Expectant/New Mom Yoga Classes
Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga
Prenatal Partner Yoga Workshop
Hypnotherapy for Birth
Hypnotherapy has the ability to tap into the power of the subconscious mind and build a more positive belief system around birth. Over the course of 4-5 one hour sessions the mother will have the chance to express her individual concerns with birth, discover her own inner power and learn how to hypnotize her self for comfort in labor and birth. During one or more sessions the mother's birth partner will join her to learn how to assist her in hypnosis durung labor and how to administer the "hypno-epidural". It is best if the birth partner is also her romantic partner but close friends and doulas also make great birth partners.
Hypnotherapy sessions are $75 each and should begin around 30 weeks of pregnancy.
Mommy and Me Yoga (for infants 0-9 months)
Mommy and Me Yoga (for older babies 9-18 months)
Prenatal Massage Therapy
I've never done any yoga before. Can I take prenatal yoga?
If you have never done yoga before or if you have just done a few classes here and there over the years you can absolutely take pernatal yoga. Just be sure to stick with the beginner friendly, more gentle Prenatal class. The Prenatal Vinyasa is for more advanced students.
What is Prenatal Vinyasa?
Vinyasa means to move from one pose to another in tune with the breath. While modified for pregnancy this class does move quickly and is intended for moms that are already familiar with basic yoga postures and that do not have any known pregnancy complications.
How much experience do I need to take Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga?
It is very important for vinyasa students to be familiar with basic yoga postures and to be free from serious injuries or complications with their pregnancy. Vinyasa yoga is a more fast paced class for those that are very familiar with yoga postures and can recognize them by name as the class moves quickly. While this class is modified for pregnancy it is imperative that students that come to this class have yoga experience.
Why should I take prenatal yoga?
There are numerous benefits from practicing yoga during pregnancy including, but not limited to: reduction in low back pain, better sleep, improved circulation, reduction of swelling in legs and feet, reduction in ligament pain as the belly grows, a deeper sense of connection with baby, stress redcution and accumulation of relaxation techniques that can be used in labor, birth and parenting.
I don't see the class I want to sign up for. What happened?
Upcoming class enrollments load via a widget at the bottom of the page. You can also check upcoming classes here. If your widget has loaded but you don't see the class you are interested in that's because we haven't set the dates for and posted the next session yet. You are welcome to email the studio to ask about it or check back later. If there was a class you that was up there and should be starting in a day or two but now it is gone we have probably cancelled it because of lack of registrations. We do encourage you to register early!
What happens if my baby comes before the session ends?
If you deliver your baby before your class session ends OR if your doctor orders you to stop yoga class we will issue you a class credit for each class you miss because of that. You can use these classs credits toward registering for a Mommy and Me Yoga session or just use them as drop ins for regular yoga classes.
I see you post baby announcements on the site and newsletter. How can my baby be included?
We'd love to announce your arrival to the UB community. Just send us an email with a few words about you baby and your experience with UB Prenatal Yoga along with permission to post on the website and newsletter.
Do I have to register for the whole session?
Yes, we ask that you regiser for the entire session. We do not offer drop-in prenatal classes.
Can I take one class to try it out?
Our prenatal classes are usually full so we can't offer a one time try without making it uncomfortable for the moms who are registered.
What if I miss a class? Can I make it up?
Because our classes are almost always full we can not offer make-ups for missed classes except for the above mentionsed scenarios.
I'd like to take regular yoga classes instead of the Prenatal Yoga. Can I?
Often expectant mother who have been practicing a while want to just do our regular classes. Our concern is for your health and safelty. Not all of our instructors are certified or even trained in prenatal yoga. If you want to take regular yoga classes we ask the following things:
- That you already have a regular yoga practice.
- That you waiit until your second trimester to start.
- That you consult with your doctor.
- That you take at least one Prenatal Yoga Session OR a private lesson with prenatal instructor Stacy Broussard.
- That you take full resposibility for you comfort and safety as you practice.
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