Every incredible journey through pregnancy is unique; unique from everyone else, unique to you. Yogita has been created to carry a woman, her baby and her birth partner, through pregnancy and beyond into labour, birth and postnatal recovery.
Practicing Yoga, even in modest measures, during your pregnancy will bring about renewed vitality, improved concentration and focus, the ability to create peace of mind and balance within and allow you time to connect with your baby. Practicing yoga during pregnancy may also help you have a quicker postnatal recovery.
Our Pregnancy Yoga Islington classes, located in the heart of the Angel, on Upper Street, N1, are held on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening at 18:15 and 19:25.
Please visit our Pregnancy Yoga Timetable for a full list of classes, and to reserve your place, or take a look at our venue page for further details on how to reach us via Angel tube, Highbury & Islington train and Essex Road bus to name but a few!
As part of the full pregnancy yoga course you will have access our Client Resource Area!
Understanding your new body
A series of sequences especially adapted for pregnancy, will help tone, relax, strengthen and prepare your body as you learn it’s capabilities and limitations during pregnancy. You will be able to stretch, to move and to feel active in a carefully controlled environment in which you and your baby’s well being are the primary focus.
Gentle but effective
We start each session with breathing and visualisation exercises in order to free our mind of all the day to day tensions and cares that we carry around. Clearing your mind will allow for a deeper immersion in the yoga techniques that will follow and impart greater benefits for you and your baby. You will be able to apply many of these breathing and visualisation techniques in your every day lives to help you return to center, well beyond childbirth.
Next we will warm up the body through gentle stretching in preparation for the main practice which will include floor work, standing and balancing postures. The main practice helps with body conditioning, progressively building physical stamina, opening up your body, protecting and strengthening your spine, massaging and calming baby through your movements.
You will learn how to use some of these movements to help baby descend during labour as well as how to use breathing techniques to help you focus through contractions and birthing baby. Each session ends with the all important relaxation time.
We have four specialist Pre & Post Natal Teachers at Yogita London. All of our teachers are also mothers and therefore have used all of the techniques they share in class during their own pregnancies, labours and births. Our approach is to tailor the classes to the individuals in each particular class and relate them to the physical, mental and emotional elements of pregnancy, labour and birth.
Exclusive Client Resource Area
As an additional support we provide an online Client Resource Area covering a variety of useful topics, through articles and videos, relating to your pregnancy as well as information about your postnatal period and new baby.
Throughout the actual Pregnancy Yoga course we will provide handy tips and advice for coping with the different stages of pregnancy, birth, postnatal recovery and beyond. We will also incorporate partner work, restorative yoga for pregnancy and birthing postures.
Inclusive of your Birth Partner
At Yogita London we appreciate and understand the role of the Birth Partner and during our classes we will explain to you how we will get them more involved in your pregnancy which will allow not only for a more accessible home practice for yourself, it will also better equip your Birth Partner in preparation for your labour, birth and beyond.
Safe and sure
Yogita encourages you to listen to your body and only do what you feel is right for you. We will ask you to complete a medical questionnaire before you start your pregnancy class with us. This is to ensure we are aware of any medical conditions which could be adversely affected or aggravated by some yoga postures so we can offer alternative postures. In some instances we may need to speak with you further regarding your condition to ensure your safety and well being while in our care.
All personal, and medical, information about you will be kept strictly confidential and no part of it will be disclosed or discussed with any individual, or organisation, without your express permission.
Who is the pregnancy yoga class suitable for
Yogita’s Pregnancy Yoga, or Prenatal Yoga as it is sometimes known, is suitable from 13 weeks of pregnancy all the way up to your due date. We recommend that you advance book as early as you can to ensure that you find a class that is most convenient to you. You can join at any time after your 13th week, its never too late to start!
As Pregnancy Yoga is an Antenatal class, if it’s been recommended by your doctor or midwife you are entitled to paid time off of work to attend; please visit DirectGov for more details.
What do I need to bring to class
At Yogita London we believe that you already have enough to carry; yourself and baby. Therefore you do not need to bring any equipment to your classes, everything that you need will be provided. This includes a bottle of water on arrival at your class.
Pregnancy Yoga Islington Timetable
Please visit our Pregnancy Yoga Timetable to see our full listing of available classes for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 18:15 and 19:25 and also to book or reserve your place!
We are centrally located on Upper Street with excellent transport links from the City, the West End and North London, please take a look at our venue page for further details of our location and TFL routes.
Our support doesn’t end at the door…
Our support and commitment does not end at the classroom or studio door. We aim to support our Clients following their classes and workshops on a number of issues relating to: their journey through pregnancy; the transition to becoming a parent; postnatal health and recovery issues; baby development issues and common baby ailments.
This ‘post class / post workshop’ support is nonchargeable as we believe that a price cannot be put on supporting someone at such a critical time of their lives.