'Ante Natal Yoga was of great benefit throughout all of my 3 pregnancies. I felt more relaxed and prepared for the birth as the breathing techniques were invaluable to aid sleep especially . Baby Yoga has been a wonderful experience and I have brought all 3 of my children to Baby Yoga too. I find the songs and routines really useful as they help both of us relax especially, if the baby is fretful. The babies are so tired they usually sleep all afternoon which gives the mums a chance to catch up over lunch! I recommend Gill's ante natal and Baby Yoga to all my friends and I have yet to find anyone that has not enjoyed the experience.'
Gill’s aim is that women can feel more comfortable in their pregnancies and more calm and confident about birth. Since pioneering holistic Pregnancy Yoga classes from 2003 in Belfast and Lisburn, Northern Ireland she has taught over 10, 000 women, creating a supportive, friendly environment. Common problems can be shared and addressed within the Yoga practice and women can discuss problems and connect with each other- many returning with fourth and fifth pregnancies.
a youth club for pregnant women
Once described by a former student as, ‘a youth club for pregnant women’ the classes last for one and a half hours and are a blend of fun, traditional Yoga, rhythmical movement, voicework , Pranayama (Breathwork) and deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra)
Yoga practices are carefully adapted for mums to be with injuries and medical conditions.