Harriet Came has began her yoga career 22 years ago in London under the guidance of Liz Lark and Gingi Lee at The Life Centre, Notting Hill. She began teaching properly in Cape Town 14 years ago whilst pregnant with her first child and Bloom Yoga was born. She then went on to teach through her subsequent 3 pregnancies and 9 years ago trained as a doula so that she could support her students at their births.
Her teaching style has undoubtedly been influenced by watching and supporting women birth. Her philosophy is that less is more at this time and to allow women space and freedom to soften into their pregnancy and tap into their feminine power and instinct.
Her belief is that yoga can add so much value to a woman during this time: from simply increasing the ease of movement in the body during pregnancy; to supporting mental health; to helping baby find an optimal fetal position for birthing; to preparation of mind and body for birth; to helping recovery post partum recovery; to creating important support networks for women.
Ash Paddock joined the Bloom Yoga team in December 2021 although has taught Vinyasa yoga for 8 years, always with the intention of specialising in pre and post natal yoga one day. After struggling to fall pregnant for 3 years, she started practicing hormonal health yoga with Harriet and when she fell pregnant, also fell in love with how her practise had to change to accommodate the changes in her body.
Ash started teaching pre and post natal with Bloom Yoga during her second pregnancy which really allowed her to fully connect with students, their journeys and embody all that she feels in her pregnancy, in her classes. She feels very passionate about helping women to connect with their bodies and babies, focusing on the breath for relaxation during pregnancy and birthing. Her classes allow for some flow, with an emphasis on stretching aching muscles and helping common pregnancy ailments, while creating space in the body and mind.
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