Pregnancy is a wonderful time to begin a yoga practice, or to deepen your existing practice. Being pregnant and having a baby is a life change - whether you are having your first child or your fourth. Pregnancy and all life changes can create physical discomfort, uncertainty and exhaustion for many women. With a prenatal yoga practice you will develop your skills to sit deeper in a place of calm, connect to your own stability and reduce feelings of fear and anxiety. Come join us to relieve aches and pains and feel better overall!
6-Week Prenatal Series
What you will receive from weekly prenatal yoga:
Sessions @ 365Fit:
Tuesdays, 6:15 - 7:30 pm. $102
Summer Session @ Elevate518:
Thursdays, 5:15 - 6:15 pm
Yoga for Birth Partner Workshop
Build Your Toolbox for Labor and Birth Coping Skills! Yoga has proven benefits for managing pain, reducing fear and creating a deeper sense of relaxation; just what you need for birth, no matter how it unfolds.
Bring your partner or a supportive friend!
In this workshop you'll learn:
"I really appreciated "acting out" some of the poses to use during labor. I'm a visual person so sometimes just receiving instructions isn't enough or I forget details.
Thank so much for providing us with such awesome classes!!"
"My partner and I enjoyed an evening of bonding and relaxation while we learned many techniques that will help us approach the upcoming birth of our child in a calm, informed and empowered way. I look forward to applying the deep breathing and relaxation exercises that we learned together in the workshop to my anticipated delivery, and my partner is eager to provide me with all of the comfort and protection possible through methods that you shared!"
365Fit, 10 Hallwood Road, Delmar. 365Fit.info
Elevate518, 407 Albany Shaker Road, Albany. Elevate518
Pranakriya Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu
Trained Postpartum Doula and Lactation Educator, CAPPA 2017
Included in the training I received is Yoga-Born -- a childbirth education program steeped in the yoga tradition.
"Doing prenatal yoga with Janine was one of my favorite pregnancy experiences. Class was a rejuvenating place where I could discuss the challenges of pregnancy as well as complete a yoga practice perfectly modified to fit my changing body. I also learned exercises that I could practice at home.
Belly pull-ins was one of the few core strengthening exercises I could do as my pregnancy progressed. We practiced it weekly in Janine's class, and I continued to practice it at home. I credit that exercise with allowing me to vaginally deliver a 'sunny side up' baby, a position I did not expect my baby to be in when I went into labor.
The best part of class was bonding with my growing baby. During class, Janine would have us place our hands on our belly, practice breathing, and visualize our baby placing his hands back on ours. During the hardest times of pregnancy, this would bring me back to the present and remind me what all the trials and tribulations were for.
Prenatal yoga is Janine's niche. Any student can see her passion for pregnant mothers. I highly recommend this class."
"During pregnancy, the weekly sessions forced me to take for myself and my baby (which I needed). The commradery of our class was essential to making pregnancy not seem as scary. Beginning each class with a round of how and what we were each feeling, both physical and emotional was so supportive. I also began at only 12 weeks and it was helpful to have women who were farther along and to hear what they were going through and see their progression, preparing me for my body changes and feelings.
The breathing techniques and pelvic/hip widening poses really helped with delivery. The Intense Sensation practice gave me the tools to make it through each contraction and the pushing without needing an epidural.
In postpartum, I have been able to use the poses to help with kinked neck and sore arms from breastfeeding and holding my daughter, especially as she gains more weight.
You do not have to have any yoga experience to enjoy and learn in this class. Janine takes time to explain and demonstrate each pose and would help each of us if a pose wan't correct or give us alternatives to a pose if it didn't feel right. She created a very relaxed and comfortable environment with soft lighting and music, a gentle voice and good vibes from both her and the other students in the class.