so… why practice prenatal yoga?
Giving birth is a physical event that resets so much in one’s mind. I believe that moving and breathing should enter (or stay in) your daily routine during pregnancy since this is what you will need the most during labor and childbirth. Training your mind, learning to surrender, and practicing to let go will serve you during pregnancy, labor, childbirth and parenting, meaning these are skills you need for the rest of your life. And yoga is training for both your mind and your body.
Prenatal yoga classes at mula yoga are a mix of asanas (yoga poses) and flows combined with breathing and meditation exercises, which help you (re-)connect with your body and your baby, ease pregnancy symptoms, create a state of mind you can come back to during labor, strengthen your legs, arms and back, increase your flexibility, both physical and mental, and learn to trust your body as well as your instincts. I want yoga practice during pregnancy to result in the most natural and mindful childbirth.
I would also love to give you tools to awaken your intuitive wisdom, so that you can override and reverse negative and fear-based advice you may get. Furthermore, yoga teaches you to let go of the thinking mind and to surrender to your mammalian brain. I wish every woman could have the pregnancy and birthing experience she envisions, but I know it is more realistic to wish every woman had the tools to create the conditions that will give her the best chances to actually experience what she envisions.
On a more practical level, I encourage you to start prenatal yoga because it might be the only time of the day you are taking time for yourself, to stop and ground, and to bond with your baby.
Welcome to this life-changing adventure called motherhood! I would love to go on this path with you for a while.
You probably have already heard that labor is physically intense. One of the reasons for practicing yoga during pregnancy is to stay fit with totally safe and adapted exercises. Yoga helps you strengthen your muscles and gain flexibility, and the breathing techniques will prepare you to endure labor.
trust your body
Our bodies are perfect and totally prepared to give birth. After pregnancy has been medicalised for so long now, we tend to get on our ways during pregnancy and labor, thinking or feeling we are not capable of bringing our baby to the other side of the skin by ourselves. Practicing yoga will empower you.
connect with your baby
If you are expecting your first child, you might not know how to start bonding with the baby you’re carrying. If not, you may not find time for that. Both totally normal. A yoga practice provides you space to be aware of the wonder inside you and gives you tools to start connecting with the baby.
I believe it is very healthy for an expecting mom to take time for herself everyday to connect to herself, to bond with her baby and to experience pregnancy mindfully. The weekly schedule might make it hard but taking prenatal yoga online is a wonderful solution, to practice live from the comfort of your home.
1-2 people (Of your choice)
As often as you want
Twice a week
Group classes allow you to take alle the benefits of a prenatal yoga practice, adapted to the size of your belly, plus allow you to feel the group energy and sisterhood, and easily meet other moms, you can share your journey with and that can feel you. This practice takes place in the shala and outdoors.
Do you want to practice in intimacy without giving up the alignments and adjustments? Would you like me to practice yoga as preparation for childbirth with your partner? Are you dealing with a specific pregnancy symptom? Are you worried or scared about labor? I can help you with that! Get in touch and I will prepare the most suitable practice for you. Private classes can take place online or anywhere you can imagine.
45 – 90 minutes
1 – 2 People (Of your choice)
some frequently asked questions:
When can I start practicing Prenatal Yoga?
Whenever you want! If you practice yoga regularly and you are not dealing with pregnancy symptoms, you might want to keep your yoga practice as it is until you start showing. As a general rule, you can join me for a Prenatal Yoga practice from the moment you feel you want to start getting ready for labor and childbirth (physically and mentally), if you are scared or anxious, if you want to take time for yourself and for your baby, or if you just want to feel better.
How often should I practice?
As often as you want! I would recommend at least one full practice a week, and about 15 minutes every day.
Which materials do I need?
You need comfortable clothing, a yoga mat, a blanket and to be ready to feel better when you leave the room.
Do I need Medical Clearance before starting?
I will just ask you to confirm that your doctor or midwife hasn’t discouraged you or banned you from doing physical activity during pregnancy.
Which pregnancy symptoms should I communicate to you?
All of them! Not only so that I can help you ease them but also for me to know if you are able to join the practice or if you should clarify them with your doctor or midwife first.