Prenatal Yoga at Metropole
Staying active is key for a healthy and happy pregnancy, and prenatal yoga is a popular and effective way to do so. Practicing regularly can help improve sleep, reduce anxiety and increase muscular strength and endurance – especially those needed for childbirth. Our six week prenatal yoga program starting August 7th will help new moms form relationships with other expecting mothers and help make the path to childbirth as smooth as possible!
Prenatal yoga instructor Laura Trejo explains that this program will offer seated, standing and balancing poses, pelvic floor exercise and avoid postures that put any strain on the abdomen.
“I offer modifications and alternatives to yoga poses so prenatal students are not compressing their abdomen (i.e.,cow or camel pose instead of cobra) or (the “lounger pose” instead of corpse) or lying on their backs for an extended length of time, and add a pelvic floor exercise to the class. I also offer restorative poses (passive posses where students are propped up by blankets and blocks.)” says Laura.
Students can expect a focus on calming or cooling breathing techniques, which can help with shortness of breath both during pregnancy and during labor.
Prenatal yoga with Laura will meet every Sunday at 4:30pm starting August 7th in the Inner Fitness Studio. You’ll meet other new moms going through pregnancy at the same time, and will practice at a pace that is appropriate and comfortable for your body.
“Pregnant women deserve a class of their own where they can take the time to savor their yoga at an important time in their lives and build a community with other women,” says Laura.
If you have questions about the program or determining if it’s the right fit for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.