Join me, Biddie, your only Holistic Core Restore® coach in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and reclaim your core, confidence and control in the only dedicated exercise programmes that focus on creating a stronger core and pelvic floor- for life. Small classes, private 1-2-1 coaching and online programmes in The Box at The KP Golf Club in Pocklington.
The Everywoman programme is a chance to focus on you for 6 weeks in a progressive and holistic way to help you connect with your pelvic floor and strengthen it so that it is fit for purpose.
Diastasis is common to many women post birth, or later in life, diastasis recti can be described as the stretching, weakening and dysfunction of the front and sides of the abdominal muscles and includes the connective tissues and fascia of these muscles.
Our next Everywoman courses start in June, see the website for a full list of our courses and times
Aqua-natal classes are perfect for mums-to-be as they offer a holistic approach to mental and physical well-being. Combining relaxation with cardio-vascular exercise, these classes provide the perfect physical preparation for labour in the soothing and cool comforts of water. Through the use of gentle exercises, we also introduce mums-to-be to movements in the water which can also be used with the baby after birth. There is an opportunity to relax and understand how the body moves and reacts to water, in preparation for swimming with the new baby when he/she arrives. We promise to pleasantly surprise mums-to-be with the immense benefits they will experience, as well as the fun they will have in the class.
– Experience the perfect balance of relaxation, laughter and exercise – a wonderful way to unwind and stay healthy in pregnancy
– The classes take a holistic approach to mums’ physical and mental well-being, combining relaxation with cardiovascular exercises to help prepare the body for labour
– Our teachers pass antenatal swimming training that is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives Trust, our own extensive aquanatal training and STA Aquacise/Aquanatal and Antenatal Swimming
– Classes take place in the soothing, warm comforts of pools, providing one of the safest ways to exercise in pregnancy
– There’s a science behind it too! Exercise and relaxation release your body’s natural happy hormones, endorphins, which suppress pain and help you (and baby) feel calm – not only helpful in later pregnancy, but also really important during and after labour
– And once baby arrives, the familiar noise of the pool means they’ll be relaxed when you take them swimming too
– You can also use the exercise techniques to get gently back into shape!
It is all quite gentle, however, you get a great workout hence preparing your body for labour. What better way to make some new friends to share your experiences with too? It is possible to join at any point throughout your pregnancy.
Our 45 minute classes run on Mondays & Fridays from 7:30pm at the ROKO Health club, Clifton Moor, York. We charge £42 for a 6 week block of lessons.
Please call our office on 07562 303788 if you would like to book or have any questions, you can also visit our website www.puddleducks.com/york for more information.
♥ Tools for a positive, healthy life!
Following 14 years living and working at a Holistic Retreat Centre in Somerset, we have recently moved to Yorkshire to begin a new practice; offering practical, simple, yet deeply effective tools to get more from life ~ to find the balance in a busy and often challenging world.
Hatha Yoga …is for everyone!
Learn to care for your body; develop strength and stamina; calm and settle the mind; release tension and stress.
Ante / Post Natal Yoga – Wednesday evenings (Pocklington area), Fridays – (York)
Hatha Yoga For beginners and experienced – York (Fridays), Pocklington area, (Monday / Thursday evenings), York (Fridays)
Yoga Therapy …… and more.
Pure Meditation Foundation
Connect with peace and steadiness and take this into your day. Even a few minutes each day can help to build a calmness and concentration to help us be more in charge and balanced in all of life’s situations.
Progressive Counselling & Natural Spiritual Healing
A listening ear and positive, practical help and support to strengthen and settle you, so that you can more easily listen to yourself and find your way forward; from the seemingly ‘small’ to the greater problems and challenges of life.
For information or to book contact Sàraseva:
These Classes are a fantastic place to come and enjoy a good stretch with some flowing Yoga movements. They are wonderfully beneficial for creating a sense of well-being while helping you feel comfortable with your body, while pregnant. We will enjoy some deep breathing with specific breathing techniques for birthing. Pregnancy Yoga is a great way to stay active while staying flexible & mobile throughout.
There will be a guided relaxation towards the end of the class, that will leave us floating home…but not before we have a little social tea, chocolate & chat After class (optional) but a great place to make new friends
“I really can’t Thank you enough, for all the techniques you’ve passed on and how confident that made me, especially when things didn’t go to plan, to use breathing to stay calm. your Yoga classes were such an integral part of my pregnancy, not just the class themselves but also the emphasis you but on encouraging us to have tea and biscuits after class to socialize. I have made some wonderful new friends through this and I’m truly grateful. I can’t wait to come back for baby number 2” ………Carla mother to Bertie
Mondays – Pregnancy Yoga 4.30-5.30/6pm Millers Yard, Gillygate
– Mummy and Baby Yoga 1.30-2.30pm St Luke’s church hall, Burton stone lane
Tuesdays – Pregnancy Yoga 5.30-6.30/7pm Millers Yard, Gillygate
If you mention Mumbler you will get 20% off your first block of 5 classes
Turtle Tums is a specialist Aqua-Natal Yoga course developed in association with Birthlight. Aqua Natal Yoga is a beautifully effective pre-natal exercise with low impact stress using water resistance, buoyancy and adapted yoga poses in the relaxing environment of a warm water pool.
Aqua Natal Yoga prepares you and your body for birth by teaching you controlled breathing and gentle exercises, designed specifically for child birth only and is an ideal form of pre-natal exercise irrespective of your level of fitness. Maintaining fitness during pregnancy will also help you cope better with the birth and speed your return to full post-natal fitness.
