Prenatal Yoga Classes

Join us for Prenatal Yoga Classes In London Ontario. Embrace health and serenity in yoga classes for pregnant women. Prioritize your well-being and connect with inner peace. 

Prenatal Yoga & Fitness In London, Ontario

The Perfect Exercise For A Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a beautiful time of life. You are about to bring a precious soul earthside – so exciting! However, we need to be more reflective as to the struggles too. Aches and pains, moodiness, and lack of sleep – these are real, and very much part of the birth experience.

Yoga postures help alleviate many common physical aches and pains. The stretching, flexing and pointing of the feet, along with the gentle massaging action of the poses (and your breath) – these help to remove muscle tension, elevate mobility in the joints, and increase blood circulation.

The physical benefits of prenatal yoga are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition, you will likely realize increased stability of your mood. In class with Susan The Doula, you will learn to synchronize your breath to the movements, allowing your breath to become deeper and more rhythmic (almost as a massaging force). Your breath can influence a softening of emotions, quieting them from the main stage of your mind.

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I am privileged to partner with my yoga teachers at AT THE CORE, offering you this transformational practice for yoga in pregnancy.

Susan The Doula teaching a Prenatal Yoga Class in London ON

Nurturing & Caring

Prenatal Yoga Classes

We have classes available for women in all stages of pregnancy – from early pregnancy yoga, to late pregnancy yoga. We also offer support post-pregnancy with our postpartum yoga, postpartum massage, belly binding, and postpartum services.

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What To Expect

And The Many Benefits Of Prenatal Yoga

In our classes, we hold deep reverence for this extraordinary and life-giving period. Our Asana Yoga practice places great emphasis on nurturing strong, flexible hips and a supple spine. Movement seamlessly intertwines with the power of the breath, creating a harmonious union. As we embark on this journey together, we cultivate the art of sustained attention, whether it be focused on the breath, a pose, or an object in the distance. This fusion of movement, breathing, and meditation encompasses all the essential elements for a transformative and empowering birth experience.

A Typical Prenatal Yoga Class

Gentle Yoga Poses

If you’re looking for a relaxing way to stay active during your pregnancy, consider joining our prenatal yoga class focusing on gentle yoga poses. These poses are specifically designed to help expectant mothers improve flexibility, reduce stress, and connect with their bodies and their growing baby. From soothing stretches to calming breathing exercises, prenatal yoga can provide a safe and supportive environment for mums-to-be to stay fit and healthy throughout their pregnancy journey. So why not give it a try and discover the benefits of gentle yoga poses for yourself?

Breathing Techniques

When it comes to prenatal classes, one of the key focuses is on learning and practising various breathing techniques. These techniques not only help pregnant women stay calm and relaxed during their pregnancy, but they also play a crucial role in preparing them for labour and delivery. By incorporating deep, mindful breaths into their yoga practice, mums-to-be can boost oxygen flow to their baby and alleviate any stress or tension they may be feeling. It’s amazing how something as simple as breathing can make such a big difference in a pregnancy journey! So, if you’re expecting and looking to connect with your body and baby in a peaceful way, don’t underestimate the power of mastering these breathing techniques in your prenatal yoga classes.

Meditation Practices

If you’re looking to centre yourself and connect with your baby during pregnancy, prenatal yoga classes with a focus on meditation practices could be just what you need. These classes offer a peaceful environment where you can quiet your mind, focus on your breath, and release any tension or stress you may be feeling. By incorporating yoga and meditation into your practice, you can not only improve your physical well-being but also connect body and mind which will benefit both you and your growing baby. So why not take some time for yourself, slow down, and embrace the stillness that meditation can bring to your pregnancy journey?

Modifications For Pregnancy

Whether you’re a seasoned yogi with previous yoga experience or a newcomer to the practice, prenatal yoga classes offer a safe and supportive environment for pregnant women to stay active and connected to their bodies during pregnancy. With a focus on gentle movements, breathing techniques, and relaxation, these classes provide modifications for pregnancy that cater to the changing needs of your body. From adjusting poses to accommodate your growing belly to incorporating props for extra support, our experienced instructors are here to guide you through each session with care and consideration. Join us on the mat and discover the benefits of prenatal yoga for you and your little one.

Questions About Prenatal Yoga

Frequent Questions About Yoga For Pregnant Women

Curious about prenatal yoga and how it could help you? We address the common questions surrounding the practice and provide valuable insight to help you make informed decisions. 

Seeing as all the participants are pregnant there is a great sense of togetherness.  Prenatal classes focus on the specific issues of pregnancy and try to prepare the mind and body for birth.

Prenatal yoga is an incredibly safe and beneficial practice, especially when guided by a knowledgeable teacher who understands the intricacies of the pregnant body. It's important to approach this time with a mindset of nurturing and self-care, rather than pushing or challenging yourself. The hormone Relaxin makes your ligaments and joints more flexible, requiring extra caution. Even if you had a higher level of physical ability before pregnancy, it's essential to prioritize ease and gentleness during this special period. Embracing a practice that honors your body's needs and promotes a sense of optimal well-being is key.

Pregnancy is a great time to start a yoga practice. Let your teacher know that this is your first time. The meditative quality of prenatal yoga is transformative. Additionally, yoga breathing and gentle movements are good practice for labour and delivery.

Prenatal Yoga Class Details

Group Yoga Classes

We offer a comprehensive approach to prenatal yoga, encompassing centering, breathing techniques, mantra meditation, gentle warm-up exercises, and a review of personal concerns.

Classes are hosted by our partner At The Core.

Susan practicing yoga with a pregnant woman

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