Mamma mia: postnatal yoga at Yogarise
New mums, we’ve got your back. And guess what? Yogarise favourite – and mum of gorgeous Xander – Toni Osborne is now teaching not one, but two postnatal yoga classes at Yogarise Peckham. Choose from Monday morning (11.30-12.30) or Wednesday afternoon (14.00-15.15) for your mum and baby yoga sesh.
Postnatal yoga is the perfect way to rebalance your body and rejuvenate energy after giving birth, helping to strengthen the pelvic floor and to rebuild core awareness. During our postnatal yoga classes, Toni will guide you through a series of yoga poses and yogic breathing exercises designed to relieve tension, release energy and resolve anxiety, bringing moments of calm to those sometimes-hectic newborn days.
Toni says: ‘Exercise releases endorphins that we all need, especially when there’s a baby requiring your attention. Yoga is great because it’s low-impact and helps to relieve tension. In classes, I ask where new mums are aching and the answer is nearly always the same: necks, arms, shoulders and lower backs – so we work to strengthen those areas. My deepest wish is that mothers leave feeling replenished, relaxed and supported.’
Just by turning up, you’ll be treating yourself to some well-deserved ‘me time’; after a strengthening-but-safe vinyasa flow yoga sequence, classes include some much-needed relaxation at the end. Admittedly, you might not always get to do a whole lot of yoga while you’re here – babies like to keep their mamas busy, after all! – but more importantly, you’ll be in the company of fellow new mums and you’ll be having fun with your little one. At other times, you’ll be surprised by how much yoga you actually manage to do, and will pick up some great tips to take home.
Our friendly, fun postnatal yoga classes for new mums are the perfect way to ease yourself back into your yoga practice after giving birth. They offer a warm, welcoming and supportive environment, where anything goes – feel free to nurse, bounce, feed and walk around as needed. Toni says: ‘Postnatal yoga classes offer a wonderful way to meet other local mothers and babies, making lasting new friendships.’
Yogarise postnatal yoga classes are open to mums 6 weeks post-birth/8 weeks after C-section (you must have had the ‘all clear’ from your GP) and to all pre-crawling babies. Yoga mats and props are provided, but please bring a muslin/blanket for baby to lie on. See our full yoga class timetable online.
Keep in touch with other local mums and mums-to-be – join our Yogarise Peckham Mamas Facebook Group. Looking forward to seeing you on the mat – Monday 11.30-12.30 + Wednesday 14.00–15.15.