• hello mama,

    Welcome.

     

    How are you?

     

    You are amazing.
    You grew a whole new person!

    But I get it, you're tired and maybe even it feels like your body's not quite
    your own right now?

     

    If you're in need of some space to reconnect with your body, you're in the right place.

     

  • postnatal classes

    Nurturing postnatal classes to help you prepare reconnect with and nurture your body post birth.

     

    - Starting June 2020 -
    daytime outdoor postnatal classes

     

    Emilie's approach blends science-backed body knowledge using modern biomechanics, embodiemnt techniques that can help you take yoga into your everyday life; it’s straight talking mindfulness and movement that’s accessible to all.

     

    Developed and taught by Emilie, a doula, yoga and antenatal teacher with over 12 years of experience with pregnant and postnatal families. She's passionate about postnatal recovery and has trained in supporting diastasis recti issues, healing pelvic floor and helping with continence problems. Emilie's also an NCT breastfeeding supporter and an experienced mama to 2.

     

  • FAQs

    All you need to know

    Who is this for?

    Postnatal people in Frome / Bruton


    Perfect for new mums in the first year after having a baby, pre-crawling babies are welcome to join alongside you.

     

    Suitable for you whatever you’re experience of birth or parenting; if you have had a caesarean birth, have pelvic floor issues, abdominal separation or are breastfeeding (provided your GP has given you the go-ahead).

     

    Emilie’s approach is trauma-informed combining functional exercises, yoga and simple embodied mindfulness for all postnatal people.

     

    No experience necessary.

    What do I need?

    what set up do you need to join?


    Membership at Marston Park
    (Join here - it's free)

     

    • a yoga mat(s)

    • towel / blankets

    • hand sanitiser

    • a filled water bottle

    •  whatever is needed for your baby (pre-crawling only).
       

    We will be outside so be aware and prepared for that. Layers, sunscreen, waterproofs, parasol/shade are all things to consider.

     

  • testimonials

    what are the classes like?

    Thais

    - Frome

    "I love the Baby & Me yoga classes as it gives me a little time each week to reconnect to my body and breathing.

     

    Emilie has a really calming presence and is great with both mums and babies.

     

    Highly recommended "

    Suzie

    - Brighton

    "I just wanted to say thank you so much for yesterdays session, it was magical and just what me and baby needed.

     

    Thank you so much!"

    Jenny

    - Mum to Isla (4) and Niamh (4 months)

    "It’s a really lovely class, yoga for the mums with lots of stretches, and she tailors the class to what we need, and the babies are with us and being entertained and engaged.

     

    All the babies are aged between about 2 months and crawling and Niamh loves it, she laughs and giggles her way through the class, I see it as our one on one time, I’d happily recommend it to others. "

    Elena

    - Brighton

    “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.”

  • Practicalities

    When to join and what to expect...

    When can I join?

    Join us any time after you've had your postnatal check up and have the go-ahead from your GP.
     

    What to expect?

    Try not to place to big an expectation on getting things done in class. It's as much about being together and in nature as 'doing'. There are babies with us. Sometimes mamas haven't slept well. Some folks will get more chance to move others will be tending to baby more.
     

    You can rock up in your PJs if it's that kind of a day. You are welcome to bring whatever feelings are there for you today along and be with us.

     

    It's a no judgement zone.

    Being outdoors

    Remember we are outdoors in the UK. It's beautiful on site, but changeable and sometimes paths are muddy.

     

    Wellies and sunscreen are your friends - imagine you're popping to class at a festival, bring your glittery self or pop along in your joggers. Make sure baby can be comfy and warm / dry too.

     

    Classes are under cover from the sun and rain.

  •  

    Some women find it difficult to connect with themselves after birth, perhaps because of difficult birth experiences or because they feel different. Different to how they were during pregnancy or pre-pregnancy.

     

    Your body has transformed and this, combined with the inevitable massive shift in your lifestyle, hormones and sleep deprivation can take some time to navigate.

     

    Making time to tune into yourself, to be mindful and to move more can help.

  • the benefits of postnatal yoga

    Classes are for new mothers in the first 6 months postnatal, whatever your experience: people who may have had caesarean births, pelvic floor issues, abdominal separation or are breastfeeding are all welcome (provided your GP gives you the go-ahead).

    Balance & posture

    Yoga can help you adjust to the changes in your the body. Classes are designed to ease aching shoulders and get you back to moving after the birth of your baby.

    Maintain strength

    Movement to gently strengthen legs, arms and core muscles every week can help ease you through get through the early months of parenting.

    Soothe aches & pain

    Common pain areas like tense shoulders and lower back pain can be gently eased to help you get on with caring for your baby more comfortably.

    Time for you

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

  • Wednesdays

    10.30am-11.30am

    Marston Park
    BA11 5BP

    • Free parking
    • Join us for a cuppa by the lake after class
    • Limited spaces available

  • about emilie

    Emilie has a warm and welcoming teaching style, fantastic depth of knowledge, a great sense of humour and a unique skillset that you simply won’t find with any other teacher. With over 13 years experience of yoga and dance teaching, she's a qualified doula and antenatal teacher. Her passion for learning about how we move (and are moved emotionally) brought her to train in Embodied Yoga Principles, delve into movement ecology in pregnancy and learn about taking a more trauma sensitive approach to teaching movement.

     

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    Classes and Workshops

    1. Block Bookings (i.e. a course of classes) may be cancelled in certain medical circumstances by arrangement. If there is a waiting list for your course I will try and fill your place if a cancellation is made more than 2 weeks in advance of the course start date. No refunds will be made for cancellations within 2 weeks of the course start date or after a course has begun.

    2. Private Classes will be refunded or rescheduled if 7 full days notice is given, a 30% refund or alternative booking will be offered if more than 48 hours notice is given.

    3. Concessionary Discounts are available - please discuss with Emilie to get a discount code.

    4. A booking is confirmed once I and the client have both agreed a date, time, duration and location fo the session.

    5. I reserve the right to refuse admission.     

    6. I reserves the right to alter the programme delivery or teaching staff if circumstances are beyond my control.

    7. If a class or workshop has to end or is interrupted for reasons beyond my control sessions will not be refunded.

    8. Latecomers may be admitted at the discretion of management and teacher/workshop leader.

    9. Timetable may be subject to change during the school holidays.

    10. Refunds will be issues or an alternative offered is sessions are cancelled by us.

    11. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process.

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