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Name

Leonie Thomas Nottingham

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Teaching location (name of area or post code)

Nottingham

Type of YogaBellies class:

YogaBellies for Pregnancy, YogaBellies for Mum & Baby, YogaBellies Baby Massage, YogaBelles (for all women)

About Me

Hi, I’m Leonie and I run YogaBellies in Nottingham. I’m the lucky Mama of two gorgeous mancubs (3 and 6) and we love nothing more than to spend our days baking, painting, creating, wandering around the garden barefoot…and doing lots of Yoga of course!

Why I became a YogaBellies Teacher...

My Yoga Mat is my Happy Place; I discovered that when I was going through a really stressful time, simply spending time connecting my body and mind through postures and breathing made the dark days a little brighter…then I found myself rising early every morning to stretch, balance and breathe deeply , and before I knew it, I realised I was the calmest and happiest I had ever been during and after yoga!

My little ones are a bit part of my Yoga journey too; they have their own mats (often covered in crumbs!) and I often enjoy my morning practise with my toddler driving toy trucks down my back… As a Mama and experienced Early Years teacher I am fascinated by and passionate about Child Development and love how Yoga is the perfect way to help little people navigate their emotions and develop their physical skills. They are natural yogis; we can learn so much from them! Come and join me to start your Yogic journey with your little one (baby or toddler)!

For Mamas-to-be I offer calming, nurturing Pregnancy classes to strengthen your body, soothe your mind and prepare for a beautiful birth experience. I LOVED being pregnant and feel so honoured to be able to empower women to embrace their pregnancy and birth.

I love YogaBellies because it is accessible for all women regardless of age or previous experience; the classes are inspiring, fun and down-to-earth. In my Luna yoga class (for all women) we celebrate the different moon phases, connecting breath and body through our postures and pranayama, in a beautiful, candlelit studio enhanced with delicious aromatherapy oils and calming music.

I would love to welcome you to my class; I truly believe that all the women of Nottingham need some YogaBellies in their lives!

Other qualifications

PGCE in Primary Teaching and Qualified Teacher Status (I’ve been a Primary Teacher for the past ten years)
Level One British Sign Language

Class details

YOGABELLIES FOR PREGNANCY
Sundays 6 – 7.30 pm
Hot Yoga Nottingham NG1 4EE

LUNA FOR ALL WOMEN
Sundays 7.30- 8.45 pm
Hot Yoga Nottingham NG1 4EE

YOGABELLIES FOR MUM & BABY
Mondays 10.15 – 11.30 am
Hot Yoga Nottingham NG1 4EE
&
Tuesdays 9.45 – 11 am
Kingswood Church, Lambourne Drive, Wollaton

Email me for more info and to book a place: [email protected]

What people have said about my YogaBellies classes...

“I have just finished my yoga/hypnobirthing/relaxation sessions with Leonie and I feel so ready to have my baby. I have really enjoyed the sessions and have come away with lots of positions and breathing techniques to help me through my imminent labour. Can not recommend enough. Loved every minute.”

“I can say now this is the best thing I did for myself and my baby through pregnancy and in preparation for birth, I cannot recommend the classes highly enough!

I loved each Sunday class, a perfect time to reflect on the week, bond with my bump and prepare for the new week to start. I suffered with painful hips (Pelvic Girdle Pain) towards the end of my pregnancy but Leonie was able to adapt poses for me, suggest movements to avoid and stretches to help which I used most days and I’m sure enabled me to carry on day to day without further intervention for the condition.

Through classes I learnt key breathing techniques that were lovely and calming and I used throughout labour only needing a little gas and air at the end! I’m not one to turn down pain relief if needed, everyone should choose what’s right for them, but during this labour (my second child) I was able to relax having faith in my body, feel calm through the breath and feel really positive about the experience. ”

“Leonie is a truly wonderful teacher, she is able to adapt the classes to suit all ladies and stages of pregnancy effortlessly. A beautiful session for mamas and bumps!!!”

“Fantastic first session, feeling strong, relaxed and connected with baby! Thanks Leonie!”

“I am really enjoying the evening Luna yoga sessions. Leonie guides you on a nurturing and calming journey, through beautiful yoga moves and guided meditations. The delightful aroma of nourishing and calming essential oils and warm lavender eye masks are a real treat too. The whole evening is pure bliss and leaves me feeling peaceful and grounded.”