CLASSES ARE HELD ON:
Mondays 7.15 – 8.15pm The Pavillion, St Mildreds Centre, 30 Bingham Road, Addiscombe CR0 7EB
£60 per six week block (to be used within 7 weeks)
Please download pregnancy yoga booking form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pregnancy (antenatal) yoga classes held in Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey. Taught by Janice Champion – a qualified Yoga Teacher, Midwife and Hypnobirthing instructor.
Practicing yoga when pregnant can benefit you on so many levels including enhancement of the wonderful connection between you and your baby.
Classes include breathing exercises to help you stay relaxed in labour and birth and also to work with your muscles to help shorten your contractions. Specially adapted asanas (postures) are taught to strengthen and tone the muscles – especially muscles needed in labour. Visualisation and relaxation is also taught to calm and relax the mind and body and your baby, to prepare you emotionally to have more confidence in your body.
Classes can be started from 14 weeks of pregnancy. If you are unsure of your suitability for yoga, please consult your GP.
The pavillion is located at the back of St Mildreds Centre, 30 Bingham Road, Croydon CR0 7EB.
Go down the right hand side of the main building as far as you can go and through the black gate on the left – we are in the small hall on the right. Wear loose clothing and try not to eat anything heavy for a couple of hours before the class. Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one or I have mats to sell. A small cushion is also handy but not essential.
Benefits of pregnancy yoga:-
Helps lower blood pressure
Helps prepare you for an easier labour and birth
Learn breathing techniques and relaxation for an easier birth
Develops bonding between you and your baby
Strengthens and tones muscles needed for labour
Improves digestion and elimination
Releases stress, anxiety and tension
Increases feelings of happiness and well being
Quicker and healthier postnatal recovery
” I had a prolonged labour, however I firmly believe I would not have survived if it was not for the breathing techniques I learnt at Janice’s yoga class. Her calm persona made the sessions relaxing but also released a positive energy within. I have every intention of continuing. Thank you Janice! “