Prenatal Yoga During this transitional time many physical & emotional changes take place. Prenatal Yoga is about honoring these changes in your heart and your body as you connect to your baby and honor the Goddess within. This class uses specific yogic postures to help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, tone the uterus, improve circulation, encourage flexibility, stimulate digestion, and ease common discomforts during pregnancy. Linking yoga postures with the breath will lead you to new discoveries, bringing awareness to the mind, body, and spirit of both you and your baby. You are gifted with motherly intuitive wisdom. You understand deep within about the organic process of birth. An open-hearted community makes space for you to freely discuss any challenges and celebrations and connect mother and baby to prepare for a healthy, mindful, more natural approach to the powerful experience of labor and birth. Prenatal Yoga may be practiced through all trimesters (clearing any medical issues with the care provider) and is a great way to connect with other mothers-to-be and establish friendships that go far beyond the journey of pregnancy and childbirth. No previous yoga experience is required! Wear comfortable clothes you can move in and a bottle of water to drink. Birth is not a crisis waiting to happen, it is a Celebration of Life!
Post Natal Yoga is used to help mothers reconnect following birth and begin to help the body regain strength and flexibility. These yoga classes focus on the needs of new mamas: strong core work, energizing yoga and rejuvenating poses. The first 40 days after birth is to bond, establish breast feeding, allow the body to regain strength and get lots of rest! Approximately six weeks following birth, return to Postnatal Yoga with your baby to share support and information with other new moms. Yoga postures for mom focus on rebuilding strength in the abdomen, back and pelvic floor, releasing tension in the shoulders and neck, and opening of the chest and heart. All done in a place where your baby is welcome to nurse, nap, or play with toys. We involve the babies as weights, as well as some shared mama/baby poses, and infant massage. This class caters to newborns (4 weeks old) through 1 years old (pre-walkers). Enjoy fun yoga, songs, and gentle massage with babies to help bond & relax. We focus of strengthening the spiritual, emotional, and physical bond between parent and child. Breast-feeding is welcome and supported! Share this special time with other new moms, discussing common postpartum issues and stretching the stiffness away!! Let Prenatal Yoga from Prenatal to the Cradle help carry you smoothly through the busy early months and first year caring for a new baby!
Prenatal & Postnatal Combination Yoga Classes are taught on Mondays at Renew Yoga from 5:45-7:00pm.