10 August 2017
To rest, relax and restore is essential in today’s society where stress levels are rising. To rest deeply is to experience absolute relaxation, where there is effortless stillness, quietness and peace. Restorative Yoga provides bespoke restorative postures, specific yoga based sequences, breath awareness practices and relaxation.
Open to both men and women these yoga sessions are suitable for couples trying to conceive naturally or through IVF (providing you have been referred by your IVF consultant).
The physical focus of the postures is to create space and ease and to optimize the blood flow to the muscles and connective tissues in the lower pelvis.
On an emotional level, the benefits of restorative yoga and the haven of a safe, nurturing environment, can help both men and women cope with the stress associated with trying to conceive and to increase the ability to self nurture, deeply relax and accept where they are in the process.
Our restorative fertility yoga sessions are in conjunction with fertility experts at Concept fertility. www.conceptfertility.co.uk
We offer1-2-1 or couples sessions check our website for details
Yoga Mama Wellness
or call 0208 789 3881 for more details
09 August 2017
We are delighted to introduce our Yoga Baba organic clothing range.
We believe it is important to support the planet for our babies’ future. For this reason, all of our products are fair trade and also come from sustainable sources.
22 June 2017
Restorative Yoga Workshop with Diane King
Wednesday 19 July, 8 - 9:15pm
Why not come and relax in a candlelit studio? Breathe and let go! This restorative yoga workshop with Diane is suitable for all levels of experience and flexibility. For those carrying an injury or any health conditions, Diane will assist you with pose modifications.
Cost and bookings
What is restorative yoga?
This type of yoga suitable for all. It is especially suitable for people returning to yoga practice after a spell away. It is also suitable for anyone working with injuries or health conditions. Restorative yoga allows individuals to switch off from the hectic pace of everyday life. Thus allowing them to tune into themselves.
About Diane King
24 May 2017
Below you will find the forthcoming timetable and prices for classes at Yoga Mama Wellness. This timetable comes into effect the week commencing 5th June 2017. Courses last for 7 weeks, unless otherwise stated.
To book your place on your chosen course, go to our live schedule and booking system. At present, online booking is not available once a course has started (except pregnancy classes). To check availability or to book, call us on 020 8789 3881.
One-to-one Yoga, Fertility Yoga, Tai Chi, Reformer Pilates and mat Pilates classes are also available. Individual sessions are £65, with discounts available on block bookings. For more information or to book, call us on 020 8789 3881.
Timetable and Prices
|Mon||11:00 - 12:00||Postnatal Pilates||Emily||7 weeks||£105|
|Mon||19:00 - 20:00||Pregnancy Pilates||Babs||Ongoing||Class pass|
|Tue||10:30 - 11:30||Mum and Baby Yoga||Hajni||7 weeks||£105|
|Tue||18:45 - 19:45||Pregnancy Yoga||Cherie||Ongoing||Class pass|
|Tue||20:00 - 21:00||Pilates Rehab||Claire||7 weeks||£105|
|Wed||10:00 - 11:00||Tai Chi||Enid||7 weeks||£105|
|Wed||12:00 - 13:00||Postnatal Pilates||Rachel||7 weeks||£105|
|Wed||18:45 - 19:45||Pregnancy Yoga||Diane||Ongoing||Class pass|
|Wed||20:00 - 21:15||WORKSHOP Restorative Yoga
(21 June & 19 July)
|Thu||10:00 - 11:00||Baby massage
(1 & 8 June)
|Thu||18:45 - 20:15||WORKSHOP Women's Wellness Yoga
|Thu||19:00 - 20:30||WORKSHOP Stress management
|Thu||19:00 - 21:00||TALK Free triathlon seminar
|Fri||09:00 - 10:30||Ashtanga Yoga Led||Cherie||7 weeks||£119|
|Sat||08:45 - 09:45||Pregnancy Pilates||Sylwia||Ongoing||Class pass|
|Sat||10:00 - 11:00||Pregnancy Yoga||Eftal||Ongoing||Class pass|
|Sat||11:15 - 12:15||General Pilates||Claire||7 weeks||£105|
|Sat||12:00 - 15:00||Hypnobirthing
(10, 17 & 24 June)
|Dr Gandolfi||3 weeks||£295|
|Sat||13:00 - 13:30||TALK Introduction to Hypnobirthing
|Dr Gandolfi||1 day||FREE|
|Sat||13:00 - 14:30||WORKSHOP Stretch workshop
Pregnancy Yoga & Pilates Class Passes and Drop ins
|Class||Duration||Class pass||Price||Pass expiry period|
|Pregnancy Yoga||60 minutes||6 classes||£90||Use within 8 weeks|
|Pregnancy Pilates||60 minutes||6 classes||£90||Use within 8 weeks|
|Drop in||60 minutes||1 class||£17||1 class|
|Class||Duration||Individual session||Block booking|
|1-2-1 Yoga||60 minutes||£65||Call 020 8789 3881|
|1-2-1 Fertility Yoga||60 minutes||£65||Call 020 8789 3881|
|1-2-1 Tai Chi||60 minutes||£65||Call 020 8789 3881|
|1-2-1 Mat Pilates||60 minutes||£65||Call 020 8789 3881|
|1-2-1 Reformer Pilates||60 minutes||£70||Call 020 8789 3881|
Class bookingsYoga Mama Wellness class bookings can be made via our online booking system, in person at reception, or by telephone on 020 8789 3881.
