PRENATAL, POSTNATAL, & BABY YOGA
PRENATAL & POSTNATAL YOGA Saturdays 11am-noon
Appropriate for all levels of students, our Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga class offers methods to support a healthy pregnancy and postpartum recovery using movement, relaxation, and breathing practices that promote both strength and ease. Expecting and new mothers will receive valuable practices and education on how to best prepare for and recover from pregnancy and birth. Practices will be offered to alleviate aches and pains common to expecting and new mothers with poses addressing the back, pelvis, core stabilization and neck and shoulders. Within a community of support you will learn tools and techniques for optimizing your pregnancy, birth and postpartum recovery and how to feel more centered and balanced.
Four-Class Package $70, Drop-in $20
BABY YOGA Select Saturdays, dates TBA
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 CHILDBIRTH: A COUPLES WORKSHOP Select Saturdays, 3/2, 6/1, 9/21, & 12/14 12:30-3:30pm
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.
$75/couple. Pre-registration required but refunds will be given with 24 hours notice (or in case of early delivery).