Postnatal Yoga with Baby is specifically designed for new mums to bring your body gently back to alignment, closing those overworked areas after pregnancy and birth, and supporting your journey in recovering strength and tone in a safe yet challenging way.

No previous yoga experience is necessary, and you can start anytime from 6 weeks postnatal regardless of the birth you have had.

Postnatal yoga classes offer precious ‘me time’: an hour a week to focus on yourself and to nurture yourself in order to better nurture your baby. Your baby comes along and is integrated as needed, but the focus is on you.

Classes are very sociable and you will walk out feeling more balanced, stronger and refreshed.

Here’s 5 reasons for you to book your Postnatal Yoga class with Breathing Space Yoga today!!


1. Postnatal Yoga is suitable from 6 weeks postnatal for every woman regardless of your birth  Breathing Space Postnatal Yoga

Whether you come along at 6 weeks or 6 months you are very welcome. We work individually at our own pace adjusting as necessary and using safe and simple techniques to help you to realign, reclaim your body, and feel stronger and more refreshed.



2. Postnatal Yoga gently strengthens and tones to avoid long-term problems of joint instability and hyper-mobility  Breathing Space Postnatal Yoga

My classes focus on shoulders, upper back, lower back and core. We integrate Birthlight Yoga’s deep pelvic floor toning and ‘core strength’ micro-movements. There is gentle progression over the first 6 months postnatal to avoid long term problems of joint instability and hyper-mobility. This leads to a secure transition to stronger poses after 6 months and rejoining general yoga or other exercise classes.

You will strengthen your pelvic floor, abdominals and core, realign your spine, relieve stiffness and improve the efficiency of your breathing to support your postnatal recovery.

3. Postnatal Yoga provides deep rest and relaxation for new mothers Breathing Space Postnatal Yoga

Breathing and relaxation techniques will help you to re-balance, rejuvenate and re-energise for life with a new baby. This is one of the most important aspects of my class and can be active or still. Relaxation and breath-work helps to relieve tension and stress, promotes the bond with your baby, enables you to be ‘present’ and enjoy the moment and above all balances lost sleep by renewing your energy.

4. Postnatal Yoga promotes bonding with your baby   Breathing Space Postnatal Yoga

Regular exercise classes are impossible to attend with a baby unless there is a crèche or you have lots of childcare support. In the early days your baby needs you 24/7. The biggest benefits I see for the mums who come to my class, are that the class is postnatal specific and baby can be fed and tended to as needed. Many mums find relief knowing that they are not on their own, not judged and their confidence grows as they share challenges and experiences with other mums.

We integrate babies as needed in class, adding in some Baby Yoga movements specifically for them and we use various holds so that you become confident in lifting and handling your baby.

5 Postnatal Yoga is all about YOU  Breathing Space Postnatal Yoga

Nurturing yourself is hard. You have a new baby to look after and possibly other children too. Our society puts demands on us to be back to ‘normal’ and to do everything you did before but now whilst looking after a baby! The media puts demands on us to get our bodies back to ‘normal’ as soon as possible. We put demands on ourselves to do all this and more.

Postnatal Yoga will help you to stop, be gentle, take time out for yourself. It will help to balance hormones, it can help Postnatal Depression, it will help you tone and strengthen safely and it will give you tools to take out of the class and use in your daily life with your baby.

Postnatal Yoga helps you to do all the activities of daily life with more energy and strength. Even better, it teaches you to rest, relax and enjoy your precious time with your baby as that time will disappear before you know it.

If you would like to find out more about Postnatal Yoga Classes in Northwich or Hale with Breathing Space Yoga click here for how to book.


I enjoy the class as it’s really relaxed so you can turn your focus to your baby’s needs and not feel like you’re disrupting the class! Sarah always finds ways to keep you involved whilst your dealing with your baby
Hannah and Arthur, Postnatal Yoga
First postnatal class today with my 7 week old & loved it. Sarah was very welcoming and was great at including me and my little one no matter what was happening(baby niggles, feeding etc) It was great to meet the other mums and babies and definitely worth going to.  To sum up in three words… warm, professional, worthwhile.
i thought about this Imogen and Joshua, Postnatal Yoga
The classes have been a great way to unwind and focus on building back up to your pre-pregnancy self. Heartily recommended! Catherine and Pippa, Postnatal Yoga
The classes are very relaxed, sociable and fun for mums and babies alike. It is a lovely way of managing to fit in some exercise with your baby.
Katie and Amelie, Postnatal Yoga


Images Johnathan Clover

  • Sarah is the owner of Breathing Space Yoga.  She teaches Baby Yoga to local babies and their parents, postnatal yoga classes, pregnancy and adult yoga classes. Her blog is a mixture of information on Baby Yoga, Pre and Postnatal Yoga and Yoga in general, recommendations for parents and students from personal experiences and inspiring bits and bobs she finds along the way.
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