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Bring your bump on a retreat

Maria speaks to Om Yoga and Lifestyle Magazine on why it is essential to switch off and run away from your daily routine especially while expecting your little one! Pommama is launching bump retreats this fall, follow us on Instagram @pommamayoga for upcoming dates.

Pommama Launches Postnatal Yoga

With ongoing requests from Pommama mothers to carry on with their yoga practice after childbirth, Pommama now offers postnatal programs for mums to regain strength and mental clarity.

does yoga become mainstream

With an increasing amount of women turning to alternative methods of medicine and exercise, practicing pregnancy yoga becomes more and more mainstream day by day. Maria Kondrashova speaks to Om Magazine

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05-09-2019

Bring your bump on a retreat!

Maria speaks to Om Yoga and Lifestyle Magazine on why it is essential to switch off and run away from your daily routine especially while expecting your little one! Pommama is launching bump retreats this fall, follow us on Instagram @pommamayoga for upcoming dates.
31-07-2019

Hypnobirthing partner

We are thrilled to start our partnership with Hypnobirthing & Me. Always wondered but never tried? Here were go Elida is a Mum to two little girls and used hypnobirthing for both her labours. Hypnobirthing is logical, simple, practical and very effective. It is a complete antenatal education which allows women to go into labour feeling empowered, aware of their options and therefore in control of their own birth experience. It is about focusing, breathing, visualising and working with your body to do exactly what it is designed to do. Hypnobirthing gives you and your birth partner the tools for the best birth for you whatever that might be and it works perfectly with pregnancy yoga!
18-06-2019

International Yoga Day

It is only one week to go till the 5th UN International Yoga Day. To celebrate we are offering 15% off on all pregnancy and postnatal yoga classes for the whole week till Friday 21st of June. To book please visit our website and use promo-code YOGADAY. See you on the mat!
09-05-2019

Pommama Launches Postnatal Yoga

With ongoing requests from Pommama mothers to carry on with their yoga practice, Pommama now offers postnatal programs for the mums to regain strength and mental clarity as well as get back in shape after giving birth. They are among the best providers of postnatal and prenatal yoga classes all over London.
10-03-2019

Harmony At Home

We are very excited to start our collaboration with Allie Bell from Harmony at Home SW. We are often asked for an advice on how to find the best maternity nurse. I personally did not want to leave the hospital waiting for ours to arrive. Glad to introduce Allie Bell who runs an exceptional child care agency
06-03-2019

Almon Caspersz

Delighted to have Almon joining Pommama. “It was an amazing experience learning more about pregnancy yoga while expecting number two. It confirmed to me what a profound impact yoga and meditation has both on and off the mat, for mama and baba, not only during pregnancy but postnatally too. My hope it that others get to experience what I have, and enjoy the awesomeness of pregnancy yoga”, says Almon.
12-02-2019

Emma Klein joining Pommama

We are thrilled to have Emma Klein joining Pommama family! Emma is extremely passionate in the belief that yoga is not a “one size fits all” practice and loves designing classes to suit individual needs. Her focus in all classes is in finding balance; between the body and mind, and between strength and flexibility. Every class has balance between fast and slow, stretch and strength, activity and rest, yang and yin. Welcome to the team, Emma!!!
22-01-2019

More classes at Pommama

Just in case you've missed it, Pommama now also teach postnatal and mother and baby yoga, not to leave our mums alone at birth and happy to see partners on the mat as well!
02-12-2018

Christmas offer

We can’t believe it is December already BUT happy to offer all our mums-to-be 10% off on all classes for the rest of the festive month. Lets meet this Christmas happy and healthy!
14-11-2018

Yoga to reduce stress

Just one of the benefits shown by the study of Manchester University was that a single session of yoga reduces anxiety by 1/3 and stress hormone levels by 14%.
09-11-2018

Delivery Bag Check List

Nothing is more complicated than packing your hospital bag, ok may be labour itself. My Birth Box shares with us their special Delivery Bag Check List with carefully selected essentials to save you the headache. You have other things to worry about now!
31-10-2018

My Birth Box

Dear mums! We are happy to introduce Mybirthbox. They offer lovely cotton canvas bags of birth essentials, treat boxes of pampering goodies or the option to build your own bag. Pommama girls are getting 10% off basket total on checkout, just quote POMMAMA to get your discount. Enjoy your shopping!
12-10-2018

new teacher

We are happy to welcome Lynley Middlemiss to our team! She is an amazing teacher and a great mum, don't miss her class!
05-10-2018

teachers needed

The world went pregnant and we are loving it with an increased demand for our Pommama pregnancy yoga teachers. We are expending our great team, so get in touch if you are keen to bring health and happiness to London mums-to-be and love being a yoga teacher.
05-10-2018

for the second trimester

We at Pommama believe that yoga is a great tool to guide you through pregnancy keeping your body and mind in balance. Maria speaks to Yoga Magazine on yoga for the second trimester.
16-09-2018

10% off on all classes

As you are settling back in London getting back to your routine, don't forget to include yoga in! As our little back to school present we would like to offer you 10% of on all class bookings for the rest of September.
09-09-2018

