weeks. It is full of wonderful safe stretches suitable to help with the changing pregnant body. You will also learn breathing techniques that are invaluable for labour and all kinds of birth.
Liz Thompson, infant massage and yoga instructor. Works within the community, hospital setting, private practice and via referral from Islington Brightstart North and Central. Liz specialisies in empowering parents through positive touch and movement in the early weeks of parenthood for vulnerable babies and families.
Pre Natal Yoga
These pre-natal yoga classes are perfect for ‘mums-to-be’ from 12 weeks onwards.
The gentle yet effective approach of these classes aims to internalise the practices and techniques in order to build a body memory that can be called upon with ease, instinctively in daily life, during labour and beyond.
Pregnancy yoga benefits include:
Increase awareness in body, breath and postural changes.
Expanding breathing capabilities in order to breathe for two, assist during labour and birth.
Pelvic awareness (unfold range of movements and as foundational support for the body).
Tone and release pelvic floor muscles in preparation for labour and beyond.
Boost energy and reduce fatigue.
Increase resilience and ease tensions in both body and mind.
Yoga for common pregnancy issues: pelvic girdle pain, encouraging baby into optimal birthing position, better sleep, etc.
Restorative yoga for mums to be & yoga nidra
Postnatal Yoga (without Baby)
Nurturing Gentle Yoga class for Mothers. From 12 weeks onwards and up to any time postpartum.
Open to anyone who’d like to reconnect to body, mind and with other local Mothers.
For those interested in Mum and Baby Yoga (Postnatal with Baby) we are resuming classes in September 2021.
Postnatal Yoga with Baby
Nurturing class for you and your baby. Take some time out to
relax, recuperate, re-strength and meet other mums while your
baby relaxes with you in a safe environment.
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Fun and stimulating “Yoga Inspired” activity for the child and their adult.
Adult and child participate with one another exploring Yoga shapes & moves, mindfulness & breath-work through fun themes, music, games and often relaxing storytelling at the end of the class. This is a great chance for both the adult and the child to do a little exercise as well as discover new ways to unwind together.
Hi, I’m Sally from Buddha Baby. I’ve been teaching Birthlight Baby Yoga since 2011 and love it! I am well-known locally for providing friendly, nurturing, small-group classes, with a light-hearted teaching approach. I just recently completed my training in Toddler Yoga and very much look forward to exploring this 2022!
Buddha Baby combines my passion for teaching with my interest in holistic wellbeing practices. I’m a consultant in primary PSHE education and babywearing; baby massage, baby yoga, toddler yoga and massage-in-schools instructor; massage therapist; and yoga enthusiast. I also offer pregnancy and well-woman massage from the sanctuary of my beautiful home.
Find out about my classes and services at: http://www.buddhababywanstead.co.uk
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Here’s a testimonial from one of my clients, Pamela: ‘I’ve just finished the baby yoga course and it has been the best bonding experience for me and my baby. My baby loved it every week – baby yoga always makes him smile, even if he’s been fussy! ! Sally really puts her heart into making the class intimate and enjoyable for everyone. As a new mother who needed something to build my confidence and just get me out of the house, this class has been a joy.’
Blissful Bebe Yoga offers you a wonderful opportunity to bond with your baby, relax together and nourish yourself with gentle stretches, songs and savasana in a supportive circle.
Classes available for pre-crawlers (3-9 months approx) and mobile babies (6-18 months approx).
You are warmly welcome to join us,
Birthlight Baby Yoga Instructor
Certified Infant Massage Instructor
Story Massage Best Practice Instructor
Baby yoga courses are run every half term in Seaford,East Sussex and surrounding areas. Suitable for all babies from around 8 weeks up to crawling. People often say this is the most beneficial and enjoyable and fun course they do with their baby. You both get to enjoy memorable songs whilst stretching and relaxing. Sensory aids such as baby yoga balls and colourful scarves to encourage movement. Fantastic to encourage movement, fine and gross motorskills, healthy brain development with brain gym movements, moves to help digestion and joint relaxation at the end with sensory lights. Parents get to remove post natal aches and pains with restorative post natal recovery exercises. Photos and home-made cakes at the final week. Very baby friendly and parents dip in and out to feed, cuddle and have the option to use baby yoga dolls should their baby sleep. Yoga packs provided and a recording sent if you miss a week. Baby massage classes also offered in Seaford and Newhaven.
Pregnancy yoga classes run in Hailsham and other areas (also on Zoom). Suitable from 14 weeks to birth. Enjoy gently toning, strengthening, stretching, learn calming breathing techniques, relax, bond with your baby, prepare for the birth and meet others. Classes are friendly, informal, inclusive and modified for people as required e.g. if you have pelvic girdle pain. No previous yoga experience is needed. Yoga pack and WhatsApp group provided. If you miss a class, you can get sent a recording.
Ongoing support provided with baby massage, baby yoga and post natal yoga.
Baby yoga (and baby massage) classes are run in Hailsham and other areas in East Sussex (also on Zoom). Suitable from a few weeks old to crawling. Enjoy songs, stretches, gentle toning and relaxation for your baby and you and meet others. Classes are friendly, informal, inclusive and offer variations for each move for the baby according to his/her age, development stage and personality. Each term there is a different theme with different songs and the opportunity for fancy dress for the final week. Gentle post natal exercises are included for mothers including care for the pelvic floor and if you have diastasis recti. Props such as baby yoga balls and sensory scarves add to the fun. All classes are very baby friendly and parents dip in and out of the class to feed, cuddle etc. If you miss a week, I send you a recording. A yoga pack is included with lots of exercises, songs and post natal breathing in. Home made cakes are provided for the final week!
Ongoing support provided with baby massage, post natal yoga. I also teach pregnancy yoga.
Keeping Aquanatal going for mums since 2009.
Classes that give you the chance to Come and meet new mums, exercise, relax, and enjoy the eater during and after your pregnancy.
Prenatal classes are specially designed for all stages of pregnancy, supporting you with physical and emotional needs whilst being pregnant in an environment that will make you feel part of a team and not alone.
Exercises can be altered to help support SPD, PGP and other aliments as you are an individual.
Classes allow you to bond with your unborn child and relax away the stresses from the outside world.
Postnatal is now renamed at Aqua4mum.
These classes are designed to help you restore your core, abs, back muscles, Pelvic floors, shoulders, and release the hormone Cortisol that is the primary stress builder, as we adapt to new world of family, friends and work life balance.
All exercises we do are to promote pelvic tone, re-alignment and stability of the spine and pelvis, a good class to attend is you have had a c-section, lower back problems in or before pregnancy.
Aqua4mums welcomes all who think this will do them good.
Vikki is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist, with over ten years experience. She offers group and private pregnancy and postnatal yoga classes in Essex, as well as c-section recovery workshops.
Nurturing postnatal yoga class with the chance to incorporate the babies into the practice. Great opportunity to relax, recuperate, regain strength and meet other mums while your baby relaxes with you in a safe environment. Postnatal Yoga benefits include: Core stability (pelvic floor, abdominals, gluteus and back muscles); Realign and maintain suppleness in the spine; Tone deep muscles to ‘close the body’ after pregnancy and birth; Relieve stiffness; promote relaxation through breath’s expansion; detox the system improving blood flow; boost mood and confidence