Postnatal Yoga – Bring Baby Too! (or come hands free!)
A wonderful way to bond with your baby, regain your strength, connect with others and feel great, one day at a time. These classes are specially designed to allow you to safely practice yoga with your baby by your side, or joining in. Or if you have some child care, come along and enjoy some well-deserved you time, child-free.
Classes are suitable from 6 weeks after a vaginal birth, or 8 weeks after a c-section, until your baby is on the move. As with any exercise after birth, it is always a good idea to get the all clear from your doctor before you start classes. Ask them to check whether you have Diastasis Recti (separated tummy muscles).
These classes run as a course over 6 weeks during term time. We take you through a progressive approach to help you build core strength and revitalise yourself class by class. Each term you will feel stronger and be able to do more. If you had a baby a year ago or more and never incorporated a dedicated postnatal training, you may not have fully strengthened your deepest core. This could mean you suffer with an achy lower back, particular after any other exercise or you have a little wee when you laugh, cough or sneeze... if this sounds like you, feel free to book in and come along to class soon too.
Once you have been practicing for 6-9 months, you can then progress on to our Women's Yoga or Mother's Yoga classes to continue to explore yoga, have some you time and get fitter, stronger and leaner as you sculpt your body into shape and health.
What makes LushTums classes special?
Our lovely, expert LushTums classes provide nurturing, active, safe and supportive classes, offering a space for women during a time of great change - whether that's through pregnancy, in preparing for birth or during life as a mother. We teach fantastic tried and tested yoga practices that are useful and easy 'life tools' that you can use 'off the mat' - these really help improve your physical, mental and emotional health. Giving you an opportunity to relax and calm the mind, enables you to 'fill up' and feel nourished and supported. This means everyone leaves class feeling reconnected to themselves, grounded and ready to cope with life's challenges and stresses with much more resilience, calm and perspective.
Because we really need this! As women, as pregnant ladies, as mothers, we need time out for ourselves. We need head space. We need to process the fact we are 'pregnant' or where ever we are at with 'life's challenges and stresses' and all that brings. We need to relax. We need to do this for our mental health and emotion balance. We need to connect with others. We need to feel part of a community. We all need more support, even if our lives are full and loving, an extra layer of support goes a long way - and latest research and evidence clearly shows us that this is not only important for us, as women, but by extension, this helps us better support our families, greatly benefitting our babies and children and that this positively influences our child rearing practices, leading directly to social improvements, happier future generations and a more peaceful society at large. The power to change the world and make it a better place rests in our hands, as parents to be and parents, so lets get together and make that positive change happen over the next generation.
- Our own upgraded version of Hypno-Birthing called Mindful Birth
- Preparing For Baby
- Baby Massage