21 May 2017
How cranial osteopathy can help soothe away your baby's colicky cries
by Liz Neale
Get a group of new parents together and it won't take long before they start talking about sleep. Or, more likely, the lack of it. The advice to 'sleep when your baby sleeps' is all well and good. However, if your little one likes to party all night, every night, you are soon functioning like a zombie if you can't catch up during the day. So when one of my friends suggested taking my four-week-old to a cranial osteopath to reduce her stress levels (and hopefully help us both rest), I was intrigued.
What is cranial osteopathy?
I wondered if it was some sort of 'baby whispering'. After all, if the osteopath was merely holding my baby, how could that be deemed treatment? But several mums recommended cranial osteopathy as a way of combating the dreaded colic. Those long evenings when baby cries and cries – and cries – before sleep eventually comes.
I visited osteopath David Isherwood at his practice in south west London for what he called a ‘Baby MOT’. He explained that newborn babies can be subject to enormous forces when they are born. Twisting and turning as they squeeze their way to the outside world can mean a lot of stress and pressure. This pressure falls particularly on baby's head.
How do cranial osteopaths work?
David said there may also be a build up of pressure around the Temporal bone which houses the hearing apparatus. As well as this, the Eustachian tubes may become compressed during delivery, especially by forceps. This may lead to blocked ears and infection.
David explained: "There is a fundamental subtle movement within all body tissues that cranial osteopaths are trained to feel. This is present throughout the connective tissues (which are fascia, ligaments, muscles and bones) of the whole body, including the head. Within the skull and spinal cord, the sensitive meninges express this movement as a shape change. If the body is subjected to strong compression or twisting forces, such as those experienced by the baby during birth, these connective tissues can become distorted and strained. As a result, the baby may feel uncomfortable. Osteopaths use their highly developed sense of palpation to feel these strains and to gently release them".
Cranial osteopathy treatment
"I watch the face and body for any reaction" he said. "I then wait to feel for the rhythmic fascial pull. Is it symmetrical? Is it stronger on one side? Next I test for mobilisation and the angle of movement of the ankle joints and toes. I then do this with the knees and hips".
David continued working his way up Catherine’s body. He examined her ribs through her clothes before moving on to her spine. I was convinced she would keep wriggling and perhaps even start crying at the unfamiliar surroundings. However, to my surprise, she was relaxing and closing her eyes. Her arms were thrown up above her head, yet she clearly felt safe and secure enough to sleep. David continued with the examination; moving along Catherine’s fingers, wrists, elbows and then to her shoulders and head.
Cranial osteopathy and colic
David said: 'Many babies are mouth breathers. They struggle to drink and breathe through the nose, hence this gulping of air. Once these 'lumps' of air have descended below the stomach, they have a long way to go. Very often this will cause abdominal pain, as the air stretches the baby's sensitive small intestines on its journey.’
That certainly sounded familiar and I was grateful for tips on how to combat this. This included a nifty little trick to burp baby using a combination of leaning and stretching. As Catherine lay on the couch fast asleep, it was hard not to think David had performed some kind of magical 'witch doctor' spell.
After the treatment
Perhaps, more importantly, I felt I had some peace of mind from the osteopathy treatment. I had had a straightforward delivery, but it had all been quite quick. In addition to this, Catherine had needed oxygen when she was first born. David's baby MOT provided reassurance that things were as they should be. Even as a first-time mum, I was doing things correctly.
Originally published in the Daily Mail Online on the 20 June 2011
More information and appointments
20 May 2017
Two week baby massage course
Starts Thursday 15th June, 10-11am
Massage is the most natural and instinctive form of caring for the baby. The new-born baby experiences the world through its senses, such as touch, smell, taste, sound and vision. These senses develop gradually. However, from the moment of birth, the baby already understands the language of touch.
What are the benefits of baby massage
Here are some of the benefits of baby massage:
- Massage helps to create a unique bond between the parents and the baby.
- It gives first-time parents more confidence.
- Massage relaxes both the baby and the parent.
- Mothers who suffer from postnatal depression may feel more positive when they experience their baby’s response to the massage.
- Massage helps parents to be aware of their baby’s body and the developmental changes they are going through.
- Regularly massaged babies develop their motor skills more quickly.
- Massage helps to improved circulation, as well as promoting healthy skin and a strong immune system.
- As the baby relaxes during the massage, their muscles also relax. As a result, massage can also help to ease conditions such as colic pain and constipation.
