As unique individuals we come to the yoga mat for a variety of reasons and we have a unique history, anatomy and physiology. The elements of alignment, strength, flexibility, breath and awareness are offered to meet each person where they are in the moment and to facilitate optimal balance in all systems and on all levels of being.
Alignment principles awaken our awareness of how various parts of our selves are integrated and interconnected. We line up in a way that respects our individual body structure, supports our joints, and clears pathways for the optimal circulation and flow. Elements of alignment encourage us to find freedom in our bodies as we release fascial restrictions and access deep structural strength, support, and integrity.
Our yoga is in service of much more than our individual selves. Through the practice we foster the recognition of our connections to each other, to our environment, and to the world. Through the process of yoga we naturally begin to make more life affirming and compassionate choices in all aspects of our lives.
Our yoga becomes an offering from the heart.
Come and experience Meditation with Juliana. We practice a form of Mindfulness Meditation that uses breath and body awareness, alongside time-honoured techniques from world wisdom traditions to develop the virtues of our hearts. Experience peace, clarity and connection in your lunch break with a 45 minute class that will include two fully guided sitting periods, with a short break for movement and discussion in between.
Kids yoga empowers children, gives them opportunity to explore their body and emotions and what’s more gives them tools to move through those emotions. Kids learn best through having fun so expect singing, dancing, connection and laughter all weaved through the poses, breathing exercises and relaxation that makes up a yoga class. Teaching children from a young age to focus, honer and look after their bodies through stretching and strengthening, to connect to the breath and relax is an amazing gift to share, creating mindful and well adjusted beings. Parents are encouraged to join in and be apart of the experience, to create deeper bonds and connections as a family. Numbers are limited so please register here and join Mylou on a kids yoga journey.
Much like other types of childbirth-preparation classes, prenatal yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing. Research suggests that prenatal yoga is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies.
Research suggests that prenatal yoga can:
Reduce stress and anxiety
Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
Decrease lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, headaches and shortness of breath
Prenatal yoga can also help you meet and bond with other pregnant women and prepare for the stress of being a new parent.
A typical prenatal yoga class might involve:
Breathing. You’ll be encouraged to focus on breathing in and out slowly and deeply through the nose. Prenatal yoga breathing techniques might help you reduce or manage shortness of breath during pregnancy and work through contractions during labor.
Gentle stretching. You’ll be encouraged to gently move different areas of your body, such as your neck and arms, through their full range of motion.
Postures. While standing, sitting or lying on the ground, you’ll gently move your body into different positions aimed at developing your strength, flexibility and balance. Props — such as blankets, cushions and belts — might be used to provide support and comfort.
Relaxation. At the end of each prenatal yoga class, you’ll relax your muscles and restore your resting heart rate and breathing rhythm. You might be encouraged to listen to your own breathing, pay close attention to sensations, thoughts and emotions, or repeat a mantra or word to bring about a state of self-awareness and inner calm.
At YFTH we offer Weekly Classes, Private Prenatal Yoga sessions, and Prenatal Workshops
Meredith Izon offers weekly Prenatal Yoga Classes
Mondays 12 - 1pm starting October 23. Click here to register
Wednesdays 7:15 - 8:30pm starting November 22. Click here to register
Dani Fox offers the following support for your pregnancy:
Private Prenatal Yoga Sessions:
Dani offers private prenatal yoga sessions designed to meet the needs of you and your baby. To find out more about private sessions please click here.
Prenatal Yoga half day workshop: A time to align
This half-day workshop is offered with the fullest intention of supporting you to experience a more joy-filled pregnancy, gentle birth and confident transition into motherhood. To find out more about these workshops including upcoming dates and online registration please click here.
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