For healthier mum and Baby 

Pregnancy yoga isn't simply a gentler yoga practice

Rather, it is a practice uniquely designed to support and nourish women during pregnancy and beyond. 

Pregnancy yoga offers you time and space to connect with yourself, your body, and also your baby. The movements and breath work can help you relieve discomfort, reduce stress, nourish your emotional wellbeing, and lift spirits. All of which go beyond pregnancy and the mat, helping you prepare your mind, body and emotions for labour and motherhood. 

The practice is suitable for women from 12 weeks to full-term, this class is for all levels of experience so whether you are new to yoga or a regular practitioner, prenatal yoga has something to offer you during your pregnancy journey. Post-natal mummy and baby yoga is also available privately as 1:1, 1:2 or small group at Light Space Private Studio or your home so get in touch for more info and to book here >  You can also explore a short guided practice from the comfort of your own home here > 

Pregnancy class timetable

Booking is essential and can be made up to 8 days in advance. There is no regular class on Saturday 22 June as we enjoy the Preparing for Positive Birth with Yoga, Hypnobirthing + Guests workshop - see Saturday class details below.

Benefits

  1. Physical practices to help you increase strength, endurance and suppleness offering practical preparation and support for the body ahead of labour and motherhood including work with the pelvic floor, core, arms

  2. Movement practices designed especially for pregnancy to help you move safely and decreased discomfort of common problems such as back pain and shoulder tension

  3. Breath and visualisation tools to help you find spaciousness, freedom and ease, in pregnancy, labour, motherhood and beyond

  4. Exploring deep relaxation, grounding practices and mediations to support you, help soothe your nervous system, reduce stress and anxieties around all the changes taking place during pregnancy, labour and beyond

  5. Offering you a nourishing community where you can come to listen, share, and just be.

NEW TO YOGA WITH JULIANA?  

Please complete the online pregnancy yoga student registration form in advance. This form is essential before attending your first class.  Please also be aware of the conditions set out on the Terms + Privacy page.

Location

Light Space Private Studio

LIGHT SPACE, HA5

Contemporary private yoga studio in HA5 near Harlyn Primary School. A tranquil, bright, cosy space, perfect for prenatal classes. A private studio so full address not published online. Once you have booked, contact me for address details.

Directions upon booking >

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EASTCOTE HOUSE GARDENS, HA5

Beautifully restored, Grade II listed stables. Magically calm and inspiring space to practice yoga with high ceilings, surrounding gardens and a cafe. Parking is available onsite.

Directions / Maps >


I’ve had the most amazing experience at the pregnancy yoga class! From the venue and set up of the room to the size of the group and Juliana’s gentle guidance - everything helped me relax and unwind after an exhausting working week. It felt great to take some time out to nurture myself and connect to the baby. Highly recommend!
— Safiya, Pregnancy yoga

Payment and costs

From £13 per class. You can pay when booking your class using the YOGA with Juliana Bookwhen booking platform. Blocks are valid for 3 months so you don't have to attend consecutive weeks but you still need to book your place online

  • £7.50 your first "taster" class

  • £15 pay-as-you-go per class

  • £42 per block of 3 classes (£14 per class)

  • £65 per block of 5 classes (£13 per class)

Considerations for a safe yoga practice during pregnancy

  • This class is suitable for women from 12 weeks to full term pregnancy.

  • The British Wheel of Yoga advises that yoga practice in the first trimester should only comprise of gentle breathing, relaxation and meditation.

  • It is your responsibility to inform your healthcare professional that you’re attending yoga class and seek relevant medical advice before attending.

  • Every pregnancy is unique so please listen to your body. How you feel is often the best guide to what you can and cannot do, modifying your practice as you feel best to suit you, your body and your baby.

  • For more information you can read the British Wheel of Yoga guidelines for teaching pregnancy yoga safely.

  • Other considerations for pregnancy yoga can be found on the pregnancy yoga student registration form which must be completed and understood before attending class. Further conditions as detailed on the Take a class and the Terms + Privacy page also apply.

Prenatal teachers and students, and even some medical professionals, say that prenatal yoga can ease the discomforts of pregnancy, such as moodiness, shortness of breath, and swollen ankles; can give women time to bond with their babies; and can help them prepare for the rigours and mysteries of labour
— Yoga Journal