Prenatal Yoga: Balancing and Energizing
What you'll learn
- strengthening and energizing the body
- calming and focusing the mind
- stress reduction
- support optimal health for mother and baby
- Some yoga experience is helpful
- working knowledge of basic postural alignment
Balancing and Energizing
This prenatal yoga practice incorporates breath and yoga postures to balance and energize body and mind. It includes a standing, balancing and back bending postures, along with a challenging arm strengthening sequence.
The practice is designed to help maintain and or build strength as you move through your pregnancy. A strong and fit body is important for optimal health for both mama and baby!
The breathing practices as well as the balance postures help with focus, aid concentration and have a calming effect on the mind. They can have a stress reducing effect. A calm mama is good for babe!
The back bend postures are invigorating and energizing. They can often give a pregnant women a much needed boost.
The class is broken up into 5 sections, these can be done on there own or together as an entire 1 hour and 12 minute yoga class.
This is a strong practice, best suited for those mamas with some yoga experience.
Who this course is for:
- intermediate yoga students
- women with prior yoga experience
- healthy pregnant women
- women with any major health issues, should consult care provider before doing this or any other exsercise program.
Passionate about yoga and the transformative power of motherhood, Jane specializes in teaching prenatal and postnatal yoga. For two decades she has worked with mamas, not only as a yoga teacher but also as a midwife, doula (labor assistant) and childbirth educator. Informed by years of experience of working in the field of women’s health, she is uniquely suited to instruct yoga for the childbearing year. She weaves this breadth of experience into her classes in a warm and humorous, yet thoughtful way.
Jane is a certified yoga teacher and a registered yoga teacher trainer. She is the founder and director of Mama Tree, a yoga school dedicated to training yoga teachers and birth professionals to teach prenatal and postnatal yoga. Her school attracts students from all over the world. She also teaches the Yoga in Pregnancy component of many yoga teacher trainings including Yoga Tree in San Francisco. By training teachers, it is her mission to help make yoga available to all mothers who wish to practice.
Her teaching has been influenced by many teachers and traditions, including Ashtanga, and Iyengar, She has studied yoga philosophy and chanting extensively with Kate Holcombe of the Healing Yoga Foundation. Among her most inspirational teachers have been the many mamas and couples she has worked with over the years. A lifelong student, Jane continues to explore the many facets of this ancient tradition.
Although yoga provides the framework for her spiritual practice, it is her experience as a mother that has given her true opportunity for spiritual growth. Perhaps her most influential teachers are her own children, who reminder her very day to take her own advice and take a deep breath!
It is with great enthusiasm and joy that she shares her passion with others! For more info about trainings and workshops go to janeaustinyoga.com.