Living / 28 December, 2021 / My Baba
Yoga is great for your body and mind – particularly when you’re expecting. Pregnancy yoga classes will help you to maintain a healthy body and mind throughout the trimesters and beyond. Yoga is a good way to build strength, prepare your body for birth and relieve the aches and pains that come along with pregnancy. London has plenty of pregnancy yoga classes to offer, here’s our rundown of the best ones in your area.
Not sure if yoga is for you? Discover our antenatal exercise class guide here.
If you’re looking for one-to-one sessions, from the comfort of your home (or office), Pomamma offers yoga classes that come to you.
What is it? With a network of yoga teachers across central London, Pomamma provides personalised yoga sessions to guide you through pregnancy. All Pomamma’s teachers are fully certified in pregnancy yoga and work to a prenatal programme designed by international yoga expert Mercedes Ngoh Sieff.
How much is it? £100 per class or 10 for £900 (saving £100)
Where is it? Wherever works for you
ToniWolfYoga offers yoga for everyone, to enhance wellness and calm your mind.
What is it? Toni provides a playful approach to yoga and delivers two styles of yoga: dynamic vinyasa and yin. There are also children’s yoga and one-to-one classes.
How much? £12 group classes, £40 private classes. Buy 4 classes for £30.
Where is it? Various classes all online, Bookham (Surrey)
Mumhood Pre-Natal Yoga is a low-impact yoga class designed with the pregnant body in mind.
What is it? The class is a combination of calming sequences, controlled stretching and mindfulness practice to improve the connection between you and your baby.
How much? 6 week studio package £65
Where is it? Online, various studio locations across London
Joyful Body Yoga and Hypnobirthing aims to help you prepare for birth and promotes vitality during pregnancy.
What is it? The class runs through strengthening postures and breathing techniques to prepare for labour. It also focuses on preventing common ailments such as heartburn and sciatica.
How much? £125 for 7 weeks
Where is it? Waterloo on Tuesday and South Croydon on Wed
Triyoga’s Yoga For Mums-To-Be is a class for beginners and advanced yogis.
What is it? Classes that teach expectant mothers how to have the most conscious birth experience and enjoy pregnancy with minimal discomfort. It’s also a place to feel part of a community of pregnant women.
How much? Check out their pricing guide
Where is it? Various locations, including Camden, Chelsea, Soho, Ealing and Shoreditch
Yoga Wonder offers pregnancy yoga that helps you to stay energised and grounded during your pregnancy.
What is it? A slow and flowing sequence of antenatal postures helps to relieve many common pregnancy ailments. Suitable from 12 weeks to birth.
How much? From £14
Where? Blok in Clapton, Triyoga in Soho, Virgin Active in Crouch End
Jackie’s Yoga offers both antenatal and mother and baby yoga to take you through pregnancy and beyond.
What is it? Jackie specialises in pregnancy yoga and offers a 5-week antenatal course. The classes consist of gentle toning and stretching with relaxation and breathing techniques.
How much? From £6 for online classes, from £8 for indoor classes and a 5-week beginners course for £60
Where is it? Enfield and Winchmore Hill
Petra Yoga offers small classes to make your pregnancy more enjoyable and prepare you for giving birth.
What is it? The classes help you to develop an awareness of the breath and use it during labour, as well as prepare your body’s alignment and reduce lower back discomfort.
How much? £80 for a block of 4 classes
Where is it? Kentish Town
Yoga Place welcome all pregnant yoga students from beginners to practised yogis.
What is it? The class teaches breath and modified yoga poses in sequences to ease mums-to-be through pregnancy and labour. The postures help to relieve pregnancy discomforts and encourage the gentle opening of the pelvis with postures to birth your baby.
How much? £8 for a single class, £24 for 4 consecutive classes
Where is it? Bethnal Green
Honor Oak Wellness Rooms offer pregnancy Pilates classes.
What is it? The teacher will take into consideration each participant’s stage or pregnancy, either pre-natal or post-natal stage so to design each class according to your needs or medical conditions related to pregnancy and pregnancy recovery.
How much? £70 for 6 weeks
Where is it? Brockley and Honor Oak Park
Yogalime offer yoga and antenatal classes in East London, alongside birth preparation workshops, baby massage and hypnobirthing.
What is it? Yogalime classes give you the chance to switch off and focus on yourself and your baby. The classes aim to enhance and nurture your pregnancy experience and prepare you for childbirth.
How much? £13 for drop-in sessions, 6-week block booking for £65
Where is it? Royal Victoria Dock; West Ham; and Isle of Dogs
Battersea Yoga covers everything a mother needs to keep fit and well during her pregnancy.
What is it? The hour-long classes help the body relax and release tensions, as well as helping to create a deeper connection for mother and baby. The classes cover spinal alignment, pelvic awareness, toning of birthing muscles, active birthing positions, and more.
How much? £16 for drop-in session
Where is it? Battersea
Kathleen’s Yoga offers general yoga and pre and postnatal classes. One-to-one classes are also available.
What is it? A specialist yoga class that has been carefully adapted for you to practise from 12 weeks of pregnancy up to birth. The class aims to build your confidence for labour and offers a wealth of knowledge into pregnancy and birth.
How much? £12 online class, £14 studio class
Where is it? Streatham
Yogarise Peckham offers slow and flowing pregnancy yoga classes to help you stay grounded and energised during pregnancy.
What is it? The class should help to relieve common pregnancy ailments and prepare you for an active labour and birth. Suitable from 15 weeks of pregnancy to birth.
How much? Pregnancy class pack £76 for 6 lessons, postnatal class pack £55 for 6 lessons
Where it is? Peckham, Covent Garden, Streatham
YogaBellies offer classes for pregnant women that use yogic techniques and holistic therapies to guide you through your pregnancy journey.
What is it? The prenatal sessions incorporate traditional postures, self-hypnosis and deep relaxation. YogaBellies also teach soothing and comfort techniques for birth.
How much? N/A
Where is it? Richmond and various locations around the UK
Yoga Mama Wellness is a quiet space for mamas and mamas-to-be to practise yoga and Pilates.
What is it? Yoga Mama Wellness run many pregnancy yoga and Pilates classes throughout the week, alongside breathing and birth preparation workshops.
How much? £12.75 online class, £17 studio class
Where is it? Putney
Decided on your class? It’s time to order a couple of essentials.
Over the bump maternity leggings
While it isn’t necessary to revamp your whole wardrobe during pregnancy, a soft pair of leggings are worthwhile for exercise and lounging about the house. You can pick up a pair on Amazon for around £18.
Foucome Maternity Leggings, from £18
A sport-style maternity bra
Cover all bases with a maternity bra that supports your active lifestyle and doesn’t get in the way at feeding and pumping times.
Gratlin women’s comfort nursing bra, from £18
A classic yoga mat
If you’re new to yoga and undecided whether it’s for you, it’s easy to pick up a mat pretty cheaply. We’d recommend getting one for safety (no slipping!) and support transitioning from one yoga pose to another.
Toplus Yoga Mat, £24