YogaBirth™️ classes to nurture your body and mind in pregnancy
Welcome to Sankofa Pregnancy Yoga
Yoga is proven to have numerous positive effects on both the body and mind; making it especially valuable in supporting women through pregnancy and even when they give birth. It provides the perfect opportunity to come out of your head and instead feel into your body which is the best preparation for labour and birth. It also gives you some precious time to yourself as you practice.
The YogaBirth™️ classes offered here at Sankofa Pregnancy Yoga are specifically designed for pregnancy and are tailored to adapt to your ever-changing body. Attention is given to how you may be feeling at different stages in your pregnancy and an awareness of what your body needs.
YogaBirth™️ uses yoga as a tool to prepare for birth holistically; engaging your body, your breath and your intuition. You will find that many of the postures taught in class are also very effective positions for physiological labour and the rhythmic, yogic breathing techniques double as the natural breathing patterns of labour and birth.
Regular practice of the postures and breathing helps them become ingrained, familiar, and soothing to you. This means that when the time eventually comes for your baby to be born, you can confidently draw upon these tools to help your body work well and birth more easily.
The YogaBirth™️ practice is gentle yet strengthening with awareness of gravity, your breath and the subtle movements through your spine and your whole body. Each class also includes an informal discussion on pregnancy and birth topics to empower and inform you as you get to know other mums-to-be in a supportive environment.