Yoga

Prenatal Yoga: Nurture Your Mind, Body and Baby

Nurture Your Mind
During this class, we will spend quiet time in brief periods of meditation, focusing on breath awareness and mind-body connection. We will address some of the common concerns and hopes that come with pregnancy, labor, and birth while providing resources and tools to use during the labor and birth process.

Nurture Your Body
Traditional yoga postures and poses will be adjusted for the pregnant body. Poses are designed to be both gentle yet challenging to allow you to experiment with and realize the strength and capabilities of your amazing human body. Postures are designed to strengthen and to relieve some of the discomforts of pregnancy.

Nurture Your Baby
You will be encouraged to send love to your baby and to hug your baby throughout each class to encourage the bonding process.

 

Common Questions about Prenatal Yoga

Who is this prenatal yoga for?
This class is for anyone who is pregnant. Some people come in their first trimester and others come in their second trimester or third trimester. Whichever time you come is the right time.

 

Do I need to have yoga experience?
No, you do not need to have any prior experience to take this class.

 

What do I need to bring to class?
I encourage pregnant people to eat a light snack at least one hour before class and to bring snacks and water with them to have during class. Wear clothes that are comfortable and allow you to move freely. You can bring a towel if you like as well as a yoga mat, although the studio does have yoga mats and props for use.

I’m not planning an unmedicated birth, should I still take this class?
Yes! Anyone who is pregnant can benefit from the relaxing, strength-building, and pain-relieving aspects of prenatal yoga.

Postpartum Yoga

Our time together will open with a check-in for new parents to share their experiences of new parenthood. We'll move through a series of breathing exercises followed by a gentle, yet powerful practice designed to help re-align the body post-pregnancy and birth.

 

Postpartum Yoga is an opportunity for new parents to move their bodies with intention, allow time for stretching and strengthening sore arms and backs as well as a time to connect with other new parents. 

 

Common Questions about Postpartum Yoga

When can I start taking classes?

A lot of people start between 6-8 weeks postpartum, but please check in with your medical provider before starting postpartum yoga.

 

How old can my baby be?

All babies who are pre-crawling are welcome to join for postpartum yoga class.

 

Who is this class for?

This class is designed for people who have just given birth. The poses will be focused on re-aligning the body and building strength after pregnancy and child birth.

 

Do I need to have yoga experience?
No, you do not need to have any prior experience to take this class.

 

What do I need to bring to class?
I encourage people who are postpartum and especially those who are nursing to eat a light snack at least one hour before class and to bring snacks and water with them to have during class. Wear clothes that are comfortable and allow you to move freely. You can bring a towel if you like as well as a yoga mat, although the studio does have yoga mats and props for use. 

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