Last updated: December 2019

Pregnancy Yoga Classes Near You

Pregnancy yoga classes are very popular form of exercise for pregnant women, because classes help with breathing, relaxation, and help women adjust to the physical demands of pregnancy, labour, birth, and motherhood.

In a Pregnancy yoga classes you will learn invaluable breathing techniques for pregnancy and labour as well as relaxation and meditation techniques.

Yoga classes are a great way to gently exercise during pregnancy and after giving birth, even if you've not been to regular exercise classes before.

Is Yoga Safe for Pregnant Women?

Yoga is a gentle form of exercise. Specialist pregnancy yoga classes are special classes that focus on the needs of pregnant women.

Check with your medical practitioner before undertaking a pre or postnatal yoga class or antenatal yoga pregnancy exercises.

Attend a class that offers specialist pre-natal or postnatal yoga classes. These take into account your pregnancy stage, your yoga teacher will help you prepare for the birth of your child.

Research suggests that pregnancy yoga is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies.

What are the Benefits of Yoga?

Pregnancy yoga exercises improve a pregnant woman's core strength and help to avoid some common problems that can occur both during and after pregnancy.

  • Reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Develop stronger muscles in the stomach, back and pelvic floor.
  • Improve sleep.
  • Improve circulation.
  • Increase energy levels.
  • Reduce backache.
  • Bond with other mothers.

Choose a pregnancy yoga class or course taught by an instructor who are trained in pregnancy yoga. Find a qualified pregnancy yoga teacher on Yoga Class Near You.

Antenatal Yoga Classes Near Me

Antenatal yoga classes are enjoyable and healthy way to exercise during pregnancy. Yoga increases body awareness and core strength throughout your pregnancy. Yoga pregnancy exercise usually change during each trimester.

Antenatal classes help you to deal with changes in the body both physically, mentally and emotionally through each trimester of pregnancy. Prenatal yoga classes can be easily modified to meet the needs of each trimester.

Classes focus on gentle and safe yoga exercises, breathing and relaxation guided by a qualified pregnancy teacher.

Pregnancy yoga can be a great way to meet other pregnant women in a positive, supportive environment. Exercising with other pregnant women can help the motivation to continue exercising right up to pregnancy.

IMPORTANT: Pregnant women who have never practised yoga before should wait until after their first scan (12-14 weeks), before participating in an antenatal yoga class. Talk to the instructor about your pregnancy before starting a yoga class.

Postnatal Yoga Classes Near You

After the baby has been born attending postnatal yoga classes is a great way to support the body's recovery. Postnatal yoga classes, help improve posture, support healing, relaxation, and toning.

CHECK: It is usually safe to commence postnatal class after the 6 week health check with your GP or Midwife first.

Qualified pregnancy yoga instructors offer postnatal yoga classes that use exercise to facilitate the of the pelvic floor muscles weakened during birth.

Benefits of Postnatal Yoga Classes

Postnatal yoga classes help women regain their pre-baby shape as well as rebuild inner strength and well-being. They also help mothers socialise, share experiences and make friends.

Postnatal yoga class will help repair and develop postural muscles in your body. These exercises help women cope with the stresses and strains of breast-feeding and carrying around a new baby.

  • Help restore pre-pregnancy shape.
  • Regain strength to help with lifting and bending.
  • Pelvic floor exercises to strengthen muscles around the bladder, vagina and bottom.
  • Ease back pain.
  • Socialise with other mothers.
  • Improve emotional well-being.
  • Get advice on caring for baby.

Find a postnatal yoga teacher or yoga studio near you on this website.

How to Find a Yoga Pregnancy Class Near Me

Find a yoga teacher who offers antenatal yoga classes and postnatal yoga classes for pregnant women near you. Check that the yoga teacher is qualified to run an antenatal yoga, postnatal yoga classes.

Pregnancy yoga classes in London are very popular but there are hundreds of yoga teachers and yoga studios in other major UK cities too.