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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

Om - yoga and lifestyle magazine

I am pleased to announce that the first edition of Om Magazine is now available online.

This is particulary exciting for me as they have been kind enough to publish an article that I wrote about yoga during pregnancy (pages 64-65); as well as another about yoga and skiing in the second edition.

The second edition is on sale now at supermarkets such as Sainsbury's and Tesco; as well as being available to order online at:

Yoga and pregnancy

Pregnancy is a great personal journey for any woman and is a time of mental and physical change. It can also be a challenging time, as adjustments need to be made as the body starts to change shape.

A pregnancy yoga practice can help address some of these changes in a positive way. Women who practice yoga during pregnancy are able to be really present in their bodies and connect with their unborn child. Yoga has a calming effect on the mother, which is, in turn, transmitted to the baby.

Breathing techniques learnt in prenatal yoga can be used at anytime during pregnancy and many women find them very useful when giving birth. Focusing on the breath can have a profound effect; by learning to control breathing a women can feel empowered and more in control of her thoughts and her body.

Pregnancy yoga differs from general yoga classes, in that many of the classical poses are adapted to accommodate changes in the body. Twists are open, poses are fluid and nurturing for the mum-to-be, creating…