The class has helped me feel more prepared and has given me lots of confidence
The class exceeded my expectations. I was hoping to gain tools to cope with labour and birth - which it did. The class has helped me feel more prepared and has given me lots of confidence.
The breathing exercises are really helpful with the visualisations. I also feel the relaxation at the end is great and anchors what we have learnt and spoken about. I enjoyed the yoga session which I found at a good level and it was useful there were different options for all abilities. It was very uplifting to be in such a positive and empowering environment.
! Would recommend this class to all pregnant women - whilst at work I have been telling all of the women in my caseload about it. It is a great investment to prepare your mind and body for birth and I have really enjoyed it.Rebecca
I valued the yoga and stretching but mostly the breathing exercises
I signed up to the class to get to meet local expectant mums with the side benefit of a nice stretch. I did meet some lovely local mums and found it so helpful to have a space where you could talk about any issues and get advice or support. What really surprised me was how much I valued the yoga and stretching but mostly the breathing exercises. It gave me a toolkit of things to do during pregnancy and also in Labour and has made me feel excited for the birth! Mandy’s affirmations during the rest time have really spoken to me and made me feel empowered as a pregnant woman and as a future mum.
The class was so beneficial to me, to have a space just for me to enjoy my pregnancy and learn about the things I can do in birth to help it be a positive event. Thank you!Emma
I have really enjoyed the yoga classes and got so much more out of them than I anticipated.
I have really enjoyed the yoga classes and got so much more out of them than I anticipated. I initially came for back pain but got so much more! The relaxation, positivity and general source of knowledge has been so enlightening.
I definitely feel calm and ready ahead of birth - whether natural or c section and i'm not sure that would have been the case if I hadn't been to pregnancy yoga and heard from both yours and other mummies experiences and knowledge. Thank you!
Thanks so much for lovely sessions.
Hope you’re well :-). I’m still pregnant(!) but feeling v v engaged and not really up to any more yoga - probably a good sign that I won’t be pregnant for too much longer! So I won’t be at class tomorrow. Thanks so much for lovely sessions, I know I only joined for a few short weeks but all the breathing and positioning advice has been really helpful. And thanks for being so welcoming. I have been recommending your class to lots of friends! I’ll be sure to get in touch once I’m really for postnatal sessions too :-)
Thank you ......
I can only thank you for the fantastic yoga classes in the run up to the birth, it was brilliant preparation and I'm sure I couldn't have managed it without pain relief if it hadn't been for the breathing!Rachel
I listened to Mandy's recording of her breathing techniques ...
Having listened to the recordings of the breathing exercises my wife had been doing during pregnancy yoga I found it was invaluable during labour knowing what to say and how to support each contraction. This made the whole experience better than I could have hoped for. It also means as a dad you end up doing more for and with your wife while she goes through one of the most challenging times in her life! Thanks Mandy for the Yoga and support throughout our pregnancy!Andrew
.. anther beautiful session of pure excape
Thanks for another beautiful session of pure escape tonight. Really is the one time I completely zone out and relax. Thanks again ..... I'm starting to enjoy pregnancy and feel more flexible and have spent time on me and my posture for once rather than everyone else!! I know a lot is down to your sessions and the other mums making me feel so welcome and included. Thanks again, Lucy xxLucy
Mandy provides wonderful bonding tuition for mother and baby
The instructor Mandy delivers the class in a supportive, informative and knowledgeable manner. Mandy provides wonderful bonding tuition for mother and baby. This class is like a warm hug for a new mum!Carolina
Mandy is absolutely fantastic and has made me feel ease with every class
It's relaxing and theraputic. Mandy is absolutely fantastic and has made me feel ease with every class. I didn’t know what to expect as I have attended pregnancy yoga before but it has definitely exceeded my expectations and I cannot wait to start baby massage.Shabina
There's a very cosy environment, discussions and postures and relaxed atmosphere...
The very cosy environment, the discussions and postures and relaxed atmosphere. Mandy was great in making everyone feel included and relaxed. She really went out of her way to get information on stressful matters and we enjoyed many funny discussions about intimate matters that often are too embarrassing to ask about... Mandy was brilliant! Her postures helped ladies whose babies were not in the right position for birth to move in the right position. They are currently helping me go through my early labour contractions... The venue was also very convenient as well as inspiring. I had two sets of courses with her and will certainly miss my Monday night routine...Laura
It has helped me feel more confident to be able deliver my baby naturally and without fear
I have really enjoyed my classes. The yoga and breathing have been very helpful thought the pregnancy and is still helping me at 37 weeks. My teacher, Mandy, has been super supportive, helpful and kind. Also, I have learnt more about pregnancy, birth and what I can achieve in this class than I have in any maternity apps. Can't recommend it enough. Recommend this class. It has helped me feel more confident to be able deliver my baby naturally and without fear. I am now looking at a homebirth and I know this class, my teacher and my fellow moms to be have helped me on that journey.Sally
The breathing techniques were very helpful throughout the pregnancy and during labour.
