Pregnancy is a great personal journey for any woman and is a time of mental and physical change. It can also be a challenging time, as adjustments are necessary as the body starts to change shape. For this reason, many women are now turning to pregnancy yoga. A prenatal yoga practice can help address some of these mental and physical changes in a positive way. Women who practise yoga during pregnancy are able to be really present in their bodies and connect with their unborn child. In addition to this, yoga has a calming effect on the mother. This calm is also transmitted to the baby.
Yoga Mama are Putney’s longest-serving Pregnancy Yoga specialists. We keep our classes small deliberately, with an average of 6-12 students per class. This allows for individual attention and support from our team of highly qualified and experienced teachers. We recommend that women start attending classes after 12 weeks of pregnancy. At present, we offer group classes at our studio, with the option of online classes also available. We also provide private 1:1 tuition upon request.
FIND A CLASS
We offer several classes per week at our studio. Consult our timetable to find the class that best suits your schedule.
BOOKING A CLASS
Places on our in-studio group classes are limited and are on a first-come first-serve basis. At present, we are unable to take class bookings or payments at our reception. This means that in order to attend a class, you will need to book your space in advance using our online booking system. Enrolment on our classes closes 60 minutes before advertised class start times. Therefore, we urge you to book early to avoid disappointment. We kindly request that you do not attend the studio without a valid class booking.
We operate a class pass system, with passes available for 1, 5 and 10 classes. Visit our prices page for more information about the types of passes available and prices.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When can I start pregnancy yoga?
We recommend that women start attending pregnancy yoga classes in the second trimester of pregnancy (after 12 weeks).
Breathing techniques learnt in pregnancy yoga can be used at any time during pregnancy. Focusing on the breath can have a profound effect. By learning to control the breath, women may feel empowered and more in control of their thoughts and body. Many women also find these techniques very useful when giving birth.
How is it different from other types of yoga?
Pregnancy yoga differs from general yoga classes in several ways. We adapt many classical poses to accommodate the changes in the body. For example, twists are open and poses are fluid and nurturing for the mum-to-be. This creates space in the body and helps to alleviate some of the common ailments often associated with pregnancy, such as: backache, heartburn, swollen limbs etc.
By practising yoga, the body becomes more strengthened and toned. Moreover, many women who practise yoga find that they regain their shape and fitness more quickly after giving birth. In addition, spending time in a pregnancy yoga class with other women can be an emotionally bonding experience, with friendships being formed at this time.