We teach Pregnancy Yoga and birth preparation classes to small groups, (no more than 9), individuals, couples or small intimate groups; on a group and also on a private basis. At Body Soul Yoga Faye Koe teaches Pregnancy Yoga to pregnant women after 14 weeks, as general guidance advises that you should rest during the 1st trimester. Yoga can be practiced through the 2nd and 3rd trimesters, until you have your baby. Faye teaches pregnancy yoga to individuals and small intimate groups, on a private basis, to ensure the safety of your baby and you. Feel free to have a private 1-2-1 session, or team up with a few friends and create your own group.
Faye Koe has practiced yoga for over 14 years; and has taught pregnancy yoga since giving birth to her two children, who are now 10 and 8. She recognizes the need for yoga at all stages of life, and particularly during this amazing and unique experience. She was taught pre natal Yoga at the Active Birth Centre in Highgate, London, by Janet Balaskas and Wendy Teasdill and has a Yoga Teaching Diploma from the British Wheel of Yoga.
The benefits of our Pregnancy Yoga and antenatal classes:
- Keeps you fit and strong
- Allows you to maintain and improve your flexibility and muscle tone
- Promotes a healthy birth
- Aids a quicker recovery after birth
- Increases your energy
- Improves your sleep
- Improves blood flow and circulation
- Strengthens your birthing muscles
- Allows time for you to connect and bond with the baby growing inside you
- Makes you more aware of your breath
- Helps you develop breathing exercises that you can use during contractions and when its ready to push
- Increases your lung capacity
- Provides you with knowledge about your pregnancy and birth
- Allows you to utilise your breath during the birth experience giving you a focus and to relax you
- Decreases anxiety and improves confidence
- Allows you to relax and enjoy a yogic sleep (nidra) at the end of the class
- You can also make friends and meet other mums-to-be, share your pregnancy and birth stories, meet their new babies and enjoy tea at the last session of each half term
Be conscious of your body and listen to your body. General guidance advises that you should rest during the 1st trimester, but yoga can be practiced through the 2nd and 3rd trimesters, until you have your baby. Seek medical advice from your GP or midwife regarding your wish to start pregnancy yoga and if your health changes during your pregnancy please seek medical advice and please make sure you tell your yoga teacher.