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Prenatal Yoga

This is a class for all moms-to-be. There will be gentle variations on traditional yoga postures that specifically benefit the needs of pregnant women. Class times: Tuesdays 5:30-6:45pm, Sundays 4-5:15pm Location: North Tacoma Studio

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When should I start prenatal yoga?
You are welcome to join as soon as you feel ready. Usually, most pregnant women feel good at the end of the first trimester and the beginning of the second. If you have had a strong yoga practice prior to pregnancy you may wish to join in the second trimester or when it becomes uncomfortable to be on your back or belly. It is strongly recommended that you join earlier in your pregnancy then later as you will receive more benefits and be able to integrate it more easily when it comes time to give birth.
What can I expect from a Prenatal Yoga class?
We begin with about 5 minutes of check-in time with each pregnant woman. This creates a nice community of moms-to-be and an opportunity to make new friends. Class continues with a seated meditation and a basic breathing practice, followed by gentle warm-ups that focus on strength, stability, and connection to the breath. Standing yoga postures with variations for each stage of pregnancy, hip openers and opening of the pelvis, balance postures, followed by a cool down, deep relaxation and a closing with the sound of ‘aum’ (the word that represents to our ears that sound of the energy of the universe of which all things are manifestations) or ‘namaste’ (meaning: the light and life within me honors the light and life within you). You are encouraged to work at your own pace and connect to the stillness within and the precious baby developing inside of you.
How many usually attend the Prenatal Yoga class?
They are well attended and can range anywhere from 10-20 depending on the season as we notice pregnancy and birth come in cycles.
What class card/membership should I buy if I want to come on a regular basis?

Our most popular class card is the Pre/Postnatal class package, 8 yoga classes valid for 6 months, cost $110.

What happens if I can no longer attend classes due to complications with my pregnancy?
We want you to take care of you and your baby so all you need to do is inform us via e-mail or phone call that you will not be able to attend and we will extend your card or membership as needed.

Postnatal Yoga

Yogimama/Bodhibaby 6 Week Mom & Baby Series Join us for a 6-week journey into yoga-after-baby. Each week we will explore gentle yet challenging poses, mindful awareness of the breath, and subtle core exercises specifically for new moms.

Day: Thursdays

Time: 11:00 – 12:15pm

Cost: $90 *Includes a CD of “Bengali Lullaby” 

Location: North Tacoma Studio Must pre-register.  Come as you are. Newborns to crawlers

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When should I attend postnatal yoga classes?
It is recommended when you and your doctor or midwife decide that you are ready to start. Usually, most mamas begin yoga classes 6-8 weeks postpartum attending classes on a regular basis but again it is dependent on the individual and care provider. Open to all levels.
What can I expect from a Postnatal Yoga class?
The Mom & Baby postnatal yoga class is geared to the new mom and baby connection and spending time together. Class begins with about 5 minutes of check-in time with each new mom introducing selves, baby, and sharing any thoughts, concerns that come with being a new mom. Seated meditation connecting with baby, followed by gentle warm-ups, baby massage, standing postures with or without baby being held, a gentle cool down, deep relaxation finished with namaste. Each new mom is encouraged to do what they need to in order to take care of their new baby: feeding, changing diapers, and crying is expected and inevitable. So, enjoy your time being one on one with your baby and being in a community of other new moms just the way you and your baby are. Infants and crawlers welcome.
What class card/membership should I buy if I want to come on a regular basis?

This class is now offered as a 6 week series, to deepen the community and connection of the participating mamas and babies. The series is $80. Pre-registration is required. This series regularly sells out, so sign up early!