Mum & Baby Yoga
I am delighted to teach Mum & Baby Postnatal Yoga to women in and around York. As well as being a qualified pregnancy and postnatal yoga teacher I am also a trained Doula and a Baby Massage teacher.
Post Natal yoga is a wonderful practice and a great way to heal, strengthen and nurture yourself without needing a babysitter. It helps you to reconnect with your body, find some calm and stillness in this exciting but exhausting time, and also have time to really nourish and replenish yourself as a new mother - which is so very important.
I currently teach this as a weekly class and as private one-to-one yoga sessions. This can also be arrange as lessons for small groups of friends, or in other local yoga studios.
Benefits of Mum & Baby Yoga:
Mum & Baby postnatal yoga has many benefits for your body, and your mind too, in the first year of motherhood (usually starting after your 6 week check):
Strengthens the back, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles
Releases tension in shoulders and neck muscles
Helps to improve posture
Decreases overall stress and promotes relaxation
Rejuvenates the mind and increases energy
Builds patience and inner-calm
Learn breathing techniques that can help you get you and baby to sleep
Brings fun and pleasure to both parent and baby
“I find it such a supportive lovely group and great for making friends so thank you very much for creating this.”
Mum & Baby Postnatal Yoga Weekly Classes
When? ~ Monday Afternoon - 1pm to 2.30pm
~ Tuesday Morning - 10.45am to 12.15pm
Where? All Saints Hall, Upper Poppleton, York, YO26 6DA (view map)
Plenty of easy and free parking available.
£7.50 a class, booked in terms of classes. Booking essential. (you can start at any point within a term)
“What a lovely year of pregnancy and mama and baby yoga I have had. Susan has created such a warm, easy and friendly space for all of us when we need it the most. She is just so supportive and full knowledge you can tell her whole heart is in this. Thank you💛”
This is yoga specially for mums with small babies. It's yoga for YOU, but baby comes too for some lovely time together breathing, moving and relaxing. The classes create a wonderful community atmosphere that provide emotional and physical support. They are friendly, fun and easy going classes taught in a safe and nurturing environment.
The main body of the class is created around gentle stretches and postures that release the regular parental tensions; sore neck, shoulders and back. We also gently re-engage with your core and the pelvic floor to help tone these important areas. The babies take part too with some nursery rhymes and songs, and then we end the class with a quiet relaxation time to nourish tired minds and allow you extra time to bond with your baby.
The yoga and relaxation will be followed by time for tea & biscuits or fresh fruit (whichever you fancy, or indeed both!), so you have time to chat and connect with other mums too.
Open to women from 6 weeks post natally up until baby is around 9 to 10 months old (or when they are so crawly off you can't do the yoga anymore!!). No previous yoga experience required.
“We enjoyed the classes so much, and fantastic to go to something calm, gentle and supportive. The highlight of our week”
To book your place
Simply contact Susan to book you place, or for any more details. email firstname.lastname@example.org or head to our contact page to get in touch
You can also visit my Yoga For Modern Life website and find out more about Mum & Baby Yoga classes here.