Pregnancy is a transitional time when many physical and emotional changes take place. Prenatal yoga is about honoring these changes in ourselves, our body and our baby. It helps to prepare moms for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor and delivery, bringing focus and connection between mother and baby.
Postures and breathing practices are done to strengthen and relax the rapidly changing body during pregnancy. Increased flexibility, strengthening of the pelvis and uterine muscles and an increased ability to relax will be beneficial during the roller coaster experience of pregnancy and childbirth.
No previous yoga experience is necessary. Wear layers of loose, comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga mat (although we'll have one for you to borrow if you don't have one!) and a bottle of water.
Private lessons are also available. There will be no childcare available, please make other arrangements for childcare during your yoga class. Classes are held at Savannah Yoga Center on Thursday evenings from 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM. The classes are taught as a "rolling" six week session. Participants can sign up at anytime and their session expires after six weeks. The cost for the six week session is $135 and click on this link (which takes you to the Savannah Yoga Center website) to sign up! https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=17857
Benefits of Pregnancy Yoga
Strengthens uterine and pelvic muscles
Aids in digestion
Exercises the spine and increases overall comfort
Alleviates many of the discomforts of pregnancy – such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica
Brings focus and connection to mother and baby
Increases strength and stamina
Increases ability to relax and let go of tension, anxiety and fear
Beneficial to help break bad habits such as bad diet, smoking, insomnia and the effects of everyday stress
Induces more restful sleep
Promotes a sense of wellness
Policies and Procedures
There will not be childcare available, please make arrangements for childcare during your yoga class. Try to refrain from eating 1 to 2 hours prior to class, however, know your body and eat a light snack prior to class if necessary.