What is Aqua-Yoga?
Aqua-Yoga is a gentle yet effective form of exercise in a warm swimming pool which combines stretching, breathing and relaxation. Aqua Yoga at Chessgrove Swim follows the Birthlight programme, and the sessions are great for easing the aches and pains often associated with pregnancy. Classes are designed to help you stretch, relax, meet other Mums-to-be and switch off from the distractions of every day life. Classes are taught by Birthlight-trained teachers in our luxuriously warm pool, and are approved by our local midwives.
The benefits of Aqua-Yoga
These classes are particularly beneficial to pregnant ladies as the resistance of the water helps them to stretch and tone muscles ready for birth but without the risk of overstretching and straining. The exercises can also help to alleviate some of the discomforts associated with pregnancy such as back ache, swollen ankles and pelvic pain. And the buoyancy that the water provides allows a moment away from the “heavy” feeling of later pregnancy.
Water relaxation helps you sleep
The most popular aspect of the class is the water relaxation. Using buoyancy aids for support, the mums-to-be will float for up to 10 minutes at the end of the class, either quietly or to gentle music, with the lights dimmed. Just imagine the luxury of floating in warm water uninterrupted and without distractions, concentrating on your baby, or on your breathing, or maybe on nothing at all. Good quality relaxation will promote a good’s night sleep.
- adapted yoga poses & sequences
- glides & aqua-walks
- floating relaxation
- surface & underwater breathing techniques
- pelvic floor exercises
- yoga swim strokes
Testimonials from previous customers
"I feel very relaxed and I find it releases tension in my back that I didn't even realise was there"
"I went a whole day without backache"
FREE TRIAL SESSIONS
If you are unsure if pregnancy aqua yoga is for you, why not come along to a free trial session first. Providing there is space in your preferred class, you can come along to see how you get on before signing up to a course. There is no charge for trials so please call 01527 821978 to book a trial session.
Aqua-yoga classes currently run on
- Mon 6.00-6.45pm – 6 week course
- Tues 1.30 - 2.30pm – 6 week course
- Sun 7.00 - 7.45pm– 6 week course
- Sun 7.45 - 8.30pm - 6 week course
NEW - POST NATAL SESSIONS
New to Chessgrove Swim! We are running Post Natal Sessions on Tuesdays!
The 30 minute sessions are aimed at new mums. The exercises that are carried out are designed to tone and strengthen muscles,work the pelvic floor and make mum generally feel better after the birth! Baby is also required to attend the session too!There is no minimum age required for baby, just as long as mum is ok to go in the water. (If unsure, please ask your doctor or health visitor). As the session is aimed more at mums, for part of the session, baby will be on the poolside so a car seat will be needed and lots of towels! Part of the session will involve baby coming into the luxuriously warm water to swim and bond with mum and to get ready for baby swimming classes! Please see below for details of dates and times of the sessions...
- Every Tuesday - 2.30 - 3.00pm
For more information, or if you would like to book please call reception on 01527 821978. Each 30 minute session costs £8.00 and booking is essential.
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