PRENATAL, POSTNATAL, & BABY YOGA WITH CASSIE RODGERS
PRENATAL YOGA Saturdays 11am-noon
Prenatal yoga is appropriate for any level of student and is geared towards expectant mothers. This class offers methods to support a healthy pregnancy by using relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, and postures to strengthen and tone the body, as well as relieve tension and common aches and pains. This class is taught by a teacher with specialized training in prenatal yoga. Four-Class Package $70, Drop-in $20
BABY YOGA Select Saturdays, 3/17, 4/14, & 5/26, 12:15-1:00pm
Come together with other new parents in a causal community setting. In this class we will explore yoga as a way to bond with your baby while learning how to support yourself physically and energetically. Learn poses and techniques, including basic infant massage, to help alleviate common discomforts for babies.
$20 drop-in (one adult, one child), $10 extra adult (partners absolutely welcome), or use your Four-Class Package. Class size limited to 12 families.
YOGA FOR NEW MOMS SERIES Select Saturdays, 12:15-1:15pm
After you have had a baby the transition from pregnancy to motherhood is full of many changes both physically and mentally. Every mom deserves the time to care for herself as it is crucial to everyone's well being! This series of classes is dedicated to new (and new again) moms to provide support and proper education on how to safely come back to yoga and exercise through this pivotal time.
Rediscover your body in a way that will leave you feeling more confident while learning techniques that will aid in creating a calmer state of mind. Come together among a community of like minded moms in a safe space to feel stronger and more rested.
No yoga experience required and open to anyone who still feels affected from pregnancy and birth. (Whether it has been 6 weeks or 12 months!)
Each class in this four-week series is dedicated to a different topic, featuring:
Finding Stability - Come back to your core by learning how to find your physical center with poses and breath work. Learn ways to access and understand the health of your back, abdominal muscles, and pelvic floor. Find your inner strength and feel more integrated in your body again.
Relieve Aching Neck and Shoulders – Counter the poor posture associated with constant carrying and feeding. Breathe fuller and feel lighter with poses that will open the heart, strengthen the back, and release the neck, shoulders and wrists.
Balance and Recharge – Feel more connected and centered by tending to physical and energetic imbalances and realign yourself both physically and mentally. Combat fatigue and exhaustion with poses and techniques to help you learn how to deeply relax and become more energized.
Baby Yoga - Bring your baby and your partner! In this class we will explore yoga as a way to bond with your baby while learning how to support yourself physically and energetically. You will also learn which poses and techniques help alleviate common problems with babies, including basic infant massage.
$70 for four class series, $20 drop-in
YOGA FOR CHILDBIRTH: A COUPLES WORKSHOP Saturdays 4/7, 6/16, & 9/1 12:30-3:00pm
This is a great refresher for second or third timers as well as a more in depth look at movement, breathing and meditation tools for first-timers. This class is essential for expecting couples to fill in the final details around how to access and receive support during labor and childbirth! You and your partner will learn: ways to manage pain, uncertainty and negativity using movement, sound, breathing, affirmations and relaxation. You will receive a "cheat sheet" including all information covered for your labor bag and a recording of a guided relaxation practice that you can use before and during labor. Help your partner feel confident and introduce them to what you've been learning in yoga!
Because yoga is a mind/body practice, the class will cover both the physical and psychological aspects of birth. You will be offered a variety of practices to become more aligned with each other and your own inner strength and capacity.
The first half of class you will learn about the ways that fear, anxiety and fatigue affect the birth process and gain mental coping tools. You will be offered contemplative journaling and dialogue opportunities for you and your partner.
The second half of the class will be dedicated to partner positions, yoga-based movement, breathing, relaxation and affirmation work.
Limited to 7 couples. Third trimester or late second trimester is preferred. Click on location links below for registration. Please fill out this survey prior to attending the workshop.
$65/couple. Pre-registration required but refunds will be given with 24 hours notice (or in case of early delivery).