07 October 2017

New Yoga and Hypnobirthing Birth Preparation Course



NEXT COURSE STARTS WEDNESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2017 (4:30-6PM)


This is a new 2-weel Yoga and Hypnobirthing Birth Preparation course at Yoga Mama Wellness and The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy. The course is a rare gem as it combines birth preparation yoga and hypnobirthing. The course is led by Diane King (an experienced yoga teacher) and Dr Stacy Gandolfi (hypnobirthing practitioner and clinical psychologist).

The classes are for the final stages of pregnancy (from 32 weeks onwards). This is a time when mums-to-be most need to quieten the mind, let go of time pressures and constant doing. During this stage of pregnancy, women should be in a consciously relaxed state. This will allow them to connect not only with themselves, but also with their babies. It also allows women to discover their inner birthing wisdom.

Course outline

The course runs over two weeks. To start, the first week is with Diane and then, to finish, the second week is with Dr Gandolfi. We will cover the following topics:


Week 1: Birth Preparation Yoga with Diane
  • Natural Physiology of birth (graph)
  • Yoga movement and birth positions
  • Breathing: you will discover what breathing practices help during the different stages
  • Restorative relaxation, goddess and side-lying relaxation

Week 2: Hypnobirthing with Stacy
  • Fear: the impact on the birthing muscles and the mind
  • Techniques for managing fear
  • Affirmations
  • Hypnosis
  • Self-hypnosis
  • Guided relaxation

Next course

Our next course starts on Wednesday 8th November 2017 (4:30 – 6pm). It costs £55. You can book online, by calling 020 8789 3881 or by sending an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.


02 September 2017

Autumn Workshops at Yoga Mama Wellness



We strongly believe that prevention is the best way to stay injury-free. With this is mind, we run monthly health and fitness workshops and short courses in conjunction with our partners at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy. If you are looking for a way to relax or something a little more dynamic, we have something for you.

Autumn workshop timetable 


Below you will find the schedule for our health and fitness workshops that will be running this autumn at Yoga Mama Wellness.


Date Time Workshop Teacher Cost Book
Wednesday
20 September
20:00 – 21:15 Restorative Yoga Diane £20 BOOK HERE
Thursday
28 September
20:00 – 21:15 Yin Yoga Cherie £20 BOOK HERE
Thursday
5 & 12 October
10:00 – 11:00 Baby Massage Lauren £40 BOOK HERE
Thursday
5 October
20:00 – 21:15 Mindfulness Made Simple Fiona £20 BOOK HERE
Saturday
14 October
13:00 – 14:30 Stretch Workshop Cherie £25 BOOK HERE
Wednesday
18 October
20:00 – 21:15 Restorative Yoga Diane £20 BOOK HERE
Wednesday
15 November
20:00 – 21:15 Restorative Yoga Diane £20 BOOK HERE
Wednesday
13 December
20:00 – 21:15 Restorative Yoga Diane £20 BOOK HERE

Class timetable for September and October 2017



Below you will find the forthcoming timetable and prices for classes at Yoga Mama Wellness. This timetable comes into effect the week commencing 11 September 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


Day Time Course Teacher Duration Cost
Mon 11:00 - 12:00 Postnatal Pilates Emily 7 weeks £105
Mon 19:00 - 20:00 Pregnancy Pilates Babs Ongoing Class pass
Tue 09:00 - 10:00 Yin Yoga Cherie 7 weeks £105
Tue 10:30 - 11:30 Mum and Baby Yoga Hajni 7 weeks £105
Tue 20:00 - 21:00 Pilates Rehab Claire 7 weeks £105
Wed 09:30 - 10:30 Tai Chi Michael 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
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


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



One-to-one classes

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 bookings

Yoga Mama Wellness class bookings can be made via our online booking system, in person at reception, or by telephone on 020 8789 3881.



Candlelit Yin Yoga Workshop



CANDLELIT YIN YOGA WORKSHOP


Yin Yoga is a gentle, slow-paced yoga practice that can help you to deepen your range of motion. It has a specific focus, which is to release the connective tissue of the body. Through this deeper access to the ligaments, fascia and joints, we stimulate the energetic flow within the body.

In our Yin Yoga workshop we will practice floor-based poses in a warm candlelit studio. These poses can be held for up to five minutes, depending on your level of experience. By holding these poses, we encourage relaxation and release in both the mind and the body. We will finish this yoga practice with a Yoga nidra meditation (yogic sleep). You will leave feeling stretched, calm and relaxed.



ABOUT THE WORKSHOP


CANDLELIT YIN YOGA WORKSHOP
Date: Thursday 28 September 2017
Time: 8 – 9:15pm
Teacher: Cherie Lathey
Cost: £20
Book online



COST & BOOKINGS


This workshop costs £20. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. You can book online or by calling us on 020 8789 3881. Alternatively, send an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.


Mindfulness Made Simple Workshop

MINDFULNESS MADE SIMPLE WORKSHOP


Would you like to know more about the benefits of a regular mindfulness practice? How it can reduce stress and anxiety and promote a general sense of well-being? Then please come to our mindfulness made simple workshop which will be run by Fiona Worthington. Fiona is the resident hypnotherapist and cognitive behavioural coach at the Putney Clinic.

We will cover the following:


  • What is mindfulness?
  • What it is not?
  • What is the science telling us?
  • What are the benefits?
  • How to start a simple practice



ABOUT THE WORKSHOP


Mindfulness Made Simple Workshop
Speaker: Fiona Worthington
Date: Thursday 5th October 2017
Time: 8 – 9:15pm
Cost: £20
Book here



COST & BOOKINGS


This workshop costs £20. Places are limited to 10 people, therefore booking is essential. You can book online or by calling us on 020 8789 3881. Alternatively, you can send an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.

October Stretch Workshop



Stretch Workshop with Cherie Lathey


Saturday 14th October 2017 (1 - 2:30pm)

Are you looking to increase your flexibility? Then this stretch workshop is for you.

Many people, whether they are elite athletes or desk bound office workers, need to spend more time stretching to increase their range of motion. Lots of injuries and back problems can have their roots in tightness or in balance in the muscles or stiffness around the joints.

This workshop is loosely based on the Yin Yoga principle of holding stretches for 3 to 5 minutes, thus also stretching the fascia that surrounds the muscles.

This  workshop is open to anyone as we will use props to help facilitate this deep stretching. There is no jumping around and the workshop is mostly floor based. Be prepared to take yourself out of your “normal” stretch comfort zone.

Cost and booking


This stretch workshop costs £25. To book your place, call The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy reception on 020 8789 3881 or visit the Yoga Mama online booking system.

Two week baby massage course



2-week baby massage course


Starts Thursday 5th October, 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 5th October 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 info@putneyclinic.co.uk.


September Restorative Yoga Workshop

Restorative Yoga Workshop with Diane King


Wednesday 20 September, 8 – 9:15pm


Are you looking to ease stress and fatigue? Perhaps you are recovering from injury or other health conditions? Or maybe you are just looking for a gentle yoga practice? If so, this restorative yoga workshop is for you!

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



This restorative yoga workshop costs £20. You can book online, in person at reception, or by calling us on 020 8789 3881.

Forthcoming workshops



What is restorative yoga?



Restorative yoga is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props. The use of props  (such as eye bags, blankets, blocks and bolsters) helps you to maintain balance whilst stimulating and relaxing your body.

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.

10 August 2017

Restorative yoga for fertility.


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

Gentle yoga for back pain.


A short gentle limbering sequence that is suitable for people with back pain and pregnant women.



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