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One to One Yoga
One to One Yoga
There are many reasons why you might want to opt for a one to one yoga session:
- you have a tiny baby at home and would prefer to have a more personal yoga session before coming to a class
- you are, quite frankly, too tired to think about making it out of the house to a yoga class
- you've never done yoga before and feel a little nervous about coming to a class before you've met me
- you're weepy, worn out and a little emotional and you feel more comfortable at home
- you have a specific issue that requires a more tailored yoga programme
- you are rehabbing from an injury or a birth related issue and need more one to one attention than a class would give you
- you work from home and find it more convenient for me to come to you
- you want to treat yourself
Please drop me a note or give me a call if you think a one to one session might work for you.
We can talk through all the options and find out what you are looking for. The sessions are tailored to you. I can offer my thoughts but my priority is always to listen to your ideas, concerns and objectives. It might be to strengthen postnatally. It might be because you are finding things a bit much and are looking for some quiet space with breathing and relaxation techniques.
The session lasts one hour once I am at your home. They don't have to be every week. They are spaced to suit you. Absolutely nothing is expected of you. They are your yoga sessions and they are for your enjoyment.
It is no problem at all for your baby to be with us during the sessions. I am very used to amusing little ones and very happy for them to share our practice. It can sometimes be really useful for you to find a yoga practice with relaxation techniques that you can do with your baby; see it as the beginning of their own yoga journey.
My one to one to sessions cost £50 an hour. I bring everything I need with me and also some little treats every now and then. You will also have access to the password protected Community Section of the website and my private Facebook Circle. Click the link below to contact me about One to One yoga
New Mama One to One
Can I share a little secret with you? I now love being a mum but I didn't always. The first few weeks and months were terrifying. I had all these expectations and I didn't feel that I met any of them. I was totally paranoid, tearful and I refused to accept help. No-one could look after my baby in the way I did. Sound familiar?
If it does, my one to one yoga sessions are for you. I can help you to find a space within your own home where you rediscover yourself and remember all the great things about you. It is much more than just yoga. It is a space for you that helps you find your safe road through the chaos of motherhood. Yes, yoga forms a key part of each session (I know that it's important to you to start to regain your body again) but it's also really important to you that you begin to feel like "you" again, that you forget your worries and that you find ways to relax and switch your brain off for a few moments. It is fine to want to forget your baby for a little while. You need room to breath where you are kind to yourself.
One to ones are tailored to you. You will come away with yoga sequences, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques that are perfect for you as a new mum. Practices that you can use alone or with your baby. Your baby is welcome at every session.
I take everyone absolutely as I find them. I have no expectations or requirements of you. You can be in your pyjamas, without a spot of make-up on and that's perfect. Just be you.
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What our mums say...
Absolutely love her classes
I returned to Mandy's pregnancy yoga classes following my second pregnancy as I absolutely loved her classes first time round and made some solid friendships.
Mandy creates such a welcoming and safe environment. She is passionate about ensuring mums and mums to be have a support network alongside the yoga which is so vital. Her classes provide opportunities for open discussion around pregnancy/childbirth/motherhood and no question is out of bounds!
Following the birth of my daughter, I went on to attend baby massage and baby yoga classes, both of which I can thoroughly recommend. Baby massage has given me some really helpful techniques to manage baby's trapped wind and has also helped me deepen the bond with my little ones. Baby yoga was surprisingly more relaxing than I expected! I have made some amazing friendships that have continued post classes. I would definitely recommend Mandy's classes. She is so honest and puts her heart and soul into her classes.
SO glad I'd found Mandy and her classes
I had previously been to a few different yoga classes and found them a bit intense and not what I was looking for. I heard about Mandy's prenatal yoga classes through a friend and it sounded just what I was looking for. From the first session I was SO glad I'd found Mandy and her classes. They are way more than a yoga class - meditation, breathing exercises, relaxation and a chance to chat to other expectant mums and soak in Mandy's wisdom. The jammie dodgers are a welcome bonus to the class too! Since lockdown the classes were via zoom and this worked really well and I still had the same sense of connection and relaxation I got from the in person class. Between classes I also did Mandy's yoga sessions on her website which really helped me stay relaxed and helped my aches and pains. I also made sure I regularly listened to her audio relaxations which helped me stay calm and grounded in those final weeks. Above all of this, Mandy has been a wonderful support and checked in with me after the birth of my daughter and during our hospital stay - Mandy really does go above and beyond and puts out some brilliant online content. I can't thank her enough!
