Photos by: Erin Cox Photography
Prenatal yoga has numerous benefits both for the expectant mother as well as the developing baby. Prenatal yoga also helps expectant mothers prepare for birth—physically and emotionally. Yoga increases strength and flexibility, reduces low back pain and sciatica, and helps reduce swelling and inflammation. Research has shown that practicing yoga during pregnancy may result in improved birth weight, while decreasing the incidence of preterm labor and pregnancy-induced hypertension. Join other expectant mothers in a class geared for you. Postures, breathwork, birth preparation, relaxation and meditation are incorporated into each class, helping to enhance comfort and cultivating flexibility and confidence.
Wednesdays 5:45-6:45 PM
Saturdays 11:00-12:15 PM
Postnatal/Mommy & Me Yoga
Pregnancy, labor, and caring for a newborn or baby can take a toll on your body as well as your emotions. Join other mamas in this class designed to nurture you, whether you’re immediately postpartum or just in need of some mama time. Classes are designed to strengthen your body, improve your posture, and give you a fresh start to your day. Your baby is welcome to nurse, nap, play with toys or join you in mama/baby poses. Babies from newborns to crawlers are welcome. (Modifications are made depending on birth and postpartum experience.)
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Photos by: Carrie Morgan
Looking for tools for a more peaceful birth? Yoga helps you consciously relax your body and your mind, assisting you throughout the birth process. This workshop includes breathing exercises for all stages of labor, postures for labor, meditations and visualizations for birth, yoga asanas to do with your partner, and non-verbal techniques for communicating with your partner or birth support. Please inquire for workshop dates.
July 19th 1-3:30PM
I found Yoga Junction’s prenatal yoga class when I was 15 weeks pregnant. At every stage in my pregnancy, through every trimester, this class has provided me with exactly what I need to nurture a healthy pregnancy. The perfect balance of strength exercises, breathing techniques and gentle stretching, prenatal yoga has been a peaceful refuge for me each week . Melissa is a phenomenal teacher, and I have been so grateful for her kindness and wisdom throughout this journey.
My husband and I attended yoga birth in the last trimester of pregnancy. The breathing techniques and partner exercises truly gave us useful tools and poses to use for labor. With this being our first child, we are both stepping into the unknown, and yoga birth helped us to relax our nervous systems, and connect with each other in an intimate way. I feel much more confident and in my body after attending this workshop.