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Purely Pregnant was founded on the vision of creating a specialist service in the areas of pregnancy and childbirth based on principles of holistic health and yoga.

Purely Pregnant represents the culmination of James and Leyla Fellows’ professional experience over many years in the fields of yoga, HypnoBirthing and complementary health in both the UK and Australia.
 

Leyla Fellows

With over nine years of professional experience within the field of complementary health care, Leyla is professionally qualified as a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher, Homeopath and HypnoBirthing Practitioner.

She has taught yoga for pregnancy exclusively for the past 5 years. As well as offering yoga poses and breathing to prepare mums for birth, Leyla offers a class which is deeply relaxing and provides an opportunity for mums to take a much-needed ‘time out.’
 

Lucy Goldsack

LucyLucy has been practicing yoga for about 24 years, did her training in Bristol and has been teaching yoga for nearly 3 years. Alongside teaching Pregnancy Yoga, Lucy also teaches Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga.

Lucy feels privileged to teach Pregnancy Yoga and hopes to help mums to ease aches and pains in their changing bodies, take time out to connect to their babies in a relaxed and nurturing environment and help them prepare for birth and one of the biggest transformations life offers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Emma Burton

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Emma has taught yoga for the past 10 years and specialised in pregnancy yoga since 2009. Emma trained with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and has had personal experience as a pregnancy student under the renowned Janet Balaskas in London.

Emma teaches an active form of pregnancy yoga which is designed to both improve energy levels and restore the body. Emma adapts the practice of Hatha yoga to meet the specific needs of her pregnant students, this focuses on strengthening the pelvic floor region and opening the parts of the body that often feel tight in pregnancy– all guided by the wisdom of the breath.
 
 
Emma’s teaching style is all-encompassing and open, she is dedicated to sharing little seeds of wisdom that can help women thrive in pregnancy, birth and beyond.

 
 

Charlie Musgrove

Charlie has been practicing yoga since 2004 and teaching since 2010. Charlie feels honoured to be able to offer pregnant women the practice of yoga. Her classes are taught with modifications and adjustments where needed, so that each student can experience the practices being taught and participate at their own level.

Charlie aims to provide a space where mums to be can meet the physical needs of their changing body during pregnancy, but also connect to their developing baby and prepare for labour and birth.

 
 
 
 

Helen Appleby

In addition to practising yoga for over 20 years and teaching for 10, Helen studied pregnancy yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli during her first pregnancy, 6 years ago. This, combined with her doula training enabled Helen to have a swift, smooth and empowering birth experience.

Helen is passionate about preparing women to have the most positive birth experience possible, through looking after the body, working with the breath and sharing her ‘hands-on’ experience of pregnancy and birth.