“After attending the first yoga class I felt like a load had been lifted off my shoulders. The relaxation and calming effect was instant and I felt like a new person when I left. Now at 34 weeks, I have been attending pregnancy yoga each week and find it a great way to relax my mind and body. Physically, I feel more flexible, aware of my body and prepared for the birth. Mentally, Wednesday nights have become my relaxation time and provides an opportunity to concentrate on myself and the baby and let go of any stress, tiredness or fatigue. I feel a great sense of empowerment and strength in my own ability to deliver my baby naturally.” - Jennifer Taylor
Pre-natal Yoga will support your health and well-being on many different levels throughout your pregnancy and is an excellent way to nourish yourself and your growing baby. Yoga is an ideal preparatory exercise whilst pregnant, combining the building of strength with the opportunity to relax and let go. During classes you will have the opportunity to practise useful skills for birthing such as active birthing movements, breathing techniques, vocal toning, partner support, visualisation, massage and relaxation.
We offer 3 prenatal yoga classes per week at the Royal Hospital for Women. Classes cost $18/per person. Online booking/payment is essential to secure your place in the class. To book please click on the link for the class that you want:
Beginner's Prenatal - Mondays - 6:00pm-7:00pm in Seminar Rooms 1&2
Beginner's Prenatal - Wednesdays - 6:00pm-7:00pm in Fitness Centre
Couples' Prenatal Yoga - Wednesdays - 7:15pm - 8:15pm in Fitness Centre