Prenatal / Pregnancy yoga classes are designed specifically for women from 12 weeks gestation to full term. The classes are designed to relax and strengthen the body during their pregnancy. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other women and take one hour of your day ‘just for you and your baby’.
This class is suitable for all levels, for many women it may be the first time they have practiced yoga. You will learn techniques to stretch, breathe, relax, and prepare for birth and motherhood. Many women can help manage labour pain utilising breathing and visualisation techniques learned from prenatal yoga.
Simple beginners Hatha yoga postures will be taught with various levels offered for more experienced yoga students.
If you would prefer a one-on-one experience then private prenatal yoga sessions are perfect for this. Use this time to work with us on what techniques are most suited to you. These prenatal yoga sessions can be held outdoors at locations such as the Japanese Gardens Ipswich, Robelle Domain Springfield, or indoors and outdoors at the Providence estate South Ripley.
Where we hold Prenatal Yoga
This class is held in a new Community Center in the Providence Estate in South Ripley. The room is air conditioned and semi-private with curtains. Classes are capped at 10 people for a more personalised class atmosphere.
Group classes coming soon.
Upcoming Classes for Prenatal Yoga.
There are no upcoming classes. Private classes available on request. For all other classes please see below.
Benefits of Prenatal Yoga
10 Good Reasons for Practising Yoga While Pregnant
– Relieve tension of lower back, hips, chest, upper back, neck and shoulders
– Develop stamina and strength
– Increase your sense of balance
– Calm your nervous system
– Breath work for relaxation and preparation for labour
– Increase circulation
– Preparation for Labour, Birth and Post Natal
– Connect with your baby
– Have a sense of community/sisterhood
– Relaxation and Meditation
Can Partners attend?
Yes. Any mums-to-be who would like to bring along partners or a supportive friend are welcome.
What do I need to bring?
Two large towels for adjusting postures and comfort during the final relaxation.
A water bottle and yoga mat. Please note some mats are provided if you do not have your own.
Wear comfortable clothing that you can easily move and stretch in.
In cooler months, it is advisable to bring a jumper and socks for warm up and relaxation.
Is it safe to Practise Yoga while pregnant?
Prenatal yoga is a hatha style of class which includes physical postures, breathwork (pranayama) and also yoga nidra (guided relaxation) which are supportive to a women’s body, mind and spiritual wellbeing during pregnancy. Certain yoga postures and body positions are not recommended during various stages of pregnancy and your yoga instructor will have specialised training and knowledge of the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal safety precautions specific to each trimester. Consideration is also given to the emotional and psychological changes that occur during this time and women often report feeling nurtured, supported and also empowered by their yoga practice going into birth and motherhood. If you have any further concerns please discuss with your Medical Professional or Yoga Instructor.
Are private Prenatal Yoga sessions available?
Yes, private prenatal yoga sessions are available on request. Please contact Verity Yoga to discuss further.
Why is it best to wait to start Prenatal Yoga in the second trimester?
As exciting as it is once you find out your pregnant to jump in and start prenatal yoga it is best to wait until after the 12-week mark. During the first trimester is usually when most women experience nauseousness, light headedness from change in hormones and blood levels and tiredness. In the second trimester is when women start to feel better and have more energy being a good time to head to a yoga class. If you are a seasoned yogi, then practising all the way through your pregnancy is quiet fine. If you have any concerns about practising
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