Prenatal Yoga
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PRENATAL YOGA PROGRAM SCHEDULE

  • Wednesday's 9:00am

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Prenatal yoga isn’t simply gentle yoga but rather a practice—at times an active, energetic one—uniquely designed for pregnancy. Restorative poses are an important part of prenatal practice, but most classes include a range of poses that are specifically tailored to pregnant bodies. Classes will help to develop physical strength as well as provide emotional support. The foundation beneath all of the poses in a prenatal class is the breath. Working with the breath this way quells stress hormones and stimulates relaxation. By training your awareness to consciously release tension in class, you can do the same during labor and birth. Along with cultivating relaxation comes the willingness to surrender to the experience of pregnancy and birth.

SUGGESTED EXPERIENCE

  • No experience necessary

  • Designed for beginners with more advanced options available to more advanced Yoginis seeking a challenge

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Physical and mental balance

  • Prepare for pregnancy and birth

  • Increase immunity, lung capacity, and cardiovascular function

  • Reduce stress, depression, and anxiety

  • Relieve pain and muscular tension

  • Improve mobility

  • Increase strength

  • Build community

CURRICULUM INCLUDES

  • Deep breathing techniques

  • Prop assisted gentle poses

  • Restorative postures

  • Poses to improve posture

  • Exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor

  • Seated, prop-supported reclining, and standing postures

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