Prenatal Yoga is an amazing way to prepare for childbirth and can help mommies to be stay in shape during and after pregnancy. Other benefits of prenatal yoga include:
Improvement in Sleep
Reducing Stress and Anxiety
Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
Decrease lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and shortness of breath
Decrease the risk of preterm labour, pregnancy-induced hypertension and intrauterine growth restriction (a condition that slows a baby's growth)
Prenatal Yoga can also help you meet and bond with other pregnant women and prepare for the stress of being a new parent.
What Happens During a Prenatal Yoga Class?
Gentle Stretching: You will be guided to gently move different areas of your body, such as your neck, arms and legs.
Postures: While standing, sitting, or lying on the ground, you will gently move your body into different positions aimed at developing your strength, flexibility and balance. Props, such as bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps will be used to provide you with support and comfort while you continue to focus on your breathing.
Restore and Relaxation: At the end of each prenatal class, you will relax your muscles and restore your resting heart rate and breathing rhythm.
Breathing: You will be encouraged to focus on breathing in and out slowly and deeply through the nose. These breathing techniques may help you reduce or manage shortness of breath during pregnancy and work through contractions during labour.
No yoga experience is necessary.
Consult with your family physician or health care provider before you begin prenatal yoga. You may not be able to start a program if your are at an increased risk of preterm labour or if you have other medical conditions such as heart disease.
Rest during your First trimester and begin prenatal yoga during your Second Trimester
Pace yourself and listen to your body. If you notice any discomfort, seek medical advice.
Keep yourself cool and hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids during and after class
It is never too late to start prenatal yoga and come until your due date.
By pre-registering for 4 weeks, students receive a discount off the regular drop-in rate and are guaranteed a spot in the class.
Date: January 4th, 11th, 25th, and Feb 1st (Please note that the instructor will be away on Jan 18th and we've extended the class to Feb 1st). Time: 1:00pm-2:15pm Cost: 60+hst for 4 Classes, $20 to Drop-In *Please Note:
Classes are ongoing and run in 4 week sessions.
Maximum of 10 mommies per workshop to allow for individual attention.
Drop-Ins are welcome if space is available.
If you are pre-registering, the classes must be taken in a 4 week consecutive time period.
Missed classes may not be made up other than for serious health reasons or illnesses.