The breathing techniques were very helpful throughout the pregnancy and during labour. I loved attending the classes as this allowed me to have some concentrated time with my body and my baby bump. I particularly liked the fact that the class was really welcoming, inclusive and we were able to chat amongst pregnant ladies. And also the way Mandy creates a community and not just a class. I can absolutely recommend Mandy as a pregnancy yoga teacher. She's so caring, warm and interested in everyone's wellbeing. The classes would not have been the same with anyone else.Carolina
It's a very relaxed atmosphere in which we laugh a lot
An opportunity to meet other local mums to be and find about all the things that no one ever tells you about being pregnant and having a baby. The gentle exercise is also very helpful to keep the aches and pains of later pregnancy at bay. It's a very relaxed atmosphere in which we laugh a lot. You should definitely do it. Mandy is very kind, caring and down to earth and has a great sense of humour. It means that all the mums to be are also very relaxed in the classes. As a first time mum I learn something new every time I go (far more than any of the midwives have told me). It's been a bit of a lifeline to be honest. I would highly recommend it.”Elise
I'm going into my third trimester feeling confident and excited
I have really enjoyed having a class to go to once a week. It has made the weeks flow by, where I've learnt to relax and control my breathing but more importantly made a circle of friends. I love how Mandy encourages us to sit and discuss our week, any worries or just pregnancy in general. I really find comfort in going to these sessions and I'm going into my third trimester feeling confident and excited.Helen
It was better than any antenatal class or book!
I have enjoyed all of the classes with Mandy. The yoga was great as it gave me a bit of time to do a bit of exercise while spending time with other mums and babies. I had never done yoga before but I will be keeping it up. The classes were so relaxed and ended with a cup of tea and cake which gave us the chance to get to know other mums. I learnt so much from the other ladies and Mandy - it was better than any antenatal class or book!Fran
Mandy makes you feel really at ease
Mandy is really friendly, accommodating and makes you feel really at ease. Her sessions are calming, relaxing and she is very Knowledgeable. The Facebook group is really useful as she posts very relevant articles and information on there. I'm thoroughly enjoying the classes and will continue to do them through to the end of my pregnancy.Alys
Such a breath of fresh air
Thank you Mandy for being such a breath of fresh air to me in my time of need, if you know it or not you really have been a blessing to me.Dee
I sometimes think without these classes I'd feel quite clueless regarding pregnancy and childbirth
I really like the chatting and social side. I think if I didn't come to these classes I'd feel quite clueless regarding pregnancy and childbirth, even having done NCT. The chats afterwards range from practical advice from both Mandy and the other mummys-to-be about the actual hospitals, birthing positions, hospital bag, and other maternity issues, to discussing the more messy subject of childbirth itself. I feel it's giving me the mental strength to do this!
I also enjoy the deep relaxation at the end of the session, the only thing that wakes me up at the end is the thought of a jammy dodger!”Kathryn
I found the classes really well structured and pitched at the right level as I have never done yoga before being pregnant
I found the classes really well structured and pitched at the right level as I have never done yoga before being pregnant. I got a lot from the class mentally in particular as I had been very ill and was very detached from my pregnancy and was able to connect with the pregnancy from the classes. The classes also introduced me to other people and classes for post pregnancy which has been great. The instructor Mandy is perfect. She has a great personality, runs the classes perfectly, ensures people interact and share experiences which I found really useful and refers to specific parts of the class where particularly useful for certain individuals. The classes were great preparation for labour and I would highly recommend!!!”Paula
Mandy creates an enjoyable and laid back atmosphere
Mandy is very friendly and creates an enjoyable and laid back atmosphere. I've definitely found that I feel physically much better after sessions and the stretches and postures that Mandy suggests to try between sessions for aching backs and hips are really helpful.Sarah
Looking forward to mother and baby yoga
I have really enjoyed the classes and it has helped me slow down my usual more dynamic yoga practice and feel the benefits for me and my baby. I am going to be using the breathing techniques in labour for sure and I feel the relaxation session will help me stay strong and approach labour in a natural and calm way. Look forward to mother and baby yoga. (Sarah)Sarah
Felt great to stretch out and release some tension and aches
“Felt great to stretch out and release some tension and aches, and was good that the postures were simple and gentle enough to do in between classes when needed.
As a first-time mum, the discussions after the classes were really useful, they offered lots of new things to consider, as well as a lot of tips from second or third time mums...
Mandy is also very knowledgeable and was able to answer questions and give us lots of information.Louise
The class as whole is enjoyable from start to finish
The class as whole is enjoyable from start to finish, the breathing at the start is so calming & relaxing & helps you to focus on you & baby then the yoga postures helps strenghten & strech, then the relaxing part at the end is really nice & Mandy will read out a reading. It’s so relaxing & helps to really visualise on baby inside you, I have thoroughly enjoyed Mandy’s classes & highly recommend them & will continue after the baby. Mandy is a lovely person always friendly & welcoming, helps you with any queries you may have & a very professional yoga teacher.Sara
The sessions are relaxed and she imparts her own experiences of pregnancy to give context for us first time mums!
I’ve just completed 8-weeks with Mandy. She’s really helpful and explains all of the techniques really well. The sessions are relaxed and she imparts her own experiences of pregnancy to give context for us first time mums! The moves are flexible according to your own ability so you get the benefit but don’t have to push yourself unnecessarily. Overall a really enjoyable and informative class; highly recommended!Sally
Mandy very kindly showed me different things to try in order to have myself a better night sleep which worked…
I very much looked forward to my Mondays as no matter how stressful my weekend and previous week has been I could go into yoga and release all my stresses. My baby is particularly active on evenings (just as I try to doze off) and Mandy very kindly showed me different things to try in order to have myself a better night sleep which worked… Most of the time anyway. It’s been great having her as a teacher as well as a mentor as she has shared her pregnancy, birth and parenting experiences with the class.Maria
I have just completed my eight-week yoga course. It has probably been the highlight of my pregnancy experience!