Our pregnancy pilates classes incorporate conditioning of the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, mobility work to ease aches and pains, stretching and strengthening of muscles to assist posture and breathing techniques. The classes are even suitable for those with Pelvic Girdle Pain/Symphysis Pubis Disorder and can really help to alleviate some of the discomfort.
Our Mixed Ability Pilates classes are exactly that; classes that are suitable for all levels and abilities, even those completely new to Pilates. The classes consist of controlled resistance exercises using body weight and some small equipment. All of the exercises can be modified to suit each individual’s ability and some small adjustments are made if needed just to make sure that the movements are precise so that everyone gets the best from the class.
Bring your baby along to learn this soft developmental baby massage routine which teaches you different strokes, touches & techniques to relax them and develop their muscle strength & joint flexibility. The massage helps with their development but also gives you the opportunity to enjoy some precious mummy/baby time, as well as encourage more enjoyable tummy time. Enjoy our informal space and soak up the mummy relaxation & support on offer. Connect with other mummies over tea and cake. Suitable for babies from 6 weeks (provided they have had their 6 week HV check & have no headlag) up to 1 year. Although DBM can benefit babies up to the standing/walking stage, it’s important to note that classes are best suited to babies who are not crawling yet.
This class is particularly great if you have a school run to do!
Block bookings available £60 for 6 sessions or £90 for 10 sessions
The class is suitable from 12-14 weeks pregnant regardless of previous yoga experience. The class will make you feel relaxed and can help you remain more comfortable in pregnancy. You will learn techniques that will help you in pregnancy and prepare you for an active birth. Classes are relaxed, informal and fun, all equipment is provided.
All equipment provided, classes are yoga based postures and movements to help pregnancy be more comfortable, learn tips and techniques to help during pregnancy, for birth and motherhood. Knowledge is shared that can be used during birth and can compliment other antenatal classes.
Our introduction to postnatal pilates course provides new mums in Essex with a toolkit of various tips to aid them in everyday tasks such as protecting your back when picking baby up.
Each week, there is a different focus point which is relevant to the postnatal body and how to improve things like posture, the pelvic floor etc. (remember, knowledge is power!) and the idea is that you don’t just come along to Pilates once a week and then leave it there until the next week.
Postnatal Pilates is a six week follow-on course, designed to be followed after the Introduction to Postnatal Pilates Course.
It’s a full Pilates session where we continue to work on healing the postnatal body and regaining strength, focussing on the abdominals, pelvic floor and posture. Again, we are practising on exercises that strengthen the muscles that we are using most as a mum so that everyday tasks are easier and we have less back pain.
Come along with your babies and toddlers for cake, coffee and moral support. Sling advice and hire available as well as infant feeding support and general parenting solidarity. No judgment, just cake.
Free to attend (£2 voluntary donation to cover cost of refreshments)
No need to book, just drop in, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Yoga for kids aged 4-8.
Using yoga poses and mindful exercises, I will introduce the children to the benefits of keeping your mind and body healthy ans strong. We will explore the capabilities of our big and loud actions and emptions and learn to listen to our smaller, quieter ones. All while having lots of fun and games of course!
A chance to get the daddies involved!
The relationship between your tiny babies & their daddies is one which is so special & needs to be nurtured & encouraged. Parenthood needs to be about teamwork, so what better way to get the dads on board than with a fun, relaxed & informal workshop where the dads get together to enjoy some daddy relaxation and learn how to MASSAGE LIKE A FATHER using Developmental Baby Massage, whilst the mums can relax, connect with each other, enjoy a light brunch & sip bucks fizz. Each month sees an incredible special guest join us to share their knowledge & wisdom on all things baby related. 2019 is going to be an exciting year for this event. We want to ensure all our parents leave happy, relaxed and confident in their new found skills they can take home and use to make their parenting journey that little bit easier. A full tummy and a smile on their face also goes a long way!! Its a family workshop NOT to be missed!