Step out of your busy everyday life into the deeply nurturing and peaceful space I create for you to connect with your pregnancy and unborn baby. Stretch and strengthen your body; improve balance in the pelvis to help with optimal foetal positioning; develop awareness of your breath to help you in labour and for general well-being; release tension; relieve aches and pains of pregnancy; relax and make lasting friendships.
Each session starts with a chat where there is the chance to ask questions and get informed about birth. Then comes relaxation, breathing and connecting with your baby. This leads into the movement part of the class helping you make space in your body and relieve some aches and pains. Most weeks there are practice positions and breathing for labour, this is supportive for all births including caesareans as the breathing is so calming. We then finish with a delicious relaxation so you leave the class feeling blissed out.
Suitable from the 14th week of pregnancy. For all abilities including complete beginners to yoga.
Mondays 5.45 to 7pm in Christchurch
Tuesdays 6.15 to 7.30pm in Ringwood
Tuesdays 7.40 to 8.55pm in Ringwood (Starting again in February, please contact me to register your interest)
Thursdays 7.15 to 8.30pm in Bournemouth/Charminster
Classes cost £32 for a 4 week block or £10 drop in (subject to availability). You are welcome to try a drop in class before booking a block of 4. After the 36th week of pregnancy classes are pay as you go. For block bookings one class per 4 week block can be carried over if 48 hours cancellation notice is given. For late notice cancellations the class won’t be carried over but you can attend a different class that week if there is space. Once booked, sessions are non-refundable except in the unusual event that I have to cancel.
You are entitled to paid time off work for antenatal and relaxation classes (which includes yoga) – some employers will require a letter from your doctor though.
Please contact me for further information and to book your place.
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There is often a waiting list for classes. Please book your place early to avoid disappointment.
“If you’re thinking of pregnancy yoga with Rosa, DO IT! It was probably the best decision I made in pregnancy.
I recently gave birth to my second child and had a wonderful birth experience, all thanks to the techniques from the yoga classes.
I always wanted to experience as natural a birth as possible, my first experience I didn’t cope well with the contractions and ended up having drugs, epidural and forcep delivery. This time round I did it with just gas and air , and the breathing techniques I had been taught in class.
It was a lovely birth, one I had desperately wanted to have and I am very grateful to Rosa for helping me achieve that.
In the class I learned to control my breathing, find what positions would help me personally and to really focus on that goal of giving birth without the need for drugs.
I really enjoyed each class, met some other lovely mums and was able to relax listening to Rosa’s very soothing voice.
I would highly recommend any mum to be to attend pregnancy yoga, whether it be your first, second or third baby.
Every birth is different, but you will learn so much which will be such a help in labour. I am SO glad I did it. Thank you so much Rosa for your support and for helping me achieve exactly what I wanted to do.” – Emma