Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnancy yoga is widely recognised by health professionals as an effective and safe way to maintain physical and emotional health throughout pregnancy and to prepare for birth.

During this very special time your body and emotions will go through many changes – Svastha pregnancy yoga classes will empower you with tools and information that will help you move through these times of change with as much ease as possible. Our pregnancy yoga classes will support you throughout your pregnancy and prepare you physically and emotionally for birth and the years of motherhood to come.

Pregnancy yoga classes are gentle in nature, and are perfect whether you are discovering yoga for the first time or expanding on previous experience. These classes are a haven from the fast paced life most of us lead where we encourage you to slow down, connect inward with your growing baby and give yourself the space to fully experience this special and important time

Taught by caring, experienced teachers of the highest standard, we promote a nurturing environment and sense of community in our classes where you can connect and share with other women.

If you have any questions at all please contact Barbara

Pregnancy Yoga Classes

Dearest Barbara – I wanted to say a huge thank you for the profound impact your teachings had on my pregnancy and labour. You truly do the most wonderful work & must make such a difference to so many women – you really are a very special lady!

Jess Knox

Read about our pregnancy class structure, timetable and prices…

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Hi Barbara,
Just to let you know our little yogi arrived nice and early Sunday morning.
Labour took 6.5 hours from me noticing the contractions were regular (30 mins apart) to baby in our arms. Had planned a water birth at Birthcare, but by the time we turned up at 2am I was already 10cm dilated! 20 minutes of pushing later and he arrived. I laboured at home with no pain relief but used my Swiss ball, yoga mat, yoga exercises and deep breathing to get me through – plus a wheat pack! Totally natural experience that thanks to all the yoga and breath training, I managed to stay calm and relaxed throughout.
It was a real pleasure to take your classes and I will certainly be recommending them to everyone I know!
Sarah Idle

What to Expect

Each class begins with a short opening chat where each mother-to-be is given the opportunity to share how she is feeling and ask any questions she may have.

From here we continue with 30 – 40 minutes of asana practice (postures). We focus on postures that are particularly valuable during pregnancy, labour & birth and that will:

    • Strengthen your back and help to eliminate or reduce back / hip pain common during pregnancy
    • Strengthen your legs and increase stamina, preparing you mentally and physically for labour & birth
    • Bring openness to the chest and shoulders, improving circulation and preparing for breast feeding
    • Help to position baby optimally for birth
    • Be beneficial for easing discomfort that may arise during labour & birth

A large focus in our pregnancy yoga classes is breathing, both during the physical practice of postures and as an exercise in itself. You will learn specific breathing techniques that bring about a deep sense of calm, inner awareness and focus. This focused breathing will help you move through the physical and emotional resistance that may arise during labour, birth and beyond, helping both you and your baby to remain calm and relaxed throughout your journey.

Fully supported with bolsters and blankets, we spend the last portion of the class in rest. This allows the benefit of your practice to be fully received and leaves you feeling refreshed and re-energised.