In a prenatal yoga class, you’ll likely be encouraged to use props (bolsters, blocks, wedges or folded blankets) to achieve the proper alignment and supportive comfort. You can typically expect:
- An Introduction: We will want to know your name, how far along you are, any aches and pains you’re having, and what body parts or poses you’d like to work on. You’ll get a chance to mingle with other moms during this time because a supportive community of moms is our ultimate goal.
- An Asana Practice: Every prenatal yoga class at Lotus has an asana practice component. Depending on the teacher, class needs and wants, it may be a Hatha, Vinyasa, or Restorative. Our teachers are responsive to the needs of the group and come prepared to offer a class that meets those changing and varied needs.
- A Meditation Practice: Every prenatal class has a meditation component included to provide space for calming the nervous system and fostering relaxation.
- A Supportive Environment: Because we are a trauma-sensitive yoga studio, we will invite you to share how we can be of service to you. We will not teach classes that are potentially unsafe and we will encourage you to listen to your own body during the practice. This is your practice and the choices made during the class are your own and are welcomed.
- Highly Trained Prenatal Teachers: Our prenatal teachers have extensive training for this special population and structure our classes to be nurturing, safe, and supportive. Our teachers have 85 hours of training in prenatal yoga.