Yoga for bumps, birth and baby

Welcome to a totally unique yoga studio in East London, where we are dedicated to all things bumps and babies! Here we will take you through your pregnancy to your child becoming a toddler with yoga from your 2nd trimester to postnatal recovery, including Birth Preparation, Baby Massage, as well as a wonderful selection of therapies and a lot of fun on the way!

Did you know… women who have practiced yoga during labour tend to:

  • Instinctively take care of their backs
  • Be more mobile during contractions
  • Are able to stand for longer periods helping the dilation of the cervix
  • Have more strength and stamina to manage labour

Also, the natural tendency during labour is to find a dark place to retreat to, which is not always possible in a hospital environment however, yoga helps you to take yourself into a safe place internally, focusing on breath and using visualisation.  This is why we recommend that you come to Pregnancy classes, so you are equipped with the natural tools you have to birth your baby!

You are welcome to join any of the Pregnancy Classes from 12 weeks, before then REST, BREATHE, PUT YOUR FEET UP as you are creating a life and growing an extra organ (the placenta) during this time so you want to take it easy! You can then look forward to starting your practice once you are in your second trimester.

New mums are welcome to join Mum & Baby Yoga and the Baby Massage classes as and when, we will never turn you away, not even if you rock up in your pjs! We will look after you and make sure you get a bit of TLC too!

Pregnancy & Postnatal Classes

Tuesday 10am, Weds 6.30pm, Thursday 10am and Sat 9am Pregnancy and Wednesday 11.30am Mum&Baby Yoga.

Mum & Baby is just £9.50 for your class and tea & cake to follow!

Come and enjoy a beautiful practice which carries you through your pregnancy from 12 weeks to term and beyond, helping to ease any niggles, prepare you for labour with strength, stamina, breath and relaxation and helps to heal and restore postnatally! A great place to meet other mums, have fun with your bumps and babies, share your journey and indulge in some you time all finished off with a deep relaxation and biscuits!

Yoga Place Baby class

 

Meet the Teachers

Yoga Place Baby is proud to offer inspiring, nurturing and highly qualified teachers to take you from your 2nd trimester to the birth of your baby and into childhood!

So you can feel confident you are getting the best possible teaching, in a safe and nourishing environment all our teachers have been trained specifically for where you are in your journey of mum to be and new mother in mind and a space which also connects you with fellow students which creates a unique support system every step of the way while at the same time starting wonderful friendships between yourselves and your children.

Let us introduce you to our teachers…

Lisa White

Pregnancy Yoga: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am, Wednesdays 6.30pm
Mum & Baby Yoga: Wednesdays 11.30am
Birth Preparation Workshops: Monthly, please check workshop schedule

Lisa has been teaching Perinatal Yoga for 10 years, gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience during this time having taught at St. Thomas’ and Kings College Hospitals, as well as for the Life Centre Notting Hill, The Special Yoga Centre, Sitaram, Lotusbaby and Yoga Place E2. She enjoys creating the class around her students, using a blend of traditional yoga postures and modified sequences guided by the breath that will give each student no matter what their experience or level a feeling ease, space and comfort as they adjust to their growing bumps! With each class you will also learn how to use breathing techniques for pregnancy, to ease breathlessness and promote calm and happiness, and how to breath through your contractions, the times in between… and for birthing your baby in 2nd stage labour.  You will be introduced to the practices of Mudras and Mantra, to create and focus on the bond between you and your baby and the sheer indulgence of Yoga Nidra, deep relaxation. These classes are also a wonderful way to connect with other mums to be, creating a fantastic support network which continues through to the mum and baby classes where you will be guided through practices for mum and for baby, with songs and dances around specifically tailored practices for this postnatal time. And of course there is always an attempted mummy and baby relaxation topped off with tea and cake!

Lisa welcomes all students from 12 weeks pregnancy and any time postnatally, niggles and any experience welcomed!

Maren Weege

Pregnancy Yoga: Tuesdays 10am and Saturdays 9am

With a heart full of compassion, sensitive and sensible intuition, a bag of experience, an inquiring open mind and mindful touch, Maren is passionate about being a teacher who holds space in order for students to find their inner teacher. She motivates her students to become more aware of their physical, energetic, mental and emotional state and how to meet themselves where they are in order to take it from there.

Yoga to Maren is a multidimensional system that has the capacity to bring you back home to yourself by bringing about transformation on all levels of your being through steady and regular practice. She believes in working with the basics and adding some challenge on but you probably won’t find yourself dripping in sweat in her classes. Rather, she combines movement, yoga poses, deep and conscious breathing, kriyas, mudras, meditation and deep relaxation in a way that creates space for each individual’s self-healing capacities to switch on. Her asana classes are multi-level classes offering options to choose from based on the needs of the individual student balancing challenge and compassion.

Maren specialises in Mindful Hatha Flow Yoga, Yoga for Pregnancy, Restorative Yoga and Yoga with FeetUp. She is also a Thai Yoga Massage practitioner. Her educational journey is continuous and so Maren assists her teachers when she can and keeps going back for more education and experience. Her gratitude goes especially to her long-term teachers Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Max Strom, Norman Blair and Krishnatakis.

Flavia Mendes

Flavia believes no matter what reason first brings you to practice yoga, somewhere along the way, we all come together for a purpose. As a gymnast, in her early teens, the rigorous training and flexibility required eventually took its toll resulting in many injuries and self doubt. Flavia quickly learnt that when we are kind to ourselves, body and mind, we involuntarily become kind to others and that’s when the magic happens.

Flavia first discovered yoga in 2007 and it immediately made sense to her. More so when life was at its most challenging, she found things seemed less overwhelming and manageable when you stop, breath and take everything a step at a time – just as you would when practising yoga. From that point on yoga became an invaluable part of her life and Flavia made the decision to train as a yoga teacher. As a mother of twin boys the training proved challenging at times, but yoga has made such a positive impact on her life and that of her children she believes there is no better way of living than sharing this ancient knowledge with others.

Flavia teaches yoga for kids, adults, pregnancy and families and is accredited by the Yoga Alliance and Rainbow Kids Yoga.

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