"My antenatal yoga/Pilates classes with Pamela were as vital as my antenatal hospital classes and appointments. It kept me fit, alleviated pregnancy aches and pains and it really was practical training for labour. It gave me the confidence to be calm and in control of my labour. When the time came, I had a wonderful birth experience and now that I’m expecting baby number 2, I am back in Pamela’s class. I couldn’t do it without her!"
Our classes are small, intimate and personal. Drawing from Pilates, Yoga and Meditation, this special class is a wonderful space away from the hustle and bustle of daily life for you and your baby. We encourage our new mums to catch up over complementary coffee after class and share pregnancy stories. When baby finally arrives please come back and introduce us to your little bundle.
All of our pre- and postnatal classes combine a unique fusion of Yoga and Pilates. Here's a little sample of what you can expect……….
In pregnancy we are not eating for two but we are BREATHING for two. Learn the ancient art of yoga breathing, drawing a wonderful supply of fresh oxygen to you and your baby. This breathing technique will aid relaxation, sleep and labour. With the use of props you will move your body in a safe and soothing way, relieving back pain, heavy legs and pelvic pressure. Each class will finish with a guided meditation.
Like Yoga, Pilates focuses on breathing, posture and movement. Our specially designed class will focus on core stability, posture and pelvic floor muscles. Tuning into the pelvic floors muscles will not only aid labour but also help to minimise post pregnancy problems. Tummy muscle separation can also be an issue during pregnancy, again proper and suitable core conditioning can help to minimise this. With gentle movement and postural awareness, our highly trained instructors will help you relieve stiffness, cramps and discomfort encouraging you to bring little changes to your daily life, optimising well-being and health.
The perfect addition to your weekly schedule if you are pregnant, suffering from lower back pain, rehabilitating an injury or simply want to ease your way into Barre slowly. This class combines light weights, Ballet inspired movements, Pilates exercises and stretching to improve muscle tone, relieve and improve lower back pain and reduce pelvic discomfort and sciatica. This class is suitable to attend throughout your pregnancy and aims to improve muscular endurance in preparation for giving birth.
Mummy and Me Yoga & Pilates Fusion
Once you've had your 6-week check up, come back to us with your baby for a special mommy class. While you work out, our teachers get to snuggle your bundle. Our class will help shift those post pregnancy pounds, while being mindful of post pregnancy hormones and delicate bodies. Again this class will focus on core conditioning, pelvic floor and spine stabilisation. After the class, head upstairs for a complementary coffee and a good moan about sleepless nights.