ZenMuma Pregnancy Yoga Classes

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Connect with your Growing Baby in Pregnancy Yoga

 

Our classes are gentle, welcoming and 100% bump-safe. ZenMuma Pregnancy Yoga Classes Norwich help you to embrace the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy and provide techniques to prepare expectant mums for birth. 

 

Please note: ZenMuma Pregnancy Yoga Classes was previously YogaBumps

ZenMuma Pregnancy Yoga classes in Norwich are for all levels of yogic ability, from beginners to those with varying levels of experience. But most importantly they are gentle and safe for all pregnant women, from 14 weeks until birth.

We practice traditional yogic areas of Pranayama (breathing exercises for life and birth), Asanas (postures), Shavasana and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation techniques), but in a way that is accessible, ‘non-scary’, easy to follow, authentic, and safe for you and your changing body and growing baby.

 

Why Choose Us?

ZenMuma Pregnancy Yoga Classes are taught by experienced yoga teacher, Jackie Heffer-Cooke, who will support you through your whole nine months.

As a birthing expert, Jackie has also put all of her expertise in one package to give you the best offer. For this package, buy 6 sessions of pregnancy yoga and you’ll also receive:

  • A FREE pregnancy sun salutation video download taught by Jackie
  • £25 OFF Hypnobirthing and
  • £10 OFF the Birthing Toolkit (Jackie’s childbirth education course)
  • Plus access to our monthly newsletter, including monthly massage offers across all of our treatments

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When & Where?

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Monday Evening Class:

Where:  Lancaster House Sixth Form Centre at the Norwich School for Girls, Albemarle Road, Norwich, NR2 2DF

Time: 6.30pm-7.45pm  (please note from 10th September the Monday classes will run from 6.00pm-7.15pm)

  • Monday 23rd July, then 30th, August 6th, 13th, 20th and September 3rd THIS CLASS IS FULLY BOOKED 

(PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO CLASS ON 27TH AUGUST DUE TO BANK HOLIDAY)

  • Monday 10th September, then 17th, 24th, October 1st, 8th and 15th (all classes will be 6.00pm-7.15pm)
  • Monday 29th October, then 5th November, 12th, 19th, 26th and December 3rd (all classes will be 6.00pm-7.15pm)

 

Wednesday Evening Class:

Where:  Lancaster House Sixth Form Centre at the Norwich School for Girls, Albemarle Road, Norwich, NR2 2DF

Time: 6pm-7.15pm  

  • Wednesday 25th July, then August 1st, 8th and 15th THIS IS A FOUR WEEK CLASS PRICED AT £36.
  • Wednesday 12th September, then 19th, 26th, October 3rd, 10th and 17th.
  • Wednesday 31st October, then 7th November, 21st, 28th, December 5th and 12th (PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO CLASS ON 14TH NOVEMBER).

The venue can be accessed at the bend of Albemarle Road where The Cedars Care Home is located. There is a little drive just before the care home that bears round into a large free car park – perhaps come early the first time to find it.

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Price: £55 for a 6 week run of 75-minute classes

To book a place on our ZenMuma Norwich Pregnancy Yoga course you can click through to our online shop, call our Reception on 01603 631 900, email reception@theorangegroveclinic.co.uk or go to our contact page.

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Benefits of ZenMuma Pregnancy Yoga Classes:

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  • Stretching exercises promote circulation of blood, and therefore nutrients and oxygen, around the body. Improving the bodies systems and keeping you and baby healthier.
  • Yoga helps to strengthen the stabilising muscles around the pelvis. It also works with pregnancy posture, alleviating pelvic and back pain during pregnancy.
  • YogaBumps will show you movements and techniques to alleviate issues such as cramps, restless legs, oedema, carpal tunnel, breathlessness and rib ache.

Mind

  • A place of warmth and friendliness to take time to indulge in some ‘you and your baby bump’ time.  A place to connect and celebrate the fact that you are pregnant!
  • A space to offload the physical and emotional ups and downs of a changing chapter in your life, knowing that everyone around you is on the same page.
  • A class of learning and knowledge. Between us we will have a lot of knowledge about pregnancy and birth – and how to help ourselves and each other.
  • A time for calm. Away from the chaos of work, shops, traffic, cooking, relationships and red-wine drinking pals! An oasis of calm, breathing techniques and deep comfortable relaxation.

And… Birth

  • Yoga strengthens the muscles needed when having a baby, particularly when in active labour, thereby supporting a good birth. We share effective active birth movements and ways of helping you, help your body, during labour.
  • Pregnancy yoga will show you ways of using birthing props like birthing balls, to make your birthing easier and more effective.
  • The Pranayama, or breathing exercises, like ‘surge breathing, feather breathing and golden thread’ breathing, will all become invaluable in helping you have a calm and easier birth.
  • Practical advice, knowledge of ‘what to expect’ and ‘what to do to help yourself,’ mean you walk into birth feeling more confident. 
  • Acceptance. When things ‘take a turn’ during birth, as sometimes unavoidably they do, this class will help you with the acceptance of knowing you did all you could. If intervention is needed, you can still support birth using breathing techniques to stay calm, stay focused, and stay happy that you and your baby are safe and healthy, which is ALL that matters.

 

Want to Know More?

Here’s What Happens Inside a ZenMuma Yoga Class

Each class lasts for 1 hour, 15 minutes. Each week we focus on an aspect of pregnancy and birth.

We begin with settling into the room with pranayama (breathing.) We then move into a group hello (this is where you get to pick up loads of info about the pregnancy journey, health hints and tips.) Afterwards, we settle into the focus for the class with warm-ups and move into our Asanas (postures), which are adjusted to your particular needs. This depends on your trimester, stage, or special circumstances.

We finish with Shavasana and YogaNidra (deep relaxation.) Then we always finish with a cookie and a chat about the focus for the next class, interesting stuff going on for pregnant and new mums in the area, and just a general 10 mins for a friendly catch up with those around us.

ZenMuma Yoga groups usually end up meeting independently when on maternity leave, and once the baby is born. Often, you can make a couple of friends for life.  Who knows who may be on the mat next to you.

 

About ZenMuma Founder, Jackie Heffer-Cooke

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ZenMuma Founder Jackie Heffer-Cooke started her own personal love affair with yoga when she was pregnant with her baby Sam.

“I remember the first day of walking into pregnancy yoga, feeling apprehensive at trying something new, at a time full of new beginnings. I had tried yoga before but found it a little intimidating, but in this class was a great mix of women, all from different yogic background and lots of beginners just like me. Five years later, I’m a full-time yogi addict as it helps me keep in shape, boost my strength and keep up with my energetic kids! It also gives me more; a place I have learnt to live from where I can stop and pause, before reacting. To breathe and deal with the craziness of life: school runs, clubs, work schedules, dinner making, the endless washing, hectic social lives and relationships.  Be warned, this class just may change your life…”

Jackie is an expert in Childbirth Preparation, HypnoBirthing, Pregnancy Massage, Anatomy and Physiology and Baby Yoga. Jackie is also the founder of The Orange Grove Clinic, ZenMuma Teacher Training and ZenMuma Baby Yoga.  Through her work, she has helped 1000s of local parents through the exhilarating, but sometimes exhausting stages of bump, birth, baby and beyond.  

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