Yoga and Pregnancy
Your pregnancy can be a beautiful, special time, providing an opportunity to turn inward and get in touch with yourself and the baby you are carrying. In a short period of time, the body goes through a great transformation, getting ready for birth. We offer two types of Prenatal Yoga classes that will support you during the second and third trimester of your pregnancy.
**Note: If you are in your first trimester we advise you NOT to practice yoga. **
A gentle class that focuses on relaxation and letting go. Soft stretching and light strengthening combined with calm breathing will help to relieve tension that accumulates during pregnancy as the body goes through a lot of change. It helps train the breath, body, and mind to relax.
Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga
An empowering class that will help you to create strength and stamina needed during this transformative time. By moving with your breath in a modified vinyasa flow, you’ll greatly increase your ability to connect with your inner strength in preparation of childbirth. The class always ends with deep relaxation.
Other yoga styles during Pregnancy
It is possible to practice other styles of yoga in the second or third trimester of your pregnancy, but please always let the teacher know that you are pregnant before the class starts. When practising in a regular class please be mindful and avoid deep twisting, deep backbends, breath retention and inversions. Being pregnant is a transformative and natural state in a woman’s life.
The Benefits of Yoga for Pregnant Women
- Helps avoiding cramps and liquid stagnation
- Strengthens and releases different group muscles
- Positively affects the baby’s position in the womb
- Massages the abdomen, stimulates digestion and reduces nausea
- Uplifts the level of energy
- Helps reaching tranquility and calms the nervous system
- Releases tensions in the lower part of the body, cervix and the birth canal
- Makes the pelvis bowl elastic and supple
Prenatal Yoga Workshops
Motherheart Circle: Celebrating You
With Asha Hossain
29 August 2020
It’s time to step into our power and let our heart guide us. It’s time to finally and fully say yes to who we truly are! There’s no need to hide anymore.
Alignment Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth - Online
With Kamini Stam
Starting on 01 September 2020
This comprehensive online course offers you the chance to get in-form-ed on how to align body and mind in preparation for a positive birth experience, wherever you'd like to birth.
Birth Circle for an Active Birth
With Pascale Bonnet
05 September 2020
This circle will be an opportunity for pregnant women to experience the intimacy and empowerment of sharing their process with other women, in a safe and gentle environment.