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October General Pilates Introductory Offer

GENERAL PILATES CLASS WITH EMILY
Our general mat-based Pilates classes aim to condition and strengthen the body by maintaining and restoring correct postural alignment. We then focus on building strength in the abdomen and lower back. Our small mat-work classes allow you to receive personalised attention, making them especially suitable for those recovering from injury or returning to exercise after a long period.

COST AND BOOKING
Our General Pilates classes are with Emily and runs on Tuesday-mornings from 9:15-10:15am. Drop in places cost £17, with class passes (bundles of 6 classes) also available for £90. Concessionary rates for Senior Citizens are available from reception.

To reserve your place, you can book online, in person at reception or by calling us on 020 8789 3881.


OCTOBER GENERAL PILATES INTRODUCTORY OFFER
During October 2018, we are running a General Pilates introductory offer in which you can get your first class for just £5. Please note that some terms and conditions app…

November Stress and Nutrition Workshop

STRESS AND NUTRITION: WHAT CAN YOU DO? FREE WORKSHOP WITH KATE DELMAR-MORGAN, REGISTERED NUTRITIONAL THERAPISTSATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2018, 12-1PM
We all have to deal with stress at some point and it can affect us in varying degrees. Overwork, lack of sleep, colds and flu, emotional upset, grief and poor eating habits – amongst others – all put stress on your body. Join Registered Nutritionist Kate Delmar – Morgan for this interactive stress and nutrition workshop and learn how to replenish depleted resources in order to restore balance and renew your vitality.
STRESS AND NUTRITION There are many different avenues to help support you through stressful times and looking after your nutrition is vital to help prevent further decline in stress related health issues. Supporting yourself with the right nutrients can help the body to control the stress response and the subsequent effects caused by the response. Kate will offer nutrition strategies and practical tips to better equip your bodies…

Free Pelvic Floor Talk

LET'S TALK PELVIC FLOOR FREE TALK WITH LAUREN WEE, WOMEN'S HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPIST
SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER, 11:30AM
Pelvic floor problems? You are not alone! If you are struggling with pelvic floor problems or would just like to know more, come to our “Let’s Talk Pelvic Floor” session for an informal approach to everything pelvic related. Whether it be a pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, painful sex or difficulty emptying your bowels, be sure that you are not alone in your difficulties. These problems are more common than you would think. Any age, any stage welcome! Come to our “Let’s talk pelvic floor” to find out more!
WHAT WE WILL COVER Here are some of the topics that we will cover:

How to find and effectively strengthen your pelvic floorThe relationship between your core muscles and your pelvic floorPhysiotherapy techniques to assist with your pelvic floor strengthDiscuss common conditions and treatments
TALK DETAILSLET’S TALK PELVIC FLOOR
Free public educational talk
Date: S…

October Baby Massage Workshop

Baby Massage Workshop Monday 22nd October, 1-2:30pm
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 impr…

Autumn Restorative Yoga

Autumn Restorative Yoga with Diane KingNext session: Wednesday 10 October, 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 session costs £20. You can book online, in person at reception, or by calling us on 020 8789 3881.


FORTHCOMING RESTORATIVE YOGA SESSIONS10 October – Book here31 October – Book here14 November – Book here28 November – Book here12 December – Book here

What is restorative yoga?
Restorative yoga is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the a…

October 2018 Stretch Workshop

Are you looking to increase your flexibility? Then this stretch workshop is for you. Join Cherie Lathey on Saturday 20th October (1-2:30pm) and be prepared to take yourself out of your “normal” stretch comfort zone.

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.

WORKSHOP DETAILS
STRETCH WORKSHOP
Date: Saturday 20 October 2018
Time: 1 - 2:30pm
Teacher: Cherie Lathey
Cost: £25
Bookings: Book here


COST & BOOKING This stretch workshop costs £25. Bo…

Kundalini Yoga for Self-Care and Energy

This is an amazing pranayama practice... It could be a bit strong for a complete beginner though.

Yin Yoga and Meditation 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.

