Pregnancy Yoga Testimonials
" I was really torn between pregnancy pilates or pregnancy yoga, having already done pilates for a bad back but having Sue's yoga classes highly recommended by my midwife. I did some research about both online and still couldn't decide. I booked into both in the end, slightly sceptical that yoga may be a bit 'hippy' for me. However, after attending my first class with Sue I was hooked and gave up the pilates.
I loved having some time out to simply focus on myself and my unborn baby and begin developing our bond. We learnt some techniques to help during labour and the birth and also did lots of work on the pelvic floor muscles.
The classes were always really positive and with a chance each week to share pregnancy stories/worries and excitment which was often reassuring and again left me feeling positive.
I have now had my baby and have signed up for mother and baby yoga with Sue which my son and I both love. I really enjoy the opportunity to do something fun and structured with him and feel we both benefit from attending classes. These classes have built my confidence as a mother from the yoga and massage we practice each week, helping my baby and I get to know each other better, and the sharing of information between other new mums. Again, Sue makes these classes very positive and there is never a worry about if babies need to be fed, changed or sleep. Despite it being a positive thing, that these classes help with, i'll be really sad when my son becomes mobile and it is time to say goodbye to Sue". (Deborah Jan'18)
'I would definitely recommend pregnancy yoga with Sue to all those ladies having babies! I found the classes helpful to both me and my baby physically and mentally. I looked forward to coming on Thursdays to focus on my breathing techniques and strengthen my body through Yoga. It was also lovely to listen and share experiences with other mums to be which helped me a lot too. Sue is great, caring, always smiling and will make you feel very welcome! I will definitely be at mother and baby yoga!' (Ali May'18)
"I have really enjoyed Pregnancy Yoga with Sue, it has been very relaxing, informative and the breathing techniques that we were taught really helped me during labour. The class created an opportunity to relax and prepare in body and mind for childbirth. Practicising labour breathing was very valuable, and learning how to relax which I was not previously very good at. A relaxing class in which I met and shared experiences with other pregnant women.
Thank you for all your help and your kind, calming influence, I cant wait to join your mother and baby class soon" (Reina April '18)
'Sue's yoga class was the highlight of my week throughout my pregnancy - it was wonderful to tune out the chaos and focus on myself and my baby for a little while. The 'round robin' at the beginning of each class was a great opportunity to let off steam a bit and Sue was full of little tips that helped me to stay calm and positive about the whole experience. The yoga was just the right pace for me to feel relaxed and lightly exercised, and I made several new 'mum' friends who I still see today. I highly recommend Sue's classes - the mother and baby yoga is great too!' (Emily Feb '18)
"The weekly yoga sessions with Sue were a real highlight of the week for me during my pregnancy. It keeps you fit, chills you out and prepares you for labour. I recommend it to all!"(Rachel Dec '17)
"Pregnancy yoga with Sue made the physically difficult parts of my pregnancy much more manageable. I had some lower back ache, some reflux and also fluid build up - for all of which Sue was able to offer ways to ease my discomfort and stretch out my back by offering specific moves in the sessions and giving me the confidence to know what to do when I was back at home. The breathing techniques with added visualisation were strong anchors for me during the early phase of labour. The Golden Breath was really quite powerful. I also made friends with two other new mums to be on the course". (Hayley May'17)
" Sue's pregnancy yoga helped me so much in my first pregnancy that as soon as I could I booked straight on for my second pregnancy. It did so much to help me physically but it also gave me time each week to just be with my baby and really become aware of them growing with me. Proper mummy to be down time (which I valued even more second time around!). I highly recommend Sue's classes for absolute every Mummy to be. Thank you Sue!"
