Prenatal Yoga Classes
"Laboring is a natural response to pregnancy; however, the strength and focus to be in it often does not come naturally... which is why we practice."
BONUS: You'll be invited to Sweet Momma Yoga's closed group on Facebook! Enjoy connecting with other local women as they venture into this rite of passage of motherhood at the same time as you!
My intention is for each woman to feel empowered to listen to their inner wisdom when it comes to choices in pregnancy, birthing, and on into motherhood as she cares for herself and newborn.
Please wait until after the first trimester before starting a new program, like yoga.
Prepare for Your Prenatal Yoga Class
Arrive 10-15 minutes early to set up and use the restroom.
Studios typically have: thick bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps and mats. (For hygienic purposes we encourage you to bring your own mat.) If you have any props at home, please bring those with you.
Wear comfortable, breathable clothing. Layers work well in the cooler months. The room is set at about 70 degrees.
Refrain from heavy fragrances. (i.e. lotions, perfumes or colognes)
Typically yoga is practiced on an empty belly (refraining from meals 2-3 hours before practice.) That is not the case in Prenatal Yoga. You are creating a little human, please eat. Perhaps not a chili cheese dog right before class, but eat lighter foods like fruit, vegetables, crackers, small sandwich, etc. You want energy for the class... and it's a great way to prepare for labor. It can be helpful to eat before and during labor to keep your energy and strength going.
Most importantly: please do not leave early. Allowing time for savasana or a restorative pose often followed by a guided meditation seals the work you have done. Becoming aware of your body, mind and breath is my goal to assist you through childbirth, and into parenthood. Embrace the moment of stillness.
After Baby Arrives
I LOVE receiving birth announcements! Please send one my way! I keep them posted in my home office, or am happy to pass cards/photos around in circle time; when permission is given.
Sweet Momma Yoga, 2510 S. Telegraph Rd., Ste. L #253, Bloomfield Hills MI 48302
Visit and Share
What's better than pictures?! You (with your baby) returning to Prenatal Yoga for a visit and share! Tell future mommas your experiences of labor, birth, and being a new mom.
No need to contact me, just show up a couple minutes before class begins to settle in. You'll have about 5-10 minutes to share and answer questions. It's a gift to retell your story, as it shapes your perspective of the birth, and influences other moms choices leading up to the big day.
Join in 'Me Time' Momma Yoga and/or Baby and Me Yoga! I'd love to see you again! (I bet you run into a few past Prenatal Yoga mommas, too!)