It’s amazing to witness how these yoga-based classes can support women during the beautiful, life-changing experience of pregnancy and into and through birth. Many parents comment on how much they miss the classes once their baby has been welcomed into their arms.
The stories and feedback received from the women in these groups are positive and empowering and in turn, motivate and inspire other mothers-to-be in the NBB, (Nurturing Birth & Beyond), community.
Whether this is your first baby or a subsequent baby, I am confident that the Nurturing Birth Yoga classes offered will help you manage the changes throughout pregnancy, connect to your baby and improve your wellbeing.
The majority of women in Pregnancy yoga groups have been recommended by previous mothers and this is something I am really proud of. Many friendships begin in these classes and the ongoing Nurturing Birth & Beyond community through our private Facebook groups and ‘Mothers Talking’ postnatal group. These supportive friendships that are nurtured through my groups and classes are often a new mother’s and babies first community of friendship and support in parenting.
I attended Anita’s pregnancy yoga classes from 26 weeks pregnant and found them invaluable. Just having a couple hours a week to breath and be with my bump and relax and stop and think about the impending birth and beyond proved so useful both at the time (it’s so hard to find any time to stop and breath in every day life) and afterwards.
Time is needed for us to reflect and show us what is important in life. This is initially why I joined Anita’s pregnancy yoga classes. I’m the sort who announces they are allergic to exercise while tucking into a pack of jaffa cakes from the sofa so it baffled everyone when I sign up for yoga. However I needed time for this second pregnancy. I needed time where I wasn’t going through homework with my other child, making various costumes, running through what needed to happen at work the next day, planning meals and doing chores etc etc. Yoga ensured that I dropped everything and focused on my new little baby growing inside me for a couple of hours a week. It helped me to bond, to notice and to cherish the growth, the wiggles and niggles of my (eventually not so little) bump.
“I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your input and support throughout my pregnancies – I am feeling absolutely elated and so, so proud of myself for getting through this birth, and so much of it is down to you and the confidence you inspire in women. The yoga & relaxation classes have, like last time, been invaluable to me and I definitely used visualisation during the birth along with the breathing. So once again, thank you so much! “
“Thank you again for you wonderful support with the Nurturing Birth Yoga. I used so much we covered in the weekly classes and could not have had a VBAC without it! So elated… thankyou.”
“I FEEL AMAZING! I knelt on the back of the bed and used gas and air. I also used the breathing tips, visualisation and importance of keeping my face relaxed to get me through. I dilated very quickly and he was born at 04.43 am. I just wanted to thank you for your great teachings xx”
“It truly is the greatest gift of all having her I can’t take my eyes off her and just look at her and cry with join ha! I am going to miss your pregnancy yoga tomorrow though even though I only did a few weeks that with our couples course helped me so much with my breathing and calmness in labour even though it was very quick so we truly cannot put into words how thankful we are Anita for all your help and guidance thank you xxx”