Pregnancy Yoga Classes
Attending a prenatal yoga class is the perfect activity during pregnancy. It increases strength, stamina, circulation and balance. It’s also a great way to make new friends and share the experience of being pregnant. The class can also be place to exchange knowledge and information on pregnancy and babies.
Attending a pregnancy yoga class has many benefits:
– Promotes a healthy pregnancy
Pregnancy is a time when extra stress is put on a women’s body. Pregnancy yoga can help alleviate these stresses. It can help keep blood pressure normal, strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and help with sleeplessness. In fact many students report having a better night’s sleep following their yoga class!
– Helps Posture
Yoga is ideal for strengthening muscles and joints in a safe and non-impacting manner. We practice asanas (yoga poses) that build stamina and help with the pressures of pregnancy.
– Reduce anxiety and stress
Pregnancy yoga can teach you how to breathe and relax in preparation for labour. These techniques can also help alleviate insomnia and promote a relaxed state of mind. Yoga can help you meet the physical and mental demands required of motherhood.
– Aids with labour
Prenatal yoga can help with labour. In the class we explore breathing techniques that can be used during labour to help stay calm and have a more positive birthing experience. Visualisation techniques that can be a great aid during labour to help manage pain will also be learnt. We also spend some time in classes practising meditation to help build the bond between mother to be and baby.
I encourage students to let me know if their experience can be enhanced in any way. By listening to my students I can tailor classes to meet their needs and this leads to a better experience for all.
Pregnancy Yoga Class information
- Please bring a yoga mat to the class.
- It’s best to wear comfortable clothing when practising yoga.
- Avoid eating a large meal before the class.
Prenatal yoga is suitable from early pregnancy to late pregnancy (12 weeks to 40+ weeks).
Classes are mixed ability and are suitable whether or not you have experience.
Drop in places may be available (cost €16). Please contact Neasa before arriving for a drop-in class.
For hygiene reasons we ask everyone to bring their own mat with you. If you forget your mat you can borrow one.
Neasa’s prenatal yoga classes take place in the Scots Presbyterian church (the new hall), Clontarf Road, Dublin 3 on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30. The hall is located across from Clontarf Dart Station. See location map for details
Neasa is also available to teach private classes.