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An Interview with Lolly Stirk: Pregnancy Yoga Legend

An Interview with Lolly Stirk: Pregnancy Yoga Legend

Lolly Stirk is a legendary Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga teacher, an early advocate of the Active Birth Movement, and founder of Yogabirth, a pregnancy, and postnatal yoga teacher training organization. She currently teaches in Notting Hill, and at Triyoga in Chelsea.

Lolly is such a warm, open person. I had had the great luck of doing her birth preparation course 15 years ago before my son was born. Before the interview even began she insisted that I send a photograph of myself so she could remember me, and amazingly she did. Halfway through the interview, she stopped to ask me about how my births had gone and was genuinely interested, as well as pleased for me that they had been positive experiences.

This proved to me (if it needed proving) that her commitment and passion for supporting pregnant and post-natal mothers is absolutely at the root of all she does. Read on for my interview with her… (more…)

Poppy Pickles

NHS gives mothers-to-be £500 towards Yoga lessons

NHS gives mothers-to-be £500 towards Yoga lessons

What would help a mother who was terrified of giving birth? How can we empower women to feel in control during labour? In the yoga industry we’re all about giving people back the joy of getting in touch with their own bodies. And a pregnant woman has more reasons than most to do this. (more…)

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Applying the lessons of pregnancy yoga into our practice

Applying the lessons of pregnancy yoga into our practice

Poppy Pickles recalls her introduction to yoga through antenatal yoga, and reflects that the lessons she learnt then are still useful in her practice today.  From the beginnings of getting to know her body from the inside out, to the practical implications post-pregnancy, many lessons can be learned from pregnancy yoga. 

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Nutrition Advice for a Healthy Pregnancy

Nutrition Advice for a Healthy Pregnancy

If food plays such a vital role in your individual health, it only makes sense that it becomes doubly important when you’re supporting another life. Here is the science behind what to eat to ensure health and vitality for you and your baby.

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