Yoga classes for pregnancy & women
YogaBellies® is a genre of hatha yoga which has evolved and grown over the past decade, around the yoga practice needs of women. Cheryl MacDonald, founder of YogaBellies®, created Luna and CorePlay, to offer yin and yang style yoga for women at every life stage.
These online classes are perfect for beginners, more advanced yogis and even the yoga curious.
A dynamic yoga practice focused on strengthening the BAP’s - Back, Abs and Pelvic floor.
All of our classes use a unique combination of yoga for women, inspiring music and delicious aromatherapy blends. Each class style is focused on the specific physical, emotional, hormonal and spiritual needs of women.
Graceful, flowing and feminine yoga to balance hormonal fluctuations. Luna by YogaBellies is a unique, flowing style of yoga in tune with the Yin, Lunar and feminine elements. The focus of our Luna classes is to honour ourselves, be kind, and to take the time to relax and release. This practice offers calming, slower-paced, ‘internal’ poses that are appropriate for women throughout their monthly cycle. This graceful, flowing practice is gentle but deep like water.
Stuck at home because of Covid19?
YogaBellies are now offering classes AND yoga teacher training via LiveStreaming.
We're also back in live studio classes, in many locations! Details are available in the class directory here.
Yoga classes for Fertility
yogabellies For Fertility
YOGA HAS REAL BENEFITS FOR WOMEN TRYING TO CONCEIVE!!!
Perhaps you are ttc and it's taking longer than you thought.
Perhaps you are thinking about ttc and want to get your body in the best possible condition for conception.
Perhaps you are about to embark on IVF ICSI or fertility medication?
YogaBellies for Fertility in a completely unique course. A mixture of fertility yoga, fertility support, relaxation and stress management.
You do not need any previous yoga experience! Classes are all friendly, fun and approachable.
Yoga classes for Pregnancy
YogaBellies® for Pregnancy & Birth
Our prenatal sessions incorporate traditional yoga asanas (postures); self-hypnosis and deep relaxation; soothing comfort techniques for birthing and unique YogaBellies® touch therapies for mum and baby. These classes are open to all women and 86% of our students have never set foot in a yoga class before. We have a whole host of studio therapies that have been custom made for pregnant women.
AquaBellies classes are 45 minute sessions in the swimming pool designed specifically for pregnant women. Classes vary each week and involve a mix of cardiovascular exercises, games and activities, aqua circuits, aqua yoga and floating exercises. AquaBellies classes finish with relaxation and breathing techniques specifically for pregnancy, labour and birth ensuring you leave the pool feeling blissed out and re-energised
NUTURE® by yogabellies
NURTURE® by YogaBellies was created to support mothers immediately post-nataly, which is traditionally a time when we were supported by ‘the village’ - a community of women around us, such as grandmothers, aunts, friends and neighbours. In today’s society, women tend to be left home alone with their baby while their partner goes out to work.
Without this community and support, we are suffering: More and more women have postnatal depression and suffer feelings of guilt, self-loathing and disappointment that they cannot fulfill their role like other mothers. The myth that women are supposed to raise a baby single-handed is one we wish to dispel. That’s what Nurture classes are all about.
YogaBellies® for Mum & Baby
At YogaBellies for Mum and Baby, we don’t “put baby in the corner” while you practice yoga. Our exclusive post natal classes incorporate baby yoga postures for your little one too so that they can practice with mum! As every aspect of your life will include baby now, we help you integrate baby into your yoga practice, while feeling the benefits of yoga for you too. You will also learn breath awareness and relaxation techniques, which help to increase energy levels and allow you to relax while with baby - yes it is possible!
Baby ROCKS is our parent craft workshop to guide parents gently along the path to parenthood… Baby ROCKS sessions arm parents with knowledge and improve the well-being of both parents following the birth of their gorgeous new baby. Our Baby ROCKS workshops will provide information to empower parents and allow them to take joy in providing for their own and their baby’s needs at this special time.
Baby ROCKS will help to build your confidence as a parent and to help you make informed choices for you and your baby. You will meet new parents, building new friendships and allowing the transition to parenthood to be as stressfree as possible.
yoga for children
YogaBellies® for Mum & Toddler
YogaBellies for Mummy & Toddler takes off where YogaBellies for Mum & Baby finishes up and incorporates a hatha yoga class for mums and their mobile babies (from 18-36 months.) All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome along with their little people.
PS: Did you know Fearne Cotton is a fan of our Mum and Toddler classes?
YogaBellies® for little angels
These classes incorporate elements of yoga, massage, movement and music and continue the mum and baby bonding process while encouraging baby to express their new found creativity and freedom of expression.
These are generally taught as group classes and last around 45-60 minutes. The class includes yoga postures and dry massage strokes as well as stories, music, singing songs, rhymes and heuristic play. These elements together help baby’s vital development.
These classes encourage parents to just go with the flow instead of trying to keep baby still, allow them to roam the room and explore – the room becomes your yoga mat.
This programme has grown as our YogaBellies teachers children have grown, with our babies now at nursery and school, and encompasses all the things that this age group love in a super duper yoga class…
YogaBelliesKidz sessions are written in line with the UK National Curriculum for Excellence and can see children journey through space, dive deep in the depths of the ocean, meet the Romans, meet exotic jungle animals and much much more!
These sessions are active and interactive with a typical class involving movement, music, mime and relaxation, instilling an early interest in personal health and wellbeing and teaching children to proactively deal with stressful situations in a positive way. YogaBelliesKidz sessions are typically 40 to 60 minutes long.