New Moms Yoga
Congratulations! Now that your baby is here, it is more important than ever to take time to care for yourself whether you delivered or adopted this new member of your family. These classes offer an opportunity for your baby to socialize with other babies, as well as an opportunity to connect with other like-minded parents. So feel free to join us with or without baby, or bring along your partner, parent or friend to share time as well as doing yoga. New Moms Yoga is designed to help you strengthen, energize and tone your whole body through gentle yoga and breathing exercises specifically tailored for new moms. Each class will include poses that will help you regain core strength and stability, with an emphasis on strengthening the back, abdomen and pelvic floor. We also focus on poses that relieve tension in areas such as your neck, shoulders and back that are often extra sore from holding, feeding and caring for your baby.
Dates and Times: Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Cost: $17 drop in, $80 for 5-class pass, $150 for 10-class pass, $250 for 20-class pass
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I come to New Moms Yoga? If there are no extenuating circumstances, your caregiver will probably give you the okay to exercise three to eight weeks after you give birth. As in any yoga class, you need to listen to what your body is telling you and handle with gentleness and care.
Bringing baby to class: Babies do not do yoga but delight in watching you just as you delight in watching them. In class, baby rests on a yoga blanket, usually covered with a blanket from home in case of spit-up or other spills. The blanket is placed at the top or by the side of your yoga mat. In a perfect world, the baby is content to just sleep in carrier or rest on the blanket. This rarely happens, as babies cry, giggle, fuss, laugh, nurse and need changing as all babies do. Be assured that this is totally okay and you need to do whatever is best for baby. When possible know that the teacher will also often hold the baby so that you can get a little yoga in.
Will my baby like yoga? This depends a lot on the personality of the baby. Some delight in the new sights and stimulation watching mom move and are perfectly content to look around and take it all in. Others are freaked out by the very same stimulations and may cry a lot at first, but eventually get used to it, so don’t give up if the first class doesn’t go well. Be sure to bring along their favorite lovie, blanket or toy!
For additional information, contact Tracy at Whole Life Yoga: phone 206-784-2882, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.