Pregnancy yoga

Pregnancy Yoga 

Yoga offers women many physical and emotional health benefits at this time of change. Gentle movement, relaxation and breath work will help you develop the skills necessary to cope with the demands of labour and motherhood. During pregnancy, you want to stay in shape and do what is best for your baby-to-be. Prenatal yoga is a wonderful way to do both. Whether you are new to yoga or already an experienced practitioner, you can enjoy the benefits of yoga while pregnant. Yoga classes are a great way to prepare you for the birthing process as well as enjoy the company of other pregnant women.

Suitable from 14 weeks right up to birth.
Price - €75 for 6 week course or €15 drop in

Mum & Baby Yoga

What is Mom & Baby Yoga?
You did it! You have nurtured your baby through pregnancy and have given birth to a beautiful baby – congratulations! Mom & baby yoga classes provide an opportunity for you to regain strength and flexibility, to bond with your baby in an enjoyable activity and to make friends with other moms.
The focus of the class is on movements and breathing specifically tailored for new moms. The babies benefit from the bonding time with mom, baby massages and the stimulating environment of new baby friends & OF COURSE HAVE LOTS FUN!!!!
Previous yoga experience is not necessary to fully benefit from the classes, and women who have practiced yoga before will find these classes are a great way to transition back to their pre-pregnancy practice.
What do I do with my baby during class?
Throughout the class, you will have the option to either involve your baby in the movements, to hold him or her, or to have your baby close to you on your blanket. Sometimes babies sleep all class, other times they may want to breastfeed or bottle feed, and other times they are happy to see and hear the other babies around them. Fussing and crying is also totally normal, the babies are welcomed just as they are, and truly are the bosses in this class!
You will also have the opportunity to learn and practice short baby massages and baby yoga routines that you can then bring home with you.
The class is very informal and lively, and there is absolutely no pressure or expectation for your baby to “behave” in a certain way! Part of the yoga practice is truly welcoming the babies just as they are, learning to cultivate awareness and breathing instead of tension and worry.
Throughout the class, moms will stop to feed or soothe their babies and will then rejoin the movements when it is possible and comfortable to do so.

It is a good idea to wait for about 6 – 8 weeks after the delivery of your baby before attending class. If you had a caesarian birth this time should be extended to about 10 weeks, or until you receive the go-ahead from your doctor.
There is absolutely no problem with joining the class after the session has begun (space permitting), the movements are simple and it is easy to catch on.
Mom & baby yoga works up until the age of when baby is crawling, When baby is mobile you might find that you are spending more time following baby around the room than on your mat :)
Prices - €75 for a 6 week course or €15 for a drop in.

Prenatal Massage

PREGNANCY / PRENATAL MASSAGE
Receiving regular massage during pregnancy it can help to relieve aches and pains caused by extra weight, changing structural alignment, and hormones. Also by taking the time to relax, release tension and stress it helps provide you with more energy and a greater sense of well-being throughout your pregnancy.
Benefits of pregnancy massage:
Relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs
Increase in blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling
Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints
Increases blood circulation to take more oxygen to your cells and to your baby
Increases lymph flow to carry away the waste products of the cells
Decreases stress by creating Endorphins (the “feel good” hormones)
Gives you emotional support and a safe place to vent or release emotions
Can help you get a better night’s sleep

Prices can vary depending on clients needs, usually €60 for an hour

Postnatal Massage

Postnatal massage
Postnatal massage can help speed up your recovery, releasing the stress of labour, encouraging structural realignment, abdominal restoration and healing from a C-section. With Postnatal massage, new mums will not only find relief from shoulder and neck aches due to carrying their new babies, but will also have all the usual benefits from massage.
A Postnatal massage also provides support for the new mother under the common physical and emotional strains of mothering. Breastfeeding and nursing during the night can lead to women feeling exhausted, and massage will help reduce the stress, provide relaxation and comfort and give a space for rest so mums are better able to enjoy this time in their lives. Also a Postnatal massage may help provide support in cases of postnatal depression.
It is generally safe to have a massage immediately after a normal delivery (6-8 weeks after a C-section, but please consult your GP before a massage if you have any concerns).
Benefits of postnatal massage:
Helps speed up your recovery
Helps with structural realignment and abdominal restoration
Helps with the healing of a C-section
Relief from muscle aches and pains
Provides emotional support for the new mother and a safe place to express how she is feeling without any judgement
Helps reduce stress
Helps recharge batteries!

Prices can vary depending on clients needs, usually €60 for an hour

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Tel: 086 2476705

Linda Bradley

Birth Practitioner

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