Please come 10 minutes early if it's your first time.
First visit: $5
Drop In: $19 / Students $16
Doubble Pass: $32 ($16/class) Valid for 8 days after your first visit.Non transferable.
No EFTPOS- Cash only or pay online with the Mindbody App.
Our Introductory one-month unlimited offer for $39 is valid to you after your pregnancy.
This is a beautiful and beneficial class that welcomes all pregnant woman, those with experience and those new to yoga. This specialized class allows time to slow down and connect with your changing body and growing baby. It aims to enhance the health and wellbeing of moms to be, supporting them through the changes during pregnancy and assisting them in the preparation for birth and life with a newborn.
The classes have a range of breath awareness exercises, asana (basic yoga postures) short flowing sequences, and relaxation/meditation. Yoga poses (asana) help build strength and stamina required for labor and carrying your baby through pregnancy with a specific focus on postural awareness, strengthening legs, pelvic floor and hip and shoulder openers. There are many benefits to practicing yoga during pregnancy including easing back and pelvis pain, assisting digestion and overall comfort, to reducing anxiety about birth and motherhood.
It is generally recommended to start this class after 12 weeks. If you are unsure, especially if you have a history of miscarriage or are experiencing complications, please check with your midwife.
Please check our timetable for availability at 2nd Floor Yoga before attending class to ensure your teacher is there for you.
If it's your first visit to the 2nd Floor Yoga Studio, please take a minute to read our "Good To Know" section.It provides you with important information.
Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. It can also be one of the most anxiety-filled. With an overabundance of information and technology, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and focus too much on what can go wrong instead of enjoying this miraculous time in your life.
Regular prenatal yoga classes can help keep you centered, calm, and relatively pain-free throughout your pregnancy. Here are a few other positive ways prenatal yoga can influence moms-to-be.
Promote Mental Well-being
During pregnancy, you’re more in touch with your instinctual side. All reason seems to go out the door as your sensitivity increases and your five senses are heightened. You may no longer tolerate the smell of the refrigerator. If someone approaches your pregnant body, you might feel overprotective. Perhaps you cry at Hallmark or diaper commercials.
Don’t worry—you’re completely normal. As a woman expecting, your limbic system is heightened. You may also go into protective mode and feel urges to protect your fetus at all costs. This can cause feelings of worry and fear. But that doesn’t mean you have to succumb to panic. Prenatal yoga can teach you breathing techniques to help calm your mind, center your thoughts, and keep you in a space of inner tranquility, even when the world around you appears to threaten your peace.
Let’s face it; no one is quite as excited about your pregnancy as you. Your husband or partner may not understand the changes you’re experiencing, and your friends who don’t have kids may not relate when you mention something about your pregnancy.
In a prenatal yoga class, you have women like you who understand exactly what you’re experiencing and who can sympathize with you. This is a place where you can let it all out and celebrate your victories and challenges. Plus, the women you meet have the potential to become great friends with built-in playmates for your new baby.
Ease Aches and Pains
While no two pregnancies are alike, most women experience some amount of physical discomfort during pregnancy. Some common culprits include lower back and sciatic pain. Many yoga poses, such as pigeon, cow, and cat can help tremendously. But an actual yoga class, that stimulates circulation and gets you moving, can help alleviate physical discomforts. And the results can last for a good 24 to 48 hours after your class.
A Healthy Delivery
Yoga teaches you to tune into your body and pay attention to its natural signals. Hip openers and squats can help prepare your body for labor and delivery while familiarity with other yoga poses will allow you to stretch or find positions during labor that can help your body to relax. Yoga breathing or Pranayama can also help you during contractions, and meditation at the end of class can prepare you to center inward when labor starts to get difficult.