Practicing yoga during pregnancy is a great way to stay active and help alleviate many of the common discomforts including nausea, back pain, swelling, fatigue, constipation, sciatica and leg cramping.
Prenatal yoga also provides the opportunity to develop a greater awareness of your changing body and modifying your practice to your unique needs.
Yoga, breath work and meditation can help cultivate a calm and relaxed mind and body which can help you stay relaxed during labour and childbirth.
Classes at Padma Yogi are suitable for all stages of pregnancy and no previous yoga experience is necessary. Our classes include yoga postures, core strengthen exercises and restorative postures. We focus on strengthen and stretching the uterus, pelvic floor muscles, hips and shoulders.
You’ll also learn how certain yoga postures can be used during early labour (at your home, hospital or birth centre) and other tips on how to manage contractions with or without medication.
We know that you have options for where you take your prenatal yoga classes, our teacher, Melissa is a registered prenatal yoga teacher, certified birth and postpartum doula and childbirth educator.
If you have changes in your pregnancy and have developed or have gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, breech position of baby, placenta previa or a cervical curettage, let us know as you will want to modify your practice and we will show you how to.
Our teacher has experience with these and other pregnancy related conditions. Know you are in good hands with a knowledgeable instructor. Feel confident in knowing the exercises you are doing are safe for you, regardless of what may or may come up throughout your pregnancy.
Melissa has taught over 400 pregnant persons in Etobicoke, Mississauga and Toronto.
Enjoy prenatal yoga in safe, welcoming and encouraging environment.