Prenatal yoga at Glenmore allows you to practice yoga safely throughout your pregnancy. Our classes are small, and taught as close to traditional Hatha Yoga as possible, with a balance of strength and flexibility, with the breath as a link to movement. Calming breathing techniques can be used during labor and delivery. Yoga increases strength, flexibility and calmness as you prepare for birth.
Yoga postures are modified (often with props such as pillows, blankets, blocks) to accommodate the physiological changes that come with pregnancy. Our instructors focus on the concerns of our students: releasing tension in the low back and hips, building strength, easing cramping in the legs, as well as breathing techniques to calm the mind. We practice yoga safely by keeping the pelvis and other joints stable and aligned, moving slowly to keep our students from becoming light headed and losing their balance, and leaving out yoga postures that may not be safe or beneficial to mom or baby.
Through a prenatal yoga practice, you can develop the tools you need to manage your changing body, and learn to use the breath to calm and center the mind. A class designed for pregnant moms allows for a great sense of community, where stories are shared and births are celebrated.
Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced student, whether you have a scheduled cesarean or plan a natural delivery, you are welcome to practice yoga at Glenmore. Take care of yourself during your pregnancy, building the strength and developing the tools you will need for that very challenging job of “mom.”
A class for postnatal moms and their babies focusing on strengthening the core, relaxing sore muscles and learning infant massage techniques. Postnatal yoga assists you in reclaiming your body following birth and you can bring your infant with you to class.