Being pregnant is a wonderful opportunity for mothers to connect with their inner self and their unborn child. By connecting within, mothers can naturally develop their innate mothering instinct, which will support them through pregnancy, from prenatal, childbirth and on into parenting.

Manly Yoga offers holistic and welcoming Prenatal Yoga in Manly that supports mothers to experience a calm and connected pregnancy and birthing experience.

 

What is Prenatal Yoga?

Prenatal Yoga is incredibly valuable in supporting mums-to-be to have a calm and joyful pregnancy. Studies have shown that women who do two, 60-minute yoga classes per week have an easier time with birth and parenting*.

Our Prenatal Yoga classes are designed specifically to meet the needs of pregnant women. They offer mums-to-be an opportunity to slow down and connect with their changing body and growing baby within. The classes include deep relaxation, (Yoga Nidra), breathing techniques and meditation. The classes are ideal for mums who have reached their 12th week of pregnancy.

 

What Happens in a Typical Class?

The intimate, friendly class setting creates a sense of community among mums-to-be. Our small classes also allow the teacher to meet the differing needs of each student and modify postures where necessary to ensure every mum is comfortable and at ease.

In each class mums will practice the following:

  • Postures (Asana)
  • Breath work (Pranayama)
  • Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra)
  • Meditation
  • Visualisation
  • Affirmation
  • Chanting (Mantra Meditation)
  • Calming and Active Birthing Skills

 

What Are The Benefits of Prenatal Yoga?

The prenatal classes at Manly Yoga are especially designed to do the following.

  • Increase confidence
  • Build stamina
  • Boost energy
  • Relieve fatigue
  • Balance emotions
  • Alleviate the physical discomfort which can occur during pregnancy

 

Who are Prenatal Yoga Classes Suitable For?

Manly Yoga’s Prenatal Yoga classes are suitable for all pregnant women from their 12th week of pregnancy (second trimester). However, if you are a regular yoga student whose body is used to attending regular yoga classes, you can start earlier. It’s always best to check with your doctor first if you have any concerns at all.

 

Is Prior Yoga Experience Required?

No, all levels of experience are warmly welcomed into the class. Prenatal yoga truly is a class for mums of all levels of ability.

 

About the Teacher

Radha Vine is an experienced Prenatal Yoga teacher. She practiced yoga throughout her three pregnancies; and since then she has taught Prenatal Yoga consistently for over 10 years. She is also the Prenatal Yoga module coordinator on the Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training at Mangrove Yoga Ashram.

Along with her practical wisdom from years of experience, Radha also brings skills and knowledge as a trained natural birth educator with She Births. It is Radha’s mission in life to support women to have a calm and empowered pregnancy and birth experience. Throughout every class, her students learn calm birthing skills so they are more fully prepared when the big day arrives.

 

Manly Yoga is a nurturing and supportive yoga center that welcomes yoga students of all ages and levels of experience. We would love to welcome you at one of our next Prenatal Yoga classes. Click here to view our weekly timetable or go to the MindBody app to book your next class.

 

For more information about our yoga classes, or upcoming courses, phone us today on 02 9977 4725 or email [email protected]

*(Olkin, Sylvia Klein. Positive Pregnancy Fitness: A Guide to a More Comfortable Pregnancy and Easier Birth Through Exercise and Relaxation. Avery Publishing Group, 1987.)