The use of asana in class is multifunctional in preparing the student’s mind and body for birth. On a physical level, we use asana to alleviate common pregnancy aches and pains as well as we look at how each pose can create balance in the pelvis, pelvic floor and pelvic ligaments. When the body is well aligned, the baby may be better positioned leading to a more functional, speedy birth.
From a mental and emotional standpoint, asana practice is an amazing tool to lean into safe discomfort and find coping skills. Labor, birth and parenthood has emotional and physical challenges. We build essential lifelong coping skills to deal with these struggles.
We start each class with “circle time,” where students introduce themselves, say how far along they are, and discuss any aches and pains they would like to address in class. Pregnancy and postpartum periods carry enormous physical and emotional changes; this bonding time creates a springboard for long lasting friendships among students.
Now more than ever women are being robbed of their choices about their bodies. In prenatal yoga class, lies a unique opportunity to empower pregnant people to make their own choices in childbirth.
“We need to empower women to take an active role in their birth so they can emerge feeling heard, seen, understood and supported.” ~Deb Flashenberg, Founder and Director of Prenatal Yoga Center
We seamlessly interweave childbirth education themes and current birthing trends into our classes. Our intention is that the new parents will feel more confident and prepared to make conscious, empowered choices during their pregnancy, labor, delivery and transition into parenthood.
As a resource center, we provide information and education for new parents as their family expands, offering various workshops and lectures that addresses common issues related to pregnancy, early childhood parenting, family dynamics and alternative healing. We look to create a quiet sacred space and community where you and your family can step out of the busy New York lifestyle to find warmth and comfort.