A primary school teacher has set up a new yoga group specifically designed for mothers and babies.

Tessa Clemson from Rishton is a qualified yoga instructor with over three hundred hours of training under her belt.

The 29-year-old currently leads yoga classes in and around East Lancashire, offering sessions for all levels and abilities, and even teaches the practice to primary school children during their PE lessons.

After undergoing an intense training session over the summer, in which she learnt to facilitate pregnancy, pre-natal, and mother and baby yoga, she decided to target some of her classes at new mums, incorporating their babies into the sessions too.

She said: "The classes teach mums how to better focus their energy and most importantly, tune into their breath; and there's chances for baby to stop and sleep or feed throughout the class."

Suitable for all abilities, including those who haven't tried yoga before, Miss Clemson said the sessions can help alleviate the stresses and strains of being a new mum.

She said: "So far mums have said it’s helped to stretch their bodies and when they’ve been tired arriving at classes, by the time they’ve left they feel energised.

"It definitely helps mums to connect with their babies; the babies are really interactive, they’re happy and gurgling and it’s lovely to see."

Miss Clemson spent seven years teaching English in South Korea, Dubai and Thailand.

And it was while she was in Dubai that she took up the practice of yoga and decided to return to England to fulfill her dream of teaching the ancient practice.

Her yoga classes take place in centres across Rishton, Great Harwood, Brockhall Village, Blackburn and Whalley as well as in nurseries and primary schools in the region.

She said: "Children's yoga provides a fun and energetic way of finding calm and well-being for young people.

"I would like to get a message across that yoga is for everybody and you don't need to be really flexible, it's accessible to all.

"Yoga isn't about tying yourself up in knots, it's about undoing them."

To find out more about Miss Clemson's yoga classes, visit her Facebook page @tessaclemsonyoga