Who Are We

Our mission is to inspire you to experience the knowledge and wisdom of yoga so that you can live a life of purpose, good health and happiness in any stage of life.

About Us

Pregnancy. Baby. You.

Whether you're a mum-to-be, a new mum or someone of any age who wants to improve your physical and mental wellbeing through the practice of yoga, we are passionate about helping you to achieve that.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy and childbirth can be a wonderful time in a woman's life but it can also be a very challenging time.  While it's obvious that you are going through physical changes every day, subtle shifts in energy, emotions and vitality are also taking place.  We offer Pregnancy Yoga and HypnoBirthing to help you feel well, happy and prepared for childbirth and meeting your new baby.

Baby

After nine months of pregnancy and giving birth your body will have gone through immense changes.  You will be recovering on many levels and adjusting to life with a new baby.  It can be a time of great excitement as well as presenting feelings of loneliness and insecurity.  We offer Postnatal with Baby Yoga classes to help you rebuild your physical strength, calm the mind, make friends and bond with your baby.

You

Family life is enjoyable, exciting, exhausting and life-changing.  Yoga is a powerful and holistic tool that supports the physical, mental and emotional aspects of ourselves.  Our classes are open to all levels of ability and aim to help you build strength, stamina and flexibility while connecting with that place of calm and inner wisdom that we all have access too when we step away from the noise of the world.  Lessons learned 'on the mat' often help live more peacefully and joyfully, which enriches ourselves, our families and the communities in which we life.  

Lis Barron

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I am a mum of two and established Prana Mama Yoga in 2012 to offer Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga in the Inverurie area.  As classes grew and the friends and families of my students became interested too – Yoga for You, Postnatal with Baby Yoga, and bi-monthly Yoga events were introduced also.

I began practising Ashtanga Yoga over 12 years ago while working in the corporate world of PR and communications.  It was a perfect practice to maximise time – strong and physical with the added benefits of leaving class with a clear head and a relaxed state of being.

When pregnant with my second child and unable to get to a Yoga class, I completed a Diploma in Pre and Postnatal Yoga with Jane MacKarness.  This was more to learn how to support myself during pregnancy than to pave the way to teach.

In 2014 I went onto achieve a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certification with the Classical Yoga School, Scotland.  The training was under-pinned by the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga tradition and covered yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting and philosophy.

Then in 2016 I trained with Rainbow Kids Yoga to become a certified Family and Kids Yoga teacher and last year I qualified as a HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator.

Yoga is so much more than just a physical practice for me.  With a focus on breath work and meditation and keeping the principles and wisdom of Yoga in mind, this ancient yet relevant practice permeates every aspect of my life.

Arlene Gibbs

Prana Mama Yoga Contributor
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I’m a thirty-something, working mum of two girls, Orla and Eula, doing my best to raise and inspire them to be independent young women whilst juggling everything else life has to offer.  I’m a lover of tea and dunkable biscuits, a baker of cakes and have rekindled a love of books.

I first met Lis in 2015 at the tail-end of my first pregnancy and since then I have attended her pregnancy and postnatal yoga classes and now her 'Yoga for You' class which is supporting my postnatal recovery following acute Pelvic Girdle Pain in my second pregnancy.  Attending yoga throughout this significant time has allowed me to keep well, kept my mind strong and it has brought a more balanced perspective to our family-life.  

I’m now working with Lis as contributor to the Prana Mama Yoga blog and also the Pregnancy and New Motherhood Facebook group, both of which I’m really enjoying.  Our supportive, friendly and useful community brings like-minded mums together to share experiences, learn from one another, and we’re working to offer loads of useful information, self-care tips and yoga of course.  It’s lovely to be able to work behind the scenes to look after our FB group members, offer information and share my experiences through blog posts too!