Postnatal yoga classes
designed to help the postpartum body & mind.
With postnatal yoga classes, you can improve your body and mind after giving birth. Each class is made to boost your physical strength, self-confidence and recondition the core muscles. We design our classes with Pilates and yoga poses so that you can get your abdominal and pelvic muscles back to normal after giving birth.
From September 2019 on, we will offer a preregistered class that lasts for four weeks. You can learn about our class times and dates by clicking on our schedule.
Yoga With Baby
The body goes through so many changes during pregnancy andchildbirth. Once your baby is born, your body has to heal. Our postnatal yoga classes are safe for you to do after a vaginal or caesarean delivery.
During this yoga with baby class, we will work on stretching your muscles and strengthening areas prone to developing tension. We will focus on your back, shoulders and hips. During the class, we will work to boost your overall strength and restore your core function. Each pose is chosen for its ability to reduce tension in a new mom’s overworked muscles. Throughout the process, you will feel more calm, relaxed and grounded.
Postnatal Yoga: Pelvic Floor and Core Restore
Our Pelvic Floor and Core Restore class helps you strengthen your pelvic floor and core muscles after giving birth. The class is a combination of Pilates, yoga movements and fitness techniques. It has a faster pace than our Yoga With Baby class. In the class, you will get to use straps, hand weights, Pilates balls and other props.
Our class helps you deal with all those squatting, lifting, balancing, bending and pushing motions you have to do as a mother. Whether you have to carry a car seat or push a stroller, you need strong pelvic floor and core muscles to do these day-to-day activities. It takes at least four to six months to heal the pelvic floor after being pregnant. Even when you have a caesarean, you will still need to heal these muscles because they had to support your baby’s weight throughout your pregnancy.
If you have been diagnosed with conditions like incontinence, pelvic girdle pain, diastasis recti and pelvic organ prolapse, this class can help. By restoring your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, you can prevent yourself from having incontinence or prolapse later in life. Plus, yoga can help restore your abdominal muscles and heal diastasis recti in the present.
Advantages of Going to a Postnatal Yoga Class
With postnatal yoga, you can start recovering from the immense energy, strength and mental demands of giving birth. This 5,000-year-old practice helps to soothe the spirit while strengthening the entire body. It can help improve your posture, increase body knowledge, regulate your mood and provide moral support by meeting other new parents
Having a baby can be stressful for many new mothers. When you do yoga, the simultaneous moves and breathing practices help to release a sense of deep relaxation. This brings about a sense of calmness and relaxation. For many women, yoga also causes feelings of well-being. A calmer mom can help translate to having a calmer baby.
Reacquaint with your body
Yoga is also a useful tool for gaining body knowledge. During pregnancy and after giving birth, your body naturally changes. A regular yoga practice helps you understand your body and work with these changes. It helps you reacquaint yourself with your body.
During pregnancy, many women’s posture changes. Feeding your baby, lifting them and pushing a stroller can cause your posture to changes. These yoga classes with your baby helps to strengthen your shoulders and back.
Gain a support network
While being a new mom is a joyous, blissful experience, it can also be lonely at times. For many new moms, moral support makes a huge difference. Making friends with new moms allows you to connect with women who have experienced the same challenges. By going to a postnatal yoga class, you can gain a support network that helps you navigate motherhood with ease.
Going to a yoga class helps to balance your nervous system and hormones. It helps restore your body to full strength as it strengthens the spine and core muscles. Postnatal yoga helps to realign your spine and restore the deep abdominal muscles that changed during pregnancy and childbirth. It can work to relieve stiffness in your shoulders and pelvic floor muscles. Plus, postnatal yoga provides a complete exercise for your entire body.
Emotionally, yoga helps you reclaim your body after giving birth. It gives you instant relaxation and renews your energy. All of the mental and emotional effects work to calm your mind. In research studies, a regular practice has even been found to reduce depression and anxiety rates. Because of this, it is a good choice for women who have suffered from prenatal or postnatal depression.