Are you a Mum who needs some time to herself?
Are you pregnant and looking for a way to ease your aches and pains while also preparing your body for birth?
If you are, then we have the perfect class for you. Our Mums with Mats yoga practice is a relaxed, friendly classes where you can meet other mums, relax and unwind, while also strengthening your body and mind for one of the most important journeys of life…motherhood!
As mothers, we tend to put others before ourselves, but self-care is not selfish, it is essential! Yoga has many benefits, both psychological and physical. One of the most amazing things about yoga is that it is suitable for everyone. Yoga is one of the safest forms for exercise during your pregnancy1, and so long as you start early, you can enjoy it right up until birth. Once baby is here, your body needs lots of TLC and time to heal. Yoga will help you on your postnatal journey by helping your body to recover and strengthen key areas, while also providing a time and space that is just for you.
Although the first year after having a baby is an important time for recovery, our Mums with Mats class is a space for mothers of all ages. Whether your children are 8 weeks old or 28 years old, we all need moment of calm to recharge and restore. Postnatal injuries can also be long lasting, so be assured we are here to support you so that you can enjoy exercise again and reach your goals.
Our instructors are trained in providing classes specifically for prenatal and postnatal clients, so you can be assured that you and your baby are safe. If you have an injury, please contact us and we will happily discuss how you can join us on the mat. We truly believe that yoga can be enjoyed by everyone, so during the class, we will show you how to modify and progress poses to suit your ability and keep you safe.
Who can come?
Mothers of all ages!
Whether you are pregnant, had a baby 6 weeks ago or 40 years ago, everyone is welcome.
No previous yoga experience is needed.
This class is limited to 6 people so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
When is the class?
Every Tuesday (minus bank holidays).
19:30 – 20:30
Doors open from 19:15 and we stay open for 15 minutes after the session to enjoy a hot drink and relax together.
You can use the time before and after the class to ask the instructor questions, discuss any medical details with them, or just to have a catch up with your fellow yoginis!
Where is the class?
This class is in-person!
It is hosted in the small hall of St John the Evangelist, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2DB.
There is plenty of parking on site, toilets and space to change.
What can I expect during the class?
This 60 minute class is suitable for beginners and more experienced yoginis.
We always start and end with relaxation. During this, you will be guided into a calm space where you can take a moment to enjoy the peace. The techniques we use during our relaxation, both breathing techniques and visualisations, are perfect for reducing stress and anxiety. By learning these techniques, you can begin to use them in your everyday life to help you overcome those difficult situations. If you are pregnant, they are also perfect to use during birth, to help you remain calm and breathe through those waves.
After the relaxation we gently warm our bodies before moving onto a sequence of poses, or Asana, that will help ease tension, strengthen your body and improve your flexibility.
Finally, we always build into our practice time to improve our core strength. Having a strong core is so important as a mother and in our class you will learn lots of different ways to improve yours. Everything from pelvic floor exercises to abdominal exercises, we ensure an all-round approach to make sure your body is prepared for life's everyday activities...and jumping on those trampolines!
What do I need to bring?
If you have your own mat please bring it along, but we also have mats to lend you. We also recommend you bring a water bottle and warm layers, you can even bring a blanket for the relaxation!
We have props to borrow, but you can also bring along you own (yoga bricks, straps, etc). Our instructors will show you how to use them to modify and progress the yoga poses to suit your ability.
How much does the class cost?
This 60 minute class costs £10 per person.
*Make sure to check out our FAQ page for our latest discounts.*
Refunds are available up to 24 hours before the event.
How do I join the class?
You can book online in advance using our online booking system. There are also other ways to book your place on our “Book Online” page.
You can also turn up on the night and pay on arrival. The hall is limited to 6 people so arrive early to secure your place in the practice and avoid disappointment!