Top 5 Pregnancy Yoga Classes in Kingston and Surbiton. Ratings & Reviews
If you’re anything like me, one of the first things you did when you found out you were pregnant was question whether you needed to change your lifestyle. As well as checking which foods were safe in pregnancy, I also wanted to know what kind of exercise it was safe to do.
Whilst you might find you have to make some changes to your usual routine when you discuss it with your doctor or midwife, there are also lots of specialist exercise classes tailored to pregnant women; from pre-natal yoga and pilates classes to aerobics and aqua-based fitness classes.
In this article I’m comparing the top 4 pregnancy yoga courses in Kingston and Surbiton so that you can make an informed decision about which is best for you. The four specialist classes I’m comparing are:
- BoCo Yoga and Pilates
- Kingston Hospital Maternity
- MuMu Yoga
- Busy Lizzy Kingston
Why Practise Yoga During Pregnancy?
According to Tommy’s, practising yoga in pregnancy can have the following benefits:
- It helps you to stay active during your pregnancy
- It can reduce anxiety, and help you feel calm
- It can help to improve your sleep
- Some of the breathing techniques you use can help you get ready for giving birth
If you’re thinking about trying yoga class, or other exercise class during pregnancy you may find these resources helpful (links open in a new window):
How I’ve Reviewed The Yoga Classes
The aim of this article is to provide you with unbiased information about the top four pregnancy yoga classes in Kingston and Surbiton, so before we dive in it may be helpful to explain my process.
The ‘top four’ classes that I’ve reviewed are the classes that rank highest on a Google search for ‘pregnancy yoga Kingston Surbiton.’ This doesn’t include paid-for Google Ads.
I’ve also excluded three classes that came up in the search – the first is The Yoga Hutch in Surbiton. I was unable to find any information about pregnancy yoga classes on their website. Second was Johanna Lovisa yoga, as the dates and times of the course are TBC, and the third is ‘Yoga With…’ as the course dates have not been updated since 2017.
I’m not affiliated with any of the courses in any way, and have no interest in promoting one over the other. The aim is simply to provide a side by side comparison of each class.
To keep things consistent I’ll be reviewing each course based on the following three factors:
- Where the classes take place
- When the classes run
- How many weeks pregnant you can start practising from
- Who teaches each course, and their qualifications
- Google review ratings
BoCo Yoga Pilates
First up is BoCo, a yoga and pilates studio in Surbiton. BoCo run both pre- and post-natal yoga classes, as well as pilates classes for pregnant and new mums.
Here are the key facts about pregnancy yoga classes at BoCo:
- The BoCo studio is based at 6 Electric Parade, Surbiton, KT6 5NT.
- BoCo offers three pregnancy yoga classes each week: one on a Wednesday evening, and the other two on Saturday mornings. Classes run all year round.
- You can join the pregnancy yoga classes anytime after you are 13 weeks pregnant, and can continue to practise right up until your due date.
- The three pregnancy yoga classes listed are taught by Holly Hood, who is trained as a vinyasa flow and pregnancy yoga teacher
- BoCo offers a number of different pricing options. You can try two taster classes for £20, and then decide whether to join. If you join, you’ll need to pay a membership fee of £30 and choose to either pay as you go, or pay for a term, month or course in advance.
- BoCo has a 5* Google rating from 3 reviews.
Kingston Hospital Maternity offer three pregnancy yoga classes each week for expectant mothers.
Here are the key facts about pregnancy yoga classes at Kingston Maternity:
- It’s not clear from the website where the classes are held.
- There are three classes available each week: one on a Thursday evening and two on Saturday mornings.
- You can join the classes from around 16 weeks of pregnancy, and continue until your due date or beyond.
- The classes are taught by Rhian Roberts and Licia Catinelli, who are both accredited by The British Wheel of Yoga.
- A block of 6 classes costs £72, and you have 8 weeks in which to use each block.
- The Kingston Maternity yoga classes aren’t rated or reviewed on Google.
MuMu yoga runs two pregnancy yoga classes each week in Hampton Wick. The classes are suitable for beginners as well as those experienced in yoga.
Here are the key facts about the classes:
- The classes take place at Bullen Hall, next to Hampton Wick library.
- There are two classes each week: one on Monday evenings, and the other on a Saturday morning.
- You can join the classes from 13 weeks of pregnancy, and continue throughout your entire pregnancy.
- The classes are taught by Muriel Mueller-Moorehead who has several different yoga qualifications, including a diploma with the Brisitsh Wheel of Yoga and is trained as a Pre/Post Natal Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist.
- A course of 7 classes costs £91 and must be used within 8 weeks. If you are at the end of your pregnancy you can purchase a 5 pass class for £65.
- MuMu yoga has a 5* rating from 10 Google reviews.
Busy Lizzy Kingston
Busy Lizzy Kingston run pre-natal exercise classes, as well as lots of mother and baby classes for after your baby has been born.
Here are the key facts about Busy Lizzy Antenatal Yoga classes:
- The yoga classes are held at Kingston Quaker Centre Hall, Fairfield East, Kingston, KT1 2PT.
- There’s just one class each week, on a Thursday evening. The class runs from 8pm-9pm.
- You can join the classes from around 14 weeks of pregnancy and attend up until the birth of your baby.
- There’s no information on the website about who teaches the class, but the website does state that all teachers are level 2 or 3 pre and postnatal qualified and fully insured.
- A ‘Pick N Mix’ Pregnancy Pass costs £45 per month which includes 4 class credits. The website also states that there may also be a registration fee, and that you can take a 14 day free trial.
- Busy Lizzy Kingston has a 4.5* Rating from 16 Google reviews.
Over to you
Going to a prenatal yoga class is something I’ve loved doing during pregnancy. Aside from all of the benefits to my physical and mental health, it was also a great way to meet other mums-to-be.
What I found really encouraging as I researched these classes was the number of different classes on offer, and at different times. Whether a weekday evening suits you best, or you’d much rather plan your class for a Saturday morning when you don’t have to worry about getting home from work on time, there are options for everyone.
I’d love to hear how you got on if you take any of these classes. Or perhaps you attended a different prenatal yoga class and would like to share your experience. You can let me know by sending me a message here, or in the comments below.
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