BREATH – EARTH – YOUR BODY – YOUR BABY
CONNECT WITH NATURE, FIND INNER STILLNESS, PREPARE FOR BIRTH
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|Time||7.00 – 8.30pm||10.30 am – 12.00 pm|
£12 per class, £60 for a block of 6
You can select a combination of morning and evening classes. They do not need to be consecutive
There are four Saturday morning dates where Janet is not available (25th Sept and the 2nd, 9th and 16th Oct). However, if you book for these classes, you will receive a pre-recording of a different class with Janet each week and you will automatically be charged half price when you book (£5 as part of a package and £6 for a single class). The recording will remain live over the whole weekend. Live stream classes will resume from the 23rd October.
Wednesday evening classes will live stream through zoom as usual during these weeks.
|Booking||Sign Up & Book Online
“Many thanks for your wonderful class this evening which was very relaxing and the highlight of my week – so great to be at home and not to have to travel there and back.”
“Your classes are very grounding and a real source of equanimity and well being. Amazingly just as good online as in person – I am loving the classes.”
“I have been in your online yoga classes since week 16 and absolutely loved them! It not only helped my back and hip pain, I was also always looking forward to the relaxation. The classes have been such a key part of my pregnancy journey, I am so grateful I signed up quite early on!”
“I’m sure that all the breathing and relaxing had helped my baby when I carried her. Now when I rest at night between my breast feeding I remember your Buddha rest pose, noticing the pause at the end of the out breath Very calming.”
To join book online here
Please read our Cancellation and Refund policy at the bottom of the page
About your Teacher
Janet Balaskas is the pioneer of pregnancy yoga and has taught and inspired teachers all over the world. She brings her unique wisdom, warmth and experience to these inspirational pregnancy yoga classes which bring you all the benefits of yoga as well as preparation for your birth. They are designed to help you to develop a regular practice with a focus on the most essential postures and to be compatible with Active Birth and HypnoBirthing courses. You benefit from a deep yoga class to ease body and mind, in addition to breathing, relaxation, visualisation, Active Birth and self hypnosis techniques.
What makes Janet’s classes unique?
- A deeper, more focused approach to breathing and relaxation in the postures – perfect for birth.
- A 90 minute class in the convenience of your own home – no need to travel anywhere!
- Carefully controlled numbers ensures that your particular needs are met.
- Special guidance for pelvic pain, spinal problems or other.
- A consistent group ensures that there is a personal connection with the teacher.
- Janet is a highly experienced and knowledgable teacher who can advise and guide you through your pregnancy.
- Each class provides a calming and relaxing stretch and is also wonderful preparation for birth.
- Includes both Active Birth positions and Hypnobirthing techniques.
READ THE REVIEWS!
Here is some of the amazing feedback Janet gets every week!
“The relaxation and breathing techniques you taught me in yoga kept my 24 hour labour a tranquil serene, meditative and calm one!!”
“Thank you Janet for your calm, rational and truly helpful advice provided in the yoga sessions I looked forward to each week. They helped me to maintain calm and focus and led to a comfortable and instinctive natural birth!! Your classes, out of many things I tried to do to prepare for labour, helped me and stuck in my head the most- so thank you!
“The yoga with you has been so fantastic and been a total life saver during what has been a very physically hard pregnancy”
“I went into labour after the yoga class! Contractions were very intense very quickly but I managed to stay home until 2am, we arrived at hospital at 2:30am and our baby was born 50mins after! A water birth again. I sometimes felt overwhelmed, but I managed, so a big thank you again for the yoga classes and your precious advices, I am 100% convinced I wouldn’t have had the same births if I hadn’t come to your classes.”
“The yoga classes were superb and gave me so much to take with me into labour. Having had this experience I can’t imagine how women manage without it. I felt calm and in control most of the time. Even at the stormiest moments my yoga breathing was a life line.”
“I did a course of yoga with Janet and the tips I got were priceless during labour. I had a 5 hour labour – the midwives couldn’t believe how quickly this first birth was going!”
” After many years of working as a nurse, when I became pregnant with my first child I started to practise yoga. This was triggered by Janet Balaskas’ Active Birth book which my best friend gave to me with the recommendation “… this is all you need. Don’t read any other book.” And she was absolutely right. Everything in that book made total sense to me. I practised yoga. I swam. I rested. I went for walks. Everything I did for myself, I did for my baby. In my husband’s eyes I was beautiful – and I felt beautiful. I also felt strong and powerful. I was so happy. And it was in this state of happiness that I went into labour and had what I could only describe at the time as ‘the most beautiful experience ever”.
Our Cancellation and Refund policy
Once booked, classes are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please do not request a refund or transfer if you are unwell or unexpectedly unable to attend.The only exception is in extenuating circumstances such as admission to hospital or baby being born early, in which case you need to let us know without delay by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have an unpredictable work schedule it is better to book single classes than a discounted block. Please do so in good time while there are still places left. Thank you for your co-operation. We appreciate that you don’t ask us to make exceptions. This policy was created with your best interests in mind and to make the system manageable for us and class numbers consistent.When we are away
Classes are continuous throughout the year with the exception of Christmas, New Year and the Easter weekend, when we are closed. If your teacher is away, you can rest assured that our locum teachers are hand picked to be a good replacement for us and we are sure you will benefit and be inspired by their teaching and knowledge. One of our main locum’s is Lola Alcarez Perez who is a highly experienced Pregnancy Yoga and Active Birth teacher and a doula. She brings a special warmth and depth of knowledge to the classes, which women always appreciate.