Pregnancy Yoga Classes with Ciara Butler
From – Monday 5th September
At – Our NEW Studios at 5, Wentworth Place, Wicklow
Time – Mondays 8.10pm – 9.30pm
Cost – €95 for 8 weeks
Call/Text Ciara on 086 1072119
Our Pre- Natal YogaTeacher
We are delighted to welcome Ciara Butler to our team of instructors at The Ananta Yoga Studios. Ciara brings a wealth of experience to her Pregnancy Yoga classes with over 10 years experience in Midwifery, Lactation Consultancy and Yoga.
Call/Text Ciara on 086 1072119 for further info.
The benefits of prenatal yoga
Research suggests that prenatal yoga amongst other things 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
What happens during a typical prenatal yoga class?
A typical prenatal yoga class will involve:
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 labour.
You’ll be encouraged to gently move different areas of your body, such as your neck and arms, through their full range of motion.
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.
Cool down and 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.
Time to chat with other Mums to be and your instructor.
Sometimes during pregnancy – which is often a rollercoaster of ups and downs, all that is needed is a good chat with other pregnant women and some reassurance and friendly and well informed advce from your yoga instructor. Take some time either before or after class to talk if you feel it will help alleviate any concerns or fears.