with Ellie Murray
Our new pregnancy yoga classes are taught by Ellie Murray, who is a graduate of our Teacher Training programme and has subsequently gone on to train in prenatal and postnatal yoga.
Whether you are new to yoga or a yogi with an existing practice, consistent yoga throughout your pregnancy will help you maintain strength, flexibility and stamina. It will help you to keep up your fitness levels but also be of great benefit during labour and can help with faster recovery post-birth.
Held in our beautiful new studios, the hour-long class will be followed by a social half an hour of chat, tea and discussion – anything from slings and re-usable nappies to home births and breastfeeding support.
Our passion for creating community through yoga is extended through our pregnancy yoga – establishing a bond between new mums and providing support for their emotional well-being through new friendships.
Pregnancy yoga was invaluable for so many reasons during my pregnancies, not only strength and flexibility, but for a calm focus on preparing for labour and of course the opportunity to meet other mums on the same journey meant I built up a support network for my maternity leave.”
You can find all of our prices on our pricing page.
We have studio mats for you to use, however we advise you to eventually buy your own mat. We sell a small select range of yoga mats that we recommend/use ourselves. Cheap yoga mats are ok to start with but you will feel the difference in a high quality yoga mat as it will make your practice far more enjoyable. Cheap thin mats don’t offer the support and comfort that a higher quality mat provides.
Wear comfortable clothing with layers that are easily removed or added to allow for changes in body temperature during class. Be ready to practice in bare feet. This is the traditional (and safest) way to practice. One thing that we would recommend is to wear a top that you can keep on until you warm up and that you can put on at the end of a class, especially for Shavasana (relaxation).
Yes. If you book you are guaranteed your place in the class. To register for a class you have to select the class you’re interested and then choose either Join Us in Studio or if it’s available, then Book Online.
All the weekly classes are available on the classes page. If you have problems booking then call us on 07774 311227 and we’ll book you into the class of your choice if there is space.
We have studio mats for you to use, however, we advise you to eventually buy your own mat. We sell a small select range of yoga mats that we recommend/use ourselves. Cheap yoga mats are ok to start with, but you will feel the difference in a high-quality yoga mat as it will make your practice far more enjoyable. Cheap thin mats don’t offer the support and comfort that a higher-quality mat provides.
We’ll let Ellie tell you about herself in her own words:
I’m passionate about sharing yoga in the beautiful setting that is Cornwall.
I grew up in South East London, but have always been drawn to the great outdoors and an active lifestyle. I studied English and French at Nottingham University and worked in Paris for a year, which sparked my passion for travel.
I fell in love with the sea. Summers were spent teaching windsurfing in Greece, where I met my husband, Chris.
Back in London, after a year in a job that made me question what it was that I truly wanted, I found my niche in journalism. I worked for national newspapers, and honed in on travel, adventure and wellbeing.
Travel journalism has taken me to some of the world’s best yoga retreats and surf camps, from India to Hawaii, Portugal to the Maldives. You can read about these – and some of my other adventures, ranging from ice climbing in Canada to cycling in New Zealand – here.
I’ve been practising yoga for more than ten years. I first stepped on a mat purely for physical reasons – to ease aching surfing muscles. But I soon realised that the practice is more than just physical. Like with surfing, yoga requires mental focus – being in the moment helps you both to catch a wave and to flow through yoga postures. This awareness has deepened my practice.
I moved to Cornwall in 2017 to be closer to the sea, and to live a more active lifestyle. I qualified in teaching yoga, gaining my 300-hour accredited Yoga Alliance Professionals certificate, with over 400 hours of training, at Lime House School of Yoga.
Now I want to bring yoga to you.
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