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TESTIMONIALS FROM MAMAS AND BUBBAS

I did a course of mama and baby yoga with Joey and I can’t recommend it enough. She absolutely radiates positivity, she totally understands what it is to be a mum with a baby, and she creates a calm and welcoming atmosphere which, while it follows a steady and fun rhythm, anything goes. The mums on my class really enjoyed her guidance and company and the baby’s love it too! Can’t wait to go back.

Amy Saunders and baby Nancy

EMPOWERED MOTHERHOOD IN BRISTOL

POSTNATAL YOGA WITH YOUR BABY

Postnatal Mum and Baby Classes

Active and nourishing classes that support you in your journey to reconnecting to your body after giving birth.  Classes focus on rebuilding strength and core muscles, stretching out tired shoulders and backs, connecting with baby and creating emotional, as well as physical wellbeing through relaxation and breathwork.  Classes are interactive and don't leave baby in the corner! Expect baby yoga, massage, fun and giggles as you interact with your little one.

Crawlers to walkers 4 week course

Is your baby on the move? Whether they are crawling or walking come along to stretch out, sing, connect with little one and maybe even relax at the end! Classes are fun and engaging with a relaxed atmosphere. Bring some toys along with you and enjoy the time to focus on your body, meet new people and have fun, while baby plays and makes some new friends too!  The January course will be the last before I go on maternity leave. 

Community

Classes are also a great way to meet other lovely, like-minded Mums and babies, sharing similar experiences at this important time. We have a monthly group lunch after class, a monthly meet up where partners and older children are welcome and a WhatsApp group that means you are part of a community on your doorstep. 

Our classes are in person, but we also live stream from the class so you and your little one can join in from home if you are unable to attend. Your online class booking confirmation email will contain the link to your class and if you cannot make it then you will be sent the recording to do it at a time that works for you. If you are booking through MoveGB, please check in to the class to have access to the link.

Thursdays at Elephant House: 

1.30 - 2.45pm - Mum and Baby Yoga (from 6 weeks) (8 after cesarean). 

Also available on MoveGB

Postnatal classes and booking

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  • When can I start Pregnancy Yoga?
    Anytime from 12-14 weeks once the nausea is likely to start easing and you have more energy as you enter the second trimester. You can practice right up until you start the birth process.
  • I have never done yoga before, can I still come?"
    Yes, beginners are welcome and no previous experience is necessary. If you already have a yoga practice, you can continue it alongside Pregnancy Yoga, come and chat to me about general modifications.
  • How often should I come to Pregnancy Yoga?
    Most Mums come every week to get the most benefit from a regular practice and to fully integrate all the practices that you can take into the birth room.
  • Do I need to bring a yoga mat?
    No, you are welcome to bring one if you want to, but I have plenty of spare ones if you need to borrow one. I also have blankets, blocks and cushions to help support you.
  • What should I bring with me?
    Just some water if you would like some. I provide mats, blocks, blankets and cushions so you don't need to bring anything, unless you would prefer to use your own mat and then you are welcome to bring it.
  • When should I arrive?
    5-10 minutes before class so there is plenty of time for you get settled and we can get started on time, thank you! This also gives you a chance to chat and catch up with the other Mums-to-be.
  • How do I cancel a class?
    You can cancel up to 24 hours before class. After that point you will still be charged, but please do let me know, so I know how many to expect.
  • What does being on the waitlist mean?
    It means the class is full, but if someone cancels then you will be added to the class and a notification will be sent to you.
  • When are the classes?
    Every Tuesday 7.15 – 8.45pm at The Southville Centre in the Beauley Room.
  • What should I wear?
    You can wear loose, stretchy clothing (no jeans) that you feel comfortable in with bare feet to help you balance.
  • Are you qualified to teach Pregnancy Yoga?
    Yes, I am trained with Birthlight, who are the Gold Standard in their field of teaching both Pregnancy Yoga and Birth Preparation. Unlike many pregnancy fitness programs, we have a deep background knowledge and expertise from an extensive and in depth training programme.
  • What does the Birth Preparation part involve?
    At the start of our classes we explore an antenatal topic in more depth such as the power of breath in birth, use of sound, interventions, the stages of birth and many more. Around once a month, we invite in a birth expert including Independent midwives and Doulas, returning birth stories from our Joey Yoga community with a mixture of birth experiences and massage and shiatsu practitioners who specialise in pregnancy and birth.
  • How much are the classes and how do I book?
    The first class is £12.50 and can be a drop in class. From then on you will need to book blocks of 4 for £50. These do not need to be consecutive and are valid for a 6 week period. From 27 weeks (36 for twins) you can go back to drop in classes. You can book online, further up this page or though MoveGB.
  • When should I arrive?
    5-10 minutes before class so there is plenty of time for you get settled and we can get started on time, thank you! This also gives you a chance to chat and catch up with the other Mums and babies. I totally understand that getting out on time with a new baby or babies is hard though, so please do not worry if you are running late.
  • Will I meet other Mums-to-be?
    Yes, we have a community of like-minded mums and a WhatsApp group for sharing questions, organising things outside of yoga (such as First Aid Courses) and sharing birth stories. We also meet at The Tobacco Factory once a month where partners and older siblings are also welcome.
  • Is this the right class for me?
    I want to make sure that you really love your time at Joey Yoga, which is why I suggest doing a drop-in class first to check you love it as much as the other Mums and babies. If would like to know what other Mums-to-be thought and how it helped them, why not check out my reviews on Google and Facebook.
  • Anything else?
    There is no such thing as a silly question, so please do get in touch and ask me. I am always super happy to help You can write to me here or call me on 07815 325260.
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