Yoga Tree is thrilled to be a part of Pregnancy Awareness Month this coming May 2012. To commemorate the month-long celebration, Yoga Tree is offering classes and special workshops for the entire month. Workshops are being taught by the Director of Prenatal Programming, Jane Austin, Britt Fohrman, Gingi Allen, Kat Atkinson and Katie Louderback, both in San francisco and the East Bay.
Pregnancy Awareness is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and interactive participation from women around the world to provide the best for our children and families. Anna Getty and Alisa Donner developed this program and produce events to encourage women to reach out and be involved in their development as well as their communities.
The Benefits of Yoga
Many experts agree that the practice of yoga can greatly benefit pregnant women. One key benefit comes from the general relaxed state that this discipline promotes. Because of the proper breathing techniques taught during sessions, pregnant women are more able to cope with the increased physical strain on their bodies, especially during labor and at the moment of giving birth.
The calming effect of yoga on the mind and body is a natural stress reliever, especially during the advanced stages of pregnancy. Furthermore, the presence of other pregnant women at a prenatal yoga class can give rise to helpful and supportive connections because of common circumstances. Partaking in yoga exercises together promotes an overall feeling of well-being in pregnant women.
Because the repetitive physical exercises during yoga sessions make pregnant women’s bodies more flexible, they are able to adapt more comfortable positions during labor, thus making it relatively easier and less painful for them when the moment comes. Prenatal yoga classes also enhance circulation, as well as fluid retention. Another key benefit is improved posture which helps ease back pains that are normally involved in pregnancy.
Experts also add that first time moms who take up yoga during their pregnancy naturally cope better with the subsequent demands of motherhood.
Yoga Tree provides one of the most comprehensive prenatal and postnatal yoga programs in the Bay Area. These programs consist of various classes and workshops, including the yoga training San Francisco postnatal women can rely on.
Schedule of Events
- April 29, 2012 2:15 pm YOGA AND FERTILITY with Kat Atkinson at Telegraph
- May 5, 2012 1:15 pm YOGA IN PREGNANCY with Jane Austin at Hayes
- May 6, 2012 1:15 pm PRENATAL PARTNERS with Jane Austin at Valencia
- May 6, 2012 2:15 pm HEALING PREGNANCY MOVEMENT & DANCE with Gingi Allen at Telegraph
- May 12, 2012 1:00 pm NUTRITION FOR PREGNANCY with Katie Louderback
- May 12, 2012 1:15 pm PRENATAL PARTNERS with Jane Austin at Telegraph
- May 19, 2012 1:15 pm PRENATAL PARTNERS with Britt Fohrman at Valencia
- May 20, 2012 1:00 pm PRENATAL RESTORATIVE YOGA with Britt Fohrman at Valencia