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The Pre & Postnatal Body in Movement Practitioners Workshop- Epping with Sophie Whippy


Join Stretch co-founder Sophie, for a workshop on pre- and postnatal bodies, and how this might affect a yoga or movement practice. I’m sure as teachers, you’ve had a class ready to go, flows planned and then just as you're closing the studio door, a pregnant lady comes in – and you aren’t teaching a prenatal class! In this workshop, Sophie will take you through the three trimesters of pregnancy; how a woman’s body changes; common complaints throughout this time; how this may alter her practice; and, most importantly, what alternatives you can offer her during your class. You will also look at the three months following birth – known as the fourth trimester – and learn how to help a woman adapt her practice to suit this stage. What we will cover: The pregnant body: trimesters 1–3 Labour, and how this can affect recovery times The postnatal body: trimester 4 Alternatives to common postures and sections of a yoga class throughout all trimesters During this workshop, you'll work in small groups to come up with sequences for the group to suggest how a pregnant or postnatal lady might adapt it to suit the pre- or postnatal stage they are in. Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in, and bring a pen, paper and any questions you may have! Suitable for qualified yoga teachers. If you aren’t a yoga teacher but wish to attend, please email the studio first.