Yoga for Pregnancy

CONTACT DETAILS

PREGNANCY AND PARENTS CENTRE

188 Pleasance, EDINBURGH, EH8 9RT
0131 667 3043
SERVICE LOCALITY
North East, North West, South East, South West

KEY
INFORMATION

Who is the service for?
Women, Ante-Natal
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49

ORGANISATION
CONTACT DETAILS

188 Pleasance, EDINBURGH, EH8 9RT
0131 667 3043

DAY(S) TIME(S) AVAILABLE

MONDAY: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
TUESDAY: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
WEDNESDAY: -
THURSDAY: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
FRIDAY: -
SATURDAY: 10:00am - 12:00pm
SUNDAY: -

information SERVICE DETAILS

What to expect in our online yoga for pregnancy sessions

Our yoga for pregnancy sessions offer a unique approach to enjoying your pregnancy, preparing for the birth of your baby and for parenthood.

The sessions begin with a relaxing meditation. This is followed by yoga which focuses on breathing awareness, and letting go of tension and life’s stresses and strains. It also includes yoga postures and movements designed to relieve pregnancy symptoms, enhance wellbeing and the connection with your baby. It’s an opportunity to get to know your own body and tap into your own resources and knowledge. The sessions conclude with facilitated discussion around pregnancy, birth and early parenting topics, guided by the interests of the women in each group. These discussions enable you to develop your knowledge, get to know others in the group, and share experiences if you want to.

We believe that our sessions are special because our knowledge of birth and local maternity services is integral to what we offer; each facilitator is both trained and experienced in birth education and running
groups.

Our groups are inclusive and welcoming, and takes place at our new centre at 188 Pleasance. Our new centre is a lovely, comfortable space, with lots of pillows, stools, yoga balls, blocks and mats. We always have equipment for you to use but during Covid-19 we are asking that you bring some items (if possible) with you. When you are offered a space our lovely office team of Sara, Kasia and Val will be sure to talk to you about this before class.

Our approach makes yoga safe for all women whether they are new to yoga or not. Women can join at any stage of pregnancy and with their first or subsequent pregnancies.

How will the sessions benefit me and my baby?

Our yoga for pregnancy sessions contribute to good overall health, reduced anxiety, increased confidence and building supportive networks. We hope that our groups help women to prepare for positive births, regardless of what they’re planning.

Some women find that they sleep better, and feel relief from common pregnancy symptoms such as heartburn, backache, cramp, swollen feet, poor posture etc.

Pregnancy can be quite an emotional journey. Our sessions aim to help women feel safe and calm as they meet these challenges. Consequently, babies benefit too.

More information and how to book

Our sessions are very popular and we sometimes have to a waiting list. We are only running very small groups, to ensure we are meeting guidelines in place around Covid-19. This means our wait list my be a little longer than usual, however, please register your details as soon as possible to ensure you have a space as soon as one becomes available.

To register your interest and to be added to the interest list please register your details at https://pregnancyandparents.org.uk/whatweoffer/yoga-for-pregnancy or if you have any questions or wish to chat first please contact us via email and we can reply this way or call you if you provide your phone number.

** You are entitled to paid time off work for antenatal care, which includes pregnancy yoga classes when supported by your midwife or GP see www.gov.uk/working-when-pregnant-your-rights

Our Classes run on:

Monday 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm

We are also hoping to resume our other Yoga for Pregnancy sessions on Thursday 7:00pm - 9:00pm and Saturday 10:00am - 12:00pm. If either of these sessions are of interest please also let us know.

Cost...

We offer our yoga for pregnancy sessions on a donation system because the Pregnancy and Parents Centre is a not-for-profit charity. We ask women to pay for 6 weeks at a time and to let us know when they wish to give up their space. You can pay in advance for only one or two sessions at the end of your pregnancy. The suggested donation for 6 consecutive weeks is usually £65. Please note that we never turn anyone away due to financial restrictions and so if you feel this is unaffordable, do get in touch; we will come to an arrangement that ensures you can attend our sessions.

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Pregnancy and Parents Centre

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