Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga
“TO BE A WOMAN REQUIRES A LOT
OF STRENGTH. ALL THE STRENGTH OF THE UNIVERSE IS WITHIN YOU.” – YOGI BHAJAN
PRENATAL YOGA LINKED TO SHORTER LABOR, LESS PAIN:
“Findings published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice suggest women who regularly practice prenatal yoga, particularly in the last 10-12 weeks of pregnancy, can improve maternal comfort in labor and experience shorter labor.”
– Association for Pre- & Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH)
PRENATAL YOGA: Private sessions available
Prenatal yoga relaxes, strengthens, and stretches the body, increasing your bond with your unborn baby while giving you the courage to embrace childbirth and motherhood. Our Tuesday class incorporates an intimate educational discussion assisted by Bethany and visiting experts (midwives, doulas, infant massage therapist, etc).
• Creating your birth plan
• Nutrition during pregnancy
• Natural vs. medicated childbirth
• Signs of premature labor
• Breastfeeding and postpartum care
• Infant massage and MORE
FERTILITY YOGA: Private sessions available. Contact Bethany for details.
“This was a wonderful class and a life-changing experience.”
"I just wanted to make sure you knew how important your pre & postnatal yoga classes were for me. In my crazy chaotic life, your classes gave me 'time out' to focus on my pregnancies, babies and me. You shared with me songs, mantras and movements that helped me physically, emotionally and spiritually get through and recover from the pregnancies, births and to prepare for and be a mother. Thank you, thank you, thank you."
“I have really enjoyed your classes. Thank you for helping build my confidence and nurturing my body (and soul) as I enter motherhood. I also appreciate the relationships I have made through attending your class. You are inspirational.”
“You are so great at teaching this class. Your disposition and personal experience help to empower other pregnant women. I think every pregnant woman will greatly benefit from taking your class.”
– TARA M.
“My labor and delivery were amazing! My doctor and I both agreed that my prenatal yoga classes played a major part in how I handled the entire process. Thanks for all your help and encouragement. I truly enjoyed your class!”
– CARMEN L.
“This class was the highlight of every week and a great escape from work and home pressures. I also loved the speakers each week and have learned so much. I will take with me a sense of spirituality and peace concerning my pregnancy.”
– ELLEN B.
“The prenatal session was very beneficial and I loved every minute of it. I feel more emotionally prepared for labor and delivery.”
“This class absolutely fulfilled my expectations: the warm, beautiful setting, an inspiring teacher, a good place to make friends, a respite from stress…”
“This prenatal yoga session has given me the knowledge of what to expect on the day of delivery and given me the knowing that I have enough strength for it! It absolutely fulfilled my expectations.”
– AMANDA C.
“This class was Excellent – very centering and well worth it. I loved the breathing exercises, the song at the end, the knowledge of my body and the strength within me!”
MIND-BODY INTERVENTIONS DURING PREGNANCY:
“Treatment groups who practiced mind-body interventions during pregnancy, such as yoga, had outcomes including higher birth weight, shorter length of labor, fewer instrument-assisted births, and reduced perceived stress and anxiety.” – PubMed.gov
MINDFUL YOGA AS A VEHICLE FOR CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION:
“The practice of mindful yoga paired with deep relaxation is an excellent body-centered preparation for labor and delivery.” – Robin Sale, International Journal of Childbirth Education