Yoga in pregnancy is a wonderful tool to connect with your body and breath, stretch out the aches and rise to the challenges of growing a human! We offer a bunch of drop-in classes at different times, so you don’t need to commit to one; you can come whenever it’s convenient, as often as you like. Learn to listen to your body and it’s ever-evolving needs, challenging yourself safely or slowing down. Tuning into your instincts around moving in a way that feels good and using your breath to overcome discomfort is very relevant to birth (and life!) Life is busy - seize an hour that’s just about taking care of you and this little one. Check out our current class schedule here.
When should I start?
Any time! Often the exhaustion and nausea of the first trimester means that women don’t make it to yoga until they are feeling better. Or sometimes life is busy and they don’t get around to coming until 30+ weeks! There is always a range of stages in the room, and the instructors offer options so you can adapt the class to be what you need - to work harder or to choose rest.
What if I’ve never done yoga before?
You’ll be in good company! Pregnancy often inspires women to try yoga for the first time.
What should I wear/bring to class?
Wear something you feel comfortable moving in. Bring a mat if you have one that you like; otherwise, we provide them free of charge. Maybe bring a bottle of water - it’s important to stay hydrated when you’re growing a human - but we also have a Brita and cups in our kitchenette.
I’ve been practicing yoga for a while. Can i come to regular classes?
Definitely. Come to any class that you feel comfortable in! Some women like to do both prenatal and regular yoga classes. The prenatal classes are nice for connecting with a community of mamas going through similar experiences. In the prenatal classes you will also build a repertoire of comfortable positions or creative transitions that you can apply to regular yoga classes, so that when everyone else goes to lie on their bellies, you’ll have an idea for a pose you can do instead. Feel free to ask your instructor for suggestions as well. No matter what class you’re in, listen to your body and do what feels good.