Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Classes 

PRENATAL YOGA CLASSES

Winter II Session: FebRUARY 18 - April 1, 2019 (no class 3/25 and 4/4)

SPRING SESSION: April 8 - June 17, 2019

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for a class AND either buy passes or pay by cash or check. There is some flexibility in the day of the week in which you actually attend class, but you must choose a primary day on which to register when completing your registration.

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DESCRIPTION OF PRENATAL YOGA CLASSES:

The prenatal yoga classes at Yoga Focus are specifically designed to support the changes during pregnancy. A variety of classical yoga postures are taught specifically for the pregnant body and can be modified for any level of yoga experience or stage of pregnancy. All postures are taught with awareness of your growing baby. The standing postures promote strength, flexibility, and confidence. Seated and kneeling postures help to open the hips and pelvis, as well as lengthen and bring elasticity to the spine. Many postures work to expand the rib cage, easing the breath and creating space for your baby. Restorative poses promote conscious relaxation of the body, focus of the mind, and awareness of the breath – all of which are beneficial during pregnancy and beyond.

WHEN TO START:

The best time to start regular class attendance is at the beginning of your second trimester, however, you may start the class any time during your pregnancy. It does not need to be the first class of a session. You may attend your first prenatal class any week that we are meeting.  You will get the most benefits by attending class regularly at least once per week. Once you register, you may purchase sequential class passes ($15 per class) or purchase single or bundled drop-in passes ($17-$20) per class.

Please inform Marlene of any injuries or health issues that may effect your participation or safety in class. At your first class, you will be asked to complete a registration/consent form.

Questions about registering?

Check out the Prenatal/Postnatal “How to Register” page on our website or contact Marlene.


PRENATAL & POSTNATAL YOGA CLASS

Winter II Session: February 18 - April 1, 2019 (no class 3/25 and 4/4)

SPRING SESSION: April 8 - June 17, 2019

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for a class AND either buy passes or pay by cash or check. For prenatal women, there is some flexibility in the day of the week in which you actually attend class, but you must choose a primary day on which to register when completing your registration.

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CLASS DESCRIPTION:

This class is combined for prenatal women and postpartum moms and babies. Postures for the postpartum women are taught with a focus on strengthening and realigning the body after childbirth. Specific areas such as the pelvic floor, abdominals, neck, shoulder, and back are targeted by the postures. Some of the benefits women experience in the class include regaining strength, flexibility, and energy, as well as finding balance and restoration. This class also provides a space for mothers to connect with one another. It is not a vigorous or traditional yoga class.

WHEN TO START:

Rest is the most important posture after birth. After sufficient rest, you may join the Prenatal/Postnatal class anytime you feel ready to attend. Babies are welcome and most moms do bring their babies to class. You may attend the class with your baby until your baby become too active to stay close to you. Please inform Marlene of any injuries or health issues that may effect your participation in class. You may attend your first class any week that we are meeting. This does not need to be the first class of a session. At your first class, you will be asked to complete a registration/consent form. Once you register, you may purchase sequential class passes ($15 per class) or purchase single or bundled drop-in passes ($17-$20) per class.

Questions about registering?

Check out the Prenatal/Postnatal “How to Register” page on our website or contact Marlene.