YIN YOGA AND MEDITATION WORKSHOP Date: Thursday 6 September 2018
Time: 7 – 8:30pm
Teacher: Cherie Lathey
Cost: £25


COST AND BOOKINGS This workshop costs £25. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. You can book online or by calling us on 020 8789 3881.

Optimising your Body for Pregnancy and Childbirth

OPTIMISING YOUR BODY FOR PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH FREE EDUCATIONAL TALK WITH AUDE LAURIOT PREVOST
SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2018, 12:30PM

Pregnancy is amazing personal journey for a woman but hormonal and postural changes can sometimes be challenging for women. Join our Osteopath Aude Lauriot Prevost for a talk on how to maintain a healthy spine and create space in the body for your growing baby.

This free educational talk will cover the following:

Postural changes and adaptationsAdvice on back, neck, rib and pelvic pain in pregnancyAdvice on common ailments in pregnancy

Aude will also discuss how osteopathy can help new babies with feeding and sleeping issues.

ABOUT THE TALKOptimising Your Body for Pregnancy and Childbirth
Date: Saturday 22 September
Time: 12:30 – 1:15pm
Speaker: Aude Lauriot Prevost
Book online

COST AND BOOKINGS This talk is free. However, due to limited space, booking is essential. You can book your place onlineor by calling 0208 789 3881.

ABOUT AUDE LAURIOT PREVOST Au…

February & March 2018 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 19 February 2018. 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. 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 Monday11:30-12:30Tai Chi
(No class: 2nd April)
Michael6 weeks£90Monday13:00-14:00NEW - Mum and Baby Yoga
(No class: 2nd April)
Eftal6 weeks£90Monday18:45-19:45Pregnancy Pilates
(No class: 2nd April)
SylwiaOngoingClass passMonday20:00-21:00Pilates Rehab
(No class: 2nd April)Sylwia6 weeks £90T…

Pilates for Low Back Pain

PILATES FOR LOW BACK PAIN WORKSHOP WITH CLAIRE CASON
SATURDAY 3 MARCH 2018, 1-2:15PM
Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide with up to 80% of adult’s experiencing low back pain during their lifetime. Most cases of low back pain are due to a multi-dimensional factors and very small percentage (1%) of patients will have serious pathology. While there is limited evidence to support individual risk factors as strong predictors of low back pain there is however evidence for the presence of muscle weakness and general deconditioning as one contributor. Subsequently exercise has been shown to be one of the most effective treatment approaches for low back pain.

Pilates aims to increase the strength and control of the muscles around the spine and the pelvis. This helps improve and restore everyday movements, as well as reducing the load on your joints. Practising Pilates regularly helps to promote balance and improve posture.  It also increases body awareness, which plays …

Breathing and Birth Preparation Workshop

NEXT WORKSHOP: WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH, 3:30-5:30PM
This breathing and birth preparation workshop combines birth preparation yoga and hypnobirthing. It is led by yoga teacher Diane King and hypnobirther Dr Stacy Gandolfi. The workshop has been designed for women who are in the final stages of pregnancy (from week 32 onwards). This is a time when mums to be most need to quieten the mind, let go of time pressures and constant doing.

WHAT WE WILL COVER The breathing and birth preparation workshop lasts 2 hours. We will cover the following topics:

BIRTH PREPARATION YOGA WITH DIANENatural Physiology of birthYoga movement & birth positionsBreathing practicesRestorative relaxation
HYPNOBIRTHING WITH STACYFear: physical & psychological impactFear management techniquesHypnosis & self-hypnosisAffirmations & Guided relaxation
COST & BOOKING The next  Breathing and Birth Preparation workshop takes place on Wednesday 7 March, 3:30-5:30pm. It costs £40 and you can book your place…

March Tai Chi Workshop

This Tai Chi workshop is suitable for new students and more experienced students looking to improve their knowledge of the slow powerful movements of the Yang Style Tai Chi health system. You will come away feeling physically energised and mentally relaxed – a perfect a remedy for London life.


WHAT THE WORKSHOP COVERS The workshop will include:
Tai chi movementMeditationStretch and balance exercisesA Qigong sequence
TAI CHI WORKSHOP DETAILS Date: Saturday 10 March 2018
Time: 3:30 – 5pm
Teacher: Michael Burke
Cost: £25


COST AND BOOKINGS The cost of this workshop is £25. You can book your place online or by calling us on 020 8789 3881.

