Prenatal yoga is for expecting mommies. Whether you’ve been practicing for years, or you’re brand-new to yoga, pregnancy is an incredible adventure, and taking care of yourself and your growing baby is essential. There is no better time to get the lesson that in order to nurture anyone else to the best of your abilities, you have to be taking care of yourself. Learn how to modify for each trimester, and spend time connecting to your baby as you care for the home where you both currently reside! Congratulations, mama!
Using a birthing ball (or exercise ball), we dive into a well-rounded practice that opens and strengthens every major muscle group, builds some nice heat and leaves you feeling open. We also touch on helpful positions with the ball during labor and post-partum!
This is a short talk about and demonstration of the five most typical questions pregnant mamas ask when they've had a consistent flow practice and want to continue taking regular vinyasa classes, but want to do so safely! Included are safe, open twists, safe core work, breath-work, and how to listen to your body and your baby as you're moving.
Grab a scarf (or strap!) and let's get to it! This is a quick practice that will gently work on strengthening the core, toning the pelvic floor and opening the chest. Appropriate for mamas who are 6 weeks postpartum and have clearance from their care providers to return to physical activity.
In this feel-good flow, we'll work on meeting your body where it is today. Moments of meditation, time to connect with your baby and let go of expectations about what you should be able to do so you can just be where you are. Hip, hamstring, shoulder, upper back and chest-opening will leave you feeling open and energized. If you don't have a bolster, a couch pillow will do the trick!
A prenatal yoga class that connects you to your breath in order to get deep into a stiff neck, tight shoulders, chest and upper back. Perfect for early in the morning or after a long day before you head off to bed. Great at any stage of pregnancy.
For Mamas to be who want a little extra strength and a little flexibility! A nice well-rounded practice that can be done through any trimester. Feel free to modify any poses that you need to as you go! This practice will help you feel more centered, balanced and connected to yourself and your little human. Enjoy!
By request, here is a flow for you mamas in the homestretch of your pregnancy, a time when you want to ease up on inverting and get that baby headed into ready position! LOTS of squatting (we'll be resting in malasana instead of down dog), and we'll open those hips from every direction. Hamstrings and quads get lots of love, too, with nice plié squats (you may not be calling them "nice" while we do them, and you may want a chair handy if balance has become an issue :)). Camel pose opens the heart and it's great if you have a block and a bolster ready for savasana, or you can use a couch pillow, too! Wishing you and your baby the very best!P.S. This is also a great practice for when you have a headache and don't want to send the blood rushing to your cranium ;)