Réka is a perinatal consultant with over two decades of experience in childbirth education, pregnancy yoga, birth attendance as a doula, and counselling. She offers prenatal consultations. Somatic Focusing for Birth is to help stay aware, focused, present and at ease during this special time, and later on in labour so that you can draw on your natural instincts easily and trust your inner resources.
Réka started practicing yoga at the age of 16 in the Maheshwarananda tradition. After her PhD studies at Oxford University and the birth of her 3 children she initially trained with Dr. Francoise Freedman in 2003 (level 1, London) then in 2005 (level 2, Budapest). Since 2003 Réka has taught pregnancy yoga continuously. In these 20 years, working with literally thousands of expectant mums, she has been passionate about helping them find trust, balance and love in their bodies – especially during pregnancy, at birth and in the postnatal period.
She lives in Chipping Norton, close to Oxford.
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
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.
I am a yoga teacher with over 14 years of teaching experiencing, including many years of teaching pre-and post-natal yoga in East London. I have helped many hundreds of women to feel more comfortable, confident and relaxed during their pregnancies and births, and have welcomed back many of them on the other side with their babies – which is always such a joy.
In the words of one of my recent students:
“I would definitely recommend Sarah’s pregnancy yoga classes! They have been a real help to stay healthy and well during pregnancy, both mentally and physically. The class is tailored to pregnant mums, keeping our bodies fit during pregnancy, but Sarah also gives us very helpful tips about positions and breathing during childbirth. She clearly knows what she is talking about and she always takes her time for any concerns or questions. It never feels like she is on a schedule. The classes are more than just yoga. Each session starts with checking in on each other. It’s very helpful to share pregnancy concerns with other ladies going through the same thing. The community of pregnant ladies that we have built in Sarah’s classes is such a wonderful support. I can’t wait to join the post-natal classes with our babies later on!”
Please contact me or visit my website for details of my current weekly classes, or follow me on https://www.instagram.com/yogini.sarah/
I am an aromatherapist and qualified children’s nurse. I have been privileged to teach parent and baby classes for the last 16 years and experience the joy that yoga can bring, but am now stepping back from teaching regular classes to take semi-retirement. It was through Birthlight I first discovered yoga which transformed my life and I continue to practice regularly. I am available for teaching individual one to one or small, occasional classes by request.
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.’
Senior teacher (over 30 years) BWY. Well Woman Yoga diploma (2011), Fertility Yoga. Diastasis Recti recovery & support. Yoga for Menopause/support group, Baby massage instructor, Pregnancy Yoga
1-1 & group classes in all the above, both online & in person. Weekly groups, 1-1 , mini retreats, residential retreats
Massage therapies including Therapeutic Massage, Indian Head Massage, Hot Stones, Ayurvedic Foot Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Reiki Master.
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.
Please see our website for full details (link listed above)
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.
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.
Laura works with women in pre conception, conscious conception, pregnancy, as a birth keeper walking with women at the sacred threshold and postnatally. She holds women’s circles, events and retreats as well as offering Matriarchal Mentoring, birth trauma debriefing and rite of passage ceremonies
I run baby yoga classes for babies from 10 weeks to pre-crawling and YogaTotts for babies from pre-crawling to 18 months. At the moment, my baby yoga classes are in person but will be taken online in the event of another lockdown.YogaTotts will be postponed until we can resume in-person sessions.
I work in venues in BS4 and BS3 in Bristol.
My name is Mary Flynn. I am a Bristol-based mother, practising midwife, qualified yoga instructor and all round birth fanatic!
I work alongside women and birthing people to empower and support for a positive birth experience and a gentle start to parenthood.
My services include:
* Antenatal classes
* Dynamic birth workshop
* Pregnancy yoga
* Postnatal yoga
I have been running Aqua Yoga classes in West Sussex for 10 years, specialising in one to one sessions. These sessions are tailor-made for clients to work supporting them with long term conditions. The Aqua Yoga sessions are also a complementary aid for injury and mobility. Sessions with larger groups can be arranged.
I also worked with children with disabilities, allowing them to obtain freedom in water through experiencing gentle Aqua Yoga.
One to one sessions and some group sessions are also available for pregnant Mums, as well as for recovery postnatally.
The sessions are based in private pools in West Sussex.
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