Social and supportive, postnatal yoga with babies is for all mums from eight weeks onwards. In person groups running now, £45 for six weeks.
You can join the postnatal yoga class a few months after birth or whenever you feel ready after that. Many mums continue to come until their babies are crawling.
In this class we teach restorative yoga specifically applied to postnatal recovery. The practices help you recover strength and energy, ease aches, and release tiredness and tensions in ways that are appropriate for women during the first half year+ after birth. Baby is always part of the class and involved through rhymes, moves, and ‘baby yoga’; there is lots of eye contact, physical contact and connecting with baby.
Also important is the social dimension. The first half hour is a soft start: you arrive within the first 30 minutes of the class (this takes time pressures off you, because it isn’t always easy to get anywhere on time with a baby!) Once arrived you can have a hot drink and socialise. The importance of having someone to listen or laugh with about the trials and tribulations of raising a baby is really valued in this first half hour.
If you are new to yoga or feeling exhausted and/or unfit this is fine: you will not be alone, and all mothers are welcome regardless of fitness or flexibility or parenting style. Babies are not in any way expected to be in a ‘routine’ and for them feeding/changing/sleeping/crying are all natural parts of the class.
Sherwood Community Centre, Woodthorpe House, Mansfield Road, Nottingham
Thank you for your interest in this class. You are very welcome to call or email us for further information, and we’re always happy to answer any questions you have.