Prenatal yoga classes support pregnant women on the physical level, but also on the emotional and psychological levels.
Whether you’ve already done lots of yoga or whether this will be your first experience of the practice, you will share the stages of your pregnancy with other women and benefit from the specialized training of the teacher.
When should I start ?
It depends on the woman.
Some like to wait until the start of the second trimester, when morning sickness tends to calm down and the risk of miscariage is lower.
Others, feeling good and strong in their body and happy in their pregnancy, want to start as soon as they know they’re pregnant.
Still others, who already practice yoga and know a number of postures, prefer to continue in their regular yoga class until the size of the belly makes it uncomfortable. Women in the later stages of pregnancy particularly appreciate the time and place given for each pose and exercise in a prenatal class.
There’s no one rule:
each woman and each pregnancy is unique.
Practicing yoga during pregnancy is a way to take care of your body, to prepare for the birth experience and to connect with your baby. It’s also precious time to take for yourself, to ask questions and to share your tips, solutions and good addresses with the other women in the group.
Trained in pre- and postnatal yoga at the Institut de Gasquet in Paris, and having given birth to her own child, Elodie has designed yoga classes especially for pregnant women.
Prenatal yoga takes a global approach to pregnancy, listening carefully to the body and creating time and space just for baby and you.
De Gasquet’s method is a true path to childbirth that helps soothe the « mechanical and functional » problems that can arise during pregnancy and after birth. You will practice postures and breathwork that will increase your well-being during pregnancy and to achieve deep relaxation and better recovery after birth.
Elodie will accompany you throughout the different phases of your pregnancy to help you find serenity in maternity and to make space for your baby, both literally and figuratively, all while taking care of yourself.
Having had special requests from pregnant women who participated in her Sound Bath experiences, Larissa created a unique experience of prenatal yoga and work with sound and music for expecting mothers.
She combines the postural approach of Bernadette de Gasquet with therapeutic sound vibrations. Music and voice create links to our inner self, our emotions and also to others. Babies can start to hear at about 24-26 weeks and they memorize these early auditory experiences.
Offer yourself a deep relaxation and a rich auditory patrimoine to your child.
Having trained in prenatal and postnatal yoga with Céline Miconnet of the French Federation of Green Yoga, Sandrine builds her classes on techniques derived from the precision of Iyengar for pregnant women, whatever the stage of their pregnancy.
Indeed, as the body of the pregnant woman undergoes changes at an accelerated rate, the practice is designed to support these physical and emotional transformations.
Sandrine is committed to personalizing the different postures for each expectant mother by offering the adjustments and supports that will help her feel the most comfortable, and thus get the maximum benefit from the posture. Her approach is also centered on energy and its circulation, in order to manage stress, mood and dynamism.
The key word of her classes is kindness and it is her pleasure to offer a relaxing, reassuring and regenerating environment for pregnant women.