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 in Knutsford, at Carrot Banana Peach Studio, and Bodywise in Manchester Northern Quarter. In-person classes are still socially distanced, in groups of up to 7 or 8 mums depending on the venue. Book a course or Pay as you Go.
Your Daytime Class is on Thursdays 11.45-13.00 in Manchester.
New Daytime Class Fridays 11.00-12.00 in Knutsford.
Classes are available online as well, if you’re aren’t local or don’t wish to travel.**
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:
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. One-to-one sessions tailored to your exclusive needs are available too, at the couple’s home or studio.
Zoom option if you prefer.
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!