The goal of this class is to help expectant mothers alleviate the different physical symptoms experienced during each trimester of pregnancy. This class will be taught in a mixture of English and French.
We will work progressively through a range of yoga postures including: forward and backward bends, rotations, inversions, ribcage expansions, standing postures, and arm-stretches.
A few moments of each class will also be dedicated to breathing exercises and calming meditation.
As well as enhancing the vitality, mobility, general health and emotional well-being of the expectant mother, prenatal yoga also provides a valuable quiet space in which to develop their relationship with the baby inside.
These classes can be a time to rest in the assurance that you are in safe hands, and allow you to enjoy a sense of being cared for, understood, supported and encouraged in your role as mother.
To make sure that every amazing participant gets the most rewarding and beneficial experience we aim to tailor the class for you in the following ways:
1. Trimestre-appropriate modifications - Whether you are at the beginning of your 9 month journey or are nearing the big day, we will recognise the differences in what your body needs at each of the stages and offer Trimestre-appropriate modifications and recommendations.
2. Individual health discovery questionnaires - These will be filled out by each participant before the beginning of their first class and the teachers will offer specific modifications and alternatives to ensure your practice is safe and beneficial. Please either email us the answers, or come with the questionnaire filled out in digital format on your mobile device. (Lets save the trees!)
The questions will be sent to you upon your booking confirmation email. Before your first class, please arrive at least 15 minutes early to discuss your Health Discovery Questionnaire so we can accurately tailor the class to your needs.
3. Mindfulness towards the level of previous yoga experience - This class is open to all levels of Yoginis. Whether you have practiced yoga before getting pregnant or Pre-natal Yoga will be your first experience of this discipline, we will aim to cater for all abilities and preferences.
While Pre-natal yoga practice is designed to be naturally slower paced and soft, we will recognise if you are an experienced yogini and make sure that everyone is working at a level that is beneficial to them.
WHAT TO WEAR
-Comfortable clothes that don't restrict movement
-This class is generally practiced barefoot
*Showers and designated changing facilities available only at Studio Bleu in 75009; all other indoor locations have restroom facilities available for changing.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
-Mat or towel (there are no mats available to borrow in the spaces)
-Optional - Yoga props - blocks, straps, cushions, etc
*Yoga mats are available to purchase for 24€ each. Non-toxic materials, variety of colors, size: 63cm x 183cm. Follow link to purchase: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioId=39852&stype=43&prodid=10162
Mats can be delivered to our classes in the locations in 75001 (St. Roch) and 75009 (Studio Bleu). Once ordered, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and let us know during which class and at which location you would like to pick up your mat. Please bring your receipt to the class.
Please verify class location or address on our schedule as we have several venues in Paris: http://www.affordableyogafitness.com/apps/mindbody/list-schedule
Location details can be found on the ‘Contact Us’ page: http://www.affordableyogafitness.com/pages/contact
When you enter the building, look to follow the Affordable Yoga signs to your specific room.
Any problems, follow link for teacher's phone numbers: http://www.affordableyogafitness.com/pages/contact
*Please note that there is limited mobile phone reception at the studios. If you need to contact the instructor, please do so at least 20 minute before the start of class. Since our teachers will be busy checking in students with their personal smartphones starting 15 minutes before class, please send a text as opposed to calling as they will most likely not be able to take a call. No communication will be possible after the start time of class.
Please notify your instructor if you have undergone any recent surgeries or are currently experiencing any physical injuries. While yoga has many very beneficial health effects, we want to know how to best work with each of our student’s individual restrictions. Please consult a doctor if you have any personal concerns about practicing prenatal yoga.
*Please note we can only accept students from the term of 12 Weeks of pregnancy onwards.