Why Postpartum Yoga?
It’s good for your postpartum recovery and mental health. We understand that it takes some time to regain strength in early postpartum. We encourage you to slowly begin physical activity and always listen to your body. As you begin to heal and gain strength, you will feel better and be able to do more as time goes by. We’re here to support you.
Recommended guidelines before starting postpartum yoga
– Obtain medical provider’s clearance
– Begin slowly
– Start with walking several times per week and notice how you feel
– Choose a yoga class based on your energy level each day
– Wear a supportive bra
– Nursing moms should consider feeding their baby prior to yoga to avoid discomfort with engorged breasts
– Stop session if have unusual pain
– Stop session if vaginal bleeding is more than normal
– Avoid if excessively fatigued
– Drink plenty of water
Benefits of postpartum yoga
– Improves cardiovascular fitness without affecting milk production
– Loosens tight muscles, releases tension, calms nerves and gently rebuilds strength in the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles through gentle, safe yoga stretches
– Decreases chances of postpartum depression
For all Mamas!
Are you exhausted from late night feedings and endless diaper changes? You need Yoga Nidra. It’s Yogic Sleep!Learn more
Yoga Nidra is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the student becomes systematically and increasingly aware of her inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. This practice can be done in bed, and during the first 6 weeks after child birth or any other time you need to feel rejuvenated. Simply find a comfortable position, make sure you’re warm enough and we’ll do the rest. One hour of Yoga Nidra can be as restorative as four hours of sleep. Imagine that? You will feel refreshed and relaxed!
Yoga for Beginners
This is a deeply restorative meditative practice, designed to release and open the body.Learn more
This nurturing practice of yoga poses, props, breathwork, and mindfulness encourages inward focus, whilst deepening mental and physical strength. It’s perfect for stressed and fatigued mamas. This class is safe for all levels, including beginners. Before 6-8 weeks, we only recommend restorative poses, readings and relaxation. After 6-8 weeks, you can start to get the full benefits of stretches. Each class is nurturing, healing and calms the parasympathetic nervous system. You will leave feeling like “yourself” again but better!
Getting Back into Yoga
Gentle Postpartum + Pelvic Floor Yoga
This class is designed for moms and new parents who want to get back into their yoga practice.Learn more
It’s not recommended for moms before 6 weeks postpartum (8 weeks for cesarean birth). We will safely instruct you into poses that will nurture and strengthen your postpartum body and will integrate the oh-so-important pelvic floor into each and every practice. This class will leave you feeling relaxed, calm and strong!
- Build strength, restore, and love on those soft mushy parts
- Safely practice simple yoga movements and breathing to begin to release birth traumas and embrace your new postpartum body
- Focus on mindful core & pelvic floor work with usage of props to build strength and breath work
- Practice deep restoratives to refresh your spirit and recharge your mind