Our lovely, Yoga Mamas was created by Clare Maddalena, to offer classes and workshops for pregnant women, mums & dads to-be, new parents & their babies. It is now a thriving community of experts in this field and has touched & helped the lives of thousands of families across the city.
Come to relax, recharge and feel nourished on your unique adventure throughout pregnancy, birth and becoming a mum. Brighton has been our HQ for our unique approach to pregnancy yoga & birth prep classes which we call “LushTums” and as we grow, it means you can now find LushTums Pregnancy Yoga & Birth Preparation classes popping up all over Sussex, including Brighton, Hove, Southwick, Haywards Heath & soon in Worthing, Tunbridge Wells & Bucks!
We have been specialists in Pregnancy Yoga since 2007 and have taught over 2500 women from Brighton and Sussex! We are now highly recommended by Midwives, Doulas & Mamas alike – something we are very proud of. Our LushTums Pregnancy Yoga classes are suitable for complete beginners (after 16 weeks) or experienced yogini’s (at any time). It’s ok if you are new to yoga when you start – most people are! We provide friendly, down-to-earth, easy-going, informative pregnancy & birth preparation. Our teacher training course and all our teachers are fully accredited FEDANT antenatal educators. Our classes are also recognised by Yoga Alliance, which is the highest mark of excellence in this field.
If you take any movement or yoga related pregnancy or birth class, make sure its got the Yoga Alliance stamp – like we have!
Keep yourself fit, healthy and comfortable as your pregnancy progresses and all the while learn tried & tested breathing and movement techniques that can actually really help you when you are giving birth. Check out what other mum’s have said about our classes. Make new friends for life on your pregnancy adventure – this happens all the time in our classes – we don’t realise how special these friendships become. For more info, days, times and prices, click here.
We are passionate about birth!! Join the LushTums Preparing For Birth Couples Workshops, with Clare Maddalena, and guest midwife – we provide the perfect balance and provide everything you need to know to prepare for birth. This is a comprehensive, all inclusive, intensive birth prep course – with all materials approved by UK body for antenatal education, FEDANT. Join us for an Intensive 4 hour workshop – we run these every 6 weeks. Or we can arrange a 1-2-1 with you at your convenience. We also work closely with Hypnobirthing course teachers, who run group sessions or 1-2-1s too. If its good enough for Kate Middleton, its good enough for you too! Contact us for details. Or if you are looking for a Doula (birth companion) to support you throughout birth, let us know. Clare is a doula and we engage with a small team of wonderful local doulas who are all on hand for you. We believe in giving you some key tools to empower you to welcome, enjoy and navigate pregnancy, birth and becoming a mum, as your own unique experience that it is! We are here to fully support you, signpost and give you that all important haven of time out. Find out more, just click here!
The postnatal phase can last up to 2 years (yikes!!) so it is really important new mums take time out to build up strength and fitness and bring in calm, whilst energising yourself and have some fun. Let alone to do something strengthening for those pelvic floor muscles and achy backs & shoulders! So check out our LushTums Postnatal Yoga classes, ‘Bring Baby Too’ – so you can practice with your baby by your side. Once strong enough, progress on to Women’s Freestyle Yoga with Clare (suitable from 6months or for women generally). Pop along with your baby to the Mindful Mamas Meet Up (back in Sept!) to try some yoga, relaxation and hear from visiting guest experts – great for new mummies. A welcoming and kind space, where you can share where you are at and be fully listened to and supported. Full listings click here.
Yoga Mamas is a growing community offering inspiration to pregnant women and mamas and papas and tots alike! We look forward to welcoming you to our classes across Brighton & Hove.
Please check our Timetable for up to date info, times & prices on all our classes – keep up to date for special offer by signing up for our newsletter or join the gang for fun & inspiration on our Facebook page.
“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors.
We borrow it from our children.”
Native American proverb
Train with Clare Maddalena, owner of Yoga Mamas & LushTums Ltd, our School of Pregnancy, Yoga & Antenatal Education. She is a registered Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) with Yoga Alliance UK. This accreditation demonstrates excellent standards as set by Yoga Alliance UK. Clare is also registered as an Antenatal Educator with awarding body FEDANT. Our LushTums Pregnancy Yoga & Birth prep Teacher Training programme is also in its own right fully accredited by these two awarding bodies.
Go to the LushTums site for full details or to find classes around Brighton, Hove, Haywards Heath – new locations coming soon in Worthing, Tunbridge Wells & Bucks! Train today and teach in your area as a LushTums teacher!
More classes at other times around Sussex and beyond!!
You can find more Pregnancy Yoga & Birth Preparation classes in other locations from our sister company, LushTums. Find classes in Brighton, Hove, Haywards Heath, Southwick & Worthing. If you are looking for classes in Portslade or Shoreham book into our Southwick classes near you.