The classes are 45 minutes and are suitable for Mummies-to-be 14 plus weeks to Childbirth. The courses run on a 5 week cycle up to 36 weeks of Pregnancy and then on a weekly basis up to 40+(5). Continuation up to birth is very much on your personal wellbeing, but is still very beneficial and safe in the preparation for the birth of your baby.
Our classes have numerous health and well-being benefits, but it’s also a great opportunity to meet other like-minded mums-to-be, whilst bonding with your unborn baby and having a fantastic and safe workout. And, when the little ones are born, the friendships can continue by introducing your little ones to the wonderful World of Baby Swimming Classes at Turtle Tots.
Mention Mumbler Offer: 10% first term discount for aqua natal classes
Wednesday Evening 8.00pm
For further information please contact Paula Stewart
The Principal Hotel (Previously Royal York Hotel & Spa) , Station Rd, York, YO24 1AA
T: 01423 210214
Friendly and down to earth pregnancy and yoga classes that give you practical tools to respond positively to the challenges of pregnancy, birth and mother in the modern world. Develop strength, flexibility and breath awareness for pregnancy and birth, whilst also having some time to nurture yourself and connect with your baby at this very special time. Also a great way to meet other mums-to-be in a supportive and friendly environment.
Weekly classes and also available as one to one tuition in my private studio or your own home. Everyone is welcome, and no prior yoga experience is necessary – most women who come have never done any yoga before.
“I found the relaxation at the end surprisingly easy – I thought it might be difficult to switch off but I actually really felt relaxed and was able to clear my mind and focus on my breathing, my body and the baby – it was lovely.”
Mondays – 7.15 – 8.30pm Pregnancy Yoga | Manor Studios, Poppleton
Wednesdays – 7.15 – 8.30pm Pregnancy Yoga | York Yoga Studio
Saturdays – Monthly Hypnobirthing & Birth Preparation Courses
One to One, private lessons:
Available by appointment at times to suit you, either at my own private studio or in your own home. Private classes enable you to work with specific issues, enjoy yoga at a time that fits in around your schedule, or are perfect for women who want some special extra nurturing in pregnancy to connect mind, body and baby. Private lessons can be pregnancy, post-natal or fertility yoga sessions or birth preparation (I am also a qualified Doula).
Yoga is one of the three forms of prenatal exercise recommended by midwives, the others being walking and swimming.
Our form of yoga has been carefully adapted to meet the needs of pregnant women. It is safe, empowering, deeply supportive and fun. What we do is supported by scientific research and contact with midwives and doulas.
The fee is £8.50 per class, payable half-termly in advance, up to your 38th week.
Booking and pre-payment required for all classes. You will need to pay in advance to book your place. Once booked in, if you cannot make your class, you can swap to another class that week, or make up your missed class during the batch of classes you have paid for.
10A Nunmill St, York, YO23 1NU
T: 01904 623960
Calling all busy mums looking for Group Fitness Classes or Personal Training.
Small more personal classes, Fun Exercise, 30 min, 45 min and 1 hour classes/personal training available ensuring you can fit in your exercise without impacting on your family time, Experienced Pre & Post Natal Instructors, Varied classes and workouts to keep you motivated, Accountability and progress monitoring with our Personal Training, Boot Camp and Fat Loss Groups,
Mention Mumbler Offer: Introductory offers and exclusive Mumbler discounts.
5 Devonshire Ct, Clifton, York YO30 5PQ
T: 01904 593481
I offer both personal and group training sessions specifically designed for women in their own homes/gardens or a local park. Whether its pre natal or post natal fitness, Mums in Love with Fitness can help you reach your goals. Most importantly your little ones will enjoy our sessions just as much as you do!
Post Natal Classes £7 per session paid on a ‘pay as you go’ basis
Thursday 10-11am, Clements Hall, York
Thursday 2-3pm, Burnby Community Hall, Pocklington
T: 07803 015094
Yoga for pregnancy classes are suitable for pregnant women – from 14 weeks right through to birth.
Every Saturday 10 – 11.15am at Millers Yard, Gillygate
They are an enjoyable way to maintain fitness, prepare for birth, meet new friends and learn more about your changing body and how your baby develops.
The poses have been specially adapted to develop strength and increase energy – working with the pregnant body and taking into account the individual needs of each woman.
T: 01904 264129
Pilates with Sarah Owen. “Here at Perfecting Pilates, i believe in a relaxed, fun, friendly, environment that achieves real results”. Classes at various venues across York.
Pre & Post Natal Classes…..Beginners and Babies welcome!
Every Monday @1.30pm – Very good parking facilities. £7 per class, block booking cheaper.
Lidgett Grove Church, off Beckfield Lane, Acomb YO26 5NH
T: 07828 727539
Pre and Postnatal Pilates Classes – with Stott Pilates teacher Claire Maplethorpe Eames.
Knavesmire Children’s Centre 12.15 – 1.15pm Mondays.
Postnatal class: 1.30 – 2.30pm Mondays
Cost: £60 for a 6 week course
Private lessons are available on request on a 1-2-1 or friendship group.
Knavesmire Children’s Centre, Trafalgar street, York. YO23 1HY
T: 07476 055646
RSM York is a free walking group for mums and their babies. Pregnant ladies also very welcome.
Monday at 10am Millennium Bridge entrance of Rowntree Park
Thursday at 2pm at YHA on Water End
Term Time only
It’s a great chance to meet other new mums and chat about what’s been happening with your little people whilst getting some fresh air and gentle exercise. We’re a really friendly bunch and it’s a great way to start the week!
We’re completely volunteer led so if anyone has any free time and a heart to support other mums whilst enjoying some fresh air yourself then we’d love to hear from you or just pop along on a Monday morning!
Find us on Facebook at Ready Steady Mums York