Gabriel had huge amounts of knowledge on pregnancy & birth, I absolutely trusted what she had to say.
– Zoe, trained midwife.
The classes had a very open and friendly atmosphere which made it possible to share and discuss various pregnancy ailments. I would definitely recommend Gabriel’s classes.
– Tamsin, Magistrate.
I always felt very safe, calm and reassured in her presence. The atmosphere was very calm, inclusive and empowering.
She had a wealth of knowledge and advice about childbirth and looking after small babies as well as mum. It wasn’t just physical yoga – I felt she gave me great psychological support too.
-Jane Secker, Sky TV News Journalist.
She referred back to her own children which also made me feel at ease given that this was my first baby.
‘Gabriel’s pregnancy and postnatal yoga classes are simply incredible and I couldn’t function without them in my life! They are essential for mind, body and soul! Her tailored advice takes into account everyone’s differing pregnancy and postnatal needs and experiences to offer relief and advice specific to each person. It makes a MASSIVE difference and I couldn’t recommend these classes more highly!
In pregnancy, I experienced a lot of back pain from the weight of my growing baby and the separation of my tummy muscles, and postnatally from my recovering body and all the day-to-day lifting and positions I find myself in caring for a little one! The gentle yoga postures and recommended adaptations specific to my body help to reset me each week and manage any discomfort I experience on a daily basis through a little home practice. The sexy cat, cat and cow, and pelvic lift postures in particular are like having a well-deserved back massage! It’s heaven!
I can’t thank Gabriel enough for sharing all her advice and knowledge since I joined her yoga classes – I feel incredibly supported, encouraged and inspired, and I look forward to every class!’
[During labour] I concentrated on my breathing and used it as a huge distraction when having contractions. I also used a few of the yoga positions that I’d learnt to ease the pain and help with the labour.
Friendly, relaxed and welcoming as well as feeling like I’d left having done a really good class. All the best for those who are yet to give birth, it truly is an amazing experience. Gabriel, a massive thanks for the great yoga for birthing workshop, it really helped.
The breathing techniques and positions were particularly useful for birthing. Gabriel taught me about ‘golden thread’ breathing which I found really helpful during labour. She also gave me confidence that I could do it, that it was ‘natural’ pain, and that it would eventually pass.
– Pregnancy yoga attendee
I had pelvic pain – Gabriel had particularly good suggestions for dealing with and improving this condition – her advice was more comprehensive than the usual advice given by the midwives.
Attending yoga gave me familiarity with different positions which helped with my difficult (posterior) labours.
– Client of 6 years
Very good advice about the exercises that could be done soon after birth helped me to recover my strength and Gabriel had lots of helpful advice on breastfeeding.
– Postnatal Yoga attendee