MUMASTE YOGA & WELLBEING

Focused on Pregnancy and Postnatal Wellness

Pregnant Caucasian woman practicing yoga

About me

Originally from New York City, London has been my home for the past 26 years where I had and raised my 4 children.

When I was pregnant,  yoga classes were not as widely available as they are today. As a foreigner in London and far away from my family, I would have enjoyed going to a class where I could meet other mums-to-be/new mums and, at the same time, engage in a safe form of exercise. 

My goal as a pregnancy and post natal yoga teacher is to use yoga to (1) strengthen the  body with a challenging and safe yoga sequence, (2) facilitate a closer bond between mother and baby and (3) create a sense of community where my students can meet and share their experiences.

Becoming a mother, for some, can be an unfamiliar, confusing and isolating experience. In my yoga classes, there is equal emphasis on yoga and community: there is time in my class  to interact with other mums who can offer support and advise for the everyday challenges of being pregnant or having a newborn. 

I design my  classes to be  small so you receive individual attention. 

I enjoy getting to know my students and I aim to provide a supportive and welcoming environment.

It is advisable to begin yoga in pregnancy after 13 weeks.

It is advisable to join a post natal class 6 weeks after giving birth or 8 weeks in the event of a caesarean birth.

 

Certifications

  • 200 hour Integral hatha yoga teacher

  • Yoga Alliance registered

  • Certified in Pregnancy Yoga -Yoga Campus, London

  • Certified in Post Natal with Baby Yoga - Toronto Yoga Mamas, Toronto, Canada

  • Certified in Children's Yoga - The Yoga Sanctuary, Toronto, Canada

  • Burrell Education Modern Pregnancy Exercise & Wellness - Level1

  • Burrell Education Modern Post Natal Exercise & Wellness  - Level 1

DBS registered and yoga teacher to children at:

Church Street Library, Marylebone Ages 6-9

Little Learners Nurseries, Croydon  Ages 2-4

The Edge Youth Hub, Hackney  Ages 8-11

St George's Primary School, Battersea  Ages 8-11

Embody Love Facilitator

Member of The British Menopause Society

Creative Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioner

Institute for the Arts in Therapy & Education, London

Pregnant women in yoga class standing in tree pose eyes closed
 
 

Classes

Pregnancy Yoga

  • A proactive practice that prepares you for giving birth

  • Slow and modified asanas help to open the body in preparation for birth

  • The movements strengthen birthing muscles

  • Over time you embody the practice and use it as a tool to take with you into the birthing room

  • Conscious use of breath to manage pain and anxiety

  • Builds the foundation for rapid post natal recovery

  • Provides an opportunity to meet other mums-to-be

It is advisable to begin yoga in  pregnancy  after 13 weeks.

Postnatal Yoga with Baby

For mums with non crawling babies

This class is for you. We will focus on the body post pregnancy and how yoga can promote post natal healing:

  • Strengthening the core

  • Addressing pelvic floor issues

  • Stabilizing the pelvis

  • Regaining vitality

You will also learn how yoga can help you adjust to motherhood and bond with your baby. We will engage with the baby through gentle touch, stretching and sound.

In addition to the yoga, my classes are a place where mums can meet other mums to connect with for advice and support with the daily challenges of raising a newborn.

During the class, you can feed the baby and change its nappy.

The babies add an element of chaos and noise - and that is ok because that is what babies do. All babies are welcome whether they are asleep or awake and lively.

It is advisable to join a post natal yoga class 6 weeks after giving birth or 8 weeks in the event of a caesarean birth.

 
 

Class Schedule

Postnatal Yoga with Baby

Tuesday 11-11:45AM

Core Clapton

161 Northwold Road

Upper Clapton

London E5 8RL 

www.coreclapton.org

Thursday 1:15-2:15PM

Greenside Community Centre

24 Lilestone Street

Marylebone London NW8 8SR

Friday 10:45-11:45AM

Stretch London

6b Ada Street

Hackney London E8 4QU

www.stretch-london.com

Little and Large
Pregnant women sitting on mats touching their bumps

Pregnancy Yoga

Saturday  1:30-2:30PM

Re:Centre

Thames Wharf

Rainville Road

Hammersmith  W6 9HA

www.recentre.co.uk


Sunday 1:30-2:30PM

Stretch London

6b Ada Street

Hackney  E8 4QU

www.stretch-london.com

Mum & Toddler Yoga

Wednesday 11:15-12:15PM

Greenside Community Centre

24 Lilestone Street

Marylebone London NW8

Baby Yoga

Upcoming Events

Birth-ED Hypnobirthing Event

Sun 29 September

9:30am Move Studios Fulham

www.birth-ed.co.uk

Pregnancy Yoga

Sat 12 Oct

Being Mum Festival

Book tickets through website

www.beingfest.com

 

Past Events

Collaborated  with the following to teach yoga:


Positively Birthing Hypnobirthing Event

Pregnancy Yoga

Hypnobirthing, mindfulness & yoga for mums-to-be   June  2019

Hackney Half Marathon

Family Yoga 

May  2019

Mama-to-be Urban Retreat

Pregnancy Yoga

Yoga, learning & pampering for mums-to-be    January  2019

Pregnancy yoga with Kensington Mums in collaboration with Seraphine Maternity Boutique   September 2018

 
 

TESTIMONIALS

"That was amazing!"

Rory, age 3

For private sessions  or   family yoga,

please contact Libby

07808139517

 Email    info@mumasteyogawellbing.co.uk 

Instagram    @mumaste_yoga_wellbeing

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

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