Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga
for your prenatal and postpartum self
You're invited to a different type of yoga - a private class with focus on both breathing and movements that will help prepare your mind and body for birth, and be a gentle entry to exercise postpartum. The class is designed to support your growing pregnancy, prepare you for birth and help you grow and heal postpartum.
Private and small group sessions available upon request.
Yoga helps you learn to breathe deeply and relax, which will help you face the physical and mental demands of labor and birth. In fact, one of the first things you learn in a yoga class is how to breathe fully. The breathing technique known asujjayi requires you to take in air slowly through your nose, filling your lungs, and exhale completely until your stomach compresses.
Learning how to do ujjayi breathing primes you for labor and childbirth by training you to stay calm when you need it most. When you're in pain or afraid, your body produces adrenalin and may produce less oxytocin, a hormone that makes labor progress. A regular yoga practice will help you fight the urge to tighten up when you feel pain, and show you how to relax instead.