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Bristol and South Gloucestershire
Aqua Natal and Baby and Toddler Swim Classes
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Aqua Natal and Baby and Toddler swim classes please call Lorna on
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Hello, I am Hayleigh welcome to Aquatic Harmony's website.
How we came about...
Whilst pregnant with my daughter in 2010, I discovered the benefits of both Antenatal Yoga and also the weightless feel of swimming. However, I found that the pool was often crowded and noisy and not an ideal environment in which to just float, relax and bond with my baby.
Whilst qualifying for the STA baby and preschool teaching qualification, I discovered the Birthlight Aqua Yoga programme which offers Pregnant and postnatal woman an opportunity to be part of a class which can assist and prepare them emotionally and physically for birth. Relaxation and breathing techniques combined with adapted yoga movements, offer a great tool for pregnancy and labour, whilst Postnatal Aqua yoga assists in "closing the body”, toning, relaxing and bonding with your baby.
On hearing how Aqua Yoga has helped many woman through their pregnancy, birth and beyond, I was inspired to train as a Birthlight Aqua yoga teacher. To be taught by Francoise Freedman, the founder of Birthlight, was truly inspirational. Her experience of living with indigenous families in the Amazon and with over twenty years of developing and creating practices encompassing yoga techniques, has proven to be so beneficial to pregnancy, birth and those all important first years of life.
The Birthlight approach was exactly what I was looking for in baby and toddler swim classes and so we have carried out the Birthlight baby aquatics training, which is well-known for being a gentle, child-led, progressive technique in baby swim and focuses on baby and parent bonding, safety and water confidence.
Aquatic Harmony has grown over the years and we now teach around ninety ladies per week in our aqua natal classes and over 150 babies per week in our baby swimming lessons. We have eight teachers who are all STA baby and pre-school trained, DBS checked, life guard trained and our aqua natal teachers are Birthlight trained and Lifeguard trained. Our teachers are all passionate about what they do and we love using our knowledge and wisdom to develop our skills to pass onto our swimmers and aqua natal ladies.
From the Birthlight website...
The Birthlight technique is either accredited or professionally recognised and all teachers have undergone rigorous training and follow a stringent code of practice.
Aqua Yoga is a unique series of exercises developed by Françoise Barbira Freedman over many years.
It combines the therapeutic and buoyant nature of water with the energising and harmonising effect of yoga.
If you have any questions on how Aquatic Harmony can benefit you or your baby, please feel free to contact us
Bristol and south Gloucestershire firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07789 852729
North Wiltshire and Cotswolds email@example.com or call 07740 463759
Or find us on the Birthlight website
We look forward to seeing you soon!