Pregnancy Yoga Classes

Everyone is welcome to our Pregnancy Yoga classes which:

  • Teaches you tried & tested essential birthing techniques, from movements and mindset to breathing and relaxation, to help you prepare for labour and birth with know-how and confidence

  • Help relieve pregnancy ailments and aches, from sciatica to pelvic girdle pain

  • Help you have a good night's sleep, so wake up refreshed and energised

  • Proven yoga practices to reduces stress, anxiety and fear

  • All tailored to meet your individual needs from class to class &

  • Where you meet other lovely mums-to-be to make friends, building that much needed support network

We believe our approach gives you the best in nourishing & active yoga, together with the latest in scientific pregnancy & birth protocols, evidence and research.

Everything we share with you is fact based and we understand every women and birth is unique - so we educate and empower YOU to make your own informed decisions on your journey throughout pregnancy, birth and motherhood.

For those new to yoga, it is best to wait until reach 15/16 weeks before starting class. This is when you will feel more energised and are safely through your first trimester. You can then practice right up to full term, or beyond if you go overdue, so all the breathing, movements, mindset and relaxation practices become second nature, ready for you to do on the birth day.

If you are used to yoga or regular exercise and wish to start classes earlier, just contact your teacher directly to check in.

If you have any health concerns it is best to check with your doctor or midwife that you are ok to practice before booking in. 

Why not try:

  • A first of its kind online hypno-birthing course - Beautiful Birth - completely personalised to you, available online so you can use the relaxation podcasts in your own time, with accompanying PDFs for you to read and an online private Facebook Group community to connect with others and receive additional support - for just £97

Antenatal Education 

Courses are popular, booking essential. Once you reach around 12 weeks, sign up for your birth preparation course and plan to attend when you are around 24-34 weeks. This gives you plenty of time to prepare fully and practice the techniques. Don't worry if you have left it later than this, we will do our best to squeeze you in!

Experts in this field, our Antenatal Education is based on the latest science, research and protocols. Co-created by our founder Clare Maddalena and a team of expert midwives we have received full accreditation from FEDANT, the UK's awarding body for antenatal education, midwifery & doula services in the UK.

Our courses not only cover all the science about what your body is doing, we also teach you practical tried & tested tools & techniques on how to 'breathe, move and relax' throughout labour and birth, so we really teach you how to cope with contractions, find your rhythm to work with your body and overcome fears - which you won't find in other antenatal courses.

Also we don't shy away from any subjects, and will teach you about all the options open to you, including medical pain relief options and any interventions you might have to navigate, so you are fully prepared and able to make the best decisions for you and your baby on the big day. Again, this is unlike other courses which often just explain about natural childbirth and don’t take into account some of the other things that might happen.

Essentially, we cover EVERYTHING you need to know to prepare for birth - delivered in a down to earth and easily understandable way. Our Antenatal Education helps you prepare for birth fully by teaching you all about:

  • The signs labour is starting

  • The stages of labour, how things typically progress

  • What is a contraction? Why it is OK to use the word 'contraction' - the science behind what your body is doing and techniques to help you cope

  • The role of hormones and the importance of the positive feedback loop

  • The effects of fear on the process

  • Using the breath, yoga positions and mindfulness as a toolkit for labour

  • Clear explanations of all possible medical interventions and pain relief options - and why these sometimes have a much needed place

  • How to make decisions and give meaningful informed consent in the moment - and the importance of this

  • How long things might take, when to call, what to pack in your bag

  • Where to birth - home, midwife led unit or hospital - and why

  • Essential birth partner tips - what to do, when

  • The 4th trimester - early days with your newborn, what to expect

We offer two options to you - one is an intensive one-off birth preparation course, ideal for those who are time short. Or sign up for our full programme, which runs over 4 sessions, once a week over the course of a month, with a chance to meet other parents-to-be at the afternoon tea and reunion with the baby a few months down the line.

 

One off Intensive Prepare for Birth Antenatal Education Course:

If you are short of time and need a one-off intensive half to full day birth preparation session, either within a group or as a 121 - these are your options:

  • Brighton - new dates to be announced

  • Stockport - 3rd February, 7th April

  • Ipswich - new dates to be announced

  • Manchester - new dates to be announced

  • Bristol - new dates to be announced

  • Chepstow - new dates to be announced

  • Worthing - new dates to be announced

  • Haywards Heath - 27th January, 24th March, 9th June

Dates and locations coming soon for other areas - email us here hello@lushtums.co.uk to have your name added to our local wait list.

BOOK NOW - via the timetable below. Click to find your chosen date and press book now to save your space.

 

Full Antenatal Education Programme over 6 sessions - including Prepare for Birth, Baby Care & Feeding, Baby First Aid and a chance to make friends:

Brighton - Tuesday evenings 7.00-9.00pm at the lovely cafe Starfish & Coffee, Queens Park Rd - £250 per expectant couple and/or expectant mother and her birth partner for all 6 sessions

JANUARY course (if you are due in March, April or May) - BOOK NOW

  • 8th & 15th Jan for Antenatal Education Prepare for Birth

  • 22nd Jan for Prepare for Baby, Baby Care, Sleeping & Feeding

  • 29th Jan for Baby First Aid

  • Saturday 2nd Feb 2-4pm for Ladies Afternoon Tea

  • Group reunion Sunday 12th May 12.30-2.30pm

FEBRUARY course (if you are due in April, May or June) - FULL

  • 5th & 12th Feb for Antenatal Education Prepare for Birth

  • 19th Feb for Prepare for Baby, Baby Care, Sleeping & Feeding

  • 26th for Baby First Aid

  • Saturday 2nd March 2-4pm for Ladies Afternoon Tea

  • Group reunion Sunday 9th June 12.30-2.30pm

MARCH course - (if you are due in June, July or August) - BOOK NOW

  • 5th & 12th March for Antenatal Education Prepare for Birth

  • 19th for Prepare for Baby, Baby Care, Sleeping & Feeding

  • 26th for Baby First Aid

  • Saturday 30th March for Ladies Afternoon Tea

  • Group reunion Saturday 8th June

MAY course - (if you are due in July, August, September) - BOOK NOW

  • 7th & 14th for Antenatal Education Prepare for Birth

  • 21st for Prepare for Baby, Baby Care, Sleeping & Feeding

  • 28th for Baby First Aid

  • Saturday 1st June for Ladies Afternoon Tea

  • Group reunion Saturday 7th Sept

BOOK NOW - via the timetable below. Click to find your chosen START date and press book now to save your space for that month's course.

If you are due after June 2019, please register your interest by emailing us at hello@lushtums.co.uk