REMINDER: There are NO CLASSES over the 24th & 26th August bank holiday break
Antenatal Course- Birth & Parenting Preparation
The 6 weeks antenatal course prepares you for giving birth, and the care of a young baby.
We will cover some of the challenges & changes faced by expecting parents, and support during labour & after the birth of baby.
Classes are in a relaxed home space to bring expectant parents together to learn and support each other.
It is recommended that you start when you are 20-34 weeks pregnant.
Antenatal Course: Birth & Parenting Preparation
- 20th August- 24th September
- 5th November- 10th December
- Feb-March (TBC)
Times: Tuesday 7- 9:15pm
Venue: YogaAvenue home studio, 147 Mount Pleasant Road, N17 6TQ
Cost: £220* per couple, Early booking offer of £165 ends on the 31st July *There is a 10% discount from the full costs for those who attend the pregnancy yoga.
Spaces are limited, please get in touch by email to inquire or to book.
What to expect?
The 2 hour classes will combine practical learning with a 30min physical practise to prepare you for the labour and birth process, as well as connecting you with your partner and baby.
The course content is split evenly between the things you need to think about to prepare you for the arrival of the baby, and what to do when the baby is here.
At the end of each class you will have the opportunity to take away additional activities for an optional home practise.
There are two additional optional activities to attend a dinner at the end of the course, and a weekend lunch a month after baby has arrived, so that the babies can all get to meet one another :-)
Week 1: Exploring the Birth Process- Changes to mum and journey of baby through the body
Week 2: Understanding Labour- Stages of labour & support for active birthing
Week 3: Pain Relief & Labour options- Exploring different birth scenarios
Week 4: Baby & Beyond- Parental well-being, adjusting to baby & parenting styles
Week 5: Baby & Beyond- Baby tests, breast feeding, weaning, baby care (sleep, cry and nappies)
Week 6: Baby & Beyond- Baby's development milestones, immunisations, activities & baby first aid
Week 7: Dinner
Week 20-22: Post birth lunch
Active & Hypno Birth Partners Yoga weekEND Workshop
Workshop 1: Hypno Birth & Partner Yoga
Sunday 1st Sept 2019, 10:30- 12:30
Workshop 2: Active Birth & Partner Yoga
Sunday 8th Sept 2019, 10:30-12:30
Learn to support each other to achieve a positive birth experience. Exploration of helpful mental and physical techniques to build self-awareness and confidence in our abilities to take control. Exploring:
- perceptions of pain and birth
- relaxation techniques
- movements to optimise baby’s position
- active birth position & partner support
General Multistyle Yoga
@YogaAvenue home studio, 147 Mount Pleasant Road, N17 6TQ
No need to book, just drop in. Suggested donation of £7 per class, £20 for four classes. Mats are provided.
Suitable for all levels including beginners, the multistyle classes will introduce you to different yoga styles including Hatha, Sivananda, Vinyasa Ashtanga and Yin.
Saturday 10.10–11.10am, followed by 30 minute tea and chat
Book on Eventbrite. Suggested donation of £7 per class, £20 for four classes. Mats are provided.
Suitable for all levels including beginners, this class provides a gentle practice for pregnant women in their second and third trimester. The practice includes strengthening exercises in preparation for birth and active birthing techniques.
one-One Bespoke Classes
Private and small group classes are available at a time convenient for you, at our North London home studio, your home or event. For more information please get in touch.
A bespoke class is an ideal way to develop your personal Yoga journey. You will be offered an initial consultation to help create a personalised programme. Time will be spent on the areas you wish to develop, such as postures to help with injuries, provide energy, or relax.
Tailored programmes include:
Pregnancy- breathing, strengthing & relax for pregnancy
Partner- a nurturing practice connect with your partner
Health and Wellbeing- to aid with stress, pain or injuries.
Gift vouchers are available for Bespoke or General Classes.
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I started practising yoga 15 years ago for health reasons and am a strong believer of Yoga for Health. I believe our yoga practice can help us attain greater consciousness, inner peace and strength, benefiting our body, mind and soul.
I trained in multistyle yoga (200hr Yoga Alliance) with the Trimutri Yoga school in Goa, teaching Hatha, Vinyasa flow and Ashtanga. I have a relaxed and fun teaching style. I enjoy adapting the styles of practise to the health requirements of the individuals in a class.
I have a Physiology Bsc and carried out my Biophysics PhD research on Molecular Biology, researching the function of muscles.
Off the mat I love rock climbing, spicy food, and have two little toddlers who are my real Gurus for Yoga.