Ideally a yoga mat, readily available in many places such as sports shops and supermarkets. You need layers of comfortable clothing to account for temperature changes and a blanket. The Poole Yoga Centre is fully equipped, other halls are not.
We practice with bare feet but if you prefer not to then you need non slip socks such as ToeSox available in Dance shops or on Amazon or at the Yoga shop in Poole. For pregnancy yoga we use Swiss Balls and these are provided at the Yoga Centre.
To get your own, get a 10% discount at the Ringwood Road Yoga Studio Store by saying that you have come from the Yoga Centre.
For other equipment to do yoga safely at home use this link to get a 10% discount from Abbie and Tom at Ekotex, for eco friendly, sustainable yoga kit from a small family run business.
Each class is priced slightly differently due to variances in the length of the class: check the class you are interested in to see details.
Workshops and Events will also be priced individually.
Private classes are £8 per person subject to a minimum of £40.
Weekends are priced at £10 per person, minimum £40.
You can pay for any class in cash, by cheque or by BACS or Paypal. I now also take credit and debit cards and ApplePay in class subject to a small fee. (My BACS details are available on request)
If you'd like to pay via your Paypal account or App - search for me with my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and make the transfer through 'send money to a friend', it's easy!
Jolliffe Road, Tatnum, BH15 2HB - At the Garland Road end of Jolliffe Road, near the Tatnum shops on the corner. Plenty of parking outside on the forecourt and on the road.
POOLE YOGA CENTRE:
35 Demark Road Poole BH15 2DE, about 8 houses down on the left hand side from Shaftesbury Road. There is no parking on the forecourt during the day but exclusive parking after 5.30pm and at weekends. www.pooleyogacentre.co.uk The surrounding roads offer 2 hour parking during the day, head for Heckford Road for the best chance of a free space.
BROADSTONE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE:
21 Dunyeats Road Broadstone BH18 8AB: on the corner of Dunyeats and Tudor Road. Plenty of parking in the private carpark up the slope from the Memorial hall.
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I love Louise's pregnancy yoga classes and the warm, positive environment she creates in which to grow your practice. I've not done regular yoga before my pregnancy and this is truly my highlight of the week, especially in the current (lockdown) circumstances as I am working as an NHS doctor. Louise genuine nature is evident as she guides you on your yoga journey. I leave her classes both relaxed and full of positive energy. She is everything you want in a yoga instructor!
I Wanted to say a huge thank you for the pregnancy yoga sessions particularly on Tuesday because an hour after the class finished my contractions started! Labour was 3 1/2 hours from contractions to birth although I shocked the midwifes by delivering a breech baby! All recovering well and we have a little girl called A. Thank you again and I hope to join other yoga and mindfulness classes in the future, Ruth x
“It was a great course and I really enjoyed it, the fact it was 45 minutes was perfect and easy to fit into our busy lives, I would definitely recommend this course to anyone else wishing to explore Mindfulness”
Thank you for the 5 week mindfulness course. It has helped me begin to practice and I found the different examples really useful.
Hi Louise! IJN was born 0026 on Friday weighing 8lbs exactly. I did the mmmm breathing and laboured leaning over the ball and it helped knowing my body would relax that way so quickly. I only needed gas and air for pushing I was so relaxed and in control. When she came out I kept saying "I did it!". I owe so much of my positive birth experience to what I learned at yoga! Thank you so much.
Thank you Louise for the mindfulness course, I truly enjoyed it and it helps me deal with situations at work where I can get stressed and consequently short tempered.
Thank you again. I have just been to the Zen yoga, loved it!
Just wanted to write to say thank you for the excellent pregnancy yoga classes. I couldn't make it to a lot of the classes late in my pregnancy due to extreme tiredness whilst working full time. However the classes I attended earlier set me up for a wonderful calm and confident birth. I really enjoyed the exercises and think you had a good balance between relaxing and strengthening poses. I also found the different breathing techniques really helpful.
I had been studying hypnobirthing and by chance found some resources from natal hypnotherapy which featured the same music as a background track that you played during your classes. Listening to the music immediately took me back to the relaxed place you set up during your classes. I listened to the tracks throughout most of my labour and had a very calm and quick first stage at home arriving at the hospital fully dilated and ready to push after 7 hours with only a tens machine for additional pain relief. I ended up needing a bit of help from forceps after a prolonged second stage but overall it was an extremely positive birth experience and both my partner and the hospital staff could not believe how calm and relaxed I was throughout!
So thanks again for your classes which I feel were instrumental in helping me stay relaxed throughout the pregnancy as well as the birth.
Thanks for your emails.
I just wanted to say a big thank you for the 5 week mindfulness course. It has given me a really great insight into mindfulness meditation.
With many thanks again
I just wanted to say thank you for the pregnancy yoga classes. I had my baby boy 14th September. I really felt the yoga and breathing exercises helped with my super long labour, helping me to stay focused and controlled. Sadly my planned VBAC birth that was going fantastic with just the birthing pool and gas & air, ended with an emergency c-section. R was a healthy 10lb 9oz and is doing really well. Thanks again for helping me make my labour more comfortable.
On Monday our beautiful baby girl made her arrival into the world two weeks early, weighing in at 5 pounds 8. I can't thank you enough for breathing techniques and yoga positions. Alongside the birthing pool they got me through almost all the way, with gas and air towards the end. She needed a little help at the end with ventouse as she was getting a little sleepy. For something I was so nervous about, we were really lucky to have a positive experience.
We are loving getting to know each other, but boy is it a crazy learning curve!!
Thank you again,