- Baby massage is highly therapeutic. In addition to this, it can help with several ailments throughout early childhood.
This 2-week baby massage course is run by paediatric physiotherapist Lauren Wee. The course starts on Thursday 15th June at 10am, with each session lasting for an hour. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Cost and booking
This 2-week baby massage course costs £40. You can book online, in person at reception, by calling 020 8789 3881 or by sending an email on email@example.com.
FERTILITY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING CPD WORKSHOP WITH YOGA MAMA
NEXT CPD: SUNDAY 4 JUNE 2017
The Yoga Mama fertility yoga teacher training CPD workshop will primarily look at giving yoga teachers the information and tools to support women and couples who are trying to conceive naturally or through in vitro fertilisation (IVF).
AIM OF THE COURSE
The aim of this fertility yoga teacher training CPD workshop is set out below:
- To understand what infertility is and how yoga can help and support women and couples.
- You will learn suitable postures for fertility yoga classes and the effects these have on the body.
- You will look at factors that might affect conception; including stress, nutrition and lifestyle.
- Trying for a baby can be a highly stressful time for men and women, so we will also look at
- how to create a safe, nurturing environment in which to facilitate fertility yoga classes.
WHAT WE WILL COVER
In this fertility yoga teacher training CPD workshop topics covered will include:
- Possible causes of infertility
- Pranayama/mudra/ visualisation techniques
- The use of props in fertility yoga classes
- Stress and relaxation management
- Emotional support
- Specific poses suitable whist having IVF treatment
The fertility yoga teacher training course is open to yoga teachers and women’s health professionals. It is also a Yoga Alliance Professionals approved CPD.
The Yoga Mama fertility yoga teacher training CPD workshop faculty is made up of:
- Cherie Lathey: Course Director & Senior Yoga Teacher
- Mr Kamal Ojha MD MRCOG: Fertility Doctor
- Diane King: Fertility Yoga Teacher
This Fertility Yoga Teacher Training CPD Workshop will take place at the Yoga Mama studio. Full address below.
2nd Floor, Putneymead Group Medical Practice
266 Upper Richmond Road
London SW15 6TQ
The Yoga Mama Fertility Yoga Teacher Training CPD workshop costs £150. This price includes the manual.
To reserve your place on the June 2017 Yoga Mama Fertility Yoga Teacher Training CPD workshop, you can book online. Alternatively, call us on 020 8789 3881 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
17 May 2017
FREE TRIATHLON SEMINAR: TRAINING FROM INSIDE OUT
THURSDAY 22 JUNE, 7-9PM
Are you looking to take up the Triathlon or other endurance sport? Perhaps you have competed before and are in search of top tips for your next event?
Endurance Nutritional Therapist Fleur Borrelli (BSc Nut Med BA Hons MBant NTCC) will explain how making simple changes to your diet and eating patterns can reduce reliance on high carb foods and energy drinks, while also making you a better fat burner. She willl also tell you what you can do to optimise your inflammatory and immune responses, and you will learn why a one size fits all approach doesn't work for everyone.
To round off the evening, triathletes Heather Sellars (of Team GB) and David Hemmings (of Velosport) will share motivation, experiences, advice and stories from inside the sport.
This triathlon seminar is open to triathletes and other endurance athletes. These talks are free. However, due to limited space, booking is essential. To book your place, call 020 8789 3881 or send an email to email@example.com.
ABOUT FLEUR BORRELLI
Fleur provides Nutritional Therapy from a clinical perspective. With regard to her treatments, they are part preventative and part regenerative medicine. She bases her approach on new developments in the field of psychology, neurology, endocrinology and immunology. Taking this into account, she then looks at how these systems interact with each other.
1-2-1 Reformer Pilates promotional offer
Get 50% off your first Reformer Pilates session
Offer valid until the end of June
As a special introductory offer, in conjunction with our partners at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, we are offering a 50% discount on your first 1-2-1 Reformer Pilates session until the end of June. These 1-2-1 sessions usually cost £70, but until the end of June it will cost just £35. There are a limited number of sessions, so book early to avoid disappointment.
To take advantage of this 1-2-1 Reformer Pilates promotional offer, call us on 020 8789 3881 quoting the promo code 121REFORMER. Some terms and conditions apply. This offer is valid until 30 June 2017. Please note that it cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions.
What is Reformer Pilates?
Reformer Pilates is a low impact form of exercise. This means that it is easy on the joints, but is still challenging. At Yoga Mama Wellness and The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, we use the Allegro 2 reformer machine. This is a versatile piece of equipment that facilitates a wide range of exercises.
The machine also comes with attachments that allow us to increase the range of modifications to exercises. In addition to this, we can also carry out a broader range of exercises than in a traditional mat-based Pilates class. Furthermore, the machine’s resistance provides additional support. This support is especially beneficial to people with a limited range of movement or injury, as they can perform modified exercises safely.