Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnancy Yoga

For many years now midwives have told us they know the mothers who do pregnancy yoga classes as birth preparation.

Not only are you going to be more focused, but also in better shape for the marathon that is pregnancy and childbirth.

Pregnancy yoga also is known as prenatal yoga is a fantastic way to prepare your body and mind for birth and motherhood.  The classes comprise of a series of exercises that will help your body cope with the huge changes going on and prepare for the birth of your baby or babies.

You are welcome to join pregnancy yoga classes in your second and third trimesters. If you are still in your first trimester, we can run a private class for you before your body and energy levels are good to embark on the energetic yet revitalising.

Classes are held on Monday mornings, Wednesday evenings & Saturday mornings. You will learn a series of exercises that will help your body adapt and prepare for the birth of your baby or babies.


About the author: Aideen Macken

Aideen Macken

Hailing from the Real capital, Cork City, Aideen enjoys teaching Pilates in a good humoured & relaxed way. Following a life long love of massage, she began her journey with an intensive 2 years of training in holistic therapies in 2001. This included Anatomy & Physiology, Holistic Massage, Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage & Reflexology. After spending a number of years praticing these therapies in Cork & Kerry, her path eventually lead her to Dublin in 2006 where she continued her practice with Susan Church of Centre Studios. It was through working with Susan that Aideen began to explore Pilates and the wonderful way it complemented the body work she was already doing. She was very lucky to get the chance to do an apprenticeship in Pilates with Susan & in 2007 completed her training as an instructor. Since then she has been teaching in a number of studios & colleges around Dublin & has taken part in various workshops including a wonderful one given by Lolita San Miguel, one of only two known people to be certified by Joseph Pilates himself. Aideen values giving her students a strong grounding in the Pilates fundamentals as she believes this lays the foundations for a deeper understanding of the discipline. Most importantly, she likes her students to have fun doing this. 2012 will find Aideen starting her Yoga Teacher Training with the Elbowroom.

The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.