pre-natal classes

Making time for yourself during pregnancy is so valuable. We have a wide choice of classes so that you will be able to fit at least one a week into your schedule.

benefits during pregnancy

when can you start?

Pregnancy yoga can be practised from the 13th week of pregnancy right up until your due date.

If Pilates is part of your usual exercise regime you can start at any time through your pregnancy. If you are new to Pilates you can start any time after 13 weeks of pregnancy.

make sure of your place

Our pre-natal classes are very popular. Register for your classes during the first trimester, so that when you are ready to start we are more likely to be able to offer you a place.

classes

pilates for pregancy – This class is specifically designed for pregnancy to maintain your strength and posture and assist in your labour. See Pilates for Pregnancy

yoga for pregancy An ideal practice to help ease the natural changes taking place in the body, and safely keep the body toned and supple without strain, whilst preparing for the physical demands of childbirth and motherhood. Classes consist of postures and breathing exercises adapted from classical Hatha yoga. The aim is to strengthen the body and prepare it for birth, and to alleviate discomforts common during pregnancy - such as lower back pain, pelvic pain, heartburn, indigestion, swollen joints, breathlessness, tiredness and sleep disturbances. Daytime and evening classes. see Yoga for Pregnancy

also - general classes suitable for pregnancy

The following general classes have variations suitable for all levels, and are suitable for pregnancy:pilatesimage

gentle yoga

gentle pilates

See class timetables

See also our specialist workshops and well-being classes

how does pregnancy yoga help?

a member's experience

birth story - Holly Hood tells of her experience of childbirth. See birth story

Testimonials from members on their BoCo classes and courses.

book a class

To book a class or course, or to enquire, email bookings@boco-uk.com or call
020 8399 3930 before 1 pm or after 6.30 pm. Please leave a message if necessary - we will respond quickly. If you have emailed but not received a reply, please check your spam and/or contact us again.

Classes run all year round - you can start at any time. Days and times on our class timetables

limited membership: covers both pre and post natal classes - see membership

Flexibility: If you have unused classes on your 6 class pass, we will give you a credit against the course.

need advice or help? yoga or pilates?

For advice on the type and level of class that would be right for you, call Karin or Maya on 0208 399 3930.

our teachers

Christina Jones acquired her Yoga Alliance 200 hour qualification in 2006 and trained to teach pregnancy and mother and baby yoga with the BWY under the tutelage of Judy Cameron, a midwife and yoga teacher with over 25 years experience, and Wendy Teasdil, author of Yoga for Pregnancy. Christina continues to study classical yoga and yoga therapy having had the good fortune of discovering the tradition of Krishnamacharya, which continues to breathe new life into her personal practice and teaching. Photo

Holly Hood practiced yoga for a number of years before training as a vinyasa flow and pregnancy yoga teacher. Her focus is on mindful movement of the body and integration with the breath. Having witnessed, first-hand, the benefits that yoga can bring to both the body and mind she is keen to pass this on to her students to enable them to take the teachings of yoga off the mat and into the world. Photo

Lena Knight is a trained dancer/stage actor, and a qualified Pilates teacher. She has been teaching Ballet Tone, Stretch&Tone, and Pilates classes for over 10years. Pilates though is her focal dedication. Her key priority is a safe and effective teaching focused on precision and control of the movement – the main Pilates principals. She respects that everyone works within their own capabilities therefore she adjusts exercises according to the individual’s need. Photo

Jo Harris specialises in Vinyasa Flow and Pre and Post Natal Yoga. Her classes focus on mindfulness and mental wellbeing whilst integrating the breath with the movement. She hopes to guide her students to nurture a sense of lightness and play in their practice whilst focussing on stability, strength and alignment. Photo

Sally Foster started practising pilates after the birth of her twin boys and quickly felt that with pilates she had found 'The One!'  She says that Pilates makes her feel strong, supple and extremely aware of how she moves her body in everyday life, not just in class. After a long career in the fashion industry Sally decided on a change of career and completed her teacher training with Body Control Pilates. She now teaches Matwork, Reformer, Pre and Post Natal pilates. Photo

Kate Collister joined us to teach gentle pilates and Mother & Baby PN pilates on Thursday mornings.  She trained with Body Control Pilates and has been teaching for two years. She recently completed her pre and post natal training and is currently completing the coursework for the Level 3 qualification. She has also completed the Bone Health training and has experience of working with clients with specific injuries. Photo

Laura Barrett graduated from King’s College London with a first class honours in physiotherapy. Having trained with the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI) from 2006 she has gained expertise in the clinical application of Pilates. In all her work places she has set up clinical Pilates classes for ante-natal and post-natal care as well as generalised classes. Laura believes that clinical Pilates can benefit everyone resulting in a stronger core and better posture thus helping in injury prevention. Photo

Agi Waszkielis trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) to teach pilates for ante-natal, post-natal and general pilates classes and believes that everyone of any age can benefit from both structured exercises, and that pilates is a great way to become stronger and fitter. She is qualified in sports rehabilitation, and specialises in treating musculoskeletal injuries, focusing on the root cause of the pain not just the symptoms, enabling her clients to reach their maximum potential and teaching them how to prevent further injury. Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

   

 

post-natal courses

Had a baby recently? Then you know being a mother can be hard work. Our mother and baby post-natal pilates and yoga courses will help you to recover your pre-baby shape and boost your much-needed energy level.

benefits after your baby is born

when can you start?

You should wait until you have been given the go-ahead by your GP at your post-natal check before joining this course. Numbers will be limited to 8 mothers and their babies to ensure individual attention and classes will last one hour. While you exercise your baby can sit in a car seat in the studio or on a mat by your side.

The first course is open to non-members.

courses

post-natal mother and baby pilates course

Limited to 8 mothers and their babies, to ensure individual attention. While you exercise, your baby can sit in a baby seat in the studio or lie on a mat by your side. See mother and baby pilates

post natal mother and baby yoga course

This course lets both you and your baby participate in the fun. See mother and baby yoga

mother & baby down-to-earth well-being course

Led by Kathryn Eales. Kathryn teaches Hypnobirthing at BoCo and is also a cognitive hypnotherapist, NLP and life coach. You can bring baby with you.
This course is designed to teach new parents how to use self-hypnosis so that you can be confident in your ability to bring yourself back to your own ideal state of mind. Kathryn also teaches you how to deepen and extend this practice to help you conserve energy and maintain a state of focused inner awareness, where you can access your confidence, self-belief and intuition.

babyyoga

Flexibility: We recognise that life with babies does not always go according to plan. If you miss one of your course sessions you can make it up by attending a general class within the term, for no additional charge.

organise your own post-natal group?

If a group of you would like to come together we would be glad to organise a special post natal class for you. Minimum of 5 people, but we may be able to help you make up the numbers. Just email bookings@boco-uk.com

book a course

Courses run for 6 weeks and are ongoing. During holidays we run ad-hoc single sessions. You can book one course as a 'taster' before deciding whether you want to join as a post natal member. We stagger the start dates of the Tuesday and Thursday courses so there will be a course starting soon that you can join.

We understand that routines can be difficult to keep with a new baby! So, if you miss a session, you can book onto to a general class to make up.

If the course is not full, you may be able to have a single session as a taster to check that the timing suits you and your baby.

Please call 020 8399 3930 before 1 pm or after 6.30 pm. or email bookings@boco-uk.com with your enquiry.

 

 

 

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