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Aquanatal Yoga

Explore the benefits of water-based Aquanatal Yoga

Attending our water-based Aquanatal Yoga classes is one of the best things you can do for your body, mind, and baby while pregnant. Our classes provide a gentle and easily accessible way to exercise, relax, and prepare for your baby’s birth.

Enjoy deep, practical, soothing stretching using the breath to open the pelvis and strengthen the spine and abdominal muscles. Learn how to gain control of the pelvic floor muscles so you can birth your baby lightly.

The benefits of Aquanatal Yoga:

  • Enjoy a gravity-free environment
  • Open the pelvis and prepare for labour and birth
  • Stretch and strengthen the spinal and abdominal muscles
  • Expand breathing capacity and improve sleep
  • Relax profoundly and release worries or fears
  • Connect with the growing baby


Our Classes Include:

Swimming: Swimming is the best form of exercise available to pregnant women. Learn the correct adaptations of classic swimming strokes to accommodate the growing baby and support the pelvis and changes in the body.

Yoga movements in water: Simple, classic yoga poses are adapted to the water, making exercise enjoyable for all pregnant women, particularly those suffering from backache or pelvic pain or who are overweight. Bodies feel virtually weightless in water, enabling deep stretching. Spinal alignment and exercise to open the hips and pelvis are a welcome part of each session.

Breathing exercises: Deeper, more expansive breathing benefits the mother and baby and is vital throughout pregnancy, labour and birth. With practice, all the pelvis muscles become involved in full breathing, which provides a powerful tool in labour.

Relaxation: Aquanatal Yoga brings a sense of deep relaxation. Floating in water offers a unique experience of unity. The baby is suspended in water (amniotic fluid), so the mother can share this experience of hanging in the water and connecting with her baby.

Preparing for birth: Use water as a medium to explore and expel fears attached to labour. Explore positions for labour, how to open the hips and pelvis to allow optimal space for the baby, and prepare for delivery and birthing the baby.

Group work: To offer and receive support and get to know other expectant mothers.

“I started aqua yoga 20 weeks into my pregnancy and had my last class two days before my baby was born. I looked forward to the class every week. It was wonderful to feel weightless, relax and connect with my baby. The relaxation techniques and positions learnt in the classes were invaluable and kicked in instinctively when I went into labour. I was able to have a water birth and felt so at home and calm in the water.” Taryn Moore, mum to Ellie.

Thanks to Francoise Freedman, Shawn Tomlinson and Birthlight for expert training. For more information on Birthlight please visit:

Bookings & Class Availability

Classes can be attended from the 14th week of pregnancy and continued until 40 weeks plus. Before making a booking, please read our Terms & Conditions.

Payment options:

  • 5 class pass (valid for 7 weeks) – £55 (inc. vat)
  • 10 class pass (valid for 12 weeks) – £99 (inc. vat)
  • Drop-in classes – £15 each (inc. vat)

Aquanatal Yoga & Pregnancy Yoga Bundle:

  • 10 class pass (x5 of each) – £90 (inc. vat)
  • 20 class pass (x10 of each) – £150 (inc. vat)

*If your baby arrives earlier than expected, any unused sessions may be credited to your Calmababy account and used for other classes, e.g. Baby Swimming, Baby Massage or Coffee, Cake & Coping.

If no classes are shown in the timetable below, please select a future date in the calendar.

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