Held in a beautiful converted barn near Bedford on Saturday mornings (with an option to join via zoom when in lockdown or self-isolation), these classes (suitable from 14 weeks - birth)
are my unique and special blend of:
gentle yet effective, especially adapted hatha yoga
wonderful, natural positions and movements for labour
healthy breathing for wellbeing and for birth
meditation and quantum flow
hypnobirthing techniques e.g. visualisations, affirmations
deep relaxation, support and information
time for a chat and herbal tea, meet other mums to be
Just some of the benefits are:
safe healthy exercise for pregnancy, suitable for all levels of fitness, flexibility and yoga experience inc. beginners
easing pregnancy aches and pains, including back ache/pelvis pain
lower stress, depression and anxiety levels
increase feelings of confidence, calm and positivity
bond with your baby and enhance their development
learn more about pregnancy, birth and early baby days
spend time with other pregnant women
physically and mentally prepare for birth . . . and many more!
Class attendees say....
The most wonderful, informative and lovely classes. I’ve been to see Pippa in both my pregnancies and each time her classes have helped me prepare, stretch and relax. I found it a great way to switch off and focus some time on me and the new baby! - Faye
I've attended Pippa's pregnancy yoga classes from 14 weeks pregnant. The classes are really focused on helping you find movements that relieve pregnancy symptoms (like stiff joints), and also teaching you beneficial positions for labour and active birth. I have found all this information and learning invaluable in terms of preparing myself for birth for the first time, and also hugely influential in a positive way on my deciding the type of birth I would like to aim for. The tea and chat sessions in each class are a great opportunity to connect with other mums-to-be and to share experiences, to get things off our chests, and signposting us to useful books/resources. Thanks for all your teaching Pippa. - Felicity
I started antenatal yoga with Pippa as soon as I was able to and absolutely loved it! I am a natural pessimist so that combined with the woes of Dr Google and 2 earlier miscarriages meant I was quite anxious about this pregnancy.
Pippa’s friendly and calming demeanour, and the time at the end of the yoga to talk with the other mums over a chocolate bourbon and herbal tea really helped put my mind and body in a better place.
I knew that once I had the baby I would be doing the Karma Birth Mum and baby classes with her as well! William loved the baby massage and so did I! It really helped us bond! What’s lovely is also the network of other mums who have done the same antenatal journey with Pippa. - Sophie
Coming to your pregnancy yoga classes really helped me become more philosophical about giving birth and much less fearful of pain.
There is a lot to be said for calm, acceptance, patience and dedicated time in managing fear and pain.
I also really enjoyed learning from you and your experiences of birth and the other women in the class.
Even if you’re feeling good about your pregnancy it is a vulnerable time so the camaraderie and support of other women is invaluable. I found the post-yoga tea and talk a wonderful way to connect and sometimes very emotional.
I looked forward to giving birth because I felt calmer and more confident in my own skin.- Kat
I didn't know anyone else who was pregnant when I was, so coming to yoga weekly was a great way to make friends and talk through any worries.
I still meet up with a few of them now with their babies, it's really lovely. I was new to yoga when I started classes, but found it so relaxing in contrast to my stressful job that it helped me to bond with my baby and prepare for the birth without distraction.
That was so useful when my baby was born; I was able to trust my body and remain positive and focused. - Kerry
Just wanted to say "Thank you" for all your tips and info over the past months.
They really came into great use when I went into labour and gave birth. The yoga really helped and it definitely really helped me to stay calm. My image of giving birth beforehand was laying on a bed with legs up and pushing, so it really opened my eyes to the different options and possibilities that I could have for my birth......and in the end....I wasn't on the bed at all, I had quite an active birth and it was a lovely experience! I didn't have a birth plan, I was very open minded about things and just wanted everything to be calm and relaxed, which is what happened! :)
The yoga, breathing techniques, positions and the chats beforehand definitely helped me to have the experience I had! - Ciara