prenatal yoga is THE ONLY OPTION FOR PREGNANT STUDENTS

Prenatal yoga classes have been a feature of JOURNEYoga from the very beginning. By fostering strength, flexibility, and community we've played an invaluable role in preparing many mothers for labor and delivery. Come join us and you'll discover the enormous physical, emotional, and educational benefits of our Prenatal Yoga classes!

the Benefits of prenatal yoga

STRENGTH

Prenatal yoga strengthens your muscles to help comfortably carry your baby to term.

FLEXIBILITY

We work on the movements for labor and delivery.

COMMUNITY

Students are encourage to talk about all aspects of their pregnancies from the glowing and joyful to the uncomfortable and possibly gross.

EDUCATION

In addition to preparing your body we answer questions and educate you about labor and delivery.


WHY IS A NORMAL YOGA CLASS RISKY FOR A MOMMA AND HER BABY?

IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, PRENATAL YOGA IS THE ONLY OPTION FOR YOU AT JOURNEYOGA

There are many risks and few guarantees with pregnancy. Our Prenatal Yoga classes are the only safe option for you and your baby. Our Prenatal Yoga teachers are trained to keep you and your baby safe while avoiding the following risks present in a non-prenatal yoga class.

  • Back Bends: A back bend (up-dog, cobra, wheel, camel, etc) stretches your uterus and risks causing placental abruption (tearing of the placenta away from the uterine wall).
  • Twists: Common daily twists such as putting on your seat belt are not a problem, but the deep facilitated twists of a normal yoga class can damage the placenta, cause a placental abruption, or stimulate uterine contractions.
  • Inversions: Your body’s position affects your baby. After about 34 weeks you don’t want your heart above your head (this includes downward facing dog) as it may dislodge a head-down baby. An inversion may help a breech baby.
  • Temperature: A regular classroom temperature can cause dangerous overheating in a momma.

prenatal yoga FAQ's

When should I begin prenatal yoga?
When you become pregnant.

But I'm not showing yet. Do I really need to attend prenatal?
The early stages of pregnancy are the most fragile time for your baby. As the baby grows it becomes more resilient, but you need to treat your body differently. Honor that you're pregnant, and protect your child.

Can I continue to attend regular classes?
No. There are serious risks to you and your baby if you attend regular classes. Please see a discussion of the risks and dangers of a regular yoga class here.

Are there really no other options other than Prenatal?
Prenatal Yoga is the ONLY option for pregnant yogis.

I don't want anyone to know that I'm pregnant yet. What can I do until I complete my first trimester?
Go for a good walk or join us in Prenatal Yoga. It's OK to tell people in Prenatal that you want to keep your pregnancy secret. Everyone in class has been in your shoes.

I really want to get a good work out in. What should I do?
Prenatal Yoga at JOURNEYoga is designed to strengthen you over the course of your pregnancy and has often been called Labor Boot Camp. Join us and you'll get a good work out that's safe for you and your baby.

Can I bring my partner to class?
Unfortunately, no. We have limited space and often fill it to capacity with mommas. Occasionally we offer workshops that include partners.


referrals

ACUPUNCTURE

Njemile Carol Jones, L.Ac.
Fertile Living

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Dr. Rashida Cohen
Advantage Rehabilitation

Dr. Andrino
ChiroGroup

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES & doula services

Stephanie Cruse
MamaChakra

Amy Bookwalter
Rosewood Doula

SLEEP COACHING & INFANT MASSAGE

Amy Bonsiero
Mind Body Family

THERAPY AND SUPPORT

Amy Clay
Sunstone Counseling

INFANT AND CHILD CPR

Laura Punaro, RN, BSN
Frontlines CPR