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Yoga 4 Pregnancy

Antenatal Yoga

Yoga 4 Pregnancy

Practising Yoga is particularly helpful for pregnancy and childbirth as it helps improve your breathing, posture and general confidence when it comes to the day! It can play a key role in enhancing the experience of this precious time and empower the mum-to-be to have the most conscious birth experience.

During this 7 week course you will cover movement, breathing, and exercises for pregnancy and put these important techniques into context for birth preparation.

Current Courses

Thursday, 19:45-20:45

New dates TBC


Knights Way Centre
Knights Way
Brentwood, CM13 2AZ


Testimonials from Students

“Renate’s yoga for pregnancy sessions are the highlight of my week; an oasis of calm with an opportunity to have a gentle but thorough all over body workout appropriate for pregnancy.  Having suffered with hip pain, Renate was able to ease aches that my physiotherapist could not! I’ve met lots of lovely ladies who I’m still in touch with and highly recommend this superb class.”


“Really enjoying Yoga for Pregnancy classes – always feel good after the class, plus there are lots of useful tips on being calm and healthy during pregnancy and preparing for the birth.

Friendly class, good for beginners and if you’ve done yoga before. Nice way to meet other mums to be too – would recommend!”


“I started Pregnancy Yoga with Renate when I was 14 weeks pregnant. The class is excellent for stretching, strengthening and breathing while really enjoyable at the same time.

Practicing yoga throughout my pregnancy has kept many aches and pains at bay – Renate is happy to focus the class depending on specific issues anyone is having on the day, which is so helpful.

I always leave the class, feeling super relaxed and confident about the birth of my baby!”


Frequently Asked Questions

When should I start antenatal yoga?
12 – 14 weeks pregnant is an ideal time to start classes, but starting later is better than not starting at all. The class covers Yoga exercises, breathing and relaxation.
What should I wear to the yoga class?
It is best to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes for the baby and yourself – nothing that restricts your movement or your breathing.

Yoga is practiced in bare feet.

You might like to bring socks and jumper/cardigan for extra warmth during the relaxation.

Do I need to have my own yoga mat?
If you have your own mat and you’d prefer to use it then you are welcome to do so.   Proper yoga mats are much better than the general aerobic type that are liable to slip.

Mats are available to borrow and to buy at class.

For the relaxation you might find a small pillow useful.

Should I eat before coming to class?
Wherever possible please try not to eat a large meal for a few hours before you come to class – it is not terribly comfortable to have a full stomach while practicing.

Please bring water if you need it.

Do I need any previous yoga experience?
Yoga is not competitive!

It does not matter if you haven’t practiced before – everybody has his or her individual strengths and weaknesses to work with.

You will notice how your strength and flexibility increases after just a few sessions.

It is very important to listen to your body to only do what you feel you are capable of, and make sure to rest if you feel you need to.

      Yoga Etiquette

Arrive at least 10 minutes before the class starts

Allow additional time if it is your first class

Turn off all electronic devices

This means anything that rings, dings or buzzes

Advise instructor of any injuries or health issues

If you have any injuries/medical conditions please make sure that I know before class and include relevant details on the sign-in sheet in the first class of the course.