28 October 2017

Fit to Ski Workshop


THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2017, 8 - 9:15PM

The ski season is almost upon us. Learn how to reduce your risk of injury and, at the same time, increase your fitness and strength levels to best prepare for the slopes. Our Fit to Ski Workshop focuses on specific rehabilitation exercises. In the session, we target movement patterns and how to use the muscles required for skiing. The workshop is suitable for all skill levels.

The key points covered in this workshop:

  • 75 minute workshop
  • Designed to suit all fitness levels
  • Strengthen areas prone to injury
  • Improve your capacity
  • Maximum 10 in workshop


This Fit to Ski Workshop costs £25. You can book online, at reception or by calling 020 8789 3881. Alternatively,  send an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.


Claire Cason is the instructor on our Fit to Ski Workshop. She is also a Physiotherapist at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy. She graduated with a degree in Sport Rehabilitation in 2011. After this, she completed her Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Southampton in 2014.

Claire has worked with various sports teams, including the London Welsh and London Scottish rugby clubs. In addition to this, she spent several months in the USA, working with college athletes in South Dakota.

Claire has a strong interest in acrobatic gymnastics. She has been involved with the sport for over 18 years; initially as gymnast and now as a coach. Through this, Claire has developed an understanding of and ongoing interest in the further stages of rehabilitation.  Claire is keen to ensure that treatments are tailored to the individual from an early stage. She believes that this well-rounded approach facilitates rehabilitation.

Last but not least, Claire recently trained as a Pilates teacher. In addition to her role as physiotherapist, she also teaches Pilates Rehab and general Pilates classes at Yoga Mama Wellness.

25 October 2017

November Baby Massage Workshop

Baby Massage Workshop

Thursday 23rd November, 10-11:30am

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. Join us on this Baby Massage Workshop led by Baby Massage Therapist, Lauren Wee.

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 Baby Massage Workshop is run by paediatric physiotherapist Lauren Wee. It takes place on Thursday 23rd November at 10am. Please note, this workshop is not suitable for babies who have received vaccinations within the last 48 hours. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Cost and booking

This Baby Massage Workshop costs £30. You can book online, in person at reception, by calling  020 8789 3881 or by sending an email on info@putneyclinic.co.uk.

November Mindfulness Made Simple Workshop


Would you like to know more about mindfulness? Did you know that, with practice and a little bit of time, mindfulness can bring about some brilliant benefits? Come along to our Mindfulness Made Simple workshop with our resident hypnotherapist and CBT coach Fiona Worthington. Everyone is welcome; from beginners to those who have been practising for some time.

We will cover the following during the workshop:

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


Did you know that there are many benefits to a mindfulness practice? Here are some of the most important benefits.
  • Increased calm & relaxation
  • Better sleep
  • Increased confidence
  • Improvement in mood & well-being
  • More energy & more creativity
  • Less stress, less worry & less anxiety


Mindfulness Made Simple Workshop
Speaker: Fiona Worthington
Date: Thursday 23 November 2017
Time: 8 – 9:15pm
Cost: £20


This workshop costs £20. Places are limited to 12 people, therefore booking is essential. You can book by calling us on 020 8789 3881. Alternatively, you can send an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.

Winter 2017 Class Timetable

Below you will find the forthcoming timetable and prices for classes at Yoga Mama Wellness. This timetable comes into effect the week commencing 30 October 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 11:30 - 12:30 NEW - Tai Chi Michael 7 weeks £105
Mon 19:00 - 20:00 Pregnancy Pilates Sylwia Ongoing Class pass
Tue 10:30 - 11:30 Mum and Baby Yoga Hajni 7 weeks £105
Tue 18:45 - 19:45 Pregnancy Yoga Claire Ongoing Class pass
Tue 20:00 - 21:00 Pilates Rehab Claire 7 weeks £105
Wed 09:30 - 10:30 Tai Chi Michael 7 weeks £105
Wed 16:30 - 18:00 Birth Prep Yoga & Hypnobirthing
(7 & 15 November)
Diane & Stacy 2 weeks £55
Wed 18:45 - 19:45 Pregnancy Yoga Diane Ongoing Class pass
Fri 09:00 - 10:30 Ashtanga Yoga Led Cherie 7 weeks £119
Fri 18:45 - 19:45 NEW - Pregnancy Pilates Sylwia Ongoing Class pass
Sat 10:00 - 11:00 Pregnancy Yoga Eftal Ongoing Class pass
Sat 11:15 - 12:15 General Pilates
(No classes: 11 & 25 November)
Claire 5 weeks £75

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.

07 October 2017

New Yoga and Hypnobirthing Birth Preparation Course


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.