Prenatal Yoga Practice is designed for you during your pregnancy to build physical, mental & emotional strength and connection. Preparing you for labour through breath work, visualizations, and opening yoga postures and exercises. Releasing low back tension, digestive difficulties and other discomforts that you may be experiencing while the baby grows inside you with gentle supportive core work & stretches; opening hips, shoulders, side body (ribs & waist). Gentle movement linked with breath & supportive stretches for these areas of the body specific to pregnant women’s needs. Learn many relaxation techniques to help maintain focus, calm and relaxation throughout your pregnancy and delivery.
Alongside the yoga practice, prenatal yoga classes are a special place to meet and connect with other mothers & mothers to be in your community, building long-lasting friendships and support. At the beginning of each class, there are set times for a check-in chat among each other. This can take 10 mins or sometimes longer but it is such an important time to share experience and wisdom with each other. Building your momma community support system.
The best time to begin prenatal yoga is after morning sickness has subsided. If you already have a yoga practice you can begin when you feel ready. The suggested time is after the 12th week but contact Annie personally if you wish to start sooner. You can continue the practice right until the due date. These classes are open to all pregnant women who are looking to create a healthy atmosphere during their pregnancy and no previous yoga experience is necessary.
Benefits: Boost energy and lessen fatigue; Encourage a positive pregnancy and childbirth experience; Reduce physical and emotional tensions and stress; Enhance strength and confidence creating optimal health and awareness; Improve posture, stability and balance and SO MUCH MORE!
Winter 2021 Prenatal Yoga and Support Group Schedule
4 Week live online Zoom Session Jan 6 – 27
Registration: $60 (New Years Special)
7 Week In Person Session (with Zoom Option as well) Feb 3 – Mar 17
( There are 7 in-person spaces available at The Yoga Studio for the 7 week registered session and the option to join via Zoom if preferred. When registering you must specify your preference and you then receive COVID Guideline information for in person or the Zoom link to join online from home ).
The Pre/Postnatal Support Package Special
If you are looking to create for yourself a supportive practice for the next 12-18 months during your pregnancy, birth and babies the first year, this might be for you.
2 Pre-Birth 90min Yoga Therapy Private Session
(with your partner to help you both prepare mindfully for your birth journey)
8 weeks Mom & Baby Yoga & Support Classes
Total Value of $800 for – $680
*Included in the registration are weekly emails with shared knowledge, informative documents and personal support for your journey through pregnancy, birth and motherhood.
“I was new to Squamish, new to impending motherhood, and new to yoga when I started attending prenatal yoga with Annie. Those evenings with others mommies-to-be were wonderful for the body and the mind, as Annie knew exactly what needed stretching or extra attention as our bellies grew and her gentle, nurturing style was comforting in those months when everything was changing. I really enjoyed getting to know other local mamas in the same boat, and many of our babies now get to play together during Mom & Baby yoga classes, which has been so much fun!” ~ Pamela