Yoga and Fitness
Prenatal Yoga helps to align the body to carry your baby most comfortably, preventing or relieving many common discomforts of pregnancy including backache, water retention, fatigue, and sciatic pain. Yoga also helps to stabilize the emotions, relieve stress, and integrate changes in the body. You will leave class feeling better than when you came in!
Prenatal Yoga uses stretching and strength-building poses to tone muscles without straining them, improve flexibility, and promote healthy blood flow, keeping your body active and strong as it changes to carry your growing baby. Healthy muscles stretch more easily, and are less likely to ache, tear, or cause injury. This includes birthing muscles. Need we say more?
Prepare for Birth.
Yoga builds strength and confidence in the body and stimulates the relaxation response, releasing fear, tension, and stress that can be a barrier in childbirth. Through yoga practice we develop body and breath awareness, focus, and concentration, learning to relax quickly and completely and practicing softening around the sensations of opening up. These are the skills that will help you as you move through your labor.
At Baby Moon, pregnancy is our specialty. Our classes are beneficial at all stages of pregnancy and any fitness level. Emphasis is on safety and no experience is necessary. You may start whenever you feel ready. Drop-ins are welcome and class packages are available. No advance registration is needed. A yoga/pilates mat is recommended for class, but we also have loaner mats available!
Drinking water before, during, and after exercise is important during pregnancy, please bring a water bottle! As with any exercise program, please consult with your doctor or midwife before beginning.
BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby Yoga
Everything changes after the birth of your baby. The sleepless nights, the colic, the bodily fluids (oh my, the bodily fluids!), and the love like you never knew you could feel. Every moment revolves around this tiny person, and the process of adapting and adjusting to your new routine is enormous.
With all the focus on your baby, it's easy to forget about your own well-being. Taking a shower alone is now the highlight of the week. But your body has undergone massive changes, and your hormones continue to fluctuate. It's important to take care of yourself during this time, so you will have an increased ability to nurture your baby.
In BYOB Yoga we will focus on gentle stretching and strengthening exercises to restore the muscles used during pregnancy and childbirth. We will also work with some baby yoga and infant massage techniques designed to improve digestion and circulation and stimulate neuromuscular development. In BYOB yoga, as in life, some days are better than others. But if nothing else, this class gives you an opportunity to get out of the house with your baby and hang out with other people who know just how you feel. Really.
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Mama's and Movers (Breaking until the new year)
Once you're baby is mobile, it's still nice to get out of the house and work out with other women. This 50 minute workout is a combination of pilates and yoga with a focus on core strength. Bring along your mover for a workout thats sure to please you and your little one. We can't wait to see you there! (movers-three years of age) This fitness class is not appropriate for pregnancy.
Yoga for Couples Workshop
Whether you're expecting, trying to conceive, or already parents, partner yoga is a great way to connect as a couple and learn techniques to stay connected and to be of support to each other and your growing family. This class includes simple partner flows, partner thai massage, and guided meditations to cultivate connection and ease to support you on this adventure. No previous experience necessary for this class. Workshop rate of $50 per couple. Register online when available
Pricing and Packages
Drop in rate: $14 per class
5 Class Package: $55
8 Class Package: $80
12 Class Package: $108
5 yoga classes plus ( 1) 60 minute massage: $135
8 yoga classes plus (2) 60 minute massages: $198
12 yoga classes plus (3) 60 minute massages: $312
*Packages expire in 1 year and are non-refundable and non transferrable