Adult Swimming Lessons in Ely

Prenatal Aqua Yoga Classes

8pm to 8:45pm on Monday evenings at our Little Thetford pool only. £15 a week with 6 participants maximum. Suitable for 14+ weeks gestation. Regrettably not suitable for anyone with pre-eclampsia or placenta previa.

Classes are 45 minutes long and designed specifically for pregnant women. Birthlight Aqua Natal Yoga is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. Your instructors are experienced and qualified Birthlight teachers. Classes vary each week and involve a mix of aqua yoga, standing and floating exercises. You do not need to be able to swim. The classes are held in a warm, private pool with no spectators and at a depth of 1.2m.

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What is Aqua Natal Yoga?

There are two main differences between aqua natal yoga and traditional ‘on land’ yoga. The first is that the buoyancy takes the weight of your joints. Secondly it also allows us to practice postures that involve being on your back and front, which are contraindicated on dry land. This is particularly beneficial to women suffering from backache or pelvic pain.

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise available to pregnant woman and you will learn adapted swimming strokes to accommodate your growing baby and support the pelvis.

We are able to use yoga breathing in the water, which is very effective at inducing calm and relaxation and we can connect our breath with various glides in the water which enables us to recognise tension in our bodies and then release it – this is a great birth preparation technique! With practice, all the muscles of the pelvis become involved in full breathing, which provides a powerful tool in labour.

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Deep Relaxation

With the pelvic floor work, the water makes it difficult to overtone these muscles compared to practising on dry land. You can also tone pelvic ligaments in a safe way without the fear of over stretching. Even women with pelvic girdle pain are available to exercise in a safe way and postures can be adapted to suit their needs. We also work on opening the hips and pelvis to allow optimal space for the baby and to prepare for delivery and birthing the baby.

All classes finish with deep relaxation. Floating in water is a unique experience of unity as both of you are suspended in water – the baby in amniotic fluid inside of you, and you – the mother – being surrounded and supported by the water.

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Term Dates

These dates are for the Academic year 2022-2023

Weekly Lessons
  • Autumn Term 1 (7 weeks)

    Newmarket: Monday 5th Sept - Friday 21st Oct 2022

    Little Thetford Monday 5th Sept - Saturday 22nd Oct 2022

  • Autumn Term 2 (7.5 weeks)

    Newmarket: Monday 31st Oct to Wednesday 21st Dec 2022

    Little Thetford Monday 31st Oct to Wednesday 21st Dec 2022

Spring Term
  • Spring Term 1 (5.5 weeks)

    Newmarket: Tuesday 3rd Jan to Friday 10th Feb 2023

    Little Thetford Tuesday 3rd Jan to Saturday 11th Feb 2023

  • Spring Term 2 (6 weeks)

    Newmarket: Monday 20th Feb 2023 to Friday 31st March 2023

    Little Thetford Monday 20th Feb 2023 toSaturday 1st April 2023

Summer Term
  • Summer Term 1 2023 (6 weeks)

    Newmarket: Monday 17th April to Friday 26th May 2023

    Little Thetford: Monday 17th April to Saturday 27th May 2023

  • Summer Term 2 2023 (6.5 weeks)

    Newmarket: Monday 5th June to Wednesday 19th July 2023

    Little Thetford: Monday 5th June to Wednesday 19th July 2023

Mermaid Experiences
  • Autumn Term

    Little Thetford Weds 28th Dec 2022

    Newmarket Thurs 29th Dec 2022

  • Summer Term

    Little Thetford Thurs 20th July 2023

    Newmarket Fri 21st July 2023

Crash Courses
  • Autumn Term

    Monday 24th to Thursday 27th October 2022

  • Spring Term

    Monday 13th to Thursday 16th February 2023

    Monday 3rd to Thursday 6th April 2023

  • Summer Term

    Tuesday 30th May to Friday 2nd June 2023

    Monday 24th to Thursday 27th July 2023

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