Prenatal / Postnatal Yoga

Yoga classes are held weekly throughout the year with breaks in accordance with the studio schedules.  Note that I teach at two locations and fees, schedules, and policies are studio specific.

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 for a 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:

Prenatal Yoga classes at Yoga Focus

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!

August Prenatal Yoga drop-in classes at Yoga Focus

$20 per class

Thursdays, August 17, 24, 31  7:30 – 9:00 pm

Mondays, August 21 and 28   5:45 – 7:15 pm

 

Fall 2017 beginning September 7, 2017 for 12 weeks at Yoga Focus

 Fees:

1 class per week for 12 weeks: $180

2nd class per week for 12 weeks: $165

individual drop-in class $18

Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga at Inward Bound (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 11:00-12:30 pm at Inward Bound Yoga

    Registration Form

  • bring registration form and cash or check to class, we have forms at class, too!

Session Dates:

Wednesday August 23, 2017 through Wednesday December 20, 2017 (no class Nov. 22)

Fees:

5-session package $70

10-session package $140

individual classes $16

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

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