Hello, I’m Kate. I’m based in St Albans and teach LushTums Pregnancy Yoga. I offer weekly group classes and 1-to-1 sessions for women to connect, move and rest.
Having practiced yoga for many years and throughout my own pregnancy, I’ve experienced firsthand the benefits of yoga during this special time. My aim is for women to feel nourished, empowered and relaxed going into birth.
I believe that practicing yoga in pregnancy gives you tools that extend well beyond the birthing day, taking you through into motherhood and life.
I am registered with FEDANT (Federation of Antenatal Educators) and certified to teach the LushTums method. LushTums training is especially for pregnancy and is accredited by the Yoga Alliance and FEDANT, ensuring everything practiced in class is safe for you and your baby.
Benefits of Yoga during Pregnancy
There are so many wonderful benefits associated with practicing yoga during pregnancy such as:
Connection & Bonding
Relaxation & mindfulness
Rest & deep sleep
Stabilise & overcome ailments
Birth & mamahood prep
Mama to be community
Helps daily life
Info & knowledge
Find out more about how my classes can support and nourish wherever you are on your pregnancy journey.
Pregnancy Yoga Class
4 week course
November 2021 - FULLY BOOKED
2022 dates TBC
Nourishing & gentle classes for you to connect, move and rest with other Mamas to be. There is a balance between breathwork, movement and relaxation.
This is time for you and your baby. Everything else can wait while you’re on the mat!
Kate’s classes have quickly become the highlight of my week. It’s great to start each session connecting with other Mums. And the practice is just right; challenging at times but never too much. I’ve found pregnancy yoga in the past to be a little boring but I never feel that way in Kate’s classes.
Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve Never Done Any Yoga Before, Is That Ok?
No previous yoga experience is necessary! Many women are brand new to yoga when they come along to class and they love it! Come along and give it a go and hopefully you will too.
Pregnancy Yoga classes are suitable for complete beginners from 15/16 weeks onwards until you go into labour. If you have an existing regular yoga practice or you regularly exercise and know your body well, you may wish to continue moving. Join my pregnancy yoga class as soon as you feel ready to do so and be sure to practice adhering to the general modification safety guidelines and do's and don'ts suggested for pregnancy.
I Practiced Yoga Regularly Before Pregnancy, Will This Be Too Boring Or Too Slow For Me?
Lots will be familiar and lots will be new. All our classes are tailored to suit everyone. Sometimes classes are more active, sometimes more nourishing. Also as pregnancy progresses it is a good idea to listen to your body and adapt your practice so you are working safely, given how hard your body is already working to grow your baby. Basically when you are sitting, your body is actually jogging in terms of heart beats and blood pumping around your body … so give yourself permission take it easy.
Classes will show you how to modify your existing practice and add in particular sequences that are helpful for your baby’s positioning as well as teach you amazing techniques and tips to help you cope with labour and birth. You can also make your practice stronger, as suits you. Feel free to chat to me directly.
What Is Yoga?
Practicing yoga gives you a constant - something we can come back to when all around us is in change. Through this practice we move, breathe and relax. We become quieter, more mindful and have an opportunity for deep reflection, which can be enlightening and liberating and bring about a sense of balance and well-being. You can think of it as exercise and a moving meditation, as we gently come back to ourselves. It’s a bit like coming home.
Classes help you feel energised and stronger and at the same time settle the mind, reducing levels of stress and anxiety. Overall yoga and its deeper philosophy provide a guide to living well and feeling great. It is not religious in itself, although it has its roots in various Eastern practices.
LushTums have have taken the best aspect of traditional yoga and blended it with science and women's health to bring you the very best in yoga tailored for pregnancy, birth preparation and life as a new mum.
What do I need for class?
Something loose and comfy to wear, a mat, some water and if practicing at home I’d suggest a blanket and a couple of pillows.
Tips & further reading
Safe practice in pregnancy