Yoga For Pregnancy

Pregnancy ( Pre-natal ) Yoga is aimed at expectant Mums from 14 - 40 weeks. These classes are extremely popular here in the Studio and help prepare Mum for the physical demands of labour, birth and motherhood.

No previous yoga experience necessary!

The various yoga poses are carefully adapted and modified for the changing needs of an expectant woman and through their practice you can

  • Gently stretch and tone the body
  • Relieve back ache and minor ailments  
  • Improve your sense of balance  
  • Promote improved circulation
  • Promote bonding between Mum and baby


Pregnancy is a time of tremendous change of course - physically, mentally, hormonally and emotionally. Through your practice of various breathing techniques you can learn to:

  • Calm and quieten the mind allowing you to remain focused and in control as you prepare for your new arrival - just when you need it most!  
  • Give Mum a confidence boost and a sense of empowerment that she needs at this challenging time
  • Help with pain relief / management during labour

Pregnancy yoga is taught by Gill Henderson who has pioneered these classes in Northern Ireland since 2003 , having trained with Birthlight Perinatal Yoga in London under Dr Francoise Freedman and Uma Dinsmore Tuli. She has taught it at Santosha Yoga Studio since 2004. She also teaches the Post - Natal & Baby yoga and Hypno Yoga for Birth class, immeasurably enriching what she offers as a widely experienced Pregnancy Yoga teacher.   

These classes are delivered in a friendly setting where common problems and issues can be discussed. They also act as a support network for expectant Mums and the regular updates on 'baby news' - the all important news of, 'what did she have?' and 'what weight was he / she?' - form an integral part of the classes.

Classes are 1 1/2 hours in duration.

Classes are taught mainly in courses which are booked in advance. As demand for our courses is high and places are limited it`s best to book in advance  as it would be disappointing to be turned away.

If you would like further information or would like to secure a place E mail or phone 028 92 63 44 64