PreNatal Yoga

Recommended by the NHS and private healthcare practitioners, Prenatal yoga is increasingly popular as women look to stay fit, improve their mental and physical strength and flexibility and prepare for labour.

I offer a safe, holistic approach, meeting the needs of the client. My approach incorporates birthing positions, movement to relieve aches and pains as pregnancy progresses, strengthening and stretching to prepare the body for labour, breathwork and pelvic floor exercises. I can’t stress the importance of breathwork enough. During pregnancy breathwork is used to calm the nervous system therefore relaxing the mind and body. During birth, focusing on breathwork helps you to remain calm and listen to your body’s needs. Calmness, focus and clarity.

As a Yoga Teacher and Doula, I believe, and I have witnessed first hand how yoga is a fantastic way not only to prepare your body for birth but also helps relieve possible anxiety and depression which may be heightened by significant hormonal changes during pregnancy. You are not alone with this, I support pregnant women to connect with their changing bodies in a safe nurturing space.

I work 1:1 or in small groups with those who have a regular yoga practice and want to continue to practice throughout pregnancy and those who have never set foot on a yoga mat. I aim to make yoga accessible to every-body.

I am trauma informed. I often work with those pre and postnatally who are in recovery with eating disorders, addiction,
grief & mental health diagnosis.

What is PreNatal Yoga?

Prenatal yoga or pregnancy yoga is widely accepted as being a safe and gentle way to maintain your fitness, flexibility and wellbeing during gestation.

Prenatal yoga can:

Improve sleep

Reduce stress and anxiety

Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth

Decrease lower back pain, nausea, headaches and shortness of breath

Helps with body positivity

Please email [email protected] directly if you wish to enquire about 1:1 or small group sessions. Please see timetable for events.

*Pregnancy 12+ weeks

**Sessions available In-person & Online

 

“Everything else went out of the window but the memory of your breathing calmed things down and I felt a lot more calmer, balanced, in control, rational and less anxious. I felt empowered.” Prenatal Yoga Client

POSTNatal Yoga

Post natal yoga has become a popular form of movement, focusing on rehabilitation of the core and pelvic floor muscles, as well as functional movements to help cope with the demands of motherhood. I programme yoga asana with freestyle movement to benefit tight shoulders, neck and back. A holistic approach taking into account what mum needs that particular day/moment.

The body has undergone a great deal of changes physically, hormonally, emotionally and mentally throughout conception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I offer a safe space to not only rehabilitate the physical body but also explore and release emotions through movement,

breathwork & meditative practices to bring calmness and aid the transition into parenthood. This is time for you!

Whilst in session, baby can be nearby or mum alone, up to you. My approach is flexible, anything goes – if you need to feed or
change nappies – totally fine.

I am trauma informed. I often work with those pre and postnatally who are in recovery with eating disorders, addiction,
grief & mental health diagnosis.

What is POSTNatal Yoga?

Postnatal yoga is widely accepted as being a safe and gentle way to introduce movement, strengthening and stretching after giving birth
(+6 weeks postpartum check).

As well as increasing overall wellbeing Postnatal Yoga can:

Strengthen & tone abdominal muscles

Pelvic Floor rehabilitation

Boosts energy and mood

Helps with postpartum depression

Promotes better sleep and relaxation

Relieves stress and anxiety

Helps with body positivity

*+6 weeks postpartum

**Sessions available in-person & online

“Virginia is a fantastic yoga teacher. I practiced with her throughout my pregnancy and now postnatally. Virginia has taken great care in her teaching and I have always felt nurtured and supported. Since the birth of my daughter I have really enjoyed getting back into my body through yoga flow. Virginia has known when to push me and when to ease off. I feel in such safe, expert hands and look forward to our time together every week – time to myself which is so rare.” – Postnatal Yoga Client

Virginia is affiliated with Pregma – London, Bumps & Burpees – London & Pommama – London.