Pre Natal Pregnancy Combo Classes
COMBINED YOGA/PILATES/REFORMER CLASSES
These pregnancy-specific safe exercise classes include the best from yoga, pilates mat & reformers. Help prepare and strengthen body & mind for your birth experience and also assist in a quicker recovery.
Please note: Pilates/yoga grip socks are required for these classes for hygeine and safety reasons. If needed these are available at the Wellness Centre
The Wellness Centre has dedicated pre-natal classes and many other pregnancy suitable classes a week.
Taught by highly qualified teachers, these are specifically designed for pregnancy. Increase flexibility in the hips and pelvis, build strength and learn relaxation techniques that will help you connect with your baby.
We teach you:
⇒ the best exercises for you and the baby ⇒ breathing techniques for minimising stress & fatigue throughout pregnancy & delivery ⇒ safe exercises & stretches ⇒ to prepare for birthing physically, emotionally and socially ⇒ to be healthier and manage your weight gain
Suitable classes include;
- Mondays: BarreFIT 9.30am, Barre Fundamentals Tuesdays 5.45pm
- Tuesdays & Thursdays: Dedicated Pre-Natal Yoga/Pilates In-Studio 6.00pm
General Class passes are also available for other pregnancy suitable classes e.g. barre, yoga, pilates, meditation. Phone 42263777 to discuss suitability. Intro passes do not include Pre & Post Natal Classes.
Pregnancy massage available. Call 42263777 for appointment click HERE for more information
Any questions or advice on which classes are best for you and your stage of pregnancy please call Elizabeth on 02 42263777 or use our Contact Us Page HERE
Jessica S 11/04/23 "I wanted to say a massive thank you to you for your pregnancy yoga classes which really helped me prepare for birthing my little man from the breathing and meditation techniques to stretches and exercises. Really grateful and I would highly recommend other pregnant mums"
Krystal B 05/07/19 ... "I had a 3 day labour with my first baby and i can hands down definitely say I wouldn't have been able to do it if it wasn't for Elizabeth and her lovely team at the wellness centre. They taught me how to breathe during labour and it definitely helped me get through :) I highly recommend their prenatal yoga class especially for first time mums or if you just need some much needed "you time" with your other pregnancies. Also their pregnancy massage will make you leave feeling like you're floating on a cloud. The massage room is super cozy and homely, you'll never want to leave!"
Lisa B says "Thanks for all your assistance with the pre natal classes. I believe they truly helped my symptom free pregnancy and easy child birth. .... she just slid out.... I laboured standing, focusing on my breathing for 2 hours, pushed for 30 minutes and Aria Rose was born. All up a quick and drug free birth". Baby Aria born 18 April 2018
Join a supportive community of other pregnant women at the Wellness Centre Studio’s. No yoga experience necessary.
Breathe, re-energise and relax! Specialised pre-natal Yoga/pilates classes provide a wealth of information on visualisation, vocalisation, breathing techniques and helpful hints to prepare you for the magnificent journey of birthing and motherhood. The classes prepare you mentally, physically and emotionally for a more stress free experience. You will gain confidence, learn how to tap into your natural abilities and develop bonding with your unborn baby.
Elizabeth Jarvis is an experienced Accredited Pilates Practitioner, Reformer (Stott) & Yoga teacher with specialised training in Pre & Post Natal Pilates, Yoga & exercise. She is highly experienced having been teaching prenatal for over 20 years. She has welcomed many babies into the world through her classes.
She is a Member of Fitness Australia, Yoga Alliance Australia & an Allied Healthcare Practitioner (ATMS).
Regular pre-natal exercise will help
- Build strength & endurance and increase flexibility to prepare for labour
- to connect your breath to help you relax during pregnancy & labour
- decrease lower back pain
- prevent stress incontinence
- prevent tears & lacerations (increase blood supply & tone the birth canal)
- reduce the likelihood of long term complications (prolapse)
- promote a quicker & easier birth
If you can't attend the dedicated Pre-Natal classes you may wish to consider booking a private lesson to learn appropriate modifications before attending other classes. For more information and queries, phone Elizabeth at the Centre on 42263777.
Private or small group sessions are also available
Avoid high impact classes, jarring, elevated heart rate and overheating as all can be dangerous in early pregnancy. Even certain yoga postures can be are unsafe during pregnancy. When doing classes with professional qualified teachers at the Wellness Centre you can feel confident you are on the right track.
Wellness Centre Classes Suitable for Pregnancy*
* Always check with your health care professional before starting a new exercise program. A brief free consultation with Elizabeth is required for all new pregnant students. Please phone 42263777.
Also Barre Fitness and Barre Attack classes may be suitable if you already are used to regular exercise. Phone us on 02 42263777 for more information and other upcoming class times
Daisy Lola (27.08.2018)
Devina B ... "Hi Elizabeth. Won’t make yoga tonight. Had baby yesterday, 2 weeks early via Emergancy c section because of blood pressure and some growth issues. Thank you so much for the amazing classes and giving me a calm place and positive atmosphere to keep my blood pressure down and give strength to me and my baby as long as I did this time around (4 weeks further than we got last time and 1 whole kg heavier!) we can’t thank you enough."
Matilda & Amy met at Pre-natal Yoga/pilates classes at the Wellness Centre in October 2015.
"We got to know each other in the classes & started catching up once we had our babies (Indi & Mia on the left) in April this year. We meet regularly now with our babies and also enjoy catching up in classes at the Wellness Centre without our babies as well" Matilda & Amy