30 minutes each day

Health professionals recommend that all pregnant women should aim for at least 30 min exercise every day - yoga is great way to start. We at Pommama are happy to help you get your yoga routine sorted!
04-09-2018

By Popular Demand

Yoga is becoming more mainstream by day. Don’t miss our article in pregnancy special in OM Magazine this September
22-08-2018

Prenatal yoga benefits

IN THE PRESS: 5 ways prenatal yoga benefits your physical and mental health. Practicing yoga during pregnancy helps to support you throughout each trimester right through to labour, here's how. Read us on gurgle.com
30-07-2018

Benefits of pregnancy yoga

IN THE PRESS: As well as being a time of joy and delight, pregnancy can be a time of uncertainty and fear, not to mention physical discomfort and emotional adjustment. The good news is that incorporating regular pregnancy or prenatal Yoga sessions into your week can be a key factor for a happy and healthy pregnancy. Read the full @ hipandhealthy.com
26-07-2018

Borne charity team has reached north pole

A great team of people has recently reached North Pole in support of Borne, a medical research charity working to stop premature birth. We are so proud of the team!
26-07-2018

YOGA TIPS FOR NEW COMERS

Here’s What Mommies-to-Be Need to Know About Doing Yoga During Pregnancy. Pommama leading teacher Maria Monakhova shares her tips
15-06-2018

New Class at Seraphine

We are so excited about Pommama first pregnancy yoga class @Seraphine on Kensington High Street. Join us on the 27th of June at 9:30. Email booking@pommama.com to secure your free space, availability is limited. See you on the mat!
31-05-2018

THE RISE OF PREGNANCY YOGA

With an increasing amount of women turning to alternative methods to help them not only prepare for labour but to stay connected, calm and in tune during their pregnancy, the benefits of pregnancy yoga are becoming more and more mainstream day by day.
13-05-2018

At Balance Festival

London wellness scene is getting better by day. Feeling inspired at Balance festival. And once again the general advice of leading wellness experts is keep moving, keep training, keep the flow when pregnant!
09-05-2018

Pommama team grows well

What a great day meeting new teachers to join Pommama family. Inspiring, talented and devoted to helping women through this life transforming experience of pregnancy!
09-04-2018

Online booking launched

After months and months of hard work we have launched Pommama online registration and booking system. Booking your yoga class was never this easy!
18-05-2018

Keep your gorgeous baby bump supported

With so many changes happening to your body it’s important to feel good about yourself and good about the way you look – and that means feeling confident and stylish when you stay active. Fittamamma talks to us about pregnancy fitnesswear.
11-03-2018

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

Dear Moms! There should be more than one day each year to thank you for all that you do! For endless love and support! May your days be filled with happiness, beauty and love.
10-03-2018

Essential oils: how to use them and what to avoid.

As we started to talk about pregnancy stress and ways of overcoming it and about essential oils, that could help mummy-to-be’s to maintain their mental and physical heals, we feel that we must remind you that the essential oils’ routine can be introduced only after the 13th week of pregnancy. ⠀ Less is more - always use essential oils with carrier oil (almonds, coconut, hemp etc) and 1% dilution. When using diffuser, keep it on for no longer than 15 minutes. ⠀ And, as promised we’ve gathered a list of the oils that you better stay away from whilst carrying the baby: ⠀ Wormwood Wintergreen Tonka Thyme Tansy Savory Savin Sassafras Rue Rosemary Parsley Origanum Nutmeg Mustard Mugwort Melilotus Juniper Berry Hyssop Horseradish elecampane Deertongue Costus and Coriander
06-03-2018

organic essential oils for pregnancy

During pregnancy, aromatherapy is a great support in dealing with some of the unpleasant symptoms: stretch marks, swelling, fatigue, headaches and nausea. Plus beautiful rituals along with the lovely aromas are able to keep your positive attitude (even if it feels you are as big as submarine) ⠀ There’s a vast variety of the organic essential oils on the market. Some of them are perfectly safe, others - are to avoid during pregnancy (we shall publish the list of them this Friday) But the main thing you need to remember, experts recommend not using any of them in the first trimester of pregnancy. You can introduce essential oils into your daily (or weekly routine) starting from the 13th week. ⠀ These are the 5 best essential oils for pregnancy: ⠀ 1.Eucalyptus. This oil is fabulous if you fell a bit cold and can easily relieve the symptoms of respiratory congestion. Other than that - eucalyptus acts as an antiviral, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. ⠀ 2. Lavander. Relieve the pain, reduce water retention, renders great feeling of calm relaxation and keeps you balanced ⠀ 3. Neroli. This oil is a great help for those who suffer from anxiety or pregnancy nerves by keeping you calm and relaxed. Moreover, Neroli boosts the regeneration of skin cells. ⠀ 4.Ylang Ylang is not only a potent aphrodisiac, it has a unique ability to lower blood pressure and to comfort women roar feel tense or stressed ⠀ 5. Orange oil - all-time winner to make you feel happy, uplifted and calm.
04-03-2018

