move well - birth well


    A practical, movement-based course to help you understand the changes in your pregnant and birthing body. Learn how to move through pregnancy with more ease and confidence, knowing you're doing the right things to care for and prepare yourself.


    This course is perfect if you're worried about meeting baby, whether you're a first-time parent or you're already got little ones. We'll be covering birth anatomy and exploring hormones in ways that are simple, practical and fun. There are several opportunities for partners to join sessions, including one session that's just for those supporting you in the birth room (doulas welcome too). This course includes access to online content and ways to connect socially with other parents, so you can find your village.

    Stay fit, learn about your birthing body and prepare to meet your baby with confidence.

    - in Frome, Somerset -

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    antenatal course


    Simple biomechanics informed yoga-based poses, embodied movement, mindfulness and tips for life.



    This class is rooted in developing awareness and offering you choices that you can take into any type of birth, so that you stay in charge in classes (and hopefully beyond). Down-to-earth, trauma-aware sessions that give you essential knowledge for birth.


    • feel more calm in your pregnancy
    • simple explanations of what to expect in labour
    • movement and breath connection
    • meet other expectant parents
    • develop and deepen your body awareness
    • find inner-strength for birth and beyond
    • ease pregnancy aches
    • be in community and share your experience with others


  • What's included:

    • weekly classes in-person in Frome, Somerset

    • discounted rates for pregnancy massage
    • access to online meditation for pregnancy sessions

    • a session that's just for birth partners

    • discounted rates 1-2-1 antenatal workshops with Emilie


    Mondays evenings & weekends in Frome


    Partners and Pregnant folks:


    Saturday 9th September • 10am - 1pm

    Saturday 14th October • 10am - 1pm


    Pregnant only sessions - Mondays 18.30 - 20.00

    Starts 4th September - 5 sessions until 2nd October


    Partners only - Monday 16th October 18.30 - 20.00


    Re-group session will be confirmed when we meet.




  • what people say about Emilie's classes:



    "Emilie is down to earth and friendly; she creates an inclusive and warm environment for the classes.

    I recommend these classes for the all-essential 'me' time during pregnancy as they've really helped me to breathe, stretch and properly listen to my body."



    "Emilie helped me feel more in control, less apprehensive and to know what to expect, so I could navigate a calmer way through - knowing how to listen and respond to my body.

    The whole experience was really lovely."

  • The good stuff

    How can this approach to movement in pregnancy help you?


    We explore the head to toe of the physical side of pregnancy, and also look at the emotional and social changes that happen during pregnancy.


    Yoga can help you adjust to the changes within the body, literally finding your centre and feeling your way through the changes in your body.


    Keep moving and gently strengthen legs, arms, wrists and core muscles every week to help you stay strong and prepare for birth.


    Relaxing and feeling more comfortable in your body can help with insomnia. As well as relaxing during sessions, exercising the body can help you sleep better at night.


    Emilie teaches specific movement for back pain, achy shoulders and to help balance your pelvis during pregnancy.


    Buidling body awareness can help you birth more easily.


    Breathing well and relaxing can benefit the immune system; helping you combat colds and illness.


    Breath can be a calming anchor in life and labour.


    Yoga improves circulation, helping the blood flow freely through the body and providing more oxygen to both mum and child. This may in turn help lower blood pressure and help you stay healthy.


    Classes promote the flow of oxytocin. It’s the ‘love hormone’ that helps you birth and breastfeed your baby. Getting into this zone regularly can be hugely beneficial to prepare for birth.


    Having space and time to adapt to pregnancy and new motherhood can be vital for peace of mind. In classes there’s time to chat, share experience and meet other mums.


    Simple everyday movements can help you work with your body and your baby to prepare for birth. Improve your chances of 'optimal positioning' using biomechanics for birth.

  • testimonials

    what people say about Emilie's classes:



    “Thanks for your time and lovely attention.

    I really enjoyed the whole class, especially because it had a bit of everything, it wasn’t only yoga and exercise.
    After the class, I felt very relaxed all evening.”



    “The classes were comprehensive, covering all of the body from head-to-toe. There was good focus on breathing, relaxation and preparing for birth in various positions.

    I enjoyed the relaxation at the end and almost fell asleep! I felt very nurtured by Emilie and would be happy to recommend her to other expectant mums.”


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    It's how we are, who we are.

    The lived experience in your body rather than an external or objectified idea.

    The felt sense of life

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    An understanding of the body in terms of how things work structurally.



    The next course starts in September and covers 15+ hours of antenatal education, active birth techniques, relaxation for labour, yoga, mindfulness and biomechanics for birth.


    Sessions will cover:

    • Movements to ease common aches in pregnancy
    • Hormones in labour
    • Biomechanics Basics - stay aligned and help baby get into a good position for birth
    • Tools for relaxation in pregnancy and labour
    • How to adapt tools for induction or caesarean birth
    • Ideal for home birth and labouring at home
    • Tips to help you enjoy your pregnancy
    • Time to bond, make friends and share experience
    • 3 sessions that birth partners can join
    • 1 paerners only session that's just for birth partners
    • 1 social meet-up
    • WhatsApp group for your course




    coming soon to Bristol, UK


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    About Emilie

    Classes are guided by Emilie, a Doula, Embodied Toolkit teacher, biomechanics and pelvic wellbeing geek and childbirth educator. Her approach is science-based, down- to-earth and trauma-informed. She’s 'mum' to 2 kids and has been working with birthing families for more than 15 years.

  • pregnancy & birth info

    antenatal education with movement and mindfulness

    15 hours

    course length + socials extra

    flexible pricing

    £250 / £175 - concession • split playment available

    doula led course

    15+ years experience

    partners welcome

    3 hours of partner-friendly learning

    village building

    develop your support network


    biomechanics and other evidaence based practices

    honours your journey

    embodied and trauma informed

  • FAQs

    answers to some common questions about these classes