Why yoga and pilates during Pregnancy?
Yoga and Pilates are the best ways to exercise during pregnancy. They’re low impact and focus on deep stability and postural muscles to help with your changing body. Keeping fit and strong during pregnancy helps you keep a healthy body and nourishes your growing baby. It helps to maintain strength for your labour and bounce back quicker postnatally. It also strengthens your core and abdominals, tones the arms, legs and buttocks.
Can I continue classes during my 1st Trimester?
If you’re experienced in Yoga and Pilates you can continue to come to Slow Flow or Yin Yoga classes after you get your Doctors okay. We recommend you do Beginners Reformer class as more advanced classes use strong abdominal contractions, which are not advised for a healthy pregnancy.
Can I attend Pregnancy Yoga and Pilates classes if I’m a Beginner?
Yes. Our Pregnancy Yoga and Pilates classes cater to women of all stages of pregnancy and levels of experience.
Do I have to come to Pregnancy classes?
Yes. From the first trimester onwards you should attend our pregnancy classes. We do not take clients in their second and third trimester in our Slow Flow, Morning Yoga, Centring Evening Yoga, Beginner Reformer or Yoganic Reformer classes.
If you are new to yoga and Pilates (and the studio), we recommend you come straight to pregnancy classes.
You can still attend Yin Yoga and barre classes – make sure you discuss with your teacher any modifications which may be necessary.
What should I bring?
Please bring a mat to yoga classes and grip socks for Pilates reformer or you can purchase one at the studio.