Through yoga exercises, postures and deep breathing techniques specific to pregnancy, these classes help mothers-to-be relax and work with the changes in their body and emotions, as the body prepares for birth. Regular prenatal yoga practice helps to promote the healthiest and most peaceful pregnancy possible. Prenatal yoga practice can also help ease morning sickness, alleviate oedema and prevent varicose veins. This class ends with an extra-long guided mediation & relaxation period, followed by a complimentary herbal tea where mothers-to -be can meet and socialise with other expectant mothers. Classes are deliberately kept small (8-12 on average) to allow for individual attention and a sense of community.
Laura, the founder of Yogalicious Mama is registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals and has 15 years practice of yoga and has an East Meets West approach to yoga with a light-hearted view on life. Alongside her daily yoga practice Laura has 20 years’ experience working as a healthcare professional with specialist knowledge of neonatal care.
As a mother of four, she fully understands the demands and pressure of motherhood and pregnancy. Her classes create an environment where mothers-to-be can let go of daily stresses, improve their health and wellness and to be a place to escape the daily grind and connect with their unborn baby.
The morning sickness, achy lower back, and fatigue of pregnancy have passed. But for new mamas, a whole new set of physical conditions can accompany the bliss of loving your little creation. Luckily, a few simple yoga poses can help to address the most common concerns.
Our bodies are always in transition, so don’t think that you have to be exactly the way you were before pregnancy. You can expect to be healthy, vital, and strong again so that you can fulfil your new role as a mother.
Postnatal yoga poses target the whole body, its return to health and new demands with particular focus towards weakened pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, aching neck, shoulders and back, fatigue and loss of endurance.
The postnatal period is up to three years and we welcome all Mamas to our class from 6 weeks postnatally for a vaginal birth or 8 weeks for C-section once certified medically fit.
Non crawling babies (ideally in car seats) are very welcome and the class is very relaxed to allow for nursing mothers.
Postnatal yoga 9am-10am every Saturday
Prenatal yoga 10am- 11am every Saturday
Classes at The Alternative Healthcare - Haywards Heath
Places can be pre-booked to guarantee a space or drop in. £10 per session.
We also offer baby and children's osteopathy which has been found to help with problems in young age including crying babies, unsettled babies, anterior and posterior tongue tie, relfux, colic, headache, sciatica and migraines. Based in Haywards Heath we are easily located from Lindfield, Hassocks and surrounding Sussex areas.