“This lovely class educated & supported me in my return to a “non pregnant” body. The atmosphere is relaxed, even giving us techniques to help with teething, colic & other common complaints. Bernadette uses fun songs & routines to involve the babies in the yoga. HIghly recommended. “
Post Natal Recovery Yoga for Mums & Babies
Take time to look after yourself and book a Mummies Massage for yourself – or a group of friends
Post natal recovery yoga for Mums and babies
Dates: Fridays 06 September – 11 October 2019
6 week course
Time: 10:30 – 11:30am
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road, Blackheath, London SE3 7SE
Some words from Bernadette about this course:
“Would you like to enjoy a class which helps to revive your energy levels – gently toning muscles and easing joints, yet at the same time being relaxed, informal and fun for your baby as well?”
“I have been teaching mum & baby post natal recovery yoga for many years. It is a specialised, supportive approach, taking into account the impact of joint mobility & stretched abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Also mindful of the nature of delivery, especially, c section, the impact of breast feeding and broken sleep as well as fluctuating hormones.
It is important that women do not feel under pressure to return too soon to a strong practice of yoga or exercise, as what is really required at this time is a gentle, nurturing practice in order to revive strength and energy.
Babies also enjoy their passive stretches and songs and the classes are beautiful ways of sharing the joy of yoga with your baby, from a very early age. We always end the classes with relaxation and as your baby recognises these vibrations in you it helps them also to relax.
The classes also offer practical tips on teething, colic, nappy rash and so on. They will help you uncover the knowledge that is within you to understand the various needs of your baby in a supportive & non judgemental way.
My professional and personal experience has honed a variety of skills and a lot of knowledge to not only offer you some appropriate yoga for you and your baby but also to support you through this special time in you and your baby’s life.
The classes are also a great way of linking up with other local mums & babies in a friendly environment. Babies who need to feed, be changed or cry are all very welcome!
Classes are suitable for mums with babies pre crawling. After this Family Yoga with Bernadette makes an ideal follow-on or alternative.”
Diastasis recti support for post natal women
Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (Diastasis Recti) seems to have increased in the last two decades. This midline separation of women’s abdominal wall associated with pregnancy is often left untreated during the postnatal period and in later years.
This condition is not prevented by keep fit practices, including some forms of yoga for pregnancy. Yet with a balanced yoga practice, the midline tissue of the Linea Alba can be expected to be flexible and strong enough to withstand most pregnancies. A healthy abdominal wall is essential for a pain-free lower back, urinary continence, sexual health and pelvic organ support.
Bernadette has trained with Francoise Freedman of Birthlight & offers bespoke practices, for various forms of Diastasis Recti and umbilical hernias, which can all occur in pregnancy & the post natal period and may often remain undiagnosed for many years.
Bernadette offers bespoke 1-1 yoga therapy for Diastasis recti in your own home or local studio – contact Bernadette to find out more
“I was diagnosed with Diastasis recti around 10 months after giving birth. My condition was particularly concerning as I had more than 3cm gap so I was prescribed physio by my GP, but after a couple of months it didn’t seem to work at all. It was only by chance that I found out that Bernadette was an expert on this issue and, as I loved her antenatal yoga classes and the labour and breathing rehearsal, I started training with her in 1-1 sessions. After a couple of months my gap had already decreased and, though it’s a long road to recovery, exercising with Bernadette has been extremely positive and helpful not only for diastasis but also for other issues, like painful periods.
She’s a top-notch practitioner who listens to the need of the body and set up the best routine exercise for you. I highly recommend her!”