Update 8th July:
Welcome to my online pregnancy yoga classes. I am running these three weekly on Wednesdays 8-9pm
The cost is £30 for a block of four weeks. The current block started from w/c 6th July but you can join in at any time. Beginners to yoga as well as returning students are both welcome. You can attend a no commitment class then sign up afterwards if you would like to continue so contact me first and I can send you a health form to fill in and return before your first session as well as the link to the class you would like to trial .
It looks like government regulations won't let me yet teach group yoga in person so for now I will continue on-line.
The Warwickshire Pregnancy & Birth Network is offering FREE ASK THE EXPERT sessions from July. There will be a short talk by a couple of practitioners from the network followed by a chance to ask us questions. We are all specialists in working with women both before and after birth, and our sessions will be full of helpful hints and practices.
We will explore a different theme each week on Tuesdays 10.30-11.30am then repeated again the same week on Thursdays 6-7pm as follows. Just click on each link to access the sessions, no password needed.
7th/9th July: Calm during Covid – how to manage anxiety with Belinda Staplehurst (Pregnancy Yoga, Mother & Baby Yoga, Yoga for Women’s health) and Leonie Darch (Hypnotherapy including hypnobirthing)
Zoom meeting link for Tuesday 7th July 10.30am:
Meeting ID: 843 4237 9350
Zoom meeting link for Thursday 9thJuly 6pm:
Meeting ID: 833 9087 7315
14th/16th July: Managing Pelvic Girdle Pain with Rebecca Michielson (Osteopathy) & JoJo Therapy (Pregnancy Massage & Bowen)
Zoom meeting link for Tuesday 14th July 10.30am:
Meeting ID: 850 1039 8350
Zoom meeting link for Thursday 16th July 6pm:
Meeting ID: 839 1240 0510
21st/23rd July: Preparing for a home birth with Sarah Cossey (Doula & Antenatal Educator) & JoJo Therapy (Pregnancy Massage & Bowen)
Zoom meeting link for Tuesday 21st July 10.30am:
Meeting ID: 848 7562 6940
Zoom meeting link for Thursday 23rd July 6pm:
Meeting ID: 884 7859 1576
28th/30th July: Optimising Fertility with Lucy Bishop (Nutrition) & Alison Watkiss (Aromatherapy & Massage)
Zoom meeting link for Tuesday 28th July 10.30am:
Meeting ID: 883 2807 7609
Zoom meeting link for Thursday 30th July 6pm:
Meeting ID: 824 7063 6855
Do join us. It’s absolutely FREE!
As I've been working continuously since lockdown I will be taking a break during August. I hope to resume a mix of in person and online classes in September.
Please join the yogaworks pregnancy yoga closed facebook group so that I can communicate easily with you and you can stay in touch with each other. Please ask me if you are not in it and I can invite you in.
Remember too that I am running birthing sessions with partners online to help prepare you for labour so please check my website for latest dates.
If I fall ill and have to cancel classes then I will post this on the facebook group as soon as I can. I would in that event extend the time period of this block to cover any missed classes. If you fall ill I am sorry I will not be carrying payments forward or extending the dates of the block. I will be aiming to post at least one recording per week of a full yoga session which you can access for a month to help with home practice or if you miss some of the live sessions.
You wil need a Zoom meeting ID to join the classes. You can access these on the relevant facebook group or just e mail me and I can send them to you. PLEASE DON'T SHARE THE LINKS WITH ANYONE ELSE.
Zoom is free for you to use. You will ideally need a laptop with a camera or a phone. A speaker can help you to hear me more easily. I will mute everyone once the class has started but you will have a chance to talk to me and others at the end if you wish. There is a chat facility too where you can type some comments/questions.
If it's your first time using Zoom please test your equipment first. I start the session 10-15 minutes before the class start so you go into a waiting room then I can admit you. This gives you a chance to check that everything is working before the class starts. Please make every effort to join on time as it's quite distracting to admit people in when I am already teaching - but I do understand that equipment fails so will do my best to let you in. Sometimes internet connections go down so if you 'leave' the class whilst it's running again I will do my best to let you back in, but sometimes you may have to wait a few minutes.
Create a lovely calm space in your home where you won't be disturbed. Try to have as much space as possible around your mat. Ideally a wall and/or chair nearby and a yoga/birthing ball if you have one. A belt or scarf as well as a couple of blocks would also be great. Any spare cushions/bolsters will help you to be more comfortable during your relaxation.
See you online!