Prenatal Yoga


This class is taught by:

Andrea Dixon

Andrea Dixon's passion is to support women along their motherhood journeys, so they can embody and embrace the transformation with strength and power. She was introduced to yoga as a teenager and has been practicing ever since, adapting and evolving her practice through her pregnancies and as a mom. Teaching pre-natal yoga combines her deep love and fascination with both yoga and pregnancy. She completed a 500 hour yoga teacher training with the late Esther Myers in 2004 and prenatal teacher trainings with Stephanie Keach in 2004 and Janice Clarfield in 2010. Since 2001 Andrea has been supporting couples as a birth doula, and brings this unique perspective to her yoga teaching. Her prenatal yoga classes focus on postures and exercises that emphasize the breath and relaxation, flexibility and strengthening of muscle groups that are specific to pregnancy and childbirth. Her goal is to help pregnant women create strength, energy and balance in their bodies and lives so they can have a fulfilling and joyful experience of pregnancy, birth and motherhood. Andrea teaches prenatal yoga, is a birth and post partum doula, and a holistic health coach. She is currently immersed in the joys and challenges of mothering her two beautiful children, Miles and Zella.
 
*Photo credit Zoe Litaker

Abby Hardaway

Abby began practicing yoga in 2008 when she tagged along with her neighbor to a class at the YMCA. Since then, in both her personal practice and her classes, she has focused on linking movement with breath to connect the body and self. In 2015, Abby completed 200 hour yoga teacher training with Allison Dennis at Heart of Yoga School in Carrboro and 85 hour prenatal yoga teacher training with Andrea Dixon and Sara Doyle at Blue Point Yoga. She has always been drawn to work with women in the childbearing year because of the joyful and intense time that conception, pregnancy, birth, and early motherhood can be, which she experienced firsthand around the birth of her daughter in February 2016. Yoga has also brought her a strong sense of community, which she hopes to cultivate in her classes and is especially important for new moms and moms-to-be.
Prenatal Yoga uses postures, breathing, and meditation to help ease pregnancy, delivery, and the after effects of birth. The classes create strength, focus, flexibility and awareness through a gentle practice designed especially for the pregnant woman's needs. Prenatal Yoga classes provide a safe, peaceful and supportive environment for expectant mothers and are a wonderful way to connect with other mothers-to-be. Yoga helps to alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as heartburn, nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica. The classes are appropriate for both new and experienced students.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Apr 27 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Andrea Dixon
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sun Apr 30 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Abby Hardaway
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Thu May 04 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Andrea Dixon
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sun May 07 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Abby Hardaway
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Thu May 11 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Andrea Dixon
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sun May 14 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Abby Hardaway
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Thu May 18 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Andrea Dixon
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sun May 21 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Abby Hardaway
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Thu May 25 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Andrea Dixon
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sun May 28 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Abby Hardaway
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Thu Jun 01 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Andrea Dixon
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sun Jun 04 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Abby Hardaway
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Thu Jun 08 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Andrea Dixon
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sun Jun 11 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Abby Hardaway
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Thu Jun 15 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Andrea Dixon
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sun Jun 18 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Abby Hardaway
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Thu Jun 22 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Andrea Dixon
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Sun Jun 25 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Abby Hardaway
    at Blue Point Yoga Center
  • Thu Jun 29 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Andrea Dixon
    at Blue Point Yoga Center