Rehana Jawadwala

Rehana is the founder of MummyYoga, a specialist perinatal yoga service. Since its inception in 2015, she has worked with hundreds of pregnant women and new mothers. She has supported them and their partners in their physical, mental and emotional preparation for birth and parenting. Rehana grew up in India and has lived in diverse places as New York, Jeddah and Auckland. Rehana has spent the last 20+ years in the health and fitness industry, in both commercial settings and academia.

She has a PhD in exercise physiology and nutrition. This rigorous scientific training has enabled her to see the ancient yoga practices through updated, scientifically evidenced perspectives. Rehana was invited as an industry expert by the Sector Skills Council, Skills Active in the recent development of National Occupation Standards for yoga teacher training across the UK. She is also an active member of her local Maternity Voices Partnership at the Countess of Chester NHS trust. 

Rehana lives in Chester with her daughters, partner and two cats. She writes and speaks extensively on the importance of physical activity during the perinatal period.

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