We offer Prenatal Yoga classes to all mothers-to-be after the 12th week of pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga six weeks after a natural delivery, or 12 weeks after a caesarean section. Women need to check with your doctor before starting any exercise program. We all know that exercise is good for our health and even more important when you are pregnant, but knowing which type of exercise is safe and beneficial for both mum and baby can be daunting. Our small and intimate yoga classes are ideal, giving mothers individual attention from trained instructors. Encouragement is given for mothers to develop their own private practice with postures specifically aimed to alleviate aches and pains and help make pregnancy more comfortable and enjoyable.
Our prenatal yoga classes are gentle and controlled with specific postures dedicated to strengthening the body; sequencing of postures to improve circulation, and breathing techniques to encourage the body to relax and the mind to become quiet and focused. Through simple concentration, pregnant mothers are encouraged to trust their intuition and find the strength and confidence within themselves to enjoy their pregnancy, give birth and take on the awesome responsibility of being a mother with quiet confidence and inner – and outer – joy.
Furthermore, these friendly, easy going classes bring women together when they are undergoing the same emotional and physical changes, often far away from the support of their family and friends. This can greatly improve their confidence and increase their social support networks. Sometimes friendships are formed which last a lifetime.
We have found that this combination of the physical or asana portion of yoga with the emotional and spiritual component can be an aid in reducing pregnancy-related anxiety. It can also improve the new mum and dad’s experience of the miracle and empowerment of pregnancy.