The practice of prenatal yoga is a wonderful way to celebrate your pregnancy and prepare for childbirth. If you have not practiced yoga before, this is the perfect time to start! You do not need previous experience and there are many benefits for both you and your baby. If you have practiced yoga before, this is the good time to adjust your practice in recognition of your changing needs during this special time in your life.
The prenatal yoga practice is specifically designed to address the tremendous physical, emotional, mental and spiritual changes experienced during pregnancy. Prenatal yoga invites you to explore and embrace these changes and to connect with your innate maternal wisdom, feminine nature and internal serenity. The prenatal yoga practice accomplishes this in various ways: deepening pelvic floor awareness, exploring first and second chakra energies, incorporating flowing, cooling movements, utilizing the power of breath, deepening body awareness, visualization, vocalization, and meditation. But, most importantly, prenatal yoga is an opportunity for you to be a part of a mother sangha (community) where you will benefit from the company, wisdom, experiences and support of other moms-to-be... perhaps building friendships and support networks for you and your baby that will last for many years to come.
Additional benefits of the prenatal yoga practice include:
Overall toning, alignment and strengthening.
Reduction of common discomforts of pregnancy such as back and hip pain, leg cramps, insomnia, difficulty getting a full breath, muscle soreness and more.
Preparation for childbirth and beyond.
Improved circulation and digestion.
Reduced stress and a relaxed body and mind.
A gentle massage for your baby.
Practice of movements that promote a more easeful childbirth and optimal positioning of your baby.
A time to connect with your growing baby.
KELLY TEACHES PRENATAL YOGA AT:
Yoga Haven (Tuckahoe studio in Westchester)
PRENATAL: Fridays from 9:30am to 10:45am
PRENATAL: Saturdays from 9:15 am to 10:40 am
Radiate Yoga (Pelham Manor, New York) Saturdays: 11:45 am to 1:00 pm
Tovami Yoga (Mamaroneck, New York) Classes resume Wednesdays - 6:15pm to 7:15 pm
Quest Yoga Arts (Mount Kisco, New York) Sundays: 9:00 am to 10:15am
Your prenatal yoga class was one of my favorite things throughout this pregnancy. I always looked forward to it and felt so good during and after! I appreciated all the insight and information you offered and the personal attention. I don't think my experience would have been the same with just any teacher. ~Liz
Thank you so much for all of your guidance and mommy advice throughout my pregnancy. Through your class, I learned how to breathe, relax, and manage a lot of the stress and anxiety that comes with pregnancy and becoming a new parent. Thank you for everything and will see you again in Prenatal Yoga for 'Round 2' :) ~Nicole
The doctor said that I did an amazing job pushing and I was very focused. I told them that it was my amazing yoga training! ~Alicia
I looked forward to yoga class every week and believe that it was a large part of my pregnancy going so well, not just physically but also because of the emotional support and personal connections. ~Heather
I am deeply grateful for your support during my pregnancy and delivery. Your yoga classes centered me, provided me with a community, and enabled me to safely get the exercise I needed. ~Beth
I want to thank you form the bottom of my heart for the yoga classes and all the information in childbirth education. I felt so informed and in control the whole time and was able to stick with my birth plan. ~Lorraine