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'Ingrid, your classes were the best yoga classes in the world, they were informative, fun, helpful, interesting, warm and engaging. Through them I gained confidence in myself, my body and my baby and for this I cannot thank you enough.' Carrie & little Robyn - - - 'I highly recommend Ingrid's pregnancy yoga & birth preparation classes to both my NHS and private expectant mothers. Ingrid's classes are an excellent way to stay healthy in mind and body throughout pregnancy and to be well-prepared for birth.' Dr. Claire Mellon, GP & Obstetrician - - - 'I wanted to thank you for the breathing techniques you taught me which proved invaluable and for giving me the confidence I could do it without an epidural, by trusting myself and my body. Six days later, I feel great, I was lucky I did not have any tearing whatsoever and that labour was quick and super effective. Recovery has been second to none. I want to thank you again for all your support and your great yoga classes!' Liana - - - 'Thank YOU Ingrid, you're one in a million. The breathing techniques you gave us in the last relaxation got me right to 10cm easily! Remarkable. So delighted to have birthed a breech baby avoiding a c section.' Natalie



What is it?
Reiki is a Japanese word meaning Universal (Rei) Life Energy (Ki). It is an ancient form of hands on healing. Japanese Master Dr. Mikao Usui, who studied ancient Tibetan healing arts as well as researched the healing powers of Buddha and Christ, rediscovered Reiki. It is gentle, non-invasive and helpful to calm the nervous system.


How does it Work?
Healing touch such as Reiki is a non-medical approach with the goal to stimulate the body’s innate ability for self-healing. Our emotions and mental outlook on life can be responsible for disturbing the natural flow of life energy (chi or ki). The warmth and crucially the positioning of the practitioners hands over or on pertinent areas of the body assist in bringing about a more relaxed and peaceful state of mind. It is not uncommon to fall asleep during a treatment.


How can it Help You?
Reiki can be helpful to deal with stress, personal problems and illness in a very gentle yet profound way. Applied healing touch inducing feelings of well-being and inner peace which in turn can facilitate the patient’s capacity for self-healing. It is one of the safest and gentlest types of treatments you can have in early pregnancy and can be helpful to keep you relaxed throughout pregnancy right up until the moment you give birth. Touch therapies such as Reiki can play a crucial role in reducing stress hormones during conception, pregnancy and whilst preparing for birth.

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