Before I begin, please note that neither of us at STAG HQ are pregnant but we are definitely in need of some relaxation! When STAG were asked to review Lindsey’s trial session for pregnancy relaxation classes we jumped at the chance for some R & R!
When I arrived at the session on Sunday evening, the room was set up beautifully and I was given a warm welcome by Lindsey who runs the sessions. I was offered a hot drink in a china tea cup which was a lovely touch. Lindsey immediately put everyone at ease with her warm and approachable personality and made time to introduce herself and her reasons for starting her own business.
When she was pregnant herself, Lindsey noticed that there was a distinct lack of pregnancy support in our local area and in particular, classes in relaxation and hypnobirthing. Brilliantly, she decided to do something about that, hence her launching her own business. She is passionate about anything to do with pregnancy and birth and this was obvious throughout the session.
After an initial introduction and cuppa, Lindsey demonstrated some different relaxation breathing techniques and she gave clear and informative explanations of these. She then took us all through a guided visualisation whilst we got comfortable with blankets and cushions and really focussed on what she was saying as well as breathing. This was very powerful and completely enjoyable! (I was very close to nodding off at one point!)
The session was informal and the fact that Lindsey keeps her class sizes small is very appealing as chat among the group is promoted as a way of supporting each other. Throughout the class, Lindsey spoke of the importance of pregnant women making time for themselves – this is a quote from her website:
Being able to relax yourself during pregnancy has a positive effect on the psyche and on the physical body. Reducing stress plays a vital part of optimising the health of mum’s to be and the development of their babies.
Time flew during the taster session, which was ended with home made cupcakes and another brew and chat. Perfect!
I thoroughly enjoyed the relaxation session, the ladies in attendance were very friendly and Lindsey is so supportive. Had she been running the sessions when I was pregnant with my babies I would most certainly have attended. I even came home feeling rather broody (sorry Mr Mumbler!)
If you are interested in booking onto a Pregnancy Relaxation course with Lindsey, they take place at The Old Girls’ School Community Centre and Tea Rooms, Sherburn In Elmet and the next block of five sessions begins on 4th November 6.30-7.30pm.
Lindsey also runs Hypnobirthing courses in Sherburn – the next block of which will begin in January.
If you would like to find out more then contact Lindsey Fake via email or visit her website.