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Avoiding Injury in Marathon / Triathlon training.-Free talk.

Avoiding Injury in Marathon / Triathlon FREE PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL EVENINGThursday 19 March 2015, 7 - 9pm

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, in conjunction with its partners, will be holding a free public educational evening on Thursday 19 March 2015 (7 - 9pm),  with talks by Dr Courtney Kipps (Sports Doctor) and John Durkin (Podiatrist).

The titles of this month's talks are:

"Avoiding Injury in Marathon / Triathlon"
Dr Courtney Kipps (Sports Doctor)

"The Biomechanics of Running"
John Durkin (Podiatrist)

Places on these talks are limited, therefore booking is essential. For more information or to book your place, please call us on 020 8789 3881 or send an email to, quoting March Public Educational Evening as the subject.

Prenatal Pilates Course with Yoga Mama

 Saturday  11:15am - 12:15pm

Prenatal Pilates can help retrain your muscles to accommodate to the changes your body is undergoing throughout your pregnancy. Many women find Pilates helps some of the common ailments associated with pregnancy such as back and pelvic pain. It is a safe and effective way to strengthen the core muscles including the pelvic floor. It is recommend you attend in the second or third trimester.

Join Rachel Druce (Physiotherapist and Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates Instructor)  for this introductory two-week course (with a view of it becoming a long-term course) and see the benefits for yourself!

To book your place on our  Prenatal Pilates course, call us on 0208 789 3881 or send an email to

Class timetable for March and April 2015

Below you will find the Yoga Mama course and class timetable. This comes into effect the week starting Monday 2nd of March 2015 (unless otherwise stated) and is valid until the 26th of April.

Day Course Time Teacher Duration Mon Mat-based Pilates 7 - 8pm Laurent 7 weeks* Mon Back / Core Rehab 8 - 9pm Rachel 7 weeks* Tue Pregnancy Yoga
(10 February - 10 March) 7 - 8pm Cherie 5 weeks Tue Antenatal classes
(17 March - 14 April) 6:30 - 9pm Midwife 5 weeks Wed Tai Chi 9:30 - 10:30am Enid 8 weeks Wed Postnatal Pilates
(starts 11 March) 12 - 1pm Rachel 7 weeks Wed Prenatal yoga

Supporting pregnant students in general yoga classes- CPD workshop.

SUNDAY 29 MARCH 2015 (10AM-3PM)
Cherie Lathey will be holding a CPD workshop for yoga teachers at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy on Sunday 29th March 2015. The subject of the workshop is "Supporting Pregnant Students in General Yoga Classes". For full information about the workshop and booking details, see below.


Pregnancy is an amazing personal journey for a woman, both mentally and physically. Practising yoga during pregnancy can help women adapt to these changes in a positive way.

Many yoga teachers often feel they do not have enough information or the confidence to integrate pregnant women into their general classes. This one day CPD workshop will be led by Cherie Lathey, Director and Senior Yoga Teacher of Yoga Mama, and is approved by Yoga Alliance UK. This will be both a discussion and practical workshop. Teachers will leave feeling confident they have the relevant information to safely sup…

Ashtanga yoga with Nancy Gilgoff in London 2015

8, 9 AND 10 SEPTEMBER 2015

We are delighted to announce that internationally renowned ashtanga yoga teacher, Nancy Gilgoff, will be returning to Yoga Mama and The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy in September for three days of Mysore-style ashtanga yoga workshops.

This is a unique opportunity to practice with Nancy, in her only teaching dates in London this year. Book early if you would like to attend, as places will go quickly.


Nancy is widely respected as one of the greatest pioneers of ashtanga yoga to the West. She was one of the first westerners to study ashtanga yoga over 30 years ago with K.Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. She is the director of Maui's House of Yoga and Zen. Her studies have led her to the dharma teachings of the Dalai Lama and the expression of love and compassion for all beings. We are honoured to host Nancy's only workshops in London this year.


Tuesday 8th September (8:30am - 11:30am): Mysore style practice follow…

Spring 2015 Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training

Bookings are now being taken on the Yoga Mama Spring 2015 Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course. This 80-hour course, fully accredited by YogaAlliance UK is open to qualified yoga teachers and trainees and covers the following topics:

Asana, pranayama (breathing and relaxation techniques)Sequencing pre and postnatal classesThe dos and don'ts of pregnancy yogaPropping and assisting pregnant studentsPre and post natal anatomy for yogaCommon ailments associated with pregnancySetting up classes for pregnant students

The course costs £750. However, if you book and pay before 28th February 2015, you can take advantage of the early bird offer of £695.


For more information about the course, please visit the Yoga Mama website.


To request an application form, please email


Once you have submitted your application form and your qualifications have been ratified, you can book your place on…

March 2015 Antenatal Course

Starts Tuesday 17 March, 6:30 - 9pm

The Yoga Mama antenatal course is led by Ally Downey, a midwife with vast experience in antenatal care, delivery suites and postnatal care in both private and public settings. This 5-week course is aimed at couples living in the Putney and south-west London who are expecting their first child, as well as those with children who wish to take a refresher course. The courses are organised in small, friendly groups and are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 9pm.

It is advisable to book an antenatal course to start 8-10 weeks before your baby is due; possibly earlier if you are expecting twins. There are 5 (2½ hour) antenatal sessions, with a further postnatal session.


The Yoga Mama antenatal course offers practical information and support for pregnancy, all types of birth and early days with a new baby. There will be the opportunity to include any aspects of birth and the earl…

New Prenatal Yoga Course

Starts Tuesday 10th February, 7-8pm

Due to popular demand, Yoga Mama and The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy are pleased to announce an additional prenatal yoga course to our timetable. The class, led by Senior Yoga teacher Cherie Lathey, will commence on Tuesday 10th February (7-8pm), cost £70.

* Please note that unlike other prenatal yoga courses offered at Yoga Mama and The Putney Clinic, this course is not ongoing.

If you would like to join this course, call us on 020 8789 3881 or send an email to