Pre Natal & Post Natal Yoga
Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga
This program has two components: 1) to prepare the mother for giving birth and 2) to assist the mother’s recuperation after giving birth. Teachers are fully certified in prenatal and postnatal yoga and call upon at least 10 years of practice experience. Strengthening around the pelvic floor during pregnancy and after birth is emphasized, coupled with breath awareness as a powerful method of relaxation.
Prenatal yoga helps you maintain fitness and strength during pregnancy and prevents and remedies common problems that you might experience. It allows your body to open gently in preparation for birth, allows you to release physical tension and emotional fears, and teaches you relaxation techniques that you can use during your whole prenatal period. As you approach your third trimester, birthing positions and appropriate bodywork are discussed and learned. You will also have an opportunity to bring your partner into the class to learn postures where your partner can support you in poses to ease back pain and learn breathing techniques together to prepare both of you for the birthing process.
Postnatal yoga can be taught either with you and your baby, giving you techniques to use together, or on your own, giving you valuable time to nourish and look after yourself. After birth the focus is rebuilding the pelvic floor and strengthening your core muscles. Additionally, we introduce upper body strength so the upper back and shoulders are able and open to carry the weight of your growing baby in your arms for as long as you wish. You learn to close your body gently after birth, release physical and mental tension, regain tone and relax.
What will you learn?
You will feel confident in using the breathing techniques we teach you, which will prepare you for labour and the birthing process
Your increased body awareness will allow you to move more freely and perform yoga poses with more confidence
Your increased strength, stamina, and sense of balance will enable you to feel empowered and confident
The pelvic floor exercises will prepare you to give birth and aid it a faster recovery from natural births
Postpartum you will get back your physical strength and tone your body
After birth we will support you to regain strength in the pelvic and abdominal area
You will feel happier, you will feel connected to your baby, and you will love and embrace your new role
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