Pregnancy Yoga & Birth Preparation with Mamba Yoga

Welcome to our Pregnancy Yoga page.  Congratulations on your pregnancy! 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 7 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 through early motherhood and beyond. Over the years I have grown my business and due to this expansion I am delighted to have Jo Hawkes, fellow pre and post natal yoga specialist and Rachel Lex, experienced midwife and pregnancy yoga trained to join me in providing more classes.


Pregnancy Yoga has many fantastic benefits.  Practising pregnancy yoga can help you keep both stable and mobile.  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 lots of time for restoration and connection to baby to be. Classes include lots of tips to help prepare for baby’s arrival and time for 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)  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 can be extremely helpful during labour and birth to remain more calm, producing the helpful hormones to manage the surges.

Class schedule-

Tuesdays 7-815 pm with Joanne Hawkes at Tesco Community Space, Riverside, Bournemouth (off castle lane and adjacent to Royal Bournemouth Hospital) more about Jo here –

Wednesdays – 530 pm (arrival up to 545 pm-645 pm) with Rachel Lex at Urban Shanti Community Studio from Jan 2020 – more about Rachel here

Saturdays 920 and in busy periods 1040 am with Amba at Shore Studio, Southbourne

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

£10 drop in where space permits – please give 24 hours notice. Classes can be carried if space can be filled or you can carry as above to a different class that week

Amba Yoga Empowering you for Birth workshops-

Aim to do just this, to empower you and your partner with confidence and knowledge to help you birth with awareness and assurance.  Fun and informative sessions. Spaces are limited to 6 couples and are bookable in advance.

We cover active birth positions, how to reduce anxiety and how to connect to calm and space within us.  We look at the role of breath, including learning helpful practices.  We use integrative hypnosis to hypnobirth your baby and relaxation techniques and the use of touch. These tools are extremely helpful in managing surges and the more intense sensations during labour.  Handouts, hynobirthing audios and relaxations 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.

£50 per couple

Next workshops Sunday 23 February from 11-2 pm at Urban Shanti, The Sovereign Centre carpark, Boscombe.

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