POSTNATAL 6 week PILATES COURSE (in-person)
6 sessions Mondays 14:00 - 15:00 | MIDLAND SPACE -> YOU CAN BRING YOUR BABY!! 🐥 with JEN WOOLRIDGE
Sessions: 28th June, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th July, 2nd August
⚡️ Suitable for mums and their babies from 6 weeks onwards. Exercises are targeted to mums but it's good to be able to connect with your baby while doing Pilates!
🚨 If you miss a session, you can either join online or receive a recording available for 7 days
WHY POSTNATAL PILATES CAN REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Postnatal Pilates conveys a very effective collection of exercises aimed to strengthen the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor is a collection of muscles that sits in the base of your pelvis and supports your womb, bladder and bowel. The pelvic floor muscles often loosen during pregnancy and birth due to hormonal changes in the body but also due to the increased pressure of a growing baby on the pelvic floor. Due to a weakened pelvic floor, women often experience a urine leak when they cough, laugh, sneeze or exercise. A weak pelvic floor also can be the source of back pain and instability at the level of your lower back.
Postnatal Pilates can help to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles by teaching women how to reconnect and engage the pelvic floor muscles to improve core strength and stability. By rebuilding your strength and stability in the area of your pelvic floor the whole body regains strength.
At Leyton Yoga we appreciate the advantages of small group classes. In this course, you'll be connecting with your body to develop practices that can be easily be integrated into your daily life, in a safe, non-judgemental and friendly environment. As women embrace their new role as mums it can be challenging to re-adjust to new routines new habits. We believe that having 6 weeks to slowly reconnect with your body under the guidance of an experienced instructor while building meaningful relationships with other women can really make a difference in this very special moment of your life.
MORE ABOUT THE COURSE
Postnatal Pilates can help prevent common postpartum issues, such as lower-back and shoulder tension; the deep breathing emphasised leads to more energy, mental clarity and patience. Whether you’ve had a vaginal delivery or a C-section, Pilates can help to accelerate the recovery process, making you feel calmer and more connected in the process. Exercises can also help heal diastasis recti, which is an excessive separation of the abdominals common in postpartum women.
ABOUT JEN WOOLRIDGE (instructor)
The course will be led by Jen Woolridge who is not only a very experienced Pilates teacher but also a very fun and compassionate person. Babies are welcome to join and they can hang out as you are all practising together! 🤪
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: 👶, something to sit on (a cushion or yoga block), your mat, a blanket and a pillow for extra support for your baby. If you have any questions around this, feel free to get in touch with us.