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Pregnancy Aqua Yoga

Expectant mums from week 12 onwards

Relax, Release, Breathe and Stretch. Experience Birthlight Pregnancy Yoga - the most recommended form of relaxation and light exercise for expectant mums.

Take the weight off your feet and enjoy a relaxing break through gentle, warm water yoga. Experience the lovely sensation of weightlessness, buoyancy and freedom to move effortlessly in small, intimate classes that provide a sociable and relaxing environment.

You don’t need to be a swimmer and you don’t need any yoga experience. Classes are held in the shallow end with an experienced instructor always in the water to support you.


Learn with Swimtastic

Reduce stress, anxiety and improve sleep patterns. Being in the water is very relaxing. You’ll have a great night’s sleep afterwards.

Bonding with Baby
Floating in water offers a unique opportunity to connect with your unborn child. You are hanging in the water, just as your baby is suspended inside you.

Deep Breathing
Deeper & expansive breathing benefits you and baby and is important throughout pregnancy. With practice, the pelvis muscles become part of “breathing”, developing a powerful aid for labour.

Preparing The Body
Use the water as a medium to explore and expel fears attached to labour. Explore positions for labour, how to open the hips and pelvis allowing optimal space for your baby.

Group Support
The groups are small and intimate, which creates a welcoming environment. They consist of other mums to be, just like you.

Best Light Exercise
Pool activities are the best form of light exercise available in pregnancy. Learn variations of classic swimming strokes made to accommodate your growing baby and to support the changes in your body.

Mood Boost
Gentle water activity will have a positive effect on your mood.

No Yoga or Swim Experience Needed
Gently guided, step by step, movement by movement and exercise by exercise. And always in the shallow end, so you don’t need to be a swimmer.

What's Involved...

The instructor will gently introduce new yoga, relaxation and stretching positions. They follow a carefully prepared course plan designed to ease you into the process, progressing week on week. Classes are small and capped at nine spaces.

Stretching, breathing, relaxing, working important muscles, calming the body and mind. It’s enjoyable, peaceful, rewarding and satisfying.

At the pool
Each weekly session lasts 45 minutes but please allow time in your schedule for changing before and after.
Groups are small and capped at a maximum of 9 places.

What do I bring?
Swimwear, towels and toiletries are all that are required – bring water for hydration.
Swimtastic provide any additional swimming materials needed.
We provide you with full instruction on how to prepare before you start, so don’t worry, it’s nice and easy.

Course Breakdown
Each course consists of 7 weekly sessions. Sometimes the 7 weeks are broken by breaks for holidays.
We run 4 courses (4 terms) per calendar year.

When completed, a personalised Mum & Me certificate can be downloaded from your swimtastic user account.

Booking Information

Swimtastic User Account If you are a new customer we will ask you to set up a user account. A user account is necessary to book a course. Once created you can use it to see course attendance and progression, purchase history, certificates and more.

When booking a new course we will collect all the details of those attending the course. 

Booking more than 1 course
It’s easy book more than one course. Just go through the process and after you add a course to your cart, you’ll be asked if you’d like to book another.

Follow on Course Offers 
To avail of a priority place offer in the next term you must book it through your user account within the specified time to secure your place.

Pregnancy Aqua Yoga Courses

This is a non progressive programme where expectant mums learn to truly appreciate the support and relaxation deep water offers. As bodies feel virtually weightless in water, movements and stretches that might not be otherwise possible can be achieved without strain. We combine this with guided breathing and relaxation techniques. 

This course is suitable for all expectant mothers and does not require any particular level of fitness or yoga experience. 

  • Appreciating Weightlessness
  • Buoyancy stretching with floats.
  • Buoyancy relaxation with floats.
  • Guided Breathing.
  • Guided Mindfulness.
  • Pregnancy Appropriate Exercise

What do our customers say?

I had the most fantastic 7-week course. Zuzana was an amazing instructor and I really felt at ease with her in the water. She was always pleasant and friendly and explained everything really well. I had a great night’s sleep every night after the classes as the relaxation at the end was lovely. Now I’m looking forward to the infant classes.

Eimear O’ Keeffe, Tullamore

I just finished my course of Ante Natal yoga with Swimtastic and I’m so glad I did it. Zuzana was amazing, and the classes were so relaxing and fun at the same time. Also, they were never the same, so you don’t get bored. I’m looking forward to going back, but this time it will be with my little one!

Asta Dalisanskyte, Tullow

I loved every minute of the aqua natal yoga classes in Portlaoise. It was lovely to have that time to focus on me and the baby and to enjoy the weightlessness and support of the water. Zuzana was so friendly, welcoming and helpful. I can’t wait to do another course with Swimtastic. Thank you from Niamh in Portlaoise.

Niamh Robinson, Portlaoise

Really enjoyed pregnancy yoga. It was something to look forward to and gave me some peace of mind amid a difficult pregnancy when I had to give up other forms of exercise. It was great having the chats with other expectant mothers and lovely to feel weightless in the water! I look forward to more with this fabulous crew, this time with my baby.

Edwina Grace, Kilkenny

I attended the pregnancy Yoga classes which were fantastic. I felt so comfortable in the class and Zuzana let us all go at our own pace, plus I slept like a baby afterwards which was great as I was having problems sleeping. All the instructors are fantastic. I will definitely be attending the baby swimming when I give birth.

Sonia Moran, Tullow

I loved every minute of the Pregnancy Yoga classes in Portlaoise. Lovely to have that time to focus on me and the baby and to enjoy the support of the water. My instructor was so friendly and welcoming and helpful. I feel I got a lot out of the class, and I can’t wait to do another course with Swimtastic.

Niamh Mongey Robinson, Portlaoise

Need to know more?


All our courses have been professionally and especially designed by the Swimtastic team. Our courses have the approval of our affiliates; Swim Ireland, STA (UK) and Birthlight.

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