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Prenatal Class Descriptions

 

Prenatal Yoga

Strengthen mind, body and spirit in preparation for labor and delivery with a class designed to help expectant moms deepen their experience and enjoyment of pregnancy. Class includes yoga postures to address and relieve the common discomforts of pregnancy; relaxation techniques and breathing exercises to ease fear and anxiety; abdominal and pelvic floor toning to enhance postnatal recovery. This class is beneficial at anytime during pregnancy. Class is 75 minutes.

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Prenatal Pilates

This Pilates-based class is recommended for women at any stage during pregnancy and welcomes all levels. Learn exercises to strengthen the core muscles of the abdomen, gluteus, legs, back and pelvis and help maintain a strong and healthy body throughout pregnancy. Using a variety of props such as resistance bands, blocks and foam rollers, these exercises will help maintain abdominal tone in a safe way and aid in preventing or minimizing "diastasis recti" (separation of the abdominal muscles that may occur during pregnancy and/or delivery). Classes are open level and beginners are welcome. Exercises can be modified throughout the pregnancy to accommodate women at all stages. Group class size is limited to ensure personalized attention. Class is 1 hour.

 

 

 

Prenatal Power

This power-packed 90 minute class incorporates the best Pilates, Barre and strength training moves to strengthen the core muscles of the abdomen, gluteus, legs, back, arms and pelvis, to maintain a strong and healthy body during all stages of pregnancy, as well as incorporating yoga poses that will soothe and stretch your changing body. Each class will end with use of Yoga Tune-up® balls and rolling session followed by deep relaxation. We'll work you hard and spoil you after - this is a great workout for active mommas-to-be! Class is 90 minutes.

 

 

 

Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga

Strengthen the mind, body and spirit with a special focus on the core muscles of the abdomen, gluteus, legs, back and pelvis to maintain a strong and healthy body throughout pregnancy and early motherhood. Class includes yoga postures to address and relieve common discomforts of pregnancy and postpartum, as well as exercises to help maintain abdominal tone in a safe way and aid in minimizing or healing "diastasis recti" (separation of the abdominal muscles that may occur during pregnancy and/or delivery). The practice also includes relaxation and breathing techniques. This class is recommended for women at any stage of their pregnancy and 6 weeks after delivery and welcomes all levels. Group size is limited to ensure personalized attention. Class is 75 minutes.

 

 

Prenatal/Postnatal Pilates

This Pilates-based class is recommended for women at any stage during pregnancy and postpartum, and welcomes all levels. Learn exercises to strengthen the core muscles of the abdomen, gluteus, legs, back and pelvis and help maintain a strong and healthy body throughout pregnancy and beyond. Using a variety of props such as resistance bands, blocks and foam rollers, these exercises will help maintain abdominal tone in a safe way and aid in preventing, minimizing or healing "diastasis recti" (separation of the abdominal muscles that may occur during pregnancy and/or delivery). Classes are open level and beginners are welcome. Exercises can be modified throughout the pregnancy to accommodate women in all stages. Group class size is limited to ensure personalized attention. Class is 1 hour.

 

 

 

Restorative Yoga (Adults Only)

This is the dessert of yoga classes!

Experience the zen of the class in restful postures that will relax the body and still the mind, leaving you nourished and well rested. Gentle stretching and melting into bolsters, blocks, blankets, and other props will help parents to find their inner peace and a place of deep relaxation. Class is 90 minutes of pure yumminess.

 

 

 

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