Welcome to Lotus Birth Yoga!
We offer pregnancy yoga and birth preparation in a supportive environment designed to empower women and birth partners in readiness for labour, birth and beyond.
Lotus Birth Yoga retreats and workshops are run by registered midwife and pregnancy yoga teacher, Fay Lodge.
The courses combine yoga asana (postures), pranayama (breath control) and meditation techniques with antenatal classes on pregnancy, labour, birth, breastfeeding and caring for your baby.
Our aim is to enable women to build their confidence surrounding pregnancy and motherhood while gaining useful techniques to ensure a positive birth experience.
No previous yoga experience is required.
Research has shown that regular practice of yoga in pregnancy provides specific benefits to mum and baby during pregnancy and beyond:
- Lower stress levels during pregnancy
- Fewer pregnancy complications
- Shorter duration of labour
- Less pain during labour
- Markedly improved quality of sleep
- Increased confidence for mum
The Effects of Prenatal Yoga on Birth Outcomes: A Systematic Review of the Literatre. Riley K, Drake E (2013)
Our retreats are recommended for pregnant women, dads and birth partners, as well as yoga teachers wishing to gain an insight into pregnancy to help guide their own students.