Prenatal Yoga

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Want to Experience a Fantastic Pregnancy?   Grab a Coupon for a Free Class! 

Prenatal Yoga helps…

Physically… Enjoy your pregnancy more by learning postures which can relieve many of the physical discomforts associated with pregnancy. Yoga is also a safe and effective way to maintain physical fitness during your pregnancy.

Mentally and Emotionally… Mindfulness and relaxation gives you the opportunity to address the emotional concerns of pregnancy, birth and motherhood, allowing you to feel more balanced.

Even better… These classes are suitable for all levels of fitness and all stages of pregnancy. No previous yoga experience is necessary.  Classes are on-going – start anytime!

Prenatal Yoga Class: Times, Location and Fees

Plan ahead to attend. Register early as class fill up quickly.

Fall Prenatal Session:
Wednesdays 5:00-6:15pm or Saturdays 9:00-10:15am  Sept-Dec
Fee
$210  (14 weeks of classes)

Start anytime! You can attend the full or partial session! Or even do drop-in.

Location: Classes at held at Bodhi Tree Yoga, 3104 13th Ave, across from the Cathedral – parking available across the street in the church parking lot.  Map

Stretch comfortably, breathe deeply, relax fully….

“Prenatal Yoga was the nicest time of the week, when I could feel completely comfortable being pregnant with no self-consciousness, surrounded by other pregnant women.  I always left the class with a sense of feeling strong both in body and spirit which helped me cope with many of the strains of pregnancy.  Also, I loved sharing both joys and problems with the other women in the class which helped me feel like I was never alone.” Diane Gareau, mom to Abby & Alec

What Other Women Are Saying…

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“I wanted to thank you for the prenatal yoga class.  That was the first time that I got to focus on my new baby.  I am so busy with Emma that I have not that a moment to stop and think about the miracle that is growing inside me.  Yoga class gave me that time to reflect on this little miracle and how blessed I am to have an amazing daughter and another little one growing inside.”

Thanks Serena Rath, mom to Emma

Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

  • Relieve Backache
  • Improve Sleep
  • Strengthen Birthing Muscles
  • Increase Energy
  • Reduce Water Retention and Improve Circulation – therefore greatly eliminating swelling in the body.
  • Reduce Stress & Anxiety – learn healthy ways to manage worry during pregnancy and during labour.
  • Practice Effective Coping Skills for Labour.
  • Develop Confidence and Trust in Your Body – very helpful for pregnancy and birth.
  • Practice Evoking A State of Deep Relaxation and Wellbeing.
  • Ease Gastrointestinal Discomforts.
  • Utilize learned skills of self-care throughout postpartum adjustment and into motherhood and understand the importance of self-care in motherhood.
  • Use mindfulness meditation as a tool for dealing with great emotional and physical changes that occur with pregnancy and birth including postpartum adjustment.

“Prenatal yoga helped me to connect with my baby by allowing me to relax and open myself up to my baby -feeling like I am communicating with him in my belly through the chants and the exercises.  I felt like I was telling my baby how much I already loved him by taking care of body, taking care of him – physically, and also taking care of myself mentally.  I loved being pregnant and I felt great inner peace.  Prenatal yoga enhanced these feelings in me.”

Tracey McMurchy, mom to Alex, & Myla 

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