Kirsty - Pregnancy Yoga Teacher
Hi, I'm Kirsty a qualified pregnancy yoga teacher and I teach pregnancy yoga classes in Uttoxeter with Mama blossom
I gained so much knowledge from the mama blossom pregnancy yoga classes that i attended when i was pregnant with my baby girl ayla, who is now 7 months old; from relaxation, education about many aspects of pregnancy and birth, breathing techniques and also gentle movements to help with aches and pains and get the baby in the best position possible. Now I want to share this knowledge and experience with other mums. The classes are really inclusive and suitable for people who have never done yoga before, or are experienced in yoga. I first started doing yoga regularly in 2011 when I went to the shivananda ashram in India to help to ease my aching shoulders. Not only did it massively help my shoulders and overall fitness, it also helped to calm my mind and relax me both mentally and physically. I have totally embraced yoga doing it daily since then and I trained to be a yoga teacher in Vietnam in 2018, going on to teach in Vietnam and Panama. Yoga is a brilliant tool to connect the body and mind, it increases body awareness, relieves chronic stress patterns and creates mental clarity and calmness One of my biggest interests and passions in life has always been discovering and learning different ways to help the body and mind to heal naturally. This has led me to train in different forms of massage, reflexology, hopi ear candles, aromatherapy, Reiki and yoga. Over the past 12 years I have done a lot of worldwide travelling and when I am in other countries I like to learn about their natural holistic ways of healing - what different massage techniques and healing herbs they use. Outside of pregnancy yoga I am a fundraiser for the air ambulance and Greenpeace and I teach circus skills like hoola hooping at festivals I look forward to welcoming you to my classes and creating a warm, calm and nurturing environment."
I absolutely love Mama Blossom. Some great classes, I have done the pregnancy yoga and baby massage & yoga. I absolutely loved both. Pregnancy yoga was great for talking to other mums to be and talking through experiences of pregnancy. Mel, the class instructor was fantastic really knowledgeable and gave good hits and tips towards labour. Also, some really great yoga poses to help release pressure on the ever so growing bump and the most important pelvic floor. The classes aren't just yoga but full of knowledge about labour, talking to other mums to be and relaxation, giving great breathing techniques to help with stress and anxiety as well as using in labour. I would highly recommend to everyone, it's suitable for 2nd and 3rd trimester. I joined the classes at 14 weeks.