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Thursday
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APR

April Prenatal Yoga Series

18:15
19:15
Katrina Bolduc Birth Services
Event organized by Katrina Bolduc Birth Services

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Pre-registered 4-week series $60
Drop-ins welcome each week if space allows $20

Postnatal mamas are more than welcome to attend! <3

Our prenatal yoga class provides a nurturing environment with an experienced certified teacher and certified labor doula. Through yoga postures, guided relaxation and breath awareness you will prepare the body and mind for the birth, and at the same time relieve the discomfort and stress associated with pregnancy. Beginners welcome.

How does Pre-Natal Yoga benefit mom?

When you’re pregnant, you can still take your regular yoga classes, but know that you will need to modify some poses: twists, core work, prone positions (laying on your belly), etc – even before you begin to show. Tell your teacher so that they can instruct you on how to modify during class.
However, if you take a prenatal yoga class, no need to worry about modifications! The class is already safe and geared toward you.

Pre-Natal Yoga prepares your body for birth and beyond

The purpose of prenatal yoga is to build strength and openness in your body that will facilitate your pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum periods. Many of us go to yoga to help balance our bodies – and it’s the same when you’re pregnant. A prenatal class will focus on strengthening your legs and your arms, while stretching your hip and groin areas.

How does yoga prepare moms-to-be? Labor requires strength and stamina, and building functional strength in those muscles will make childbirth easier. You will also focus on strengthening arms – because you need to build up your baby-holding muscles.
Also, learning to relax while holding difficult poses is great preparation for labor. The breathing and focus you learn while at prenatal yoga is a fantastic tool that can be used during labor.

Make new friends

The class creates a bond – by going every week, you build a relationship with other women going through the same life experience as you. If you are the first of your friends to have a baby, going to prenatal yoga will introduce you to other women that can become your support network.

You can begin prenatal yoga as soon as you learn that you are pregnant (always check with your doctor).

You might not be “out” to the rest of the world, and having a safe place to talk about what you are experiencing can be invaluable.

Prenatal classes are amazing in so many different ways, but one of the fun perks is that there will be women that are only a few weeks pregnant and women who are a few days from delivering, doing yoga side-by-side. It is a beautiful community and one you only get to be a part of for a short while.