Welcome. Here you can find details of Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yoga for Pregnancy and Postnatal Mummy and Baby Yoga all located in central Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Pregnancy & Birth Classes

”I just wanted to say thank you! I found pregnancy yoga the most relaxing and positive experience in the run up to the birth. I used the visualisation and breathing techniques you taught us throughout my labour and it certainly gave me something to concentrate on. The midwife and my husband both commented how good my breathing was and I really think it helped me through the big event!”      Nicola and Emily

 

Having a baby is one of the most intense emotional and physical experiences of a woman’s life. Yoga can help you prepare in so many ways.

I’ve been teaching antenatal yoga since my first pregnancy 16 years ago, and I absolutely and totally love it! I can’t imagine a more fulfilling job than that of helping women to find the confidence, strength and positivity to have the most wonderful empowered birth possible. An empowered birth can be any kind of birth from your planned cesarean to a water birth at home and everything in-between.

During my years of teaching I’ve gained lots of experience dealing with many pregnancy related issues such as back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, Pelvic Girdle Pain and Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, which means I can offer you advice and suitable modifications.

I teach 2 different classes. Pregnancy Yoga (with Active Birth) and Unity Birth Classes.

The pregnancy classes include the following:

  1. As a fully trained Active Birth teacher (trained by Janet Balaskas) I integrate birth education into all of my classes.
  2. I teach breath awareness and breathing practices  throughout the classes which is the single most useful thing you can learn to help keep you calm and in control during labour.
  3. I use classic and adapted Yoga postures to help you strengthen your body helping you to stay active and energised during labour. These poses also allow you to find space, ease and comfort in your changing body.
  4. I will show you movements to help you connect to your body in an intuitive way which will help you to find useful and comfortable positions during labour.
  5. We always close the class with relaxation, visualisations and affirmations which are incredibly powerful techniques to help you feel really calm, confident and positive as you approach the birth.

Suitable from 14-40 weeks.

I also teach a fully comprehensive Birth Preparation course for mums-to-be. This is a 6 week course and includes the following.

  1. Active Birth antenatal education (stages of labour, birth physiology, understanding  birth hormones, how to create an optimum environment for birth, positions for labour and birth, pain relief options etc)
  2. Breathing techniques for birth.
  3. Yoga for body confidence, strength and flexibility.
  4. Hypnobirth for calm and pain management.
  5. Optimum foetal position techniques.
  6. Mindfullness

Unity Couples Birthing Workshop

The perfect compliment to the Unity Birth Course is the Couples Birth Workshop. This can also be done independently of the Unity Birth Course.

This is a 4 hour workshop on a Saturday. Including Active Birth education, Hypnobirth techniques, how to support your birthing partner with massage, gentle techniques to encourage baby into best position for birth, labour and birth positions, place of birth options. This 4 hour workshop is £120 per couple.

I also teach this workshop privately in the comfort of your home for £200.

‘A weeks worth of back ache gone, your classes are amazing – thank you.’ Claudia, 22 weeks pregnant.

Time table and Costs

Pregnancy Yoga: Mondays at Flow 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Unity Birth Classes: 6 week course. Tuesdays at The Yoga House - 7pm - 8pm (from Jan 2nd)

Fridays at The Yoga House - 10.45am - 11.45am

Costs

  • Unity Birth 6 week Course £65.
  • Monday Yoga £14 drop in or £13 if buying 5, £12 if buying 10.
  • Friday Yoga £13 for one, £12 for 4 or £11 for 8.
  • Unity Birth Couples workshop - £120 per couple. Private class £200. Or £300 for 2 couples.

Spaces are limited in both classes so it is essential that you book. There is a strick 24 hour cancellation policy for all classes.

Term dates and details

Classes are running up to and including the 19th December.

Monday evening classes can be booked via the Flow website (www.flowtunbridgewells.com). Tuesday and Friday classes need to be pre-booked via the bookings page on this website.

You can join the class at any point during the term, space permitting and as long as you are 14 weeks or over. All equipment is provided. It is not advisable to practice yoga on a full stomach. Wear loose comfortable clothing. The classes are done with bare feet.

Brigid Godwin: 07702 751 143