Prenatal Yoga

This class is taught by:

Lydia Sasse

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 her true calling. 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.

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.

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.


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
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:

  • Wed 22 Aug 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Lydia Sasse
    at Ranelagh
  • Wed 22 Aug 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Susie C Coakley
    at Dundrum
  • Wed 22 Aug 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Susie C Coakley
    at Dundrum
  • Thu 23 Aug 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Susie C Coakley
    at Ranelagh
  • Sat 25 Aug 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Michele Van Valey
    at Ranelagh
  • Wed 29 Aug 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Lydia Sasse
    at Ranelagh
  • Wed 29 Aug 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Hazel Cazzini
    at Dundrum
  • Wed 29 Aug 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Hazel Cazzini
    at Dundrum
  • Thu 30 Aug 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Susie C Coakley
    at Ranelagh
  • Sat 01 Sep 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Michele Van Valey
    at Ranelagh
  • Wed 05 Sep 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Lydia Sasse
    at Ranelagh
  • Wed 05 Sep 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Hazel Cazzini
    at Dundrum



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