Pregnancy Yoga

What is Pregnancy Yoga?

Whether this is your first pregnancy or you have been pregnant before, Pregnancy Yoga is here to help you live your pregnancy the best possible way, preparing yourself both mentally and physically for the birth of your baby/babies.

Pregnancy Yoga classes create a space for the expecting Mum to feel nurtured and rested through a variety of easy exercises, tailored for her exclusive needs.

Pregnancy Yoga is also a time to socialise with other pregnant ladies, share tips & support each other in this most vital time of your life. Even on Zoom, you will chat to each other in break-out rooms and be part of a prenatal community!

Everyone can practice with confidence and comfort as classes are adapted to the specific needs of the student(s) that day. Modifications are offered according to stages of pregnancy, flexibility & strength. You do not need previous yoga experience.

You will learn invaluable tools, for a lifetime of caring and loving! You will learn how to relax, restore and centre yourself too.

**Classes in-person restarted Monday 17th May at a new venue in Knutsford, Carrot Banana Peach Studio, and 20th May at Bodywise in Manchester. In-person classes are socially distanced, in groups of up to 6 or 7 mums depending on the venue. Booking are open.

Your Daytime Class is every Thursday 11.30-12.45. Classes are still available online as well on Zoom if you’re aren’t local or don’t wish to travel.**

Register here

For Knutsford classes, buy a single class, 4-week course or 10-week class pass. Use this booking & paying platform for Carrot Banana Peach.

For Manchester classes, use the menu below. You can also purchase a one-to-one session tailored to your own needs or a gift voucher. Simply follow the following steps:


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Benefits of the practices

There are 100’s! Some have been referred to in the testimonials.

Amongst others, Pregnancy Yoga has proven to improve:

  • Sleep – Many tips are given about how to get comfortable at night
  • Posture – Improve alignment and better breathing
  • Blood circulation – To you and baby/babies
  • Inner strength – Prepare to be a Mum with your the Heart and Soul
  • Digestion – Relieve heartburn and constipation
  • Energy levels and vitality
  • Body stretch and tone
  • Calm and relaxation

Various Breathing techniques are taught for different stages of labour – offering aid for pain relief and focus during labour and birthing.

Birth Partners welcome

Baby’s other parent is welcome to join during special birth preparation sessions. You’ll all rehearse together and the birth partner will learn to be a useful support during labour.

The session usually takes place with other couples in Knutsford or Manchester although recently we have favoured one-to-one Zoom sessions and tailored the class to your exclusive needs.

A fun experience for both of you on this exciting journey towards parenthood! See this page for more information.

Guidelines for Pregnancy Yoga

  • No previous Yoga experience is necessary
  • Classes are suitable from 14 weeks onwards right until your due date
  • You are entitled to time off work for all your ante natal care, enquire with your employer and make the most of your right!
  • A few sessions will help boost your confidence towards labour, relieve anxiety and help with sleep disturbances

In the class

  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Move slowly and gently
  • Rest whenever you need to
  • Use supports such as a bolster, thick cushions, bed pillows, an exercise ball and blankets – comfort is key
  • Don’t practice immediately after a meal, a light snack or fruit is ok but when possible, wait until after the class for a main meal
  • When practicing at home, try create an atmosphere conducive to relaxation, dim the lights or play soft background music
  • Listen to your body and don’t try movements you aren’t comfortable with
  • Allow space for your bump at all times
  • Reach out to Maryline for any questions and comments about your practice
  • The practice is intuitive and accessible to all, enjoy your time-out!
  • Click here to see classes times and locations.

    Get a taster of free audio practices here.

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