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other moms-to-be

Prenatal Yoga


Through prenatal yoga expectant mammas can develop strength, stamina, softness and stability while becoming aware of how the practice can be modified for their changing bodies. In my classes our time is devoted to cultivating awareness of the breath, body, heart and mind.

With this connection we turn inwards to cultivate internal resources we can draw on during labor and birth. Through challenging postures we explore the difference between discomfort and pain, and discover ways to relax through it all.

Our supported, opening, restorative postures allow us feel what its like to let go completely, envisioning releasing deeply through all stages of birth.

Meanwhile, we embrace and honor the beauty of pregnancy and prepare for an empowered, mindful, and often natural birth. Relaxation and meditation techniques from HypnoBirthing and mindfulness meditation are woven into every class.

The classes are challenging yet rejuvenating, and women are encouraged to listen to their bodies and work at a level that’s appropriate for how they’re feeling that day. Throughout class I address the strategic use of yoga postures, meditation, breathing techniques and body awareness during the birthing process.

Women with injuries, complications or “high risk” situations are welcome in class (with their healthcare provider’s approval) and are given appropriate modifications and/or specific poses or sequences to accommodate their special concerns.

Therapeutic benefits of yoga:

    • Addressing a particular injury or area of discomfort
    • Support in turning a breech baby
    • Relaxation and gentle movement for bed rest or high risk pregnancy
  • Learning how yoga can be applied during birth
  • Experiencing deep relaxation and exploring breathing and meditation practices
  • Preparing your pelvic floor for birth

“Britt, thank you very much for the Prenatal Partner Yoga and Massage workshop today. It was SO GREAT! The class was really meaningful and helpful for us. You are a wonderful teacher – excellent content, great flow, fun and engaging. Thank you again!!!”

J.R.

“I miss you and your class so much! It’s one of the drawbacks to no longer being pregnant… I want you to know how much your classes meant to me. They helped me prepare for labor and birth, and helped me love and transition into my pregnant body. They were priceless, and I do miss them so much! Thank you Britt!”

T.D.

“Dear Britt, Thank you so much for nurturing me through the last trimester of my pregnancy. Your class and your presence meant a lot to me. In fact, I find myself using many of the mental and physical ideas you imparted now, in my post-partum period, perhaps even more than I did in birthing. Thank you from all of us!”

R.G.

“Although I only attended 4 or 5 of your prenatal yoga classes, I wanted to tell you how helpful they were. I read a lot about breath, presence and surrender, but nothing was as close to the real thing as the thai goddess pose 🙂 And your overall teachings of really being in my body and allowing myself to focus and breath through discomfort.”

Paula

“Thank you for everything….your yoga class was a highlight of my week and really helped prepare me for childbirth, even one as unconventional as mine. I remembered your words of ‘staying in my power’ no matter what, which really helped when I was at the hospital. If I am pregnant again while in the bay area I will definitely return!”

E.M.

INTERESTED IN PRIVATE SESSIONS?

Private sessions are a great way to begin or deepen your Prenatal Yoga practice and to nurture yourself and your baby. I offer customized sequences geared around your present needs and intentions. Some topics that you may like to cover in a private session are:

    • Addressing a particular injury or area of discomfort
    • Support in turning a breech baby
    • Relaxation and gentle movement for bed rest or high risk pregnancy
  • Learning how yoga can be applied during birth
  • Experiencing deep relaxation and exploring breathing and meditation practices
  • Preparing your pelvic floor for birth

For couples not able to make my Prenatal Partner Yoga and Massage workshops, I also offer private versions of this workshop customized to suit your birthing intentions.

Private sessions for postpartum mammas are also available starting at 4 weeks after birth.

These sessions can take place in my sunny Bernal Heights yoga room, or your home in or around the Bay Area.

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