Little Mumma Yoga offers both pregnancy and postnatal yoga classes to “nurture the nurturer”. Classes are held in 2 locations south of the river in Palmyra and Success and aim to bring mums and mums-to-be together to share the joys of pregnancy and early motherhood. Yoga teachers Chrissy and Bec have completed additional yoga training to be able to safely guide mothers and mothers-to-be in appropriate postures and practices for all stages of pregnancy and for postnatal fitness. No prior yoga experience is needed for any of the classes, which are tailored to individual needs.
All levels of fitness and yoga experience are catered for from beginners to advanced
The yoga studios are fully equipped with all yoga mats and props provided. You can bring your own yoga mat if you prefer and it is recommended that you bring a bottle of water, however water is always available at both studio locations. The studios are air-conditioned and have bathroom facilities. Yoga poses are demonstrated with optional levels of difficulty depending on your situation and you are always encouraged to work within your body’s limitations.
Classes run for 75 minutes and are held in 8 week blocks. They do not run on public holidays or during school holidays. The cost is $160 for the 8 week block. Casual class attendance may be available subject to class participant numbers. Private and small group classes are available by arrangement which could be a fun activity for a mothers group or baby shower.
All yoga mats and props are provided for the class
Pregnancy yoga classes are suitable for all stages of pregnancy. The goal of the class is to build strength and stamina to help prepare for childbirth and the challenges of motherhood, tone pelvic floor muscles and provide relaxation. This is achieved through breathing techniques, meditation and guided postures.
Pregnancy yoga is an ideal way to safely build strength and stamina in a relaxing environment
If you are a new mum looking for a way to exercise with your baby other than pushing a pram, then the postnatal mums and bubs classes are a perfect option. Classes are held in an intimate and modern yoga studio south of the river in the leafy suburb of Palmyra with free street parking available. There is limited space outside the front of the studio, so mums are asked not to bring prams down the driveway, but rather to carry your baby inside. A postnatal clearance form needs to be completed before you commence classes.
A typical class features guided postures and restorative poses to ease the aches and pains that often occur when feeding and caring for a newborn and pelvic floor friendly exercises to build core strength and endurance, reduce fatigue and strengthen your abs. Babies who are not yet crawling are welcome to attend the class. You will need to bring your own baby blanket or play mat plus some toys to keep your baby amused and distracted. Some of the yoga poses incorporate your baby and at other times your baby will be lying or sitting next to you.
The classes are non-judgemental and supportive, so it is no problem if an unsettled baby needs a feed or to be held by a spare pair of caring hands. There are a few cafes nearby if you want to grab a coffee after class with new friends.
Yoga is a great form of exercise and relaxation for mums and sleepy newborns