Pregnancy Yoga Pilates
About the class
Alternating weekly classes to support you and your baby throughout your pregnancy.
Pregnancy yoga emphasizes the need for safe movement and exercise throughout pregnancy. Corinne utilizes a gentle vinyasa flow practice to build strength and stamina in preparation for birth. The practice allows you to slow down, connect with your baby and prepare for this important transition in your life. The classes also provide an opportunity for you to meet new mothers in the area – important for connections before and after the journey of birth and into Motherhood.
Pre-natal Pilates is a safe way to exercise during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Strengthening the pelvic floor prepares the body for a smooth prenatal phase and birth, as well as being vital in the post natal period. As a woman’s body goes though rapid changes during the 9 months of pregnancy, Simone addresses these changes in posture by mobilizing the joints that may be taking strain which helps to reduces backache. Simone also focuses on keeping ankles, legs, upper-body and arms strong and mobile in preparation for an active birth and for the physical demands after birth such as breastfeeding and carrying the child.
Corinne and Simone welcome any pregnant mother from 13 weeks gestation and beyond to the classes and can accommodate most issues or complications related to pregnancy. Please get in touch if you have any queries regarding your needs firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Teacher – Corinne Allsopp
Corinne commenced her yoga journey in 2006 and completed her yoga teacher training in 2012 through YogaWorks in Los Angeles. Corinne is a recent graduate of Nadia Narain’s London based pregnancy yoga training and is herself a new mother.
Corinne understands the importance of preparing the body, mind and spirit for journey through the labyrinth of motherhood.
Class Teacher – Simone Muller
Simone was born in Cape Town, South Africa and moved to the UK to study dance. While she was at the Royal Ballet School she was introduced to Pilates, and in rehabbing a back injury learned first hand about the benefits of Pilates. She danced with Northern Ballet Theatre and then returned to South Africa and danced with Cape Town City Ballet. During that time she trained in Pilates mat work and Equipment and taught at a popular studio in Cape Town. Simone relocated with her husband to London in 2012 and has been teaching Pilates at many studios in Central London, whilst continuing to perform as a contemporary dancer. She is a certified Body Control Pilates instructor and has a BA Honours in Psychology. Whilst Simone’s many years of dance experience has given her a sound understanding of body mechanics, she continues to expand her knowledge by taking regular workshops with leading Pilates authorities. After completing pre- and post-natal training a few years ago, and then giving birth to her son Zachary, Simone is excited to help other moms to get stability back to their bodies after the journey of childbirth.