Founded by Cheryl MacDonald, YogaBellies aims to help women improve their lives through healthy yoga practice. Cheryl started teaching classes specifically for woman so that they can enjoy a relaxing and comfortable environment where the focus is on mental and physical well-being. The classes are fun and with no advanced skills necessary.
YogaBellies have been very successful; they’ve appeared on BBC Two Dragon’s Den as well as on ITV’s This Morning with Holly Willoughby. YogaBellies currently has more than 100 franchisees across the world and various celebrity clients have signed up, including Kimberley Walsh from Girls Aloud. They offer complete franchise packages and have two options available: YogaBellies for Women, teaching yoga for women during any stage of their life, including pregnancy, as well as YogaBelliesKidz, aimed at children between 18 months and 12 years.
YogaBellies offers classes by certified teachers who possess the practical skills, knowledge and safety skills to work with women and children. There are different types of classes available, including YogaBellies for Pregnancy, YogaBelles and AquaBellies.
Based in Glasgow, the YogaBellies mission is to make yoga an accessible luxury that all women can enjoy. They also have an online shop with products that include a series of books, baby products and accessories.