Pre and Postnatal Yoga

Wednesdays, 6pm-7pm with Tess Johnson

A class designed for pregnant and postpartum people to help you learn skills and prepare physically, emotionally and build stamina to help you navigate this exciting, transformational and life-changing time.

The classes draw on the Poppy Perinatal Yoga approach, and are designed to help you create more physical and emotional ease during pregnancy, labour and postpartum recovery. There will be a focus on breath and alignment, using the support of our legs, feet and core (including specialised perinatal core exercises) and learning to soften through intensity. 

You do not need to have practiced yoga before, the classes will meet you wherever you are at with lots of options for down and up-regulating depending on what you need that day.  The classes are suitable for people throughout pregnancy, and during post partum recovery (however long that might be) and whatever your journey, as long as you have not been advised otherwise by a medical professional. 

If you are not pre or post natal, but looking for a gentle class where you can develop your connection with your core and pelvis, working on optimal alignment, then this class is suitable  for you. 

About the teacher

Tess started practicing yoga to help with a back injury, but soon found its benefits in helping to process stress and emotions as well. She was quickly drawn to the style of Forrest Yoga, as a physically and emotionally healing practice but also a highly fun practice which gives her a real buzz. Tess is continuously learning and exploring in her own yoga practice and through attending classes and trainings, within Forrest yoga and other styles and approaches, such as the complimentary Poppy Perinatal approach, to get more out of her own practice and to share this in her classes. Tess is a qualified Forrest Yoga teacher and a Graduate of the Poppy Perinatal Yoga Training.

Keeping You Safe

We have implemented the following measures to help keep our customers and colleagues safe at this time:

If you are unwell, please stay at home.
Maximum of 8 participants in the Wellbeing Lab.
There will be no equipment provided therefore please bring your own sanitised mat. There are spots marked on the floor for mat placement to ensure social distancing. 
Please wear your mask until you are in position on your mat.
There is a hand sanitiser station to use before you are in position on your mat. 
Please come dressed for the class. There are currently no changing or shower facilities. 
Please keep personal belongings to an absolute minimum and refrain from bringing bags if you can.
There will be a one-way system in place.

Cost & Booking

£10 drop in or £36 for four classes. 

Please book and pay for your class via MINDBODY below. Please 'opt in' to emails to receive your online link to join the class. If you have any problems please email