A weekly mum and baby class for the postnatal period and beyond with Rachel Whaley.
What to expect:
An hour of yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation and relaxation. Crafted for mums to give them back some deep breaths, slower mindful moments and strength in the body and mind.
This class is for mama’s who may have done yoga before or during their pregnancy and have perhaps completed the post-natal recovery course or some post-natal work.
Expect a range of basic yoga postures focussing on building strength in the pelvic floor and sacrum and opening the shoulders and chest area with a sprinkling of restorative poses to increase relaxation and lower adrenalin and stress levels.
Rachel teaches pregnancy yoga and is a shiatsu practitioner, working with women pre-and postnatally.
Come along with your babies, making and giving yourself the gift of time to practice. Your body will thank you for the simplest of practices. Your heart will feel more open and as a result baby will be able to receive this flow of energy. It is so important to nourish yourself as a mother, babies are happy when their mums are happy too.
Some days it may only be possible to do a handful of stretches or get through one relaxation if your baby needs you. But I found being around other mamas, chatting, having some warm, calming tea and being in the yoga environment so uplifting.