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Yoga for Pregnancy

The classes aim to enable women to prepare for birth using appropriately modified yoga postures simple breathing techniques and birthing positions. The classes include optimal foetal positioning and how to prevent or relieve the common discomforts of pregnancy like back and pelvis pain. The classes are friendly ,informal and fun. They provide a warm supportive environment and are a great way to prepare for birth, share experiences and meet other mums to be.

The tutor: Juliet James has been working with pregnant women in the Southampton area for more than twenty years. She trained as an ante-natal teacher for the National Childbirth Trust in 1990 whilst expecting her second child. This led to teaching ante-natal classes to couples and in parallel she began working with pregnant teenagers in the Southampton and Portsmouth areas. With the support of local midwives Juliet supported and prepared the young mums for labour and motherhood. Having used yoga during her own pregnancies Juliet spent six years training as a yoga teacher and therapist with Paul Harvey (Founder of Viniyoga Britain/ Association for Yoga Studies ), followed by further specialist training in working with pregnancy with Wendy Teasdill (British Wheel of Yoga ) and Viv Tallis aYs (association for Yoga studies).

Juliet now works closely with the local midwives in the Southampton area and teaches Pregnancy Yoga at the Ashurst Birthing Centre.pregnant lady with ball