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Prenatal Yoga & Active Birth

Congratulations on your pregnancy. Prenatal Yoga & Active Birth is a great and safe way of exercising during your pregnancy, to keep you limber, strong, flexible and to physically and mentally prepare you for childbirth and motherhood.

You may start your Prenatal Yoga practice anytime after your First Trimester (13 weeks), and no previous yoga experience is necessary.  If you are in your first trimester and wish to start the practice, we recommend that you check with your doctor first, before coming to class.

Main Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

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  • Helps you to breathe deeply to stay calm and focused

  • Builds mental and physical strength

  • Relieves pregnancy-induced aches and pains (especially back ache, Sciatica, groin pain, Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction)

  • Helps with stability and balance, whilst adapting to postural changes

  • Increases flexibility and range of motion, for Optimal Foetal Positioning

  • Special time to bond in a practice for Two (or Three if you're expecting twins)

  • Boosts energy and stamina, to prepare you for the demands of labour

  • Improves blood circulation, to cope with cramps and water retention

  • Promotes quality sleep

  • Reduces stress and anxiety

  • A modified practice to cope with the trimester changes and pregnancy complications and health issues (like Low Lying Placenta, Gestational Diabetes, Pre-Eclampsia, transverse or Breech baby)

  • A great way to bond with other moms, and be part of a supportive community

  • Active Birthing poses to prepare you for a mindful birth, making informed decisions every step of the way

What to Expect?

 

Prenatal Yoga is a practice built for You and your Baby (or Babies!). Our classes are set in a small, intimate setting, and yoga props like bolsters, blocks, Birthing Ball and straps are commonly used to facilitate the practice and make the poses attainable, without strain.

Mindful movement incorporating other principles support your Active Birthing journey.

 

A typical Prenatal Yoga class entails light meditation, breath work, gentle stretching, standing and seated poses (with modifications and props), and relaxation. You will notice a difference in the practice format from each trimester, as our teachers modify the practice according to your pregnancy and physical condition. Prenatal Yoga is safe to be practised right up to Baby's birth.

 

Come with an open mind, and bring your own mat and a bottle of water! We can't wait to journey with you in Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond.

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