Family Yoga


At Flow Studio, we offer a range of classes for parents and children. Click the links below to find out more about Flow Family and what we offer.


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Pregnancy Yoga

With Eleanor Steane and Jessica Samoy Plunkett


The emphasis of this class is to promote the greater enjoyment of pregnancy and birth through appropriate holistic yoga practices, all of which are carefully and gently adapted to enhance the general health and well-being of both mum and baby. Pregnancy Yoga is nurturing and supportive and provides a quiet space for the mother to develop a relationship with her unborn child. Classes consist of classic yoga postures, breathwork, rhythmic movement, voicework and deep relaxation. Birth preparation is woven through the classes with a focus on breathing techniques, the use of birthing balls and positions for labour and birth.

Suitable for all stages of pregnancy from 14 weeks onwards.
Pre-booking is essential, please email: info@flow.yoga

Eleanor is a mother of two, a Yoga Alliance Senior Yoga Teacher, an experienced Perinatal Yoga Teacher and Active Birth Educator, and has worked with the 'Home from Home' midwives in the Ulster Hospital teaching specific breathing and relaxation practices for labour and birth.  

Jessica is a mother of two. She is a qualified Mum and Baby, Baby Massage and Pregnancy Yoga Teacher, having trained extensively with YogaBellies in Scotland.

Benefits:


Relieves stress, anxiety & tension

Keeps the body strong & supple without straining

Boosts energy levels

Promotes restful sleep

Can help relieve or prevent common minor ailments during pregnancy

Can be used to relieve pain in labour & childbirth

Can help the mother to bond with her unborn baby through breathing & visualisation techniques

Meet other mums-to-be with whom you can share this experience of being pregnant & becoming mothers
 


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Mum and Baby Yoga

With Jessica Samoy Plunkett


The postnatal period is a very special time for mothers and babies. This class is designed to provide a warmly supportive environment where the new mother can reconnect with herself physically, mentally and emotionally while playfully bonding with her new baby through the practice of yoga together. Classes include a gentle progression of yoga postures and rhythmical sequences to aid postnatal recovery, while breathwork, relaxation and visualization help teach mum and baby how to relax in each others presence over the postnatal year and beyond. Babies participate with the mothers throughout the class enjoying age appropriate stimulation exercises, songs, rhymes and dry massage, as well as being part of mum’s posture work and relaxation. 

Time is always given at the end of the Mum & Baby Yoga classes for the mums to enjoy some fruit and freshly flavoured water. This is a great opportunity for the mums to catch up with each other, share experiences and form friendships.

Jessica is mum to little boy Samuel.  She is a qualified Mum and Baby, Baby Massage and Pregnancy Yoga Teacher, having trained extensively with YogaBellies in Scotland

Pre-booking is essential.  Please email Jess directly at jessica@flow.yoga or call on 07516071171.

Benefits:


The postnatal body is strengthened, toned and stretched.

Energy levels are increased and deep relaxation is encouraged through breathwork.

Learn to strengthen and reconnect with the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor.

Learn new ways to communicate and bond with your baby through touch, sound, song and movement - the richest stimulation we can offer babies from birth

Meet other new mums with whom you can share experiences and form friendships

Suitable from 6 weeks after birth. however, please consult your doctor or midwife before commencing practice.


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Children's Yoga

With Katie Harte, Laura Kerloch and Lucy magowan


With regular yoga practice in a safe and non-competitive environment, your child will develop self-awareness, self confidence, balance, co-ordination and strength, as well as physical and mental flexibility. 

Little Yogis (age 4-7)

Our Little Yogis class is a joyful introduction into the practice of yoga. In a relaxed and playful way your child will learn about their body and its capabilities, their breath and voice.

We request that a parent or guardian either participate with the child or remain on the premises during the ‘Little Yogis’ session.

Youthful Flowgis (age 8+)

When children are educated about yoga poses they develop strength and self-awareness. When they learn about the teachings of yoga through their practice they are given tools to help them navigate through life’s challenges with grace and ease. Patient and positive direction is given at all times, encouraging confidence and creativity. Through yoga your child will be introduced to the idea of being responsible for their own health and well-being and how to maintain it. They will also learn how to relax their body and mind and find a calm, quiet focus within themselves that they can connect with at any time. 

Teen yoga (age 12+)

Teen yoga aims create an understanding of the fundamental principles of yoga and ultimately help the students develop their own yoga practice at home. The class is taught in an friendly, non judgemental and non competitive environment. The session unfolds slowly, starting with an initial relaxation or ‘tuning in’, we take our time to open up and release tension. We move through a variety of poses (asanas), focusing continually on the breath and a sense of ‘letting go.’ Each session ends with a deep relaxation.