Pregnancy Yoga & Birth Preparation with Mamba Yoga
All classes are now online during this period. Please contact me for booking links.
Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome to our Pregnancy Yoga page. Whether this is your first time or second, third or fourth child, you have come to the right place.
I have been teaching pregnancy yoga for 8 years since my own pregnancy and the birth of my baby girl. Keeping up my yoga practice and adapting it was extremely helpful during pregnancy, birth into early motherhood and beyond. Over the years I have grown my business and due to this expansion I am delighted to have the lovely Jo Hawkes, fellow pre and post natal yoga specialist join me on Tuesday evenings.
Pregnancy Yoga has many fantastic benefits. Practising pregnancy yoga helps keep you fit, mobile preventing many common aches and pains. In these classes we look at specially adapted yoga for both strength and flexibility. Classes are geared towards your comfort and at your own pace. Any health considerations are looked after and we allow lots of time for restoration and connection to baby to be. Classes include extremely valueable practical tools to help prepare for baby’s arrival, so you can birth with confidence. Classes are sociable and friendly with time to make new friends.
Hypnobirthing & Deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra)
Classes always end in a lovely nurturing deep relaxation. I am trained in integrative hypnosis for birth (Creative Calm with Janine Hurley)https://www.creative-calm.com/meet-the-teachers.html. In classes we look at how hypnobirthing can help during labour. Pregnancy Yoga classes also include some techniques and antenatal workshops explain these in more detail. Both deep relaxation and hypnobirthing work in the same way, triggering the deep rest and digest response. These practices along with an understanding of breath and how this helps so much, are extremely helpful during labour and birth to remain more calm, producing the helpful hormones to manage the surges.
Usual Class timetable- (please check for current times and online options)
Tuesdays 630-745 pm with Joanne Hawkes at Tesco Community Space, Riverside, Bournemouth (off castle lane and adjacent to Royal Bournemouth Hospital) more about Jo here – https://www.facebook.com/johawkesyoga/
Saturdays 920 – 1030 am with Amba at Shore Studio, Southbourne https://shorepilates.co.uk/contact-us/
Classes cost £32 for 4 in a row (must be used one or more within a 4 week period) at any of Mamba Yoga classes – subject to space available – please note these are also being offered by donation up to normal class price only during this period.
£10 drop in where space permits – please give 36 hours notice. Classes can be carried if space can be filled or you can carry as above to a different class within that same week
Amba Yoga Empowering you for Birth workshops- (online option to be announced, please contact me).
These informative antenatal workshops empower you and your partner with the confidence and knowledge to help you birth with awareness and assurance. Fun and informal sessions. Spaces are limited to 6 couples and are bookable in advance. You will learn active birth positions, how to reduce anxiety and how to connect to the calm and space within. We look at the autonomic nervous system, the stress response and how to change this to one of relaxation, including the vital role of breathing, movement and relaxation. You will including learning extremely helpful practices for birth however can be integrated through life stressors too. You learn integrative hypnosis techniques to hypnobirth your baby and relaxation techniques. Workshops also explore the use of appropriate touch and massage. These tools are extremely helpful in managing surges and the more intense sensations during labour. Handouts, hynobirthing audios and relaxations are all included. Amba brings her 15 years expertise and experience of managing stress and anxiety to help you both feel much more confident and knowledgeable about your baby’s arrival into the world.
By donation any affordable amount up to £50 per couple
Useful Links for Pregnant and New Mums–
One Bump or Two, a local facebook group very helpful for finding out local groups, networking and seeking advice https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=one%20bump%20or%20two%20(bournemouth)&epa=SEARCH_BOX
Wessex Independent Midwives – impartial highly skilled independent midwives, also offer placenta encapsulation-