Prenatal yoga adapts traditional yoga postures for the specific needs of pregnancy through gentle yoga movements. It also helps relieve tension and teaches you how to remain calm and balanced, important skills during labor and delivery. This class is suitable for those with no yoga experience. Long time yoga practitioners also find the material beneficial, though the class is not a regular yoga class with modifications for the pregnant body.
Students with a strong yoga practice may wish to continue in their regular yoga class. If you elect to take a regular yoga class rather than a Prenatal class, please speak with your teacher to maintain a safe and healthy practice during pregnancy.
The Prenatal 10-week course includes stretching, postural alignment and breathing techniques. You will also learn specific yoga poses for addressing the discomforts of pregnancy and for building strength, flexibility and endurance. Each class will conclude with a relaxation period. You are encouraged to practice at your own level of comfort, and the teacher can help you modify any pose.
Classes begin the week of January 12.