Yoga for Pregnancy class in Basingstoke Branch - 9A/C131
NCT Yoga for Pregnancy classes are run as a weekly drop-in. You can start coming to the classes any time after 12 weeks of pregnancy. Please contact your local teacher to check availability and register. The classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30pm to 7:30 pm and from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Brookvale Village Hall.
The classes focus on gentle postures, breathing techniques, positions for labour and relaxation. The aim is for you to have an enjoyable and relaxing time, whilst improving your physical and emotional wellbeing and helping you feel more confident and positive about birth. The postures are very gentle, specifically designed so you can attend throughout your pregnancy (after 12 weeks) and can be adapted to individual needs.
The classes are suitable for all women, regardless of their fitness level. No previous experience of yoga is necessary.
Benefits of these classes include:
- Reduced back ache
- Improved quality of sleep
- Reduced anxiety
- Strengthened joints and muscles
- Increased flexibility
- Increased blood circulation
- Reduced swelling from fluid retention
- Improved posture and body awareness
- Strengthened abdominal and pelvic muscles
- Improved digestive system
NCT Yoga for Pregnancy classes are taught by NCT teachers who have undergone extra training in teaching physical skills - a further year's training into the practice and philosophy of yoga enables the teacher to graduate to NCT Yoga for Pregnancy. The teachers are passionate about enabling women to have a positive experience of pregnancy and birth.
For those who are already mothers, the class will be a time when you can relax, concentrate on the new baby, and think about your wishes for this birth.
For 1st time mothers, there will be lots of practical tips, opportunity to meet others and ask questions. Some words may be unfamiliar, please do not hesitate to ask if there is anything you are unsure of, no matter how small it might seem.
Everyone is welcome; you don't have to be a member of NCT. We would like to make sure every parent can benefit from our courses. We therefore have lower prices for parents on lower incomes or in receipt of certain benefits. These concessions vary, from small discounts of 5% to a maximum reduction of 90% off the full course fee. Please ask about these discounts.
Please wear loose and comfy clothes, and bring a blanket and
pillow, mats provided. We have 20 minutes of topic based
discussion or possibly a visit from a new mum and baby followed
by about an hour of yoga based movement and gentle stretches.
We end with some practise contractions, a relaxation and then
refreshments with time to chat.
For more information or to request a booking on this course, please fill out the enquiry form below. You should expect a response within 7 days.
Completing the form will not commit you to booking a place or making any payment.