Please scroll down for testimonials of our pregnancy yoga
Partner class (couples pregnancy and birth class) usually takes place once every two months, when you can bring your husband/ partner, or birth partner. We explore yoga postures and breathing, together with massage, sound and
visualisations, and labour positions. Extra cushions are available for relaxation together. This has proved extremely popular, with some husbands coming to two different classes! If you cannot bring your husband or birth partner you will still get a lot out of the class, with practice breathing techniques and partnering with myself or another lady on some postures.
This class is also open to parents-to-be who are not on the six week course, at a cost of £25.00 per couple, space permitting. Please call for availability before booking.
A booking of six classes saves 20% on a single class booking. Second time booking saves a further 10%.
THURSDAY EVENINGS 7.15-8.45pm
SOME DROP IN SPACES MAY BE AVAILABLE, PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS EACH MONDAY FOR THAT WEEK'S CLASS.
*(no classes on 29th October, or 24th and 31st December 2015)
Six classes (to be taken over 8 weeks)
Single pregnancy yoga class (please phone to ensure space allows before booking)
Couples pregnancy & birth yoga class ~ NEXT CLASSES 8th October 2015; 14th January 2016
Existing pregnancy students continuation discount
Those who have been practicing yoga with me for 6 weeks or more are entitled to a 10% discount on future courses. Please book here to receive that special offer:
DYNAMIC YOGA CLASSES IN BOREHAMWOOD
Yoga is union with the body and mind. Yoga is a very personal journey. It does not involve competition with others or with yourself. The yoga I teach is suitable for all levels.
Yoga is beneficial to everyone, and especially to those who tend to err on the competitive side of life, and who need to relax and get out of the race for a while. Regular yoga sessions can enable those with busy or stressful lifestyles to calm down and experience a feeling of peace, which then carries on into daily life. Please wear loose comfortable clothes which are not restrictive in any way. We will practise yoga in bare feet.
Sometimes it can be difficult within class settings to go within yourself and feel the deeply softening effects of your practice on your own body, especially if your class is in a gym with mirrors
or there are lots of students. It is very easy to compare yourself with other people, see how you differ from their posture or how far they can or cannot go, and then judge yourself based on your perceptions. In this case you may benefit more from a one to one personalised lesson.
If you feel that a one to one session would be more fruitful than a class setting, you will receive constant supervision and instruction on a personal level. Your postures will be tailored specifically to your needs and you will be encouraged to practice the sessions inbetween teachings if appropriate.
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"Giving birth is a completely different type of physical challenge than I am used to. It's so important to learn the relaxation techniques, breathing & energizing techniques & positions that will help through labour. Caroline's antenatal yoga class has taught me some invaluable lessons on all fronts. The lessons have also helped me connect with the baby during pregnancy and provided blessed relief from pretty bad pelvic girdle pain. (Pelvic girdle pain which my doctor told me is a normal part of pregnancy, that I shouldn't complain about and just survive with it till the baby is born!!) I am due any time now and thanks to Caroline's class I feel so much more prepared for labour & am very excited to meet my little one face to face for the first time. Thank you Caroline!!" Chanika Amarasekera 20/06/2012
“I first found out about Caroline's pregnancy yoga course through a friend. I was unsure as to what to expect but thought it was worth a try, as this was my first pregnancy. When I joined the class, Caroline made me feel at ease by explaining how to correctly carry out every yoga movement, how the actions were helping my body and at which stages of pregnancy or labour they could be used.
Caroline’s relaxed and calming nature and methods of teaching have helped me feel comfortable and grow in confidence throughout the pregnancy yoga sessions, as well as during my pregnancy. This is due to a better understanding of how my body is changing as my baby grows as well as learning some valuable techniques of how to relieve any aches or built up tension with a variety of yoga moves and positions.
The two yoga partner sessions were both educational and enjoyable. Both Steve and I found the practise contractions and various methods of relaxation, breathing techniques and positions extremely beneficial. We have practised a few of these at home and will continue to do so up until our ‘D-day’. Steve felt very comfortable to join in with the yoga positions as well as adding sounds to the movements – this was solely due to the welcoming, friendly and tranquil environment Caroline had created.
I cannot thank Caroline enough for the confidence she has given me over the past twelve weeks. I feel as if I have developed an inner strength that I didn’t know I had and cannot wait to have my very own natural birth story. I would highly recommend her pregnancy yoga classes to anyone and cannot wait to join baby yoga in November.Thank you so much!” Gemma Evans 23/08/2012
Update “Baby Myla Rose Evans was born at Edgware Birth Centre on 13/11/2012 in perfect circumstances!”
“I just wanted to write a testimonial for Happy Soles. I really enjoyed the pregnancy yoga classes and did them almost until I gave birth - they were a life saver for my back and my well-being in general. The yoga nidra was a great way to tune in to how I wanted to prepare for birthing my baby and the breathing techniques were a really important part of my non-epidural birth. I highly recommend this class - Thank you Caroline! :)” Nancy 01/12/2012
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for the yoga sessions. When I started your sessions at 20 weeks I hadn't really thought about what sort of birth I wanted. I have found your sessions amazingly useful, both the yoga techniques you have taught us and the information you have given on birth and how I have everything I need to birth my baby well. This played a big role in my decision to choose Edgware Birth Centre which I feel was the best decision I made.I had what for me was the perfect water birth in a very relaxed environment at Edgware. Throughout labour things you have taught us such as the golden thread breath, visualisation, staying relaxed and releasing the pelvic floor came back to me and were a huge help in giving birth naturally with no need for pain relief besides the water. I will highly recommend your sessions to anyone having a baby in the local area in the hope that they can as much benefit from them as I have.” Jo 20/05/2013
“Hi Caroline, sorry I haven't been in touch. I've been a little busy :) Our daughter was born on 8th june weighing 6lb 5oz. I will try to write the birth story soon. The yoga is what got me through the whole thing!” Shelli 22/07/13
“Thank you for all your help enabling me to have the birth I wanted. Your techniques helped keep me calm & get what I wanted!!” 02/08/2013
" I wanted to let you know that I gave birth to lily clara on the 27th October. We are totally besotted! The "birth my baby well" affirmation helped! I Ioved the classes, they were my weekly oasis, thank you x" 5/11/13
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