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Pre & Post-NatalYoga and Massage
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I have only done their prenatal yoga classes, but would HIGHLY recommend them to mommies-to-be. They are 1 1/2 hours (I know, seems like it would be a lifetime), but time absolutely flies. You introduce yourself and say how many weeks you are, then the instructor will lead you through a series of light yoga stretches that will help you prepare for birth (physically and mentally). I only started doing the classes at 32 weeks and feel like I missed out on an activity that would have greatly benefited me throughout the pregnancy. I feel fantastic when I leave...focused, more limber and more confident about what lies ahead.
- review from a Mindful Body client

Introduction
Yogis come in all shapes and sizes. As an expression of our appreciation of the body's wisdom in every stage of life, the Mindful Body offers special pre and post natal programs. We invite expectant and new mothers to enjoy our integrated yoga and massage programs. As you prepare for childbirth and the transition into motherhood, let the classes, bodywork and consultation led by our experienced staff support you. Following the birth of your child, you can continue in the moms and babies class, a joyful way to share yoga practice with your baby and with other new mothers.

Pre-Natal Yoga
Pre-Natal yoga is offered throughout the week on a drop-in basis and is open to beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. In these unique classes, our teachers offer a carefully selected series of asanas (postures) and breathing techniques to restore balance and vitality while deepening your awareness of pregnancy. Concentration and relaxation techniques assist in preparing for and providing relief during labor and birth. Pre-natal yoga also helps relieve physical and emotional discomforts associated with pregnancy, including back pain, heartburn, constipation, swelling, and sleeplessness, depression, and anxiety. Our partner yoga classes and workshops support couples during pregnancy and prepare you both for childbirth.

Post-Natal - Moms and Babies Yoga
Deepen the experience of bonding with your baby by continuing yoga practice in the moms and babies class. In these baby-friendly classes, we focus on postures that help restore alignment and tone, and provide relief from lifting, carrying, and nursing. The Postnatal class is a supportive community for new moms and babies three weeks old to crawling. Parenters are always welcome!
 

Prenatal Massage

Whether done alone or with pre-natal yoga, massage can ease the physical discomforts that may accompany pregnancy. Along with other techniques, we use a soft body pillow to support you completely in a comfortable side-lying position. During a nurturing full-body session, we concentrate especially on the lower back, shoulders, and neck. Mindful Body therapists are carefully trained and reviewed before joining our pre-natal staff.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Jamie Goodman, licensed acupuncturist, is available at The Mindful Body to assist you with pre-natal and post-partum care. The goal of treatment is to harmonize the mind, body, and spirit to increase overall health for you and your child. The Chinese medicine treatment program is very successful in helping couples to conceive, decreasing miscarriages, reducing nausea, fatigue, and anxiety during pregnancy, and aiding post partum recovery.

Pre & Post-Natal Yoga Class Schedule

Partners are welcome in prenatal yoga classes

Day & Time

Instructor
Pre-Natal
Monday
6:00 - 7:25 p.m.
Britt Fohrman (Ladies only class)
Tuesday
9:30 - 10:55 a.m.
Kari Marble
Thursday
9:30 - 10:55 a.m.
Alexandra Rossi
Thursdays
6:00 - 7:25 p.m.
Kari Marble
Saturday
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Kari Marble
Post-Natal
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Newborn to Crawling Kari Marble
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Newborn to Crawling Alexandra Rossi

Pre & Post-Natal Classes are open to all levels of student.

We Welcome all Partners & Caretakers to Join Us.

Pre & Post-Natal Rates

Yoga Massage
Drop-in $19.00 1 Hour $73.00
    1-1/2 Hours $106.00

Pre & Post-Natal Class Cards

 Non-MembersMembers
Five Class Card (no expiration) $75 $70
Ten Class Card (no expiration) $140 $130

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