Founded in 2022, Dancing Star Yoga offers pregnancy and postpartum yoga and breathwork classes online and in person, in Wolverhampton, UK.
If you have questions or would like to chat about how classes may benefit you do get in touch.
– Space and time for you. The duration of a class is an opportunity to unwind and release the frustrations, emotions, and stressors of the day.
– Learn tools, breath practices and stretches, that can be used out of class to help manage negative emotions. We will look at practices that reduce feelings of anxiety, anger, resentment, exhaustion, hyper-stimulation, overwhelm, sadness, fear, and more.
– Reconnect to your body. All humans, pregnant or not, have a tendency to be lost in the mind. All practices we work through in class are about being present to the physical body and learning to feel comfortable and safe with that experience.
– Bonding. In pregnancy, we allow many pauses and gentle moments within class within which there will be an invitation to connect to the baby. In postpartum classes, however chaotic they may become, you will work to release oxytocin and have a fun, funny, time with your baby too.
– Community. Whether online or in person, we will work to build community in classes, which can be extremely comforting at a time where loneliness can become a huge challenge.
– A space with no judgement. Dancing Star Yoga does not believe that there is such a thing as the perfect mother, parent, pregnancy, birth, perfect…anything!
Classes are taught in an open-minded and inclusive way. Be yourself, knowing that however your pregnancy, birth, feeding, and postpartum experience unfolds, you are safe, within classes, for that to be accepted with no question or judgement.
The intention is that, whatever your choices and experiences, the tools shared within a class can help you in managing and changing how you feel.
– Releasing stress and tension held in major muscles in the pregnant body.
– Creating space in the pregnant body to decrease discomfort as pregnancy progresses.
– Supporting anyone who hopes for a natural labour to encourage optional positioning of baby.
– Learning tools for common pregnancy discomforts such as lower back pain, nausea, discomfort in joints and ligaments, swelling and fluid retention, fatigue.
– Working to change hormonal flow in the body, including learning how to work with endorphin release to support labour.
– Increasing the strength, flexibility and endurance of the muscles involved in childbirth.
– Gentle pelvic floor recovery.
– Working to bring abdominal muscles back together, with awareness of potential for diastasis recti.
– To gently reconnect with the physical body after childbirth by working with embodiment practices to soften and soothe.
– Postpartum yoga is thought to improve the release of prolactin and oxytocin and has the potential to aid milk production for those who are breastfeeding and fosters mother/infant bonding for all.
Sara-Jayne Edwards is a Kundalini Global Yoga teacher based in Wolverhampton, the city (or town, as it was back then) in which she was born and a place that she loves dearly.
A mother of three, Sara has further yoga certifications in using yoga and breathwork to support addiction and anxiety recovery, as well as in teaching yoga for pregnancy and in postpartum recovery.
Outside of yoga, Sara works in marketing, largely in the publishing sector.
You can read more about her, and her journey to starting Dancing Star Yoga, here: