Connect with your Growing Baby in Pregnancy Yoga
Please note: ZenMuma Pregnancy Yoga Classes was previously YogaBumps
ZenMuma Pregnancy Yoga classes in Norwich are for all levels of yogic ability, from beginners to those with varying levels of experience. But most importantly they are gentle and safe for all pregnant women, from 14 weeks until birth.
We practice traditional yogic areas of Pranayama (breathing exercises for life and birth), Asanas (postures), Shavasana and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation techniques), but in a way that is accessible, ‘non-scary’, easy to follow, authentic, and safe for you and your changing body and growing baby.
ZenMuma Pregnancy Yoga Classes are taught by experienced yoga teacher, Jackie Heffer-Cooke, who will support you through your whole nine months.
As a birthing expert, Jackie has also put all of her expertise in one package to give you the best offer. For this package, buy 6 sessions of pregnancy yoga and you’ll also receive:
Where: Lancaster House Sixth Form Centre at Norwich School for Girls, Albemarle Road, Norwich, NR2 2DF
Please bring your own Yoga Mat to class
The venue can be accessed at the bend of Albemarle Road where The Cedars Care Home is located. There is a little drive just before the care home that bears round into a large free car park – perhaps come early the first time to find it.
Price: £58 for a 6 week run of 75-minute classes
Each class lasts for 1 hour, 15 minutes. Each week we focus on an aspect of pregnancy and birth.
We begin with settling into the room with pranayama (breathing.) We then move into a group hello (this is where you get to pick up loads of info about the pregnancy journey, health hints and tips.) Afterwards, we settle into the focus for the class with warm-ups and move into our Asanas (postures), which are adjusted to your particular needs. This depends on your trimester, stage, or special circumstances.
We finish with Shavasana and YogaNidra (deep relaxation.) Then we always finish with a cookie and a chat about the focus for the next class, interesting stuff going on for pregnant and new mums in the area, and just a general 10 mins for a friendly catch up with those around us.
ZenMuma Yoga groups usually end up meeting independently when on maternity leave, and once the baby is born. Often, you can make a couple of friends for life. Who knows who may be on the mat next to you.
ZenMuma Founder Jackie Heffer-Cooke started her own personal love affair with yoga when she was pregnant with her baby Sam.
“I remember the first day of walking into pregnancy yoga, feeling apprehensive at trying something new, at a time full of new beginnings. I had tried yoga before but found it a little intimidating, but in this class was a great mix of women, all from different yogic background and lots of beginners just like me. Five years later, I’m a full-time yogi addict as it helps me keep in shape, boost my strength and keep up with my energetic kids! It also gives me more; a place I have learnt to live from where I can stop and pause, before reacting. To breathe and deal with the craziness of life: school runs, clubs, work schedules, dinner making, the endless washing, hectic social lives and relationships. Be warned, this class just may change your life…”
Jackie is an expert in Childbirth Preparation, HypnoBirthing, Pregnancy Massage, Anatomy and Physiology and Baby Yoga. Jackie is also the founder of The Orange Grove Clinic, ZenMuma Teacher Training and ZenMuma Baby Yoga. Through her work, she has helped 1000s of local parents through the exhilarating, but sometimes exhausting stages of bump, birth, baby and beyond.