Prenatal / Postnatal Yoga

All classes are at Yoga Focus

For prenatal classes, the best time to start is at the beginning of your second trimester; however, you may start the class any time during your pregnancy. You do not need to start at the beginning of a session of classes. Enrollment is “rolling” due to the time limited nature of pregnancy. New students are welcome any time!

For postnatal classes, please begin any week that you feel ready to come with your baby. Most women start coming 6 – 8 weeks after giving birth.

Please complete the registration form at class, even if you just plan on dropping in. Once you try the class, you can decide to pay as a drop-in or sign up for a series of classes.  Please bring cash or checks only to your first class, payable to “Marlene McGrath Yoga”.

Current class offerings are listed below:

December Prenatal Yoga Specialty Classes

The Yoga Focus fall class session ends on December 8, 2018 and Winter class sessions begin on Monday, January 7, 2019. The following specialty classes are offered in mid December for prenatal students in all stages of pregnancy. No pre-registration is required for these drop-in classes. They are not available as make ups for missed fall session classes. Weather related class updates will be listed on yogafocusannarbor.com

You may show up to any of the specialty classes, complete the below registration form at class and bring payment of $20 in cash or check to the instructor, Marlene McGrath. Contact with Marlene with questions at: marlenemamayoga@yahoo.com or 734-276-7423.

 

Prenatal Yoga  – Hips and Low Back Focus

Monday December 10 5:45 – 7:15 pm $20

Thursday December 13 7:30 – 9:00 pm $20

Prenatal Yoga – Pelvic Floor Focus

Monday December 17 5:45 – 7:15 pm $20

Thursday December 20 7:30 – 9:00 pm $20

Winter Session at Yoga Focus Begins Monday, January 7, 2019

Mondays 5:45-7:15 pm Prenatal Yoga

Wednesdays 12:30 – 2:00 pm Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga (with babies)

Thursdays 7:30 – 9:00 pm Prenatal Yoga

Yoga Focus Registration Page

6-week session for $90

12-week session for $180

Drop-in Class for $20

Postures are taught specifically for the pregnant body and are modified for any level of yoga experience or stage of pregnancy. All postures are taught with awareness of your growing baby. The standing postures promote strength, flexibility, and confidence. Seated and kneeling postures help to open the hips and pelvis, as well as lengthen and bring elasticity to the spine. Many postures work to expand the rib cage, easing the breath and creating space for your baby. Restorative poses promote conscious relaxation of the body, focus of the mind, and awareness of the breath – all of which are beneficial during pregnancy and beyond. 

All sessions can be pro-rated ($15 per class) since we have rolling admissions from start and end dates according to your babies schedule!

Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga at Yoga Focus (bring your baby!)

This class is combined with postnatal moms and babies. So in addition to the details above describing the prenatal yoga, you will see how the postures differ for postpartum rehabilitation and learn from the postpartum moms about their experiences!

Postures are taught with a focus on strengthening and realigning the body after childbirth. Specific areas such as the pelvic floor, abdominals, neck, shoulders, and back are targeted by the postures. Some of the benefits women experience in this class include regaining strength, flexibility, and energy, as well as finding balance and restoration. This class also provides a space for mothers with new babies to connect and share information with each other.

  • Wednesdays 12:30 – 2:00 pm

  • no advance registration necessary – just show up!
  • fill out registration form at class and bring cash or check for payment.

Fees for Postnatal students:

5-session package $80

10-session package $150

individual classes $20

You may drop-in and start this class any week, the session can be pro-rated.

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