What is prenatal yoga and the benefits?

Inside you is an instinctive wisdom that naturally understands the very natural process of birth.  Prenatal yoga will help you reconnect with the wisdom, guiding you through a class specifically designed for the journey through pregnancy.  By practicing movement, centering, breath, and sound, you will leave yoga classes feeling calm, confident, refreshed, and, deeply connected to your baby.  Research suggests that prenatal yoga is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies.  All levels of yoga experience and all trimesters of pregnancy are welcome.

Benefits of prenatal yoga:

  • Assisting the ever-changing pregnant body to stay strong and flexible
  • Relieving stress, insomnia, and helping  to promote relaxation
  • Increasing the strength, flexibility, and, endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
  • Decreasing lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, headaches, sciatica, and, shortness of breath
  • Increasing circulation (more nutrients to your baby!)
  • Enhancing the bond between mom and baby

Prenatal yoga can also help you meet, bond with, and, connect with other pregnant women and prepare for the stress of being a new parent.

New to Yoga? 

Yoga is relaxing, fun, and, great for your mind and body.   If you are considering joining one of our prenatal or mommy-and-me classes, we would love to have you!

Most first time clients are a bit intimated, but there’s no reason to be. We want to make sure your first visit is just as relaxing as is your returning class. Our focus is helping our expecting and new moms relax during the class. You might be surprised to know this, but many friendships are formed by meeting other moms in a supportive environment. We hope you will join us.

How often should I attend a yoga class?

Try and come at least once a week; however, you will see more benefits by coming twice a week. Prenatal yoga helps to reduce stress, ease the common aches and pains of pregnancy, and, develop pain management and breathing techniques for labor and delivery.  Your body constantly changes during and after pregnancy; therefore, Loving My Pregnancy recommends that you develop a regular routine.  To help you with committing to a routine class, we have developed several class packages.  Please pre-register for the class.  Water, mats, and, props are always provided free of charge.

Do I need a mat?

You are welcomed to bring your own mat; however, Loving My Pregnancy has many mats and props for you to borrow.  We do clean our mats after each use.

Do I need to reserve a spot for class?

Yes, pre-registration is required for our classes so we have sufficient space in our studio for everyone.  Please feel free to call the same day as we will try to accommodate you and your busy schedule.

How early should I arrive?

Loving My Pregnancy recommends you arrive 15 minutes early if this is your first time for a yoga class so you can complete the consent form, or, you can download this form and bring it when you come.  Otherwise, please arrive 10 minutes prior to the class.  This allows time to sign in, grab a spot, and, relax.

I am not flexible, can I still do yoga?

Absolutely, you can!!! We are not all flexible.  You do not need to be physically flexible to practice yoga.  Yoga teaches you to develop flexibility and strength in the mind and body. Come as you are, respect your limitations, and, listen to the teacher’s modifications.  Most importantly, breathe, smile, and, know you and your baby are bonding together while he/she is inside the womb.