Relax Stretch and Breathe classes - What are they and who are they for?

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 Relax, Stretch & Breathe and NCT Yoga for Pregnancy classes are taught by NCT teachers who have undergone extra training in teaching physical skills. The teachers are passionate about enabling women to have a positive experience of pregnancy and birth.

This class begins at 6.15pm in Bethel Baptish Chuch, Pontyclun and ends at 7.45pm with refreshments before you leave. It's a great opportunity to come along and meet other mums-to-be. After you have had your baby, you are invited to come along either to the beginning or end of a session to introduce your baby to the other mums-to-be and share your birth experience. Wear loose comfortable clothing. You don't have to buy a mat especially as there is access to yoga mats but if you do have one of your own it is recommended to bring it along.

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.

If you'd like to attend this course, please contact Jenny on 01443 223031 or email RSB quoteing RSB in Bethel, Pontyclun and the dates you wish to attend. course are shown in events.  If there is no space available on this course, a suitable alternative will be offered. You should expect a response within 7 days.


If you have any questions about this course please get in touch:

Jenny Watts
Telephone: 01443 223031

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