I am trying to conceive, can I practise yoga?
Yes. Yoga is for everyone, but as with every class, you need to listen to your intuition and your body and do what feels right for you and find the classes that better suit your needs and your mood. Get in touch with our Front of House staff at reception to find out more about our classes.
I’m not pregnant yet, are there any women’s workshops I can attend?
Our Becoming Moon: Women’s Circles are specifically developed to offer women a space to connect with their femininity & natural cycles, and this can be valuable when trying to conceive.
Why practise yoga during pregnancy?
Yoga can prepare your body for birth, not only physically but also mentally and emotionally. As well as keeping a fit and strong body, the regular practice of yoga helps us develop an inner sense of awareness with our body, our mind and our breath, as well as increasing the awareness of the presence of our growing baby or babies.
When can I start attending the pregnancy yoga classes?
Pregnant women can start attending our classes from 12 weeks of pregnancy. This is a guideline only, please consult with your health practitioner in the first instance.
I have never practised yoga before, can I join the pregnancy yoga classes?
Absolutely! Many women discover yoga during pregnancy and continue to have a practice for life. Pregnancy offers us such a wonderful opportunity to draw inwards, to connect with ourselves, our body and our mind and yoga can beautifully support this process. The asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathing exercises) offered in our classes have been carefully adapted to make them appropriate for pregnant women.
I have a regular Mysore Ashtanga practice; can I continue this during pregnancy?
We have very specific guidance for pregnant Mysore practitioners; please contact us for more details.
I have been suffering from nausea, pelvic girdle pain (PGP), cramps, and/or other pregnancy related ailments.
Can I still join the classes?
Yes! Your teacher is qualified and experienced and she will adapt the exercises for each women’s particular pregnancy. It is important that you speak to your teacher before the course starts and make her aware of anything you consider important with regards to your pregnancy. Your teacher will create a space in which all mums to be feel equally included and enjoy the benefits of yoga as appropriate for their bodies and pregnancies. It is also important that you discuss it with your Midwife or Obstetrician before starting any exercise during pregnancy.