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Pregnancy & Birth Preparation Yoga Online and in Croydon & Purley

Our Pregnancy & Birth Prep yoga classes are Birthlight classes that specialise in taking yoga from the classroom and applying it to the labour room. Birthlight offers a holistic and yoga therapy approach to pregnancy yoga and has 50 years of experience to gain confidence from.  Every class starts with valuable chat time where issues are discussed, solutions found and friendships are formed. These classes are a great way of supporting you and your baby, to handle the roller coaster ride of emotions,  navigate conflicting medical advise, manage physical discomforts in pregnancy AND prepare for best birth outcomes. Expect carefully adapted classic yoga postures, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to promote self - confidence, reduce fear and anxiety & teach you to manage your emotions. Every pregnancy is different so these classes benefit first time mums and those who have had babies before.

At InJoy Yoga we are specialists  in Birthlight pregnancy and baby yoga, having serviced thousands of pregnant women over the last 17 years to have the best pregnancy and birth experience, whatever type of birth they have chosen or ended up having.  We offer a holistic antenatal yoga practice to empower you to make the birth and care choices that are suitable for you and your growing family. This empowers you to have a more enjoyable pregnancy as you benefit from our expert advise and holistic approach. We offer continuity of care through our Birthlight baby and postnatal yoga for newborns and later, older babies.

Class Details

 

⏰ Sundays, 10:30am - 12:00pm

📍 Online via Zoom

🧘‍♀️ Charmaine Murray | Find Out More

Now Available Online

(Class times & teacher subject to change and cancellation, check the schedule when booking for most up to date info)


Prices

1 Class Pass: £13
1 Month Pass: £40
Pregnancy Yoga at St. Augustine's Church, Croydon
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The Benefits of Yoga During your Pregnancy 

  • Physical benefits include alleviating back pain, breathlessness, weak or overtoned pelvic floor, sleep issues, heartburn, piles, carpel tunnel...and much more!
  • Align, tone, & strengthen your body during mid pregnancy, then gently prepare it in late pregnancy for a positive birth experience...however you choose to give birth.   
  • Alleviate birth fears by deepening your understanding of your body, hormones and connection to baby during pregnancy and labour  
  • Feel more energised, excited and confident about becoming a Mum! 
  • Breathing techniques to relax well, sleep better, reduce stress and anxiety and manage each stage of labour 
  • Learn simple yoga moves, massage and partner work to practice at home between classes 

Pregnancy/Antenatal Yoga Classes are classified by the NHS as 'Antenatal Care'

This means you could be entitled to paid time off work to attend this class.

Visit the DirectGov website for more infomation

Along with the Physical Benefits, there are a number of emotional benefits to be gained for both mummy & baby:

  • Feel Nurtured - Ease Fear, anxiety, stress and even ease depression...you learn how to manage your stress levels to minimise impact on your baby.
  • Understand the role of your hormones during pregnancy & birth, and how to make them work for you
  • Bond with your baby through conscious communication- essential for pregnancy AND birth to minimise risk of trauma
  • Meet other mums and benefit from the wealth of experience Charmaine has as a mother, yoga teacher and doula...she has used everything she teaches in her own childrens births!
Pregnancy Yoga at St. Augustine's Church, Croydon
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Meet Your Teacher: Charmaine Murray

Charmaine teaches Pregnancy & Birth Preparation classes on Tuesdays & Sundays

Charmaine first joined InJoy Yoga pregnant with her 2nd child who she gave birth to at home. Rosanna Kalliabetsos, the Founder of InJoy Yoga was her teacher through pregnancy and baby yoga. Rosanna is also a Birthlight Tutor so trains teachers on behalf of Birthlight and she personally mentored Charmaine for  a whole year before Charmaine took over her classes. Both Rosanna (known as Rozy) and Charmaine are Doulas so have first hand experience of seeing how the practices taught in our Birthlight pregnancy classes are used to facilitate natural birth and minimise medical interventions. These practices literally shorten the length of labour! Charmaine is also a womb yoga specialist, aromatherapist and general amazing woman. Her first son was planned at home but ended up having to transfer to hospital so Charmaine is well equipped to guide women through the various options available for birthing. She also work closely with the maternity services so understand the policy standards and how to work with them. 

Check out this short video introduction from Charmaine & Rozy ->

 

Class Details

 

⏰ Sundays, 10:30am - 12:00pm

📍 Online via Zoom

🧘‍♀️ Charmaine Murray | Find Out More

Now Available Online

(Class times & teacher subject to change and cancellation, check the schedule when booking for most up to date info)


Prices

1 Class Pass: £13
1 Month Pass: £40
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Testimonials

Have a read below of some of our sparkling customer testimonials for this class

Dr Lorna Nelson, Clinical Psychologist 

I cannot recommend InJoy pregnancy yoga highly enough. After attending pregnancy yoga elsewhere, and finding it an unwelcoming experience, I was looking for something that made me feel both connected to my baby and to other pregnant women, at a time when I felt on a physical and emotional rollercoaster. As an avid gym user and busy professional pre-pregnancy, I wanted something to help me slow down and reconnect.   
  
InJoy provided me with this and Tuesday night pregnancy yoga with Rozy quickly became my favourite time of the week. Rozy was welcoming and nurturing from the outset, providing a sacred space to feel accepted and reassured. She has a special gift for making other people feel important, validated and nurtured and this creates an atmosphere of trust and acceptance within the group. Sadly I have to say farewell to the group due to relocating but I will try to hold onto the ethos Rozy creates and use the DVDs as much as possible! 

lroise Guillebot

I wanted to share with you the good news as well. Our little Anoushka was finally born on Monday 2nd November at 7pm (3.5 kg/53cm). I say finally as I had lost waters 6 days earlier and no true labour was happening. The day has been very intense but it went amazingly well, naturally and in water! We couldn't dream of a better experience after my 1st traumatic birth (pre-eclampsia/failed induction at 35w/C section). We are so grateful for the confidence gained throughout the yoga classes with you and Rozy and thank you both and the team from the bottom of our heart.


Taj Giles 

As a result of the natural delivery my recovery was also incredibly quick; I walked out of hospital the next day! Thank you!

Jessica Peterson 

The best thing I did during my pregnancy was to join this pregnancy yoga class.   
  
Of course like all first time mums I was 'all over the place' and InJoy's classes seemed to make me relax into the idea that I was actually going to have a baby! There is so much energy and lots of great ideas, phrases and expressions for every occasion. I have problems with my pelvis and this class taught me some handy stretches and breathing techniques.   
  
I was blessed with a fantastic labour in Mayday birth centre, jumping on the ball and in the pool whilst listening to dance tunes on my iPod! My boyfriend said I was using my yoga breathing loads. I truly feel that my positive birthing experience is due in large part to pregnancy yoga. It gave me a chance to not only become more in tune with my own body, but also to learn the art of relaxation and meditation on a whole new level.   
  
My pregnancy was not free from complications by any means; however, I was more able to overcome each hurdle and trust everything would be okay because of what yoga has done for me. 


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