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!
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 ;)
Feel a bit tight, sore or sluggish in your pregnant body? This class is perfect to help you feel strong, grounded and open again! Modifications are given so you can adjust this flow to your second or third trimester. We move through sun salutations and hold standing poses to cultivate strength. A relaxing pigeon pose helps to free tension in the hips. Finishing hamstring and hip openers help to soothe the body and mind. Enjoy Mamas!
Keep your lower body strong throughout your pregnancy with this flow. We explore standing poses and balancing poses to cultivate inner stillness and strength. Hip openers are mixed in throughout the practice to help keep that lower back and pelvis feeling good! A great practice to help you feel grounded and centered while growing your little human. Namaste!
Flow and deep stretch for mamas to be! Build and keep strength with the flow portion of this practice. Standing poses and balancing poses help to keep the body feeling grounded and energetic. The deep stretch half of this class will leave your hips, hamstrings and back feeling open and free. Enjoy !
Had a strong Vinyasa practice before you were pregnant? Here is a great session suitable for your first trimester! Lots of modified flow and vinyasas to help open the body. Poses like chair and plank help to create strength with variations for what feels right for you. Half moon and warrior three will work your balance and a few finishing poses including a supported bridge set you up for a relaxing savasana! Enjoy!