– Prenatal Yoga is a class to help you relieve the “little pains” of pregnancy, such as heavy legs, back pain, shortness of breath… We do gentle stretch, we open the upper body, we give space for your baby and we become aware of the perineum and the importance of it’s elasticity. It is also an opportunity to take care of yourself, to store energy before the arrival of your baby.
– Baby & Postnatal Yoga is a class specially designed to welcome mom and baby. The course is organized according to the rhythm of the babies. There is a small breastfeeding area, a bottle warmer and a towel available for changing, everything is there to make you feel comfortable. We do little exercises to help your baby to becomes aware of his body, help him relax his tummy and foster the bond with his mother.
For the mother, we perform gentle exercises to open shoulders, close the pelvis, strengthen the back and also gently strengthen the perineum (and yes! Expect 6 weeks to wear the cozy, grocery bag …). I am trained by the doctor and yoga teacher Bernadette de Gasquet and all the exercises are carried out with respect for your body.
After the birth of my son I realised that it was just as important to look after the mother as it is your newborn:
– in prenatal you become conscious that in taking care of yourself you are also taking care of your unborn baby.
– in postnatal can be a sensitive period where we can feel isolated and want to get out and about and do activities with our new baby.