'Strong Mama: Healthy Baba'
The Pilates Guru Pre & Postnatal Programme
I've been teaching Pre & Postnatal Pilates for over three years now, and it's the most wonderful feeling to know that i'm helping women connect with their body, as they experience many changes during pregnancy & their postpartum journey.
I gave birth to my little girl in August 2021. So it's safe to say that I know what new Mamas & Mamas-to-be are going through. All of the content comes from a place of understanding.
For Studio Postnatal sessions: 'An Introduction to Movement', these weekly sessions can be booked via the button a little further down the page (then scrolling down the list of class options), as a single weekly class - these classes are for any Mamas within their first 12-18 months postpartum. They are perfect to reconnect with your body, and learn how to find & engage your muscles correctly.
Currently, I am only offering the Prenatal Sessions as Online content, and these sessions offer Mamas-to-be with safe, low impact exercise during pregnancy.
With a main focus surrounding the Pelvic Floor Muscles and learning how to 'draw baby in' to maintain engagement of the deep abdominal muscle layer (Transverse Abdominis). You can also scroll down to read about the online content that's available for Prenatal Students.
If you have been cleared by your GP to practice Pilates during pregnancy, then these sessions are for you.
When clicking on the button below, please scroll down the page to see the Online Pre & Postnatal subscription.
Online Prenatal Sessions (see video demo further down)
Currently there's over 40x Prenatal Specific Sessions to choose from (30/45/60 mins) on the
Online Weekly Membership, as well as the weekly sessions:
Prenatal: Strengthen & Mobilise Sessions // 30 mins
Prenatal: Educational & Tips for pregnancy // 10-15 mins
The class content differs each week, but we always apply the same principles throughout, including:
Pelvic Floor Engagement & Lengthening,
Deep Core Activation,
Low Impact Strength Exercises,
Safe & Gentle Stretches,
Postural / Alignment Improvement & Correction,
Mobility for all the Joints.
Within the online channel, you'll also find a large selection of the below sessions to keep you Mama's strong & prepped for Pregnancy, Labour & the Postpartum:
Lower Body Strength
Upper Body Strength
Standing Control Pilates
The sessions that are suitable are all accessible via the 'Prenatal Channel' on the site, once signed up & logged in.
Online Postnatal Sessions
I created the Postnatal Channel to help ladies connect with their body again after pregnancy & birth. Each and every woman will feel ready in their own time to return to or start movement. There is no 'set' time in which you should do this, although if you're very eager to start, please wait at least 6 weeks postpartum after a vaginal delivery & at least 8-10 weeks postpartum after a cesarean delivery.
Health professionals recommend that you've had your postnatal health check, and they will usually advise if it's 'OK' for you to start exercise. If they don't, always ask the question.
Please note, the Postnatal Pilates Sessions are very Low Impact, and are more focused upon:
Gentle Muscular Engagement
Deep Core Engagement
Stretches & Mobility
The Postnatal Channel is divided into two sections:
Postnatal Recovery Program
This channel is where you would start, there's 12x 15 minute sessions. You can repeat these sessions in order, as many times as you like. Some students might choose to do 3 per week on different afternoons, or completely ad hoc when they can fit them in. You can decide your schedule.
Once you feel ready to move onto the 30 minute sessions, where we incorporate more exercises, this channel is called:
Postnatal Pilates (Full Sessions)
Again, you can work through these 9x 30 minute sessions over as many weeks as you like, if you've previously practiced Pilates before your Pregnancy, you may feel ready to move to Beginner or Improver Pilates after completing the 9x sessions.