Prenatal Yoga Classes
Wednesdays 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Saturdays 12:30pm-1:45pm - last class is October 26th
506 Spring Road, Elmhurst IL 60126
Taught by Christine nye
tuesdays and thursdays 7pm-8pm
ahimsa power yoga
451 south blvd., oak park, il 60302
taught by karen barr
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No yoga experience necessary! Our prenatal yoga classes are for women at any stage in pregnancy.
Prenatal Yoga is an excellent way to slow down, prepare the body for all the changes it goes through and honor these changes in yourself, your body and your baby. Class emphasizes gentle stretching and supported strengthening poses to nurture the pregnant body.
Postnatal Yoga is a great way to stretch the body after pregnancy and re-strengthen the pelvic floor.
Meditation and relaxation techniques are incorporated to nurture the spirits of you and your baby. The yoga postures and breathing help strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, keep the body flexible, and help ease the common discomforts in pregnancy.
Through the sharing of information and knowledge, mothers in the class connect to their babies and prepare for a healthy, mindful, and natural approach to a more peaceful and calm labor and birth. Classes are ongoing and include women in all phases of pregnancy.
This gentle class is designed to support the changes to your body and to reduce the aches and pains which accompany pregnancy, in a nurturing and supportive environment. We will focus on special breathing techniques, opening the hips, preparing the body for birth.
Can't make it to prenatal?
Below are tips to practice yoga while at a non-prenatal yoga class.
Please let the instructor know before class that you're pregnant.
1. Avoid lying flat on your back for more than a few minutes
2. Avoid lying on your belly (lie on your side instead, or rest in child's pose)
3. Avoid deep twists, for obvious reasons. Take "open" twists, sometimes twisting in the opposite direction of the class
4. Don't stretch too much (ligaments are vulnerable because of the relaxin hormone), so focus on light stretching, breathing, and stability
5. Take savasana propped up, or lying on your left side