Prenatal yoga can be practiced throughout pregnancy. Yoga helps to strengthen the body in preparation for birth. It also provides the pregnant woman with breathing and focusing exercises that will help during labor. Pregnancy is about connection - the connection between your baby and yourself, yourself and your body, and the connection between all the members of your family. Nuture those connections by deepening your awareness of your changing body and the new life you are growing inside of you. Pregnancy brings a greater awareness of your own body, and yoga helps to alleviate some of the physical discomforts that come with pregnancy. Swollen feet and ankles, low back soreness, and calf spasms can all be alleviated through a mindful yoga practice.
Our prenatal classes are warm and inviting and our instructors are well-trained and knowledgeable. Each prenatal class begins with introductions. You will meet other women who are experiencing the journey of pregnancy with you. Close bonds are formed and the classes have a warm, community feel to them as a result. After introductions, you can expect to move through a gentle sequence of warm-up stretches, standing poses, restorative poses and breathing exercises.
No previous yoga experience is needed for prenatal yoga. In fact, many women come to yoga for the first time when they are pregnant, encouraged by their doctor or midwife to try it out.
Please note that our prenatal classes are only for women. Male partners are welcome to attend our monthly prenatal partner class at Geer St. But we ask that the regular prenatal classes are for women only. Pregnant individuals who identify as male are always welcome in all of our prenatal classes and events.
Our prenatal classes are offered twice a week