I’m a dad to be. How can I support my partner during pregnancy, labour and childbirth?
Birth partners have such a crucial role in helping the mother to be feel comfortable, safe and at ease. We will be developing birth preparation workshops for couples and also workshops for dads to be where you could meet and chat with some like minded men and learn more about how to support your partner and how can yoga asanas and breathing techniques can be used during pregnancy, labour and childbirth.
Do you offer any birth preparation workshops?
Yes. We are working hard on preparing birth preparation workshops for couples. These are being developed with our resident Birth & Postnatal Doula, Marcela de León Pérez from Mama Gives Light and will focus on offering a space to explore the use of asana (poses) and pranayama (breath) to help mum and partner to feel confident, empowered, connected and ready to embrace childbirth. We are also working on developing workshops for dads to be, led by Simon Kirkness, one of our teachers and a dad himself.
Why practise yoga after pregnancy?
Becoming a parent can bring many unexpected challenges. Yoga can help us keep a calm and mindful sense of being, as well as supporting the mother to gradually recover after the birth. Practising yoga regularly has many benefits such as helping you strengthen the bond with your baby, help your body and mind recover after the birth, help you practise mindfulness and patience, and can even help you sleep better!
When can I start attending the mum & baby yoga classes?
We recommend that you attend our classes after you have had your 6 week postnatal check and after 10-12 weeks if you had a cesarean birth. This is a guideline only, please consult with your health practitioner.
I’m a dad. Can I attend the mum & baby yoga classes?
Our classes are only currently aimed for mums and babies. However, we will be offering monthly dad & baby yoga classes. Watch this space!
Until when can I continue attending the mum & baby yoga classes?
We recommend that babies attend from 0-12 month. Our classes are not recommended for when your baby is mobile/walking.