Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnancy yoga is one of the best ways to exercise during pregnancy. A gentle, safe way of keeping toned and supple without strain.

We recommend beginning classes following the 14th week of your pregnancy and continuing throughout, once or twice a week, ideally in order to gain maximum benefit.

Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnant mums connecting with their baby

A minimum of 6 classes enables you to acquire a basic understanding of the main techniques. The benefits of yoga increases in proportion to the woman’s familiarity with the techniques taught, and familiarity comes through repetition and variation on a core range of practices.

Benefits of pregnancy yoga:

  • Helps keep the body supple without strain
  • Helps boost energy
  • Can relieve minor aches and pains (e.g. swollen joints, constipation & heartburn)
  • Can relieve stress and anxiety
  • Helps relaxation and restful sleep
  • Improves posture thus improving lower back pain
  • Strengthens pelvic floor muscles
  • Promotes better connection with your baby through breathing exercises
  • Can be used to relieve pain in labour and childbirth

Paid time off work for pregnancy yoga classes

Women in full time employment are entitled to paid time off work to attend yoga classes. We encourage expectant mothers to exercise their right to this time off work. For further details of the legal obligation of employers to pregnancy, please see:

Please contact if you are interested in private yoga classes for you, you and your partner or a small group of friends. See yoga class timetable.

Satya Yoga was established in London in 2003 by Zena Kidd-May, who taught yoga to private individuals at her London studio for several years.

I was worried about joining a yoga class as I see myself as a tight, stiff person. I had had bad experiences of classes before that were too fast and not well explained and they had left me feeling I’d ‘failed’. Zena’s classes are completely different – they are calm and mindful and each new pose is well explained. We are given the space to work at our own pace and the time to take something personal from each pose. My body is still pretty tight, but I love the yoga classes and at each lesson appreciate what I am able to do with the right encouragement. Zena creates a very productive and calm atmosphere, where I feel I am free to do what works for me without having to be in competition with others.

Catherine Allen

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