Milk Bath Magic

While hydrating yourself all over these last weeks of winter don’t forget not only to drink enough water, but to look after your skin. There is a vast variety of cosmetic oils and creams, masks and lotions available. But achieving a true luxury effect is actually very simple: ⠀ Picture - bath, candles, petals and … milk! In fact milk is truly a wholesome moisturiser with water, fat and proteins that can replenish the lost natural moisturising factors of dry skin type. Milk lightens your skin by promoting the shedding of pigmented skin cells, reducing dark spots and dark patches. Milk soothes sensitive skin and calms redness and irritation, plus gives an instant relief from itching condition. ⠀ Pamper yourself with a home-based spa: Warm water and a pint of warm milk. Add oats for extra softness or use eucalyptus leaves and stems for total relaxation. ⠀
28-03-2018

Stay hydrated !

Mild dehydration is a most common condition for everyone by the end of winter: we’ve survived the luck of sun-light, got over some colds and flues, battled the weather outside and dry heated air inside the buildings. Our bodies are tired, but the simplest way to get yourself to spring in a happy-bunny mode is to drink enough liquids. Needles to say Pregnant women’s bodies need even more fluid during these times. And if you, like us getting tired of drinking plain water, we suggest making your own flavoured drinks full of vitamins: You will need jug, litre of water and whatever you decide to add. ⠀ *Mock Mojito - handful of mint springs and one lime ⠀ *Cherry-Berry bomb: 10-12 cherries sliced in half plus 5-6 sliced strawberries ⠀ *Cucumber and Water Melon splash: 1/4 cucumber sliced and 10-15 cubes of watermelon ⠀ *Lemon Zinger: 1 sliced lemon, 1/2 sliced grapefruit and dash of cayenne pepper ⠀ *Orange you happy: half of orange, sliced and 1 tablespoon of shredded unsweetened coconut ⠀ You can keep your water cool in a fridge for a day, just don’t forget to take it out for drinking occasionally. ⠀
22-02-2018

Best ways to strength your immune system during pregnancy

Nobody looks forward to catching winter coughs and colds but for pregnant mums, it’s even more important to strength your defences. ⠀⠀ While regular exercise and getting a good night sleep can help boost your immunity, what you eat can make a big difference too. In addition to taking prenatal supplements (such as folic acid) pregnant women are advised to eat plenty of fruit and veg - and getting your five a day is even more important as winter approaches.⠀ 1.Snack on almonds. Nuts are packed with health benefits – but almonds are the ones to choose if you want to keep colds and flu at bay, according to a recent study. Almonds are also rich in manganese, riboflavin, and copper, which aid in energy production, as well as calcium and phosphorus, which strengthen bones and teeth.⠀⠀ 2. Get the sunshine vitamin. Pregnant women are advised to start taking vitamin D supplements as soon as they know they are expecting. As well as being essential for good health, the ‘sunshine’ vitamin is thought to help ward off colds and flu by boosting the immune system.⠀ 3. Don’t forget your zinc. A recent study found that people who took zinc lozenges as soon as cold symptoms started recovered faster than those who did not. Zinc is found naturally in many foods, including dairy products, some shellfish, beans, nuts and bread and cereal products, such as wheat germ.
14-02-2018

Happy yoga Valentine's

Everyone wins from a little more lovin' in their lives. The benefits of yoga go above and beyond mental, spiritual, and physical. Use yoga to transform the way you see and feel in your body. Let your practice deepen your knowledge of love and enrich your ability to share it with your partner. We wish you to celebrate Valentine’s Day every day of the year!
07-02-2018

4 ways to start building your relationship with a baby long ago before giving a birth.

To help prepare for your new life, spend a little time bonding with your unborn baby when you can. 1. A soothing way to reach out to your baby is to gently massage your belly. This is safe to do after the first three months of pregnancy, and it's a great way to relax and wind down. Use aromatic massage oils to turn this process to the beautiful ritual.⠀⠀ 2. Sing and talk to your baby The theory suggests that the reason your baby’s hearing is so well-developed in the womb is to help him or her start to bond with you. After birth, your newborn may love to hear your voice more than any other. 3. Have a bath It's also a great chance to devote some attention to your baby. Just make sure the water's not too hot. Light some candles and play soft music in the background relax and take a few minutes to visualise yourself holding him or her. Imagine what your baby might look like and how that first cuddle might feel. 4. Keep a scan picture of your baby close by - it is a constant reminder that your bump is home to a little person. 5. Go for a walk. It's great exercise and easy to fit into your daily routine, even if you're working. Going for a stroll gives you space to think about your baby without too many distractions or interruptions. You can even have a discreet chat with your bump as you go. 6. Respond to your baby's kicks It is about as close as you will get to two-way communication before he or she is born. And you can do it at any time, wherever you are. Rub your bump when your baby moves and you may find that she kicks back at you. There's nothing quite as exciting as feeling your baby respond to your touch for the very first time.
28-01-2018

A great weekend with legendary Petros

What a great weekend with legendary Petros. Liberating, uplifting, inspirational. Full of compassion, love and beauty. With open mind and mindful openness Pommama is ready for much more than another week!