Rebuild your strength
Bond with your baby
Reconnect with yourself

Yoga to support you and your body's healing journey after birth.

Postnatal yoga is a fantastic way to reintroduce your body to exercise after giving birth. Becoming a mother is a huge change for both your body and mind. By practising yoga you can take the time to reconnect with yourself, rebuild strength and flexibility, heal your body and bond with your baby.

Whether you are new to yoga or already had a dedicated pre pregnancy practice, yoga has endless benefits for postnatal mothers.

Benefits include:

  • Time to rest, relax and reconnect - yoga allows you to slow down and take time  for yourself and your baby. 

  • Rebuild flexibility, strength and muscle tone - postnatal yoga focuses on exercises to improve your posture, restore your core strength and relieve back pain

  • Restores hormonal balance 

  • Increase circulation - stimulates cell growth and repair, helps to detox the body and balances hormones

  • Meet women on the same journey as you - many special friendships are created at postnatal classes

  • Improve sleep - yoga helps to regulate your sleep cycle as it reduces stress and tension

  • Breath work practice - a powerful tool to help you relax and find moments of calm in your day

  • Release tension, aches and pains in the body - gentle stretches will help ease tension and open up your body

  • Strengthen the pelvic floor muscles - this is important to help your body heal. Pelvic floor exercises increase blood flow, reduce inflammation and aid recovery.

  • Bond with your baby - time to have fun and bond with your baby

  • Time for yourself - postnatal yoga can also be done without your baby for much needed 'me time'

Postnatal classes with me are nurturing and slow with an emphasis on gentle stretches to ease tension and open up space in the body. We will build up to exercises to strengthen the core and pelvic floor muscles. My classes are suitable for all abilities and are designed to support you both physically and emotionally. There is no judgement and no expectations, simply turn up as you are.

I currently work with postnatal women on a 1:1 basis so that I can tailor the class specifically to the mothers requirements.

 

We can work on a range of areas including:

  • Improving posture

  • Relaxation

  • Diastasis Recti (widening of the abdominal tissues)

  • Back pain

  • Pelvic Floor

  • Rebuilding deep core

  • Breathing

  • Hip and pelvic tightness

I aim to assist mothers on their postnatal healing journey by leading yoga classes to empower and nurture the mother. Honouring the female body for what it has achieved.

If you'd like to work with me on a postnatal programme or would like any more information, please email yogawithpoppy@gmail.com 

Classes are currently online but will resume in person once lockdown eases. Sessions can take place at your home or at a studio space.

*Please note that postnatal yoga is suitable from 6 weeks after a vaginal birth and 10-12 weeks after a cesarean or forceps birth. Please check with your doctor before starting classes.