RM, NMP, BMidwif(Hons), MSc Midwifery, RYT, RPYT
Hello and congratulations!
My name is Fay Lodge. I am a practising midwife with over 10 years’ experience, with a passion for promoting normality and supporting women and their birth partners to have a safe and positive birth experience. I discovered yoga 5 years ago and soon realised the benefits yoga could have on pregnancy, labour and birth. I am registered to teach Pregnancy Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Yoga Alliance Professionals.
I run weekend and 4-day prenatal yoga and birth preparation retreats in the UK and Europe. The retreats combine yoga asana (postures), pranayama (breath control) and meditation techniques which are beneficial to pregnancy, labour and birth with workshops providing birth preparation and education.
The workshops cover traditional antenatal parent education alongside a wealth of gentle and natural coping techniques to assist and empower mums and birth partners through pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond. No further antenatal classes needed! The courses also offer an introduction to the use of Rebozo for pregnancy and labour.
Discover how yoga asana mirror active birth positions, how pranayama can aid breathing and relaxation in pregnancy and labour, and find empowerment and confidence through education, allowing you to have a positive birth experience, wherever and however that may take place.
Testimonial: Dan Aharoni (Dad-to-be, Spain Retreat, May 2019): This retreat was one of a kind, such an amazing experience! Fay was extremely knowledgeable, attentive and inspiring. The maternity workshops enabled us to process, reflect and share our thoughts and feelings regarding the pregnancy and birth. The yoga and meditation sessions were great, we now have a long list of pregnancy-suitable poses and exercises we integrated into our practice! Maite cooked the most delicious (and healthy) food(!!), and ‘Asturias Yoga Shala’ provided the perfect setting for this wonderful experience. Both my wife and I got back empowered, inspired, relaxed and happy from this long weekend.
Pregnancy yoga classes include postures, movement, breathing and relaxation specifically for pregnancy and to promote vitality and well being for mother and child.
Gillian Shippey Pregnancy Yoga, Hebden Bridge, Tuesdays, 8pm-9.30pm. Contact Gillian on 0785 500 4858.
All new Core Power Flow evening classes designed for mums.
Ryecroft Hall, Tong Valley between Leeds and Bradford. BD4 0RJ
Tel Jules on 07503 713647