Having a baby is one of the most important events in any woman's life. Pregnancy is a wonderful time to practice yoga. Specialised pregnancy yoga classes will help you both emotionally and physically helping to release any tension in the body while also helping to ease emotional changes bringing balance and a feeling of grounding. There are so many changes happening during pregnancy such as hormonal and structural changes in the body. Therefore a woman needs to be gently facilitated through these ongoing changes through a specifically modified set of yoga movements that support both mum and baby as she moves through each stage or trimester. Pregnancy yoga is a wonderful way to also bond with unborn baby. Through some very gentle breathing practices, learn the art of a beautiful guided relaxation while also learning to prepare for birth through the breath and visualisation. These classes are a lovely way of getting to know other Mums-to-be locally while many students have said that this class really can help with their sleeping while pregnant.
Improves Flexibility & Strength
Improves Circulation & Breathing
Raises Energy Levels
Aids Relaxation & Helps Sleep
Physically & Emotionally Grounding
Gentle stretching & strengthening of the body while strengthening pelvic floor muscles.
Time to focus on yourself and your baby.
Learn techniques to help relieve aches and pains associated with pregnancy.
Learn about choice of positions for labour.
Learn about optimal foetal positioning.
Learn about breathing techniques for labour & birth.
Spend time in the company of other Mums-to-Be.
Enjoy a lovely relaxation to send you floating home.
You will need to be 15+ weeks pregnant to attend class. You do not need to have practiced yoga before to attend.
Thursday Evenings 7pm - 8.15pm.
Classes are run as a course of classes. Please see here for more details. If you wish to try one class, €15 is the charge.
For enquiries and bookings, please contact Karen Murphy directly.
Karen Murphy is fully accredited with Yoga Therapy Ireland and is highly experienced yoga yeacher. Her classes offer a very nurturing approach and has been been offering Pregnancy Yoga, Post-Natal and Mum & Baby Yoga for many years. She has been teaching in both Dublin and Kildare at various locations and is a highly popular teacher. She also specialises in tailored Yoga Therapy Classes. She is affiliated with Yoga Therapy Ireland as a regular Tutor in their excellent training programmes. She is a busy Mum of four kids and understands the benefits and importance of offering a very relaxing space for new Mums to be!
The whole course must be booked. Unused classes are non-transferable and non-refundable due to maintain viability of classes. Classes maybe be offered at €15 per class if you are near your due date. Must be pre-arranged with Karen directly.
Gift Vouchers to be redeemed against Pregnancy Yoga classes must be purchased directly from Karen Murphy on her details above.
Yoga mats are provided. There are blankets and bolsters available at the studio. You may wish to bring bottle of water.
We highly recommend that you use an anti-burst gym ball during your pregnancy as this helps to relieve back ache associated with pregnancy and encourages good fetal positioning of baby. (Make sure you purchase one to suit your height). Can be purchased in most good sports shops and other stores.
"I had a planned homebirth with the midwives from Holles st in my parents house as they live near the hospital. It was an amazing experience and your advice came into my thoughts a lot leading up to and during the labour. I spent most of the labour on all fours rocking from side to side and also squatting, so those squatting exercises came in useful during labour. You really do need strong thighs! Keeping my fingers outstretched and relaxing my jaw also helped a lot and as simple as it sounds it does work.
I delivered her over three contractions as you said we could, if you put your mind to it. She weighed 9lbs 8ozs! "
Your classes really helped me have the birth I wanted for me and my little girl so I'm very grateful to you. You always hear the negative birth stories so I hope this helps the girls in the class think positively about it. Thanks again"