The Post-Natal Series
The first year after birth is intense. Not only has your body changed, your entire life has changed too; all while having a new baby to care for.
Your new body needs to be gently nurtured.
Discover how to fit in daily movement, whilst looking after your baby or
toddler and nourishing your body.
The Post-Natal Series
Fridays 1.00-2.30pm at The Garden Studio
Join us from six weeks up to one year, post-birth. Babies welcome!
The classes will help you:
Frequently Asked Questions
Congratulations! You can join us in class as soon as you have had your GP 6/8wk check. Before then, feel free to get in touch to reserve your space in class, fill in the screening form and know that your place is ready and waiting for you.
You may also be interested in the Closing the Bones Massage that will both nurture and support you in those early days after birth.
Just yourself and your baby! Getting to class can often be the hardest thing (especially with a little one to bring) – to make it easier the studio is fully kitted out with mats, bolsters, blocks and straps to ensure you can modify where you need to for a comfortable class.
Yes! And if you need to bring an older sibling you can. The daytime class is suitable for babies, toddlers and pre-school children. We understand that life sometimes needs the ability to juggle! We hope to make it a little easier and show how easy this movement journey can fit into your life.
We understand! Look out for the Monthly 'Release and Restore' class on a Friday evening, where you can join others in releasing the stresses of the week so you can start the weekend recharged and refreshed!
The Post Natal Series is much more than just your class! You will be supported with both offline and online resources, but we understand life with a new baby can be unpredictable and we will do our best to work with you. If you need to miss classes or stop altogether for medical reasons, we are happy to work something out with you in terms of transferring onto The Move Well Series when life settles down or offering a refund.
Once your booking and payment have been received, you will be sent a link to a secure online health screening form. Please complete fully then ‘SEND’ and I will see you in class soon.
No! Pregnancy created a lot of extra demands on your body. Your new body needs to be nurtured. ‘Getting back your fitness’ is not just doing what you did pre-pregnancy. The postnatal period is the first year after having a baby. What you do or don’t do during this time affects you for life, it is the reason so many cultures worldwide have the 41day postnatal period which is honoured and respected. Post Natal Depletion is real and it can be still affecting mothers years (sometimes over 10years) after giving birth. Take the time to recover, heal and strengthen – your body will thank you!
No! Although I love slings, which can be an amazing life saver for many new mothers - I just don't believe your Post Natal body is ready for exercising with baby in a sling. Pregnancy created a lot of extra demands on your body. Your body really does need to be nurtured. ‘Getting back your fitness’ is not just doing what you did pre-pregnancy with your baby in a sling. The postnatal period is the first year after having a baby (whether this is your first or 8th baby!) What you do or don’t do during this time affects you for life. It is the reason so many cultures worldwide have a 41day postnatal period which is both honoured and respected. Post Natal Depletion is real and it could affect you for many years to come. Please take the time to recover, heal and strengthen – your body will thank you!
Yes! The class has helped to either significantly reduce or relieve SPD altogether (sometimes years after giving birth). Please know it is never too late and there is always something that you can do.
Yes. Absolutely! By discovering how you are moving now (and why!) helps you to understand why you have Diastasis Recti. Learning how to align your body and breathe better your core will be able to function better.
If you suspect or know that you have a hernia, prolapse or that ‘something doesn’t feel right’ please see your Doctor first for a diagnosis. You may need to be referred to a Women’s Health Physio (WHP) first. The Post Natal Series is likely to be safe for you but it is best is you have a diagnosis so that we make sure everything you do is safe and working towards your recovery. We are very happy to work alongside your Doctor, WHP or other Health Professional.