These popular Pregnancy Yoga classes in York are a great way to stay flexible and mobile, throughout your pregnancy, helping you feel relaxed, calm and in control of your birthing experience
Tamsin has been teaching Yoga since 2004 and since then has had two children. Her first child was born in 2006, her second in 2008. She practiced Yoga throughout both her pregnancies but it was during her second pregnancy that she became more involved in practicing yoga for pregnancy. “This time during my yoga practice was blissful, having some time and space to myself, some quiet moments for me were invaluable.“ It seemed like a natural progression for her to go on and teach mothers to practice the art of yoga! She has since completed her teacher training in pregnancy and postnatal yoga with Uma Dimsmore-Tuli (Sitaram Partnership).
These classes are a gentle, flowing form of yoga, wonderfully beneficial for creating a sense of well-being while helping you to enjoy and feel comfortable with your body. They prepare you physically, mentally and emotionally for the birth of your baby!
Pregnancy Yoga classes run in York city centre on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings
& in Market Weighton on Thursday evenings.
Artist Lesley Shaw.
See available class times and venues here
The benefits of pregnancy yoga.
Yoga is an ideal form of exercise for pregnant women. It’s a gentle, flowing, safe way of keeping supple and toned while relaxing and calming body and mind. You feel your aches and pains, stress and anxiety melt away.
Your unborn baby may enjoy the calm peaceful movements as much as you.
Helping you feel re-charged, nourished, calm and balanced
Keeps your body supple without any strain
Releases tension and anxiety and common pregnancy ailments ie:
Backache, heartburn, swollen joints, insomnia, constipation, and (when practised with proper guidance) pelvic girdle pain (PGP) previously known as Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction Can help you bond with your unborn child through breathing and visualisation techniques.
Mindful breathing and relaxation for pregnancy and birth preparation
“Hi Tamsin, I just wanted to say how much I loved pregnancy yoga with you; it made me feel so much better, relaxed and in tune with my bump. it was such a lovely, calm and friendly class and that’s because of the very welcoming atmosphere you create. I am really going to miss it, so I am definitely coming to Baby Yoga with Matilda with you, thanks again” Cat.
“I started going to Tamsin’s Yoga class in york at around 20 weeks into my pregnancy, it was the best decision I made. The class is so relaxing and the breathing techniques I learned were invaluable during labour! I used all the breathing techniques Tamsin taught me in class throughout my labour and did not need any additional pain relief. Highly recommended!” Roharna.
“I attended Tamsin’s Pregnancy Yoga class from 15 weeks of pregnancy right up until the end. The class was really enjoyable and an excellent way to stay fit and flexible during pregnancy. For me, the combination of yoga stretches, breathing, and gentle exercise was ideal. Tamsin is a great teacher and is always happy to adjust the content of the class to fit individual needs. I’m definitely planning to move on to one of Tamsin’s other classes now my time with pregnancy yoga has come to an end” Katie.
“I have been attending Tamsin’s Pregnancy Yoga classes since I was 14 weeks pregnant. Now at 32 weeks, I feel really confident to have a natural, active birth – if possible. I have learned some really good breathing exercises and positions to get into during labour!
The social tea and chat after the class have also been a lovely way to meet people in the same situation. I would love to attend the Mummy and Baby Yoga once my baby is here! Thank You, Tamsin!!” Amy.
“I was already 32 weeks pregnant by the time I got to Tamsin’s pregnancy yoga class, but it was definitely still worth attending. As this was my second child I had not had the time to really connect with my bump. Tamsin’s session gave me the opportunity to forget everything else for an hour or so and focus on me and my growing baby. The exercises were not strenuous in any way but left me feeling invigorated, and helped with the joint pain I had been suffering, but it was the breathing techniques that were invaluable when I finally went into labour. The ujjayi breath came naturally to me and was all I needed to see me through much of the labour. Two midwives were so impressed that they asked if I had done hypnobirthing classes! In the end, I went on to use a tens machine followed by gas and air for the final push. I now attend Tamsin’s mother and baby class with my beautiful daughter” Lara.
Paid time off work for pregnancy yoga classes.
Women in full-time employment are entitled to paid time off work to attend yoga classes, which are covered by the category ‘antenatal appointments and relaxation and parent craft classes’.
Please exercise your right to this time off work. For further details of legal obligations of employers to pregnant women please see: hhtp://www.dti.gov.uk/er/individual/03.htm