Birth Preparation workshops in Bath
Birth with confidence and comfort
Pregnancy is a time of massive change, adapting to greater demands on your body as you grow a whole new person, plus the rollercoaster of emotions that come along the way. Most of us combine managing all that with keeping on top of career, learning all about birth, shifting dynamics with friendships or family, oh and probably moving house and/or doing a ton of building/decorating work.
You are not alone in feeling confused, overwhelmed and exhausted. We are here to help...
A new approach
Simple, modern and practical
Building on the best of yoga, this course adds practical everyday changes you can make to improve postural alignment and help relieve some of the common aches and pains of pregnancy. Alternating between in-person classes and learning at home, to give you the space and support you need to make these life-changes.
Headspace, shoulders, knees and toes
A whole self approach
Taking time out to pause and feel into your body is vital in pregnancy; during this part of your life you're more sensitive emotionally and physically. Being more aware of sensations, changes and feelings can help you use adapt more easily.
Each class has an element of guided relaxation as well as cues to help you notice sensation throughout the class.
Space for you
You don't need to be a bendy yoga girl or an earth mother to join us - although you're most welcome if you are.
Pregnancy is a hugely personal thing. Your experience will not be the same as someone else's. This course is guided, but offers you choice. Depending on your history, lifestyle and mood you can use classes to chill out and relax or focus and strengthen.
12 weeks of movement and support
Classes are held at the gorgeous HUB at Mulberry Park.
BOOK A PLACE
Choose your option and use the code generated when you book in to choose your start date.
Join for 1 month
4 weeks of classes
A one-off payment of £65 gives you
• 2 in-person
• 2 x 15 minute video calls with Emilie where you can chat about your needs from the classes, refresh any exercises or check in on your progress.
Start at the beginning of any month, choose your option and use the link provided to select your start date.
TUESDAY EVENINGS - MULBERRY PARK HUB, BATH
next entry date:
Course includes online content, homework and video / audio to support you, plus all the supplies you'll need to take this program home and into your life.
For this you'll need decent access to the internet and a phone / PC / tablet, plus a Facebook account. Please bring your own mat, a blanket and pillow.
- no class during half term -
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 10 years experience of yoga and dance teaching, she's also trained as a 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.
How can this course help you?
Mind & body
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.
Balance & posture
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.
Common pain areas such as hip and pelvic soreness, lower back pain and tense shoulders can be gently stretched and relief found.
Breathing well and relaxing can benefit the immune system; helping you combat colds and illness.
Movement improves circulation, helping the blood flow freely through the body delivering more oxygen to both mum and baby. 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 every week can be hugely beneficial to prepare for birth.
Time for you
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.
If you’re on benefits or things are tricky for other reasons, don’t let money be what steers your options. I’m able to offer some discounted spaces, am open to payment plans and happy to chat if there’s something else you have in mind that could work.
COMPLETE PREGNANCY AND BIRTH PACKAGE
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Why mothers love motherslove:
"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."
"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. "
“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.”
“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.”
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