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These classes aim to:
- provide time for you to enjoy your pregnancy
- exercise gently and safely during pregnancy
- meet other mums-to-be
- prepare for birthing your baby
The classes emphasise an active birth, including breathing and positions for labour. Different themes are covered each week, including Optimal Foetal Positioning, avoiding perineal damage, & life with a new baby. Occaisonally I incorporate Dancing for Birth moves into the class (no dancing ability needed). We love to see the babies when they arrive!
You can drop-in (£11 per class) or pay for a block of 5 (£45 - can be taken over 7 week period if you can't make them all). Concessions available. Please phone or email with any questions or just to let me know you're coming!
Mats are provided, but please bring your own if you prefer. Bring a light blanket for the relaxation.
*Therapists and other people offering baby-related services (e.g. hypnobirthing, sling expert) sometimes visit the Saturday class from 11.15am and give a 5 minute talk about how they might help you.
Please see lots of fantastic FREE resources here (on my pregnancy resources page including handouts, videos, relaxations)
More testimonials (please scroll down):
Bespoke pregnancy yoga sessions available in the comfort of your own home (in Reading, Caversham, Shiplake, Henley and surrounding areas). Please contact me for more information.
"I had a few 1-2-1 sessions with Tessa during my pregnancy as I was very anxious about the labour. The sessions helped me relax and to look at labour as a positive experience and the deep breathing exercises really helped during the birthing process and I was in labour for less than three hours. The sessions were great!" Refat (Zaid born August 2014)
"Thank you Tessa for teaching me such a vital tool!" Tracey (June 2014)
"Lovely relaxing pregnancy yoga class! I've been attending this class for about 20 weeks and every class is different. As well as the yoga class itself Tessa is very knowledgeable and has been really helpful with advice and recommendations during my pregnancy :) Class is highly recommended!" Sarah (June 2014)
I used the golden thread breath and some of the yoga positions in order to stay at home longer to progress. Had a lovely water birth in a lovely room at the RBH midwife unit." Eve (Max born September 2014)
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**Class on 22nd Sept starts at 9am. Sorry for any inconvenience**
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As listed on NHS Choices RBH website: http://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Antenatal-classes
"The work you do is amazing Tessa, you certainly gave me and my husband the knowledge and confidence we needed. Thank you again." Fiona & Ellie (Feb 2017)