In-Person Prenatal Yoga & Birth Prep Class
AT 224 25th St West
Movement Class For Pregnancy & Birth
Breathwork, Meditation, Pelvic Floor Awareness, Primal Birth Movements
7:00 PM (1hr)
Weekly ·SUNDAY - Oct 10, 2021 – Nov 13, 2021
7:00 PM (1hr)
Weekly · Feb 1, 2022 – Mar 8, 2022
This class explores a range of movements, meditations, and wise-woman knowledge for supporting a healthy labour and birth. Learn how to tap into your instincts for childbirth and explore ways that pregnancy can be an opportunity to nourish this primal tissue.
• Hydrate Your Juicy Psoas
• Explore Centering Your Pelvis
• Resolve Scar Tissue
• Pelvic Floor Awareness & Vulva Tending
• Increase Your Skeletal Awareness for Support
• Meditation & Breathwork
• Making Room for Baby & Mom in Pregnancy and Birth
Our modern world and all its convenience hinder our body when it prepares for childbirth. Learn how to work with your pelvis and baby. Open up and create space in your body to help relieve pressure, aches and pains. A variety of techniques & wise woman knowledge will be shared with you.
6 Class Sessions:
Class 1: Hunter and Gather - Preparation for Birth and Parenthood
Class 2: Breath Awareness, Coping Skills
Class 3: Riding The Waves
Class 4: Love Warrior
Class 5: Journey Within
Class 6: Postpartum and Breastfeeding
(option to bring a partner to last class)
All props are provided at In-Person Session
This Class Is Designed For Expecting Mothers
An opportunity to learn about what to expect during pregnancy, in childbirth and the beginning of parenthood. A skilled instructor will offer a sequence of poses that will meet all your needs. Regardless of which stage of pregnancy you are in, prenatal movement poses target the back, hips, pelvic floor, diaphragm, inner legs, as a growing belly and shifting center of gravity.
Prepare your body and your mind for birth. Discover a set of explorations you can use to bring your baby into this world safely and effectively.
Remove the FEAR of birth by asking questions and getting the answers you need.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"I always feel so relaxed after class. Connected to my body and baby"
"It feels like I have more room for baby, every time I come!"
"I found the breathing we practiced very useful during labor. Same with the positions we used."
Prenatal yoga classes generally offer gentler, less strenuous sequences of poses and a greater use of props to support the body in poses. Your teacher may offer a number of variations and use props (belts, bolsters, blocks, or chairs) to make poses comfortable and available to you during each stage of your pregnancy; you may also use more props as your baby grows.
Pelvic Floor Awareness
Kegels are great but they are not the end-all-be-all pelvic floor exercise. It is equally as important to stretch and relax your muscles as it is to strengthen them. Proper diaphragmatic breathing incorporates strengthening as well as relaxation and lengthening of the muscles that many people forget to stretch! Preparing your muscles for labor and delivery through ideal breathe work can potentially help shorten the first and second stages of labor as well as reduce the likelihood of having urinary incontinence during pregnancy and postpartum.
Just simply using breathing by itself is probably not going to be effective unless you combine it with other methods such as hypnosis, relaxation, guided imagery, continuous support, or a variety of other comfort measures.
Breathing for pain relief during labor can be made widely accessible to pregnant people through childbirth education. Breathing should be slow, deep, controlled and conscious or voluntary, not automatic. We play with these explorations and adding sound or other vocal activities with our breath.
Women – and their partners – who practice meditation often feel empowered by the realization that their thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations including discomfort are manageable thanks to the awareness and benevolence fostered by their practice. For expecting mothers and their partners, these feelings often include anxiety and fear of pain. Mindfulness allows women to relate differently to pain and helps reduce the impact of stressful feelings that might be passed along to the fetus.
Closing The Bones
Traditional Binding Ceremony for Any Time in Life but particularly post-birth.