These classes are a gentle, flowing form of yoga, wonderfully beneficial for creating a sense of well-being while helping you to enjoy and feel comfortable with your body. They prepare you physically, mentally and emotionally for the birth of your baby!
Birth preparation will run alongside the weekly classes.
They are a great way to make friends.
We spend the whole class doing yoga posture, breathing, & relaxation
Tuesday- 5.30-6.30 Miller’s Yard, Gillygate, York
Wednesday- 5.30-6.45 Jacobs Well, Micklegate, York
Thursday- 6.15-7.15 The Wellbeing Centre, Market Weighton
Tamsin also runs postnatal Mummy and Baby classes in York & Market Weighton.
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 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.
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
E: [email protected]
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.”
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).
T: 07954 238424 (Susan)
E: [email protected]
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
E: [email protected]
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 fitness or help with getting back to your former glory, 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!
T: 07803 015094
Peacock Tree pregnancy yoga classes, Acomb
Yoga can help you enjoy your pregnancy by:
* improving sleep
* boosting energy levels
* alleviating swollen joints, heartburn and constipation
* preparing both body and mind for the birth and recovery
* giving you time to connect to your magnificent pregnant body and baby
Mention Mumbler offer: Free Trial class
Regent Buildings, York Rd, York, YO26 4LT
T: 01904 235932 (Lilley)
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 (to book your place, contact Claire)
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 (Sarah)
Every Saturday 10 – 11.30am at York Yoga Studio
Yoga for pregnancy classes are suitable for pregnant women – from 14 weeks right through to birth.
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.
York Yoga Studio, 112 Acomb Road, York YO24 4EY
T: 01904 264129 / 07977 050745