Prenatal Yoga

This class is taught by:

Michele Van Valey

'Build strength. Manage pain. Feel invigorated. Breathe. Reduce stress. Relax deeply.' 

Experienced and accessible, Michele draws on 15 years of study in a number of disciplines, delivering Yoga and Pilates classes and private sessions that range from restorative and therapeutic to powerful and energetic depending on the needs of the individuals in attendance. Her yoga travels have taken her from Satyananda’s Rikhiapeeth in Bihar to Patthabi Jois and the Ashtanga tradition in Mysore. Currently, Michele is working toward a Masters Degree in Mindfulness Based Interventions at UCD and delivers mindfulness classes to students in secondary schools.

Michele works throughout the South Dublin area and is available for private sessions with individuals and groups in several locations or in your home or office. Her clients include Royal College of Surgeons, Terenure College and The High School.


Kitty Maguire

Passionate about movement from an early age, Kitty commenced training as a Ballet dancer at five years old. With a diploma in dance and musical theatre she is also a personal trainer and fitness instructor. Kitty moved to a more therapeutic and holistic practice beginning with Pilates, and then Yoga, undertaking her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Samadhi in Dublin.

Lydia Sasse

Hatha yoga teacher
Wellness coach and speaker
Face and skin yoga
Teacher trainer
Women health yoga therapist
Yoga therapist for children with additional needs
Pre-natal Yoga teacher
Post natal yoga teacher
Mum & baby yoga teacher
Kids yoga teacher
Active birth coach
Bowen therapist

Lydia did her first yoga class in the Himalayas when she was a little girl and loved it.

Yoga has been a life long pursuit, but to give her a greater understanding of how the body works, and why it sometimes doesn’t, Lydia has also trained as a Bowen therapist and completed a diploma in physiology and anatomy.
Having spent the last decade working with children and pregnant mums,she decided that working as a pre and post natal yoga teacher was the next step.

Lydia passionately believes that practicing yoga throughout your pregnancy and beyond, strengthens both the mind and body in preparation for labour, and paves the way for a more balanced and healthy life for you and your child.

More recently lydia has started sharing her love of health and wellness with people in the workplace, she gives wellness coaching workshops and classes within corporate settings. She has developed a yoga for your classroom series that she teaches in schools around the country to train primary school teachers how to deal with emotional and self regulatory issues in the classroom to make it a more friendly place for everyone.

Lydia has specialized in a lot of the more unique areas of yoga and has a love of yoga for the face and eyes. She wants to move away from the idea that the body and head are seperate entities and just as we exercise our body, so too, we should exercise our faces. She teaches yoga for your face and skin workshops and talks, which look at the health of your skin from without and within. In her regular yoga classes and workshops she like to focus on yoga for the organ body.

Lydia has recently launched a health and wellness podcast with her friend and health-food store owner Finn Murray that is set outside in areas of natural beauty around ireland.

If you have any queries for Lydia please get in touch; or 0872521031
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Hazel Cazzini

Hazel Cazzini is a registered midwife and is currently working as a midwife in a Maternity Hospital in Dublin. She has been leading Antenatal Classes since 2004 and trained with experts in Natural Birth such as Andrea Robertson (Birth International) & Judith Schott. Her belief in Active Birth inspired her to train as a prenatal yoga teacher in the Elbowroom in 2009 where she gained a diploma to teach from a Yoga Alliance School. Hazel’s combined training as a midwife, antenatal educator and prenatal yoga teacher, make her a uniquely qualified Active Birth Workshop leader and prenatal yoga instructor. Hazel is the proud mother of two young children

Susie C Coakley

Susie first discovered yoga when living in sunny Sydney, Australia where she practised outdoors on the beautiful sandy beaches. Since moving back to Dublin in 2014 she qualified as a yoga teacher (and still practises outdoors when the weather allows!), mainly teaching a dynamic vinyasa style class focused on breathing and alignment. Previously working as a psychologist for 10 years she draws on this experience to create yoga sessions that are thoughtful and mindful as well as energetic and flowing. Every class is an opportunity to hit the “restart” button and she is dedicated to giving her students the opportunity to slow down and balance the body and mind.

Since the birth of her daughter Ella Susie is passionate about yoga as a tool for empowering women and their bodies both during and after their pregnancies. She is qualified in pre and post-natal/ mum and baby yoga as well as kids and teens yoga and teaches regularly in schools across Dublin.

Open to those who are completely new to Yoga as well as those who are experienced. Must be beyond 14 weeks and can continue up until the birth.
Prebooking is essential.
What is Prenatal Yoga? 
During pregnancy your body goes through many changes, which creates stress on you mentally and physically. A way to maintain a healthy mind and body is prenatal yoga.

Prenatal yoga focuses on poses for pregnant women, in order to increase strength and flexibility.

It also helps pregnant women to develop proper breathing and relaxation techniques for easier and more comfortable labor.

What Are The Benefits Of Prenatal Yoga?

  • Improved sleep
  • Reduced stress
  • Increased strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Decreased lower back pain
  • Decreased nausea
  • Decreased carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Decreased headaches
  • Reduced risk of preterm labor
  • Lowered risk of intrauterine growth restriction (condition that slows the baby’s growth)
  • In addition to the benefits listed, studies have found there is a relationship between prenatal yoga and the reduction of hypertension-related complications, as well as, improvement of fetal outcome.
  • Single Class €18
  • 6 Class Pass €100 (valid for 6 months) 
Your insurance provider may contribute towards your pre/ postnatal yoga expenses. Check your policy for more details. Receipts can be issued for classes.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat 15 Dec 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Michele Van Valey
    at Ranelagh
  • Mon 17 Dec 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Kitty Maguire
    at Ranelagh
  • Wed 19 Dec 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Lydia Sasse
    at Ranelagh
  • Wed 19 Dec 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Hazel Cazzini
    at Dundrum
  • Wed 19 Dec 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Hazel Cazzini
    at Dundrum
  • Thu 20 Dec 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Susie C Coakley
    at Ranelagh



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