February Mindfulness Made Simple Workshop

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

THE BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS

Did you know that there are many benefits to a mindfulness practice? Here are some of the most important benefits.
Increased calm & relaxationBetter sleepIncreased confidenceImprovement in mood & well-beingMore energy & more creativityLess stress, less worry & less anxiety

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Mindfulness Made Simple Workshop
Speaker: Fiona Worthington
Date: Wednesday 28 February 2018
Time:…

Birth Preparation Yoga and Hypnobirthing Teacher Training CPD - April 2018

BIRTH PREPARATION YOGA AND HYPNOBIRTHING TEACHER TRAINING CPD WORKSHOP Sunday 15th April 2018, 9am - 5pm 
This Birth Preparation Yoga and Hypnobirthing CPD combines birth preparation yoga and hypnobirthing. The course is led by Cherie Lathey (senior yoga teacher and course director), who will be accompanied by Diane King (birth preparation and pregnancy yoga teacher) and Dr Stacy Gandolfi (hypnobirther and clinical psychologist).

Birth Preparation yoga and Hypnobirthing 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.

AIM OF THE WORKSHOP The aim of this CPD workshop is to give yoga teachers the information and tools to support women in the…

Fertility Yoga Teacher Training CPD - May 2018

FERTILITY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING CPD WORKSHOP Sunday 13th May 2018, 9am - 5pm 
The Yoga Mama fertility yoga teacher training DAY 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 WORKSHOP The aim of this fertility yoga teacher training day 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 day CPD workshop topics covered will include:
Possi…

Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training CPD - March 2018

POSTNATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING CPD WORKSHOP Sunday 18th March 2018, 9am - 5pm 
The Yoga Mama Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Day CPD Workshop looks primarily at yoga for postnatal women. However, we also look at integrating babies into postnatal classes. Here at Yoga Mama we encourage women to take a gentle route back into yoga and their bodies. We also feel that facilitating a sense of community within a postnatal class can really help postnatal women. It can help them to feel less isolated and help them gain confidence in handling their babies. Full information about the course can be found below.

AIM OF THE WORKSHOP The aim of this one-day postnatal yoga teacher training day CPD workshop is to give yoga teachers the information and tools to support postnatal women in yoga classes. We look at closing down the body safely post-delivery and how we can best support women both emotionally, physically and spiritually during the postnatal period.

WHAT WE WILL COVER In this postnatal …

Reformer Pilates special offer: 50% off your first session

50% discount on your first 1-2-1 Reformer Pilates session As part of our expanding selection of  Pilates services, we are pleased to announce that we will have 2 new Reformer Pilates teachers joining the team in January. Emily is an experienced Pilates teacher and personal trainer who has worked in a number of top studios in London. Throughout January 2018 she is offering a special introductory offer on first Reformer Pilates sessions.  See below for full details.



What is Reformer Pilates? Reformer Pilates is low impact (easy on the joints), yet challenging, form of exercise. At Yoga Mama and The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, we use the Allegro 2 reformer machine, a versatile piece of equipment that allows a wide range of exercises to be performed. The machine’s attachments increase the range of modifications that can be made to exercises, and allows for additional exercises beyond what can be done on in a mat-based Pilates class. This, in conjunction with the support given by t…

February Baby Massage Workshop

Baby Massage Workshop
Tuesday 27th February, 2-3:30pm

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 i…

Stretch Workshop for February 2018

Stretch Workshop with Cherie Lathey
Saturday 17th February, 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 bookin…

February Restorative Yoga Workshop

February Restorative Yoga with Diane King Wednesday 21 February 2018, 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, restorative yoga 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 session costs £20. You can book online, in person at reception, or by calling us on 020 8789 3881.

Forthcoming workshopsWednesday 14 March – Book hereWednesday 18 April – Book hereWednesday 16 May – Book hereWednesday 13 June – Book hereWednesday 11 July – Book here

What is restorative yoga?

Restorative yoga is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the ai…