Mandy is such a positive influence
I went to Mandy's pregnancy yoga class for a block of 8 lessons. I enjoyed it so much that I kept going for another two blocks. You may think you're going for yoga, but it's so much more. Mandy is such a positive influence on how you feel about your pregnancy, birth and parenting. I gained friends, lost any fear of giving birth and am looking forward to joining one of her baby classes with my newborn.
I did want to say thank you. Your classes are fantastic - you explain everything so clearly and know which achy bits to work on. It has made me think that I should find a ‘normal’ (ie not postnatal) yoga class post-lockdown, but finding the time will be a big challenge! I also think that what you do for mums is great and I hope that you will be able to start your classes in person again soon. If I come across any mums to be or new mums I will certainly recommend you, although Arlo was a late (and very happy) addition to our family and most of the mums I know have kids at school now. That’s been another positive for me actually - being able to connect with people going through the baby/pregnancy stage as otherwise it would have been very easy to neglect that side of my life with the demands of having other young children. One of the unforeseen bonuses of Mandy's classes was that my baby always slept for three hours afterwards!
Every class provides a relaxed and friendly environment
I first attended baby massage classes when my son was 3 months old, and then went on to do mum and baby yoga, and I’m on my 4th block of classes now (my son is now 9 months old!) Every class provides a relaxed and friendly environment, great yoga for post pregnancy, focussing on pelvic floor exercises and breathing, and a general feel good hour where you can forget about the outside world. The cake and tea are a bonus at the end of the classes and I have met some really lovely moms through attending. Mandy has a special gift at teaching and she never fails to create a relaxed environment for the babies, who all seem fixated by her presence. I am so glad I found her classes as Wednesdays are my favourite days of the week! Cannot recommend enough.
I feel empowered as a pregnant woman and as a future mum
I signed up to the class to get to meet local expectant mums with the side benefit of a nice stretch. I did meet some lovely local mums and found it so helpful to have a space where you could talk about any issues and get advice or support. What really surprised me was how much I valued the yoga and stretching but mostly the breathing exercises. It gave me a toolkit of things to do during pregnancy and also in Labour and has made me feel excited for the birth! Mandy’s affirmations during the rest time have really spoken to me and made me feel empowered as a pregnant woman and as a future mum.
The class was so beneficial to me, to have a space just for me to enjoy my pregnancy and learn about the things I can do in birth to help it be a positive event. Thank you!
Mandy understands that babies have their own minds...
Mandy was extremely friendly and made me feel at ease so quickly. Which was fantastic as I was nervous being the youngest mum in the room. It was good to introduce everybody and nice for Mandy to explain she understands babies have their own minds so if we wanted to we could feed or change nappies just simply watch.
And she really meant it.
Having tea and cake at the end of each session made you stay and engage with the mums. I loved how Mandy explained all the benefits of the different massages e.g. winds/sinuses Oh and one final thing I loved the goody bag! Couldn’t rate the class highly enough.
Mandy really encourages everyone
I first attended Mandy’s pregnancy yoga classes when I was pregnant with my first baby, the yoga helped hugely with my pregnancy aches and pains but most of all the support and encouragement from both Mandy and the rest of the group was amazing. Mandy really encourages everyone to engage with each other which wasn’t something that I had experienced in other groups I attended, it meant that I felt safe in asking that daft question or verbalising my fears! I then went on to attend baby massage and postnatal yoga with my first baby and again the support and ability to engage with other new moms was fantastic! I have recently had my second baby and attended pregnancy yoga, whilst I had less concerns and worries about pregnancy and birth the classes gave me a dedicated hour to have just for me...which was so important and you don’t get much time to yourself when you are running around after a toddler! I am now attending postnatal yoga and although this is having to be done via zoom Mandy has continued to provide a safe environment and an opportunity to engage with other Moms! Thank you Mandy you help me keep my sanity!