If you haven’t already experienced yoga now is the time to do so. Consider yoga a gift that you give yourself and your unborn baby during your pregnancy.
Practicing yoga during pregnancy brings......
- physical and emotional strength
- calm and relaxation
- helps open your body and mind to prepare and sustain you for the birth of your baby
- closeness and deeper bonding with your baby
The practice will also reduce various symptoms such as.......
- aches and pains
Thursday evenings 7.30 - 8.45pm at Longlevens Community Centre, Church Road, GL2 0AJ (courses run in 6 week blocks)
Classes are small enough that you get personal attention but large enough that you feel part of a friendly group of Mums-to-be. You will learn Yoga based postures, breathing techniques, and the principles of active birth. Booking essential.
You will need to bring with you an exercise ball, which are widely available at Argos, ebay, Amazon or sports shops .You need to purchase the 75cm size and inflate it until it is very firm and hard to touch. Please wear comfortable, loose clothing. Please bring your own mat and a cushion for relaxation if you wish. Yoga blocks are provided.
Fees: 1 block – 6 consecutive weeks £65 2 blocks – 12 consecutive weeks £120 save £10
Fees are payable before the first class for new students and on the last session of previous 6 week block for existing students. Payment can be made via bacs transfer or cash.
One-to-one tuition also available tailored to individual needs. These can take place in the comfort of your own home or suitable venue by arrangement - £40 per session lasting 1 hour. Special offer first session £30. Extra £5 charge if booking a venue is required.
**Please note due to limited spaces on the course there are no refunds for missed classes or for classes that you cannot attend. However, we do allow you to make up one session per 6 week block if you miss a class by attending an extra class or in some circumstances a credit maybe given towards an individual lesson. If your baby is due before the end of the block the fee will be adjusted accordingly.
Can I take time off work to attend antenatal classes? Yes!
Did you know this includes classes such as Barefoot Yoga for Pregnancy?
Your employer cannot 'unreasonably refuse' you paid time off to attend antenatal care classes during working hours when you are pregnant. This includes time travelling to and from the appointments. Parent craft and relaxation classes can be included in the term 'antenatal care', but you may find it helpful to show your employer proof from your GP or midwife that states that these classes are part of your care. You should request the time off rather than assume you can take it.
Your employer has the right to ask that you produce proof from your GP, health visitor or midwife that you have an antenatal care appointment. If they ask you for this proof and you are unable to provide it, then they have the right to refuse you the time off. You are not under any obligation to make up the 'lost' hours to your employer at a later date.
If your employer refuses you time off, or will not pay you for the time off, and you feel that this is unreasonable, you can make a complaint to an employment tribunal. You may also be able to claim that your employer's actions amount to sex discrimination and/or pregnancy and maternity discrimination, but you should seek advice. Likewise, if you are dismissed, disciplined or otherwise treated unfavourably for taking or trying to take time off for antenatal care, you should have a claim for compensation. In any of these situations you should seek advice from your trade union or a specialist legal adviser.
This right only applies to those who are classed as employees rather than workers. The right to paid time off for employees begins on the day the job starts and there is no minimum qualifying service.
For more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/working-when-pregnant-your-rights