PRE AND POST NATAL

Pre-natal Yoga

Pre-natal yoga is an ideal preparation for labor and birth. The practice creates awareness and calmness; allowing the pregnant woman to feel her inner clarity as it brings confidence. Letting the mom feel peaceful as her anxiety concerning the birth process decreases. Yoga will help in a calm and mindful way enhancing the ability to breathe, relax and adjust to the physical demands of labor, birth and motherhood.

Pre-natal Pilates

  • During pregnancy, the entire pelvic area is weakened by the pressure of the growing baby. Pilates helps to strengthen the pelvic floor and lower back which helps prepare for the labor process. •It strengthens the transversus abdominus and promotes relaxation because it focuses on lateral breathing. Lateral breathing opens up the ribcage and helps lessen the discomfort of a baby sitting in an extremely high position. You will experience less heartburn and pain between the ribs.
  • Increases over-all body strength through stretching, breathing to increase relaxation, and a combination of breathing/movement which helps improve circulation of blood and oxygen. This will enable a more focused, calm, less cranky pregnancy.
  • The movements in Pilates helps prevent inflammation and swelling around your joints. The combination of intentional breathing, controlled and expansive exercises all help to make the body comfortable in the crucial areas like the shoulders and neck, the lower back, and the hips/pelvis. Leg cramps are lessened. Habits that you establish during your pregnancy will carry over to your postnatal life. Taking Pilates during pregnancy means your body is going to bounce back faster.

Post-natal Yoga

Post-Natal Yoga classes provide a safe and effective way to ease the transition into motherhood, whether you are a first-time mother or already have children. Regain your strength and energy in a yoga class designed especially for new mums. Post-Natal Yoga focuses on rebuilding strength and stability in the abdomen, back and pelvic floor muscles; releasing tension in the neck and shoulders; and opening the chest. This class incorporates the mind-body practices of yoga to create a healthy and balanced post-pregnancy body. Using mindful breathing, conscious relaxation, meditation and simply being present, we realign your highest potential as a woman and a mother and you have all the tools you need for a calmer, happier and centered you.