"I really needed antenatal yoga classes! The movements and relaxation were so beneficial and made me feel refreshed every week. And it was lovely to sit with other women at various stages of pregnancy and hear about their weeks. Most of all for me, as a mum of two other young children, this felt like one of the only times I could really focus on my baby and start bonding with him. I had planned a home birth and Sue was incredibly helpful and supportive; providing information and encouragement when I was losing confidence in my choice. Happily I had a wonderful home birth and made good use of my yoga movements and breathing". (Laura Mar'17)
"I joined Sues pregnancy yoga after having never done any yoga before. I was a bit sceptical but actually proved to be the best thing I ever did. I was petrified of child birth and began my journey wanting all the drugs I could get and an epidural but soon into pregnancy yoga I was changing my mind and went from being petrified to looking forward to my birth and wanting to have as natural birth as possible! I highly recommend these classes, the yoga helped me mentally and physically and sharing my pregnancy highs and lows with other pregnant women on a weekly basis was great. Sue is a brilliant instructor and takes individual care and interest in her pregnant ladies and all our worries, aches and pains! Now I do mother and baby yoga and love it" (Lisa - Feb '17)
"I couldn't recommend pregnancy yoga enough with Sue. It gave me that time to focus on my baby and away from day to day life which was so special.
It helped me to keep fit in a safe way during pregnancy and the breathing techniques I learnt to help me better cope with what was to come during child birth were invaluable. On top of that I was able to meet other mums in the area. Thank you so much." (Holly - Nov'16)
"I would highly recommend Pregnancy Yoga with Sue. It is a very friendly class so as a yoga novice I felt very welcome, and it is a great way to meet other expectant Mums in the area. The breathing exercises helped hugely during labour and I honestly don't think I could've have done it without them!
Sue is a fantastic teacher and I cannot recommend the class highly enough".
(Jo, November '16)
"I really loved doing yoga throughout my pregnancy with Sue and would recommend it to anyone who is expecting. The sessions helped me to keep active through my pregnancy as well as providing me with breathing techniques and postures that I could do at home and during labour. The breathing techniques were particularly valuable when I had my son and really helped me through his delivery. Sue is a wonderful teacher who creates a warm and calming atmosphere during the sessions and I'm really looking forward to joining her for mother and baby yoga soon". (Carly - November 16)
" With a hectic lifestyle, Sue's classes were the highlight of my week during pregnancy. They taught me how to relax and I felt I really connected with my baby. With complications in labour I was able to put all the breathing techniques and positions into practice, which kept me calm and I managed to have my little boy naturally. Now we come to mother and baby classes and I love that we can continue our journey with Sue. She is a wonderful teacher, with great knowledge, and she puts you at ease, always offering guidance and support. (Lorna - October '16)
"I wanted to keep active throughout my pregnancy and take time out to relax from my busy job to ensure I kept stress levels down. As soon as I met Sue I knew I was in the right place! The classes would take into account any pregnancy niggles that ladies were dealing with to ensure the session was tailored to our needs. You could go at your own pace but, if you wanted to, Sue would (within reason!) make sure you were pushed to get a good yoga workout. I used the breathing techniques learnt in the class during my labour and would highly recommend pregnancy yoga with Sue, so much so that I'm now embarking on mother and baby yoga with my beautiful baby boy!" (Emma - October'16)
"Well I believe Sues pregnancy yoga is a must for every expecting mummy. I absolutely loved every minute of it and looked forward to every class, so I could have an hour and a half of pure time to myself in my own space relaxing and enjoying time with other mums to be. I've met some wonderful friends and drank far too much coffee. Something I think is really important going into the unknown in the next chapter of my life.
"Pregnancy yoga with Sue is a highlight of my week, I come away from the class feeling so relaxed and chilled out, with a good nights sleep virtually guaranteed! Sue makes sure you feel at ease with everything you do offering versions of all exercises to suit how you feel on the evening. She is super knowledgeable and exudes calm!" (Leanne Feb '15)
"I have found pregnancy yoga a great way to stay active & do something extremely positive for myself and my baby. I look forward to it every week & found it invaluable in terms of helping to manage new challenges I will face! The techniques are both calming & strengthening - will be doing this until the baby is born!" (Sam Feb '15)
"Many of my friends who have had babies, always raved about doing pregnancy yoga classes and how it helped them not only through their pregnancies but also their labour - and thereafter.I was quite dubious as I'd never attended a yoga class but wanted to try. When I got in contact with Sue, I was instantly put at ease and made to feel so welcome. I have been going now for nearly 2 months and always look forward to my Thursday nights with Sue and the other ladies in my class.