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Yoga classes

I offer weekly yoga classes in Edinburgh. My classes provide a secure, intimate, comfortable and calm environment for you to connect with your baby and with your body. I will help you work with helpful tools, breathing exercises (pranayama) and physical postures (asanas) that could support you during and after pregnancy. During class, we can also explore various exercises that come useful during labour for a more active birth. Postnatally, we can focus on gradually recovering and regaining strength. I am here to assist you and help you maintain physical strength and flexibility, focusing on breathing, mindfulness and relaxation, regardless of your previous yoga experience.

You can attend classes from 12 weeks in pregnancy. Postnatally, you can attend once you’ve had your medical check up, from 6 weeks post delivery if you had a vaginal birth, and 10 weeks if you had a cesarean birth. Please bring your own yoga mat, water and comfortable clothing.

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Before the baby

Pregnancy yoga group sessions
Marcela de Leon doula

I keep my yoga classes small and intimate, so I can truly focus on individually assisting each one of you, and tailor the exercises to best suit your pregnancy. I also believe that the intimacy of having a small group has great advantages to the future mamas, and as the course progresses, you can all develop a closer network of support between yourselves if that is what you wish to do. Classes are usually 75 minutes and involve yoga, relaxation and a brief women’s circle. This is an informal and lovely way to end the class, share a laugh, chat about any concerns you may have.

Weekly classes - Mondays 18:30 - 19:45
Eric Liddell Centre, Holy Corner, Bruntsfield
Book: Pilates Plus

Private pregnancy yoga sessions
Marcela de Leon doula

These private sessions are designed to provide you one to one individual support. However, if you wish to attend as a couple, then that is also an option. I will aim to create an intimate space where you can openly and confidently discuss anything you wish with regards to your pregnancy and the birth of your baby. The sessions will be tailored-made for you and the format of the class will be adapted to whatever your needs are, whether that is spending more time discussing any burning issues, or just cracking on and doing yoga! I will develop a personalised program to work with you as your yoga teacher throughout your pregnancy. You can decide whether one session is enough for your needs, or if you prefer us to have a more continuous birth preparation program. Together, we will explore various poses that are safe to practise during pregnancy, in order to maintain flexibility and strength, acknowledge the emotional and physical changes that come with pregnancy, and try to find a balance between mind and body. Our sessions together will have some time to discuss your priorities, needs and concerns. But also time to be active and address these needs and through the practice of yoga, support you on your birth journey. Each pregnancy is totally unique and these sessions aim to assist you so you can enjoy the benefits of yoga, while respecting your body and acknowledging any pregnancy symptoms such as pelvic girdle pain, sickness, heart-burn, tiredness, etc, My aim is that after these sessions, you feel confident, supported, calm and prepared for the birth of your baby and for life as a parent.

Private class: £40 (75 min)
5 session block: £150 (75 min each).


After the baby

Mum & baby yoga group sessions
Coming soon - Please get in touch for more details

Marcela de Leon doula

After the birth, it is such a special experience to continue supporting the mamas and meeting their beautiful babies. Similarly to prenatal, I offer small and intimate mum & baby yoga groups. Once you have had your postnatal check-up, we can start working together to gradually recover strength and maintain fitness. The format of these classes is much more relaxed and informal and of course, totally unpredictable! The babies tend to be the centre of attention and pretty much the leaders of the class. Sometimes we do a lot a yoga, sometimes less! But the aim is to be able to enjoy a continuous yoga practice with your baby, as you’ve already been practising together for a few months now.

I will aim to keep it gentle and focus on any issues you may be experiencing with your recovery such as diastasis recti, trauma to the pelvic floor or a cesarean operation. I will also guide you through some gentle exercises that you can do with your baby so you can make him or her part of the class (mood depending of course!). Classes are usually 60 minutes and involve yoga and relaxation.