Pregnancy is another journey in life and one that shows us how strong our bodies are and offers a woman the opportunity to nurture, slow down and to consciously welcome a new life. Prenatal yoga offers postures to strengthen, to alleviate discomforts in low back, pelvis, neck and shoulders, and positions that will help in labor too. Prenatal yoga is not just an adaptation of your usual yoga practice, it is a place to connect to your child, to your breath, to other women, and your power to birth with knowledge and confidence.
Frequently Asked Questions:
When should I start doing Prenatal Yoga?
You may start prenatal yoga at any point in your pregnancy. Some woman like to start after 12 weeks once their nausea has subsided and others like to come during the first trimester to help with the physical and emotional changes. Any time is a good time.
What is different about Prenatal Yoga and a regular yoga class?
In a prenatal class you will learn adaptations to postures to accommodate for your changing body. The postures that are chosen are supportive to the pregnant woman for maintaining strength and flexibility and to learn postures that can be used for optimal positioning for birth. The other big part of prenatal is the community of other pregnant women in class.
Do I need to sign up or can I just show up for class?
Our prenatal classes are just like drop-in classes. Please come on in and take class. Doors open 10mins before the start of class.
Should I eat before coming to class?
Always a good idea to have some light snack in your body before coming to class. Some women even get hungry during class and I encourage to nourish yourself when you feel the need. Babies are growing and you need to keep well hydrated and fed too.
What do I need to bring for class?
Yourself, a bottle of water, and possibly a light snack. If you have your own yoga mat I always encourage you to bring your own. However, we have mats and props that you may use.
Can I do a regular Yoga Class?
Yes, if you had been practicing yoga before you conceived then I usually tell woman they can continue doing their practice with a few adaptations. Your body will really let you know when the postures are no longer serving you. I suggest to refrain fromm deep twists, back-bends, and strong core strengthening. If you are not sure how to adapt then this is a good time to come to a prenatal class.