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Class timetable for June & July

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
DayTimeCourseTeacherDurationCostMon11:00 - 12:00Postnatal PilatesEmily7 weeks£105Mon19:00 - 20:00Pregnancy PilatesBabsOngoingClass passTue10:30 - 11:30Mum and Baby YogaHajni7 weeks£105Tue18:45 - 19:45Pregnancy YogaCherieOngoingClass passTue20:00 - 21:00Pilates RehabClaire7 weeks£105Wed…

Cranial osteopathy and the treatment of colic

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?
Cranial osteopathy encourages the release of tension and stresses in the body and the head that might have been caused by the birth. Osteopaths hold and observe the baby, carefully manipulating the body to encourage it to function as it should.

I wondered if it was some sort of 'baby whispering'. After all, if the osteopath was merely holding my baby, ho…

Fertility yoga training day (CPD)

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 athow 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…

Free triathlon seminar: Training from inside out

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.


BOOKING
This triathlon seminar is open to triathletes and other endurance athletes. These talks are free. However, due to limited space, booking is essential. To boo…

1-2-1 Reformer Pilates promotional offer

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 All…

The Physical and Psychological Effects of Stress

The Physical and Psychological Effects of Stress Free Stress Management Talk with Fiona Worthington and Dermot Burke
Thursday 29th June 7-8.30pm

Did you know that stress can affect us physically as well as psychologically? In modern life, stress is more common than you would perhaps think. For this reason, the Putney Clinic is holding a free stress management workshop on Thursday 29th June. The talk will be led by our resident Clinical Hypnotherapist, Fiona Worthington, and Physiotherapist, Dermot Burke. They will offer suggestions to ease the physical and psychological effects of stress. In addition to this, they will give practical advice on how you can take better care of yourself moving forward.


WHAT WE WILL COVER

During the talk, Fiona and Dermot will cover a broad spectrum of stress-related topics, amongst which are:

The physiological effects of stress and The Biopsychosocial Model.How stress can influence pain and our behaviour.The physiological effects of exercise and movement.S…

Women's wellness yoga workshop

Women's wellness yoga workshop With Claire Dobbs
THURSDAY 15 JUNE 2017, 6:45 - 8:15PM

This women's wellness yoga workshop is led by Claire Dobbs. It is an opportunity for women to come together and support each other within the context of a deliciously nurturing, feminine yoga practice. Furthermore, the essence of this practice is to nourish and celebrate the feminine spirit in each of us. The yoga practice will be based around a more restorative, womb yoga approach with the aim of promoting hormonal balance.

This circle is suitable for women of all ages, regardless of your life stage. It is ideal for women who are going through the  menopause, as well as those with a womb space (post-hysterectomy). It offers women the chance to connect with others in the same situation. As a result, this allows women to discuss and share experiences in a supportive group framework. What's more, the yoga practice will help to enliven your prana shakti, the female life force.


COST AND BOOKIN…

June Restorative Yoga Workshop

Restorative Yoga Workshop with Diane KingWednesday 21 June, 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.



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 o…

Free introductory talk on Hypnobirthing

In conjunction with our partners at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, we are holding a free public talk titled Introduction to hypnobirthing on Saturday 3rd June (1 - 1:30pm). This talk will offer you the opportunity to meet our resident hypnobirthing expert, Dr Stacy Gandolfi. Come along and discover what hypnobirthing is, and find out whether it is right for you.


Introduction to Hypnobirthing: A birth without pain?
Below you will find details about the talk.
Introduction to Hypnobirthing: A birth without pain?Speaker: Dr Stacy GandolfiDate: Saturday 3 June 2017Time: 1 - 1:30pm During the session Dr Gandolfi will provide an overview of:
What hypnobirthing isHow it is beneficial for you, your birthing partner and your babyThe scientific evidence underpinning this approach At the end, you will also have the chance to put your questions to Dr Gandolfi. She will offer information and advice so that you can decide if this course is suitable for you.


Booking
This talk is aimed primarily…

July Stretch Workshop

Stretch Workshop with Cherie Lathey
Saturday